Changing Families, Changing Communities: A Twenty Year Perspective

Mil Duncan, Founding Director, Carsey Institute
Kristin Smith, Family Demographer, Carsey Institute

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 5:00 p.m.)
Portsmouth Brewery, 55 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH

Join Carsey’s founding director Mil Duncan and Family Demographer Kristin Smith for a lively and timely discussion about the declining blue collar work, wives as bread winners, and economic recession.

The Science Café, hosted by UNH faculty member and Carsey Faculty Fellow, Cameron Wake, provides a unique opportunity for Seacoast residents to feed their minds with contemporary science in the relaxed atmosphere of a pub. The discussions, which are free and open to all, are held once a month on Wednesday evenings in the Portsmouth Brewery's Jimmy LaPanza Lounge from 6-8 pm. Doors open at 5 p.m. for food and drinks.

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Spring Research Seminar
The Racial Wealth Gap: Moving Evidence and Narrative into Policy

Tom Shapiro, Brandeis University

Monday, April 28, 2014
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room

At a speech commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, President Obama noted: “There have been examples of success within black America that would have been unimaginable a half century ago. … The gap in wealth between races has not lessened, it’s grown.” From the viewpoint of a central actor, this presentation is a case study that examines the art of creating and moving evidence into the public arena as an oppositional narrative. From strategic research to partnering, to grass roots community conversations to communications to dissemination to impact—the talk will suggest a model. It will also preview the development of a new tool, The Racial Wealth Audit™, designed as a next critical step in narrative development and policy formation.


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Certificate in Community Development Finance 

Monday, June 16, 2014 through Friday, June 20, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
University of New Hampshire

The Certificate in Community Development Finance is jointly offered by the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire and Opportunity Finance Network. It is designed for practitioners who are interested in learning about the fundamentals of the opportunity finance industry, which provides financing and financial services to low-income, low-wealth, and other disadvantaged people and communities. Read more...

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SMDP New Hampshire

Monday, June 16, 2014 through Friday, June 27, 2014
University of New Hampshire
Durham, New Hampshire

The SMDP Certificate offers a unique perspective by examining programs implemented in poor communities overseas, as well as economically challenged areas within the United States. Classes will include lectures, case studies, student projects, field research, and field visits to explore microenterprise and farm-to-fork development at the community level. Read more...

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Stonyfield Entrepreneurship Institute

Monday, October 27, 2014 through Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The Courtyard Marriott, Concord, NH

The Stonyfield Entrepreneurship Institute was conceived by Gary Hirshberg in 1998 based on his experience growing Stonyfield Farm, Inc. from its humble start as a seven-cow operation in 1983 to its current $370 MM annual sales level. In 2002, Gary joined with Michael Swack, and, in 2008, it became a partnership with UNH’s Carsey Institute and the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. Read more...

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