UW-Whitewater: Fall 2009 Fairhaven Lecture Series to focus on the economy

Contact: John Stone

(262) 472-1006

[email protected]

WHITEWATER ­ Economists, historians and political scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater hope to shed some light on the issues facing the global economy during the fall 2009 Fairhaven Lecture Series.

The series titled “It’s the Economy, Stupid” begins Sept. 14 with Richard McGregory, interim director of Academic Support Services. He will speak about economic revitalization in urban and underserved communities.

“These aren’t just your mother’s or father’s economics courses,” said John Stone, dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education. “These presenters will unpack and explore essential historical, cultural and political dimensions of the economy.”

Stone said he hopes people leave the lecture series with a broader and deeper understanding of this complex issue.

All lectures are open to the public at no charge and are held on Mondays at 3 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at the Fairhaven Senior Community, 435 W. Starin Road, Whitewater. Guest parking is adjacent to the building.

The complete Fairhaven Lecture Series:

* Sept. 14: Prospects for Economic Revitalization in Urban and Underserved Communities, Richard McGregory, Academic Support Services

* Sept. 21: What Happened to the Greatest Companies on Earth?, Nikki Mandell, History

* Sept. 28: Why Prices are Good, Trade is the Same as Technology and Other Fun Things in Economics, David Welsch, Economics

* Oct. 5: The Spillover Benefit of Student Housing on Property Values and Tax Revenues in Whitewater, Russ Kashian, Economics

* Oct. 12: Commercial Bank Reform in China, Nancy Tao, Economics

* Oct. 19: What’s New in Monetary Policy: Moving Into a New Universe, Stuart Glosser, Economics

* Oct. 26: How Politics Drives Economic Policy-Making, Susan Johnson, Political Science

* Nov. 2: The Stimulus Package, Bailouts and How They Relate to Globalization, John Dominguez, Economics

* Nov. 9: The Local Economic Impact of the Stimulus Package, Bud Gayhart, Business Outreach Services

* Nov. 16: An Armchair Economist’s Dusty Crystal Ball: Seeing the Economic Future and Other Reckless Prognostications, Jeff Heinrich, Economics

Podcasts of all Fairhaven lectures, beginning with the fall 2007 series, are available online at: http://www.uww.edu/conteduc/fairhaven.

If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please tell us as early as possible. Requests are confidential. UW-Whitewater provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX and ADA requirements. Please contact Terry Behlke at 262-472-1003 or [email protected] for further information.