Sponsored by The Universities at Shady Grove and Rockville Institute

Free and Open to the Public

The Universities at Shady Grove
The Camille Kendall Academic Center

Building III, Room 3241
9636 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
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The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) and the Rockville Institute have come together to offer this dynamic, interactive seminar series to stimulate an exchange of ideas among practitioners, researchers, policymakers, students, and the public at large about contemporary social issues.

Social scientists and researchers at the forefront of their study areas will be on hand to present fact-driven, research-based findings and implications on relevant and important issues and ideas. All are welcome to hear the panels of presenters and engage in a discussion about the present circumstances of and what the future holds for these important social issues.

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Spring 2013

  • LGBT Youth in Foster Care: Challenges and Strategies
    (Thursday, March 14, 2013, 4:30 p.m.)
  • What Is a Meaningful Use of an Electronic Health Record?
    (Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 4:30 p.m.)
  • Enhancing Learning in STEM Through the Creation of Master Teachers
    (Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 4:30 p.m.)

Spring 2012

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Workforce
    (Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at 4:30 p.m.)
  • Tracking Adolescent Risk Behaviors: Promoting Healthier Teens in Maryland
    (Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 4:30 p.m)

Spring 2011

Spring 2010

Spring 2009

Fall 2008

Spring 2008

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Universities at Shady Grove (USG)

USG is an innovative model for expanding access to quality higher education in the Montgomery County, Maryland, region. USG is not one university—it's eight of Maryland's top public universities, all at one convenient location. USG collaborates with its partner institutions to offer more than 50 of the most popular upper-level undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs on a full- and part-time basis.

USG links the region's growing and diverse student population with top-level programs that match their needs and those of the region. Strong partnerships with the business, government, and civic communities keep USG in touch with workforce demands from business, nursing, and teaching to the rapidly expanding biotechnology and information technology areas.

Rockville Institute

The Rockville Institute for the Advancement of Social Science is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the social sciences by performing research and disseminating research findings to the public. Research areas that the Institute associates are active in include health care, education, employment and training, criminal justice, Native American issues, racial/ethnic minorities, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and children and families.

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Share your thoughts
Take a brief survey on the Contemporary Social Issues Seminar Series

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