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Badgett Witnesses Signing of LGBT Employment Executive Order

CPPA Director M.V. Lee Badgett (economics) was at the White House Monday as President Barack Obama signed an executive order protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers.

Harper Presents Research at Agro-Food Conference in France

Associate Professor Krista Harper (anthropology and public policy) presented her latest research at an international conference last month in Marseille, France, titled “Value and Values in Agro-Food Processes.”