PILS Newsletter

Weekly Summary
·         Lexis Training “Public Interest Summer Research Tune-up,” THIS Thursday, April 14th, @ Noon in ABH (Rm. TBA) (Lunch for 15—first come, first served!)
·         PILS Social Event—THIS WEEK!!!
·         Health Care in America: Transforming the Citadel, Monday, April 11, 2011 at
7:30 p.m., Whitaker Hall, Room 100, Washington University in St. Louis
Reception to follow in the Atrium, Whitaker Hall

·         "The Continuing Unemployment Crises: Causes, Cures, and Questions for Further Study" will be held from 3-5:30 p.m. on April 12 in the Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (AB Hall, No. 310), featuring Christina Romer (former Chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers)
·         First university-wide food drive begins April 13!
·         International Graduate Student Conference, Creating Healthy Opportunities for Healthcare Management in a Global Context-Apr. 14-15
·         Campuses & Friends Uniting to End Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., at Washington University School of Law - Crowder Courtyard, Anheuser-Busch Hall

Lexis Training, “Public Interest Summer Research Tune-up,” Thursday, April 14th, @ Noon in ABH (Rm. TBA)
Marantha Beatty from Lexis has agreed to do a research training this Thursday.  The focus is refreshing research skills in statute, regulation, state, and local laws.  Lunch for 15 has been requested—so, first come, first served!!!  Please bring your laptops to follow along; however, laptops are not required.

PILS Social Event—THIS WEEK
Lorilei is looking into the Moonrise rooftop for the PILS social event this week.  We are going to set up a tab.  More details soon!!!

Health Care in America: Transforming the Citadel, Monday, April 11, 2011 at
7:30 p.m., Whitaker Hall, Room 100, Washington University in St. Louis
Reception to follow in the Atrium, Whitaker Hall

Even after the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) last spring, health care remains an important and controversial topic. Please join us the evening of April 11th for a talk by William Peck, Director of the Center for Health Policy and former dean of the School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis. His talk, “Health Care in America: Transforming the Citadel,” examines not only the many assets and strengths of health care in America but also the reasons why health care in America emerged as the world’s costliest, fragmented and inefficient health‐care system prior to the PPACA. The major elements of the PPACA and their underlying principles as well as the future of PPACA, both short and long‐term, will be discussed.

This event is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. You can registerfor this event on‐line at http://wc.wustl.edu/events or call Melinda Warren, Director of the Weidenbaum Center Forum (314‐935‐5652) now to reserve your spot! Feel free to share your invitation with family and friends.

Visit the Center’s website at http://wc.wustl.edu/events for more information.
This event is cosponsored with Washington University’s Center for Health Policy.

"The Continuing Unemployment Crises: Causes, Cures, and Questions for Further Study" will be held from 3-5:30 p.m. on April 12 in the Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (AB Hall, No. 310), featuring Christina Romer (former Chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers)
A lecture and panel on "The Continuing Unemployment Crises: Causes, Cures, and Questions for Further Study" will be held from 3-5:30 p.m. on April 12 in the Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (AB Hall, No. 310). A reception will follow in Crowder Courtyard (AB Hall, No. 301). The keynote speaker for this event, which is open to the public, will be Christina Romer, the Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and former Chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers. The panelists are Steven Fazzari, Michael Sherraden, Marion Crain, and William Emmons. Sponsored by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work & Social Capital. Please visit the CIS website for more details. Http://law.wustl.edu/centeris/pages.aspx?ID=7640

Sponsoring Organization: Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work & Social Capital

First university-wide food drive begins April 13!
This year, all WUSTL campuses will join forces for the first-ever campus-wide food drive. The PB&Joy food roundup begins Wednesday, April 13, and runs through Sunday, April 24. Its goal is to collect enough food to feed area children who will be home from school and at risk of hunger this summer.

International Graduate Student Conference, Creating Healthy Opportunities for Healthcare Management in a Global Context-Apr. 14-15
On April 14 and 15, the Ashburn Institute, Washington University School of Laws Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute and International Law Society will be hosting the International Graduate Student Conference. Keynote speakers include Kristin Kalla - MA MPH, Senior Programme Officer, Trust Fund for Victims, International Criminal Court and Leonard Rubenstein, JD, Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. For more information, visit: http://law.wustl.edu/harris/pages.aspx?id=8563.

Campuses & Friends Uniting to End Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., at Washington University School of Law - Crowder Courtyard, Anheuser-Busch Hall
On April 16th, the law school will host an event raising awareness about domestic and sexual violence. This event is part of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, and will include speakers, performances by teens and adults, an informational fair aimed at educating local high school and college communities about domestic and sexual violence, resources, and ways in which community members can help.  For more information, contact Carey DeLargy at (314) 615-4642 or Carey.DeLargy@courts.mo.gov. To learn more about other Crime Victims’ Rights Week events, please visit http://supportvictims.org/CVRW2011.html.

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