Another seminar on Tuesday 29 July 11-12:30pm (J Block, Ground Floor
Room G20) that you may be interested in attending:
Population Studies Centre Seminar
Tuesday July 29, 11-12.30 pm, JG 20.
Global Population Flows and Local Outcomes: Are Current Population
Flows Socially Sustainable?
Professor W.A.V. (Bill) Clark
Department of Geography
University of California, Los Angeles
The post industrialized world is now the destination of such of the
world’s immigration. These population flows have created large stocks
of new immigrants in Europe and North America, Canada, Australia and
New Zealand, and with policies which privilege family migration it is
likely that the flows will increase simply as a function of existing
immigrants stocks. Unlike past immigration the movements may be
unhinged from economic opportunities and the nature of the flows and
the outcomes are far less predictable than those from previous
population movements. These are questions, often not asked about
immigrant unemployment, un-assimilated populations, and cultural
tension, but also celebrations of the contributions of new immigrants
to their host societies. Do we know how it will all be played out in
local communities, which after all is the critical question for those
communities and neighbourhoods?
Professor William (Bill) Clark is a New Zealander who is currently
based at Victoria University of Wellington as a Fulbright Senior
Specialist. He will be at the University of Waikato on Tuesday 29
July, based in the Population Studies Centre.
He is one of New Zealand’s most eminent social scientists in the
“diaspora” and has earned many awards including election to the
National Academy of Sciences (2005), Decade of Behavior Research Award
by the American Congress (2005), Fellow of the American Academy of
Arts and Social Sciences (2003), Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of New
Zealand (1997), and the award of DSc (University of Auckland, 1994).
Professor Clark’s research interests include:
The internal changes in US cities, especially in the changes that
occur in response to residential mobility and migration.
Micro scale and individual studies of tenure choice, and large-scale
studies of demographic change in the neighbourhoods of large
The nature of the population flows between cities and suburbs, white
flight and the impact of legal intervention on the urban mosaic.
The relative roles of residential preferences and housing
affordability in the way in which segregation has emerged in
The interaction of class, race and geography in metropolitan areas of
A note about an upcoming seminar sponsored by the School of Education
that you may be interested in.
Tuesday 29 July at 11am in TL2.26
Professor Irene Clark
California State University
will give a seminar entitled
"Writing Theses and Dissertations: Entering the Conversation"
This presentation will discuss some of the reasons that the writing of
a thesis or dissertation poses significant problems even for students
who previously have been successful academically. It will emphasize
that a genre approach to the writing process can enable students to
proceed with greater insight and will suggest strategies and
approaches that can be helpful both to students and mentors.
Irene Clark has an M.A. in English from Columbia University and a
Ph.D. in English from the University of Southern California. She is
currently the Director of the Writing Program at California State
University, Northridge, where she also is in charge of the Master’s
option in Rhetoric and Composition Theory. Her publications include
Concepts in Composition: Theory and Practice in the Teaching of
Writing, (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004), Wrting the Successful Thesis and
Dissertation: Entering the Conversation (Prentice Hall 2007), and
Writing in the Center: Teaching in a Writing Center Setting (Kendall
Hunt, 2008). She is currently writing Genres of Academic Writing:
Theoretical Insights, Pedgagogical Opportunities under a contract with
Utah State University Press.
Just wanted to let you know about a benefit event to which any and all
are invited. Details below and poster attached.
Admission is $7 only and includes a yummy Indian meal! Not a bad buy
for dinner AND entertainment!
see some of you there,
A Benefit Concert in Hamilton for the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation:
SUNDAY 20 JULY 2008, 5:30PM
All proceeds go to the Ekal Vidyalaya (One teacher schools) movement
of India, which brings education to underprivileged children primarily
in rural areas of India and works to help eradicate illiteracy.
Come and Join us for "Surmayi Shaam", an evening of food and
entertainment from India.
The program consists of music and dance by our own children artists
and performers from the Waikato.
Tickets: $7 only, include both dinner and the evening's entertainment.
Location: Hamilton Boys High School, Peachgrove Road, Hamilton East.
Date: Sunday, the 20th of July, 2008.
Time: 5.30 PM to 8 PM. Dinner at 5:30; Entertainment programs start at
6.30 after food and mingling.
For more details of the Ekal Vidyalaya movement see: http://www.ekal.org/
Please contact Sanjay Joshi on <nachi_jo(a)hotmail.com> for more
information on the Ekal Vidyalaya Foiundation of NZ.
For Tickets, please contact (in Hamilton):
Nirmala (Flagstaff) 07-849-2088
Sanjay (Nawton) After hours- 07-846-3147
Nandan (Hillcrest) After hours - 07-856-6385
Rajiv (Huntington and University) 021-079-5036, 07-838-5095
Ticekts also available at Mohshim's in Frankton
and at Evergreen Traders, Clyde Street, Hamilton East
To avoid disappointment at the door, please get your tickets in
advance! They are going fast!
Attached are the minutes from the second PGSC meeting in 2008, held on
2 April 2008.
Minutes from the third meeting of the PGSC (held 21 May 2008) will be
Minutes from the PGSC meeting held yesterday (16 July 2008) will only
be available after they have been approved at our next meeting on 27
Hope to see you at our weekly free tea/coffee gatherings at the
Station Cafe each Friday morning from 10-11. Caroline and I usually
sit in the front room, by the big windows overlooking Hillcrest Road
and we should be easy enough to find! Please feel free to come by for
a chat and make some new friends.
Hope you all had a nice break. The last meeting of the PGSC took
place yesterday (Wed 16 July 2006), and at that meeting I sought
approval to release the approved minutes from our meetings to members
of the Postgraduate Studies Association. Since these are public
documents the committee agreed that I can email these to members of
the PGSA via our list serve. Keep in mind however, that the formal
minutes for any previous meeting are only approved at the next meeting
so minutes will be available after each meeting of the PGSC for the
previous meeting only.
With this in mind, i'm attaching a copy of the minutes from the first
2008 meeting held on 13 Feb 08. I'll attach the minutes from the
second 2008 meeting next, with more tho follow.
PGSA Rep on the PGSC