Announcements for October 2nd, 2010

1. The Urban Specialization Program at the College of Education is hosting a series of lectures this academic year
Wednesday October 13th, 12-2 Room 507 Erickson

The first speaker is Ronald Ferguson of Harvard. Dr. Ferguson will be visiting the college on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. As a graduate student in the department of Educational Administration (both HALE and K-12), you are invited to an informal luncheon and discussion with Dr. Ferguson. RSVP Nimo Abdi at

Dr Ferguson will also be speaking for the public Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. in the Erickson Kiva

Dr. Ferguson is one of the nation's foremost experts on education and economic development. His latest book, TOWARD EXCELLENCE WITH EQUITY has been called "a must read for anyone concerned with narrowing the racial gap in educational attainment." Combining authoritative research with practical examples of top performing schools, Dr. Ferguson's work appeals to policymakers, educators, and parents interested in closing achievement gaps between high-performing and low-performing schools. Reception to follow.

2.Midwest Regional Comparative and International Education Society 2010 Conference
Globalizing Curriculum Across University Disciplines!

October 29-30, 2010
Eastern Michigan University Student Center
Ypsilanti, Mich.
Join us at the Midwest Regional CIES 2010 Conference! We provide a forum for scholars, educators and university students from numerous universities within and outside of the United States. All sessions, receptions and major events are in the Student Center on the Eastern Michigan University main campus. Local hotels in the Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor areas offer affordable rates, and we encourage you to make your reservation upon receipt of your acceptance to the conference.
Visit our Web site and register today!


International Comparative Higher Education
EAD 964 Wednesdays 4:10-7:00 p.m. C104 Wells Hall

This three-credit course is an introduction to the world of international comparative higher education. It features an innovative international model of instruction with scholars from the European Union, the United States, and China. The unique format introduces students to comparative methodology, the socio-historical context of higher education systems from differing regions around the world, varying perspectives on emerging global higher education issues, and differing regional approaches to higher education policy. The course is sponsored by the HALE Center for Higher and Adult Education, part of the Educational Administration Department of the College of Education. Presenters include a slate of accomplished international scholars: Dr. James Fairweather (MSU), Dr. Wanhua Ma (Peking University), Dr. Seppo Hölttä (Univeristy of Tampere), and Dr. Timo Aarrevaara (University of Helsinki). The course is eligible for the CASID International Development Specialization credit.

For more information contact Dr. James Fairweather at .

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