Events

Public Events

All events listed in this calendar are free and open to the public. Contact the sponsoring department or organization for additional information.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture by Dr. Price Fishback on the Long-Term Trends in Social Welfare Spending

Mills B, 5:00 PM

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture by Dr. Price Fishback entitled "The Long-Term Trends in Social Welfare Spending in the United States and the Nordic Countries” will be held on Monday, February 12 in Mills B at 5:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public.


About the lecture:Social Welfare spending, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), includes pure transfer payments in dollars and in kind to the poor; spending by social insurance programs like old-age pensions, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, and Medicare; and other expenditures on health care. The U.S. and the Nordic Countries are seen as two extremes in the provision of social welfare spending, and the presentation compares and contrasts the rise in spending over the past century. Much of the rise has come in the form of social insurance, funded by the contributions of workers and employers, while only a small part has come through pure transfer payments. Much to most people’s surprise, the U.S. spends as much as or more than the Nordic countries on social welfare spending, but they do it in quite different ways.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wet, or, Isabella the Pirate Queen Enters the Horse Latitudes

Cabe Theatre , 7:30 PM

Written by Lizzy Duffy Adams
Directed by Ashlie Atkinson, Visiting Murphy Director 2018
Wednesday-Friday curtains • 7:30 PM
Saturday curtain • 2:00 PM
Cabe Theatre • Reservations Recommended

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Wet, or, Isabella the Pirate Queen Enters the Horse Latitudes

Cabe Theatre , 2:00 PM

Written by Lizzy Duffy Adams
Directed by Ashlie Atkinson, Visiting Murphy Director 2018
Wednesday-Friday curtains • 7:30 PM
Saturday curtain • 2:00 PM
Cabe Theatre • Reservations Recommended

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Hendrix Dance Ensemble Spring Concert

Staples Auditorium, 7:30 PM

Directed by Brigitte Rogers 
Friday-Saturday curtains • 7:30 PM 
Staples Auditorium

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