Scholars Examine Research on the Use of Race in Admissions
Scholars Examine Research on the Use of Race in Admissions
 
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Scholars Examine Research on the Use of Race in Admissions in Anticipation
of Fisher v. University of Texas – Austin Decision by U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, April 24 – The American Educational Research Association (AERA) meets for the 94th Annual Meeting in San Francisco from Saturday, April 27 through Wednesday, May 1. Among more than 2,000 sessions that take place, the Association will feature two on Fisher v. University of Texas – Austin as the nation awaits a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court.

WHAT: Two sessions on Fisher v. University of Texas, Austin will outline scientific evidence on the use of race as one factor in the university’s admissions policy as outlined in the AERA et al amicus brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court and the implications of the imminent court decision to higher education.

After the Court Rules on Fisher: A Teach-In on Key Issues for the Next Generation of Research 
Rachel Moran, University of California, Los Angeles
Angelo Ancheta, Santa Clara University
Catherine L. Horn, University of Houston
Monday, April 29, 2013, 8:15 to 10:15 a.m.
Hilton Union Square, Lobby Level - Plaza B

The Fisher Case, Diversity in Higher Education, and Social Science Confronting the Challenges to Affirmative Action
Gary A. Orfield, University of California - Los Angeles
Liliana M. Garces, The George Washington University
Patricia Gurin, University of Michigan
Shirley Malcom, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Monday, April 29, 2013, 2:45 to 4:15 p.m.
Hilton Union Square, Lobby Level - Plaza B

WHEN: AERA Annual Meeting takes place Saturday, April 27 through Wednesday, May 1.  The featured Fisher sessions take place on Monday, April 29.        

WHERE: Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, at the Hilton Union Square

AERA Annual Meeting Program

For an overview of highlighted annual meeting sessions, click here. To browse the complete annual meeting schedule by day, and to review abstracts for research papers that will be delivered at the meeting, click here. By accessing the schedule, you acknowledge that the contents of the abstracts are subject to AERA’s embargo policy (see below).

Embargo Policy
Contents of research papers being presented at the 2013 AERA Annual Meeting are embargoed until date and time of presentation, unless otherwise specified.

Complimentary Media Registration
Please email the Press Registration form or call the press room at (415) 923-7587.

Press Contact
You may contact AERA Communications Director Tony Pals at tpals@aera.net, (202) 238-3235 (direct office), or (202) 288-9333 (cell).

Press Room
The annual meeting press room is located in the headquarters hotel, Hilton Union Square, Franciscan A. Press room telephone: (415) 923-7587

Press Room Hours

Saturday, April 27:

11:00 am – 5:30 pm

Sunday, April 28:

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Monday, April 29:

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Tuesday, April 30: 

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Wednesday, May 1: 

8:00 am – noon

About AERA
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the national interdisciplinary research association for more than 25,000 scholars who undertake research in education. Founded in 1916, AERA aims to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

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