News Release| SSRIC; Cal State L.A.



Conference to highlight
current research,

developments in social


Pat Brown
Institute’s executive director to keynote annual SSRIC event




and faculty from the California State University (CSU) and California
Community College campuses will converge at Cal State L.A. on
Thursday, May 3
, to participate in the Social Science Research and
Instructional Council’s (SSRIC) 37th Annual Student Research

The conference’s keynote speaker
will be

Raphael J. Sonenshein
executive director of the Pat Brown Institute at CSULA. Sonenshein
served as executive director of the L.A. Charter Reform Commission. He
also served as executive director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood
Council Review Commission. He is the author of three books on Los
Angeles politics and government.

conference is modeled after social science industry conferences and
enables students in all areas of the social sciences to present their
research to their peers.  Three students will receive awards for best
undergraduate paper, best graduate paper and best paper using
quantitative data. Each award consists of a certificate and $100. 

SSRIC, founded in 1972, is the oldest disciplinary council in the CSU
system. Comprised of representatives from the various CSU campuses, the
council is dedicated to assisting students and faculty in their
learning, teaching, and research.



May 3, at 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The conference will

take place at Cal State L.A.’s Golden Eagle
Ballroom and University-Student Union

The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-
freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 freeways. Permit dispenser
parking is
available at Lot 5 or upper level of Structure C. For campus map and



conference details, go to



professor of Geosciences and Environment at CSULA, at

343-3788. To arrange for photos or interviews, please contact the CSULA

Affairs office in advance at (323) 343-3050.


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the Honors College for high-achieving students.
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