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SUNY Albany Hosts Robert D. Putnam for “All School Read” Program

The University at Albany School of Public Health will host Robert D. Putnam, the Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and author of Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis at a forum on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 to address the role of health disparities in fueling a growing “opportunity gap” over the course of the past 25 years.  Philip Nasca, dean of the School of Public Health, University at Albany, will host and moderate the program.

The event is part of the school’s “All School Read” program.  Students, faculty, staff and community members were invited this past spring to select and read an important book covering issues relevant for those preparing for careers in public health. The first book chosen is Putnam’s Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, A groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap in the United States. The book details how children and grandchildren today have had harder lives amid diminishing prospects compared with earlier generations of Americans.

The free event begins at 5 pm in the school’s George Education Center Auditorium on the University’s East Campus in Rensselaer, NY and is open to the public.  Click here to learn more.  (http://www.albany.edu/sph/allread.php)