Mark Tranel, director of the PPRC at UMSL, will discuss “Picking Fine Wine and Program Evaluation: So What’s the Difference?” March 14 at UMSL. (Photo by August Jennewein)

The University of Missouri–St. Louis is a public metropolitan research university. And the university’s Public Policy Research Center will continue to showcase that with the third presentation in its “2012 Spring Applied Research Seminar Series: Applied Research Across the Disciplines.”

Mark Tranel, director of the Public Policy Research Center at UMSL, will present “Picking Fine Wine and Program Evaluation: So What’s the Difference?” from noon to 1:15 p.m. March 14 in the PPRC Conference Room, 427 Social Sciences & Business Building on UMSL’s North Campus, 1 University Blvd. in St. Louis County (63121).

Tranel’s presentation will discuss the importance of selecting critieria in the many cases in public programs that experimental design cannot be used to assess outcomes.

The School of Social Work at UMSL will co-sponsor the event.

The last applied research seminar will be: “Margaret Bush Wilson and the Promise of America,” presented by Priscilla Dowden-White, associate professor of history at UMSL, noon-1:15 p.m. April 11.

All seminars are free and open to the public. Attendees can bring lunches. Beverages will be provided. Discussions will follow the presentations. Each presentation will be given in 427 Social Sciences & Business Building.

Visit pprc.umsl.edu or e-mail rebecca@umsl.edu for more information about the seminars.

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