UA Hosts Conference on Redistricting

Aug. 27, 2018

Media Advisory: Conference on Redistricting

  • What: Conference on Redistricting
  • When: Friday, Oct. 5, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Where: Environment & Natural Resources 2, Room N120, 1064 E. Lowell St.

TUCSON, Ariz. — Congressional and legislative district boundaries are being hotly debated in many states, with three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term and more likely on the horizon. Arizona is at the forefront of this debate, establishing an independent redistricting commission in 2000 — one of the first states to do so. Arizona's innovative process and favorable legal decisions, including two victories in the U.S. Supreme Court, are now important precedents for other states.

On Oct. 5-6, the University of Arizona will host an interdisciplinary conference on redistricting, highlighting the legal challenges, the contributions of mathematicians and political scientists and the policy implications of redistricting. The conference is free and open to the public, who are welcomed to a discussion of issues that affect the citizens of every state.

For more information, visit the Conference on Redistricting website:

Schedule: https://sites.google.com/math.arizona.edu/redistrictingconference/event-details
Registration: https://sites.google.com/math.arizona.edu/redistrictingconference/registration

 

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Media contact:
Aubrey Mouradian
UA Department of Mathematics
520-621-2713
aubreymouradian@math.arizona.edu
Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader and ranked 16th for the employability of its graduates, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $622 million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.