UWM Urban Studies Programs
16th Annual Student Forum
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Donald Mitchell, Distinguished Professor of Geography, Maxwell School at Syracuse University
The Urban Studies Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will host the 16th Annual Student Forum at the Hefter Conference Center, 3271 N. Lake Drive. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The forum concludes at 5:30 p.m.
The Student Forum provides a comfortable venue for students, alumni, and faculty to come together to investigate and discuss the complexities of the urban milieu. Organized by graduate students in the Urban Studies Programs, the Forum reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the curriculum as well as the varying interests of a diverse student body.
The Forum gives students opportunities to sharpen their presentation skills and to receive constructive feedback from other scholars who share an interest in the urban environment. Master's and Doctoral students present their research—class papers, theses, or dissertation chapters—in the professional, yet relaxed, atmosphere of the Forum.
The Student Forum is structured around panels of two to three presenters grouped according to topic. Each presentation is expected to last approximately 20 minutes with a brief question and answer period to follow.
There will also be a panel discussing issues related to the two invited keynote speakers' focus of public housing. This panel will be held immediately prior to the keynote presentation and lead discussion after the keynote address and film.
The 16th Annual Student Forum will feature a keynote presentation from Maxwell School at Syracuse University, Distinguished Professor of Geography, Donald Mitchell. His keynote address is titled: Retrenchment, Revitalization, or the Right to the City?