"High School Peer Networks and College Success: Lessons from Texas." Presented at National Bureau of Economic Research Higher Education Working Group Meeting, May 1, 2008, Cambridge, MA by Jason Fletcher and Marta Tienda; Presented at Society of Labor Economists Annual Meeting, May 10, 2008, New York, NY by Jason Fletcher


"Race Neutral College Admissions: Lessons from the Texas Percent Plan." Panel at American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, April 2008, New York, NY. Thurston Domina was the discussant. The papers presented were:

 - "Missing in Application: The Texas Top 10% Law and Campus Socioeconomic Diversity" by Dawn Koffman and Marta Tienda

 - "Changes in Texas Universities' Applicant Pools after the Hopwood Decision" by Mark Long and Marta Tienda

 - "Top 10% Law and Minority Student Academic Performance: Lessons from UT-Austin" by Sunny X. Niu and Marta Tienda

 - "Race and Ethnic Differences in College Achievement: Does High School Attended Matter?" by Jason Fletcher and Marta Tienda


"Winners and Losers: Changes in Texas University Admissions post-Hopwood" Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Symposium, November, 2007, Washington, DC, by Mark C. Long; Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Symposium, Berkeley, California; American Education Research Association April, 2007, Chicago, by Mark C. Long and Marta Tienda, October 2006.

"College Quality and the Texas Top 10% Plan: Implications for Minority Students" Syracuse University, September, March 2006; Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), March 2006; RAND Corporation, February 2006; Federal Trade Commission, February 2006; CNA Corporation, February 2006; Baruch College, City University of New York, February 2006; Kansas State University, February 2006; Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, January 2006; Swarthmore College, January 2006, by Kalena E. Cortes


“Strengthening Links to College” Sundance, Utah, by Marta Tienda, June 29, 2006

“The Promise and Peril of the Texas Uniform Admission Law” American Education Research Association, by Marta Tienda, April 8, 2006

“Diversity by Design or Default? Minority Students and the Texas Top 10% Law” Population Association of America Conference, by Sunny Xinchun Niu, Teresa Sullivan and Marta Tienda, April 1, 2006

“A Temporal Investigation of College Attendance and Destinations of First Generation Students” Population Association of America Conference, by Sigal Alon, Thurston Domina and Marta Tienda, March 30, 2006

“Diversity and the Educational Demographic Dividend: Achieving Equity in an Aging White Society” Educational Equity Symposium, Columbia University, by Marta Tienda, October 24, 2005

“Affirmative Action Panel: Evidence from the Texas Top 10% Law” Ford Foundation, by Marta Tienda, September 28, 2005

“Harnessing Diversity in Higher Education: Lessons from Texas” Forum for the Future of Higher Education, by Marta Tienda, September 25, 2005

“Affirmative Action after Grutter: Are Percent Plans the Answer?” JSI Summer Brown Bag Lunch, Princeton University, by Marta Tienda, July 19, 2005

“Challenges for Higher Education in a post-Grutter World: Lessons from THEOP" Ford Foundation, by Marta Tienda, June 21, 2005

“Education and the American Dream: Reflections on Beating the Odds” Lehmann College, by Marta Tienda, April 6, 2005       

“Capitalizing on Segregation, Pretending Neutrality: College Admissions and the Texas Top 10%” American Association for the Advancement of Science, by Marta Tienda, February 20, 2005

“Equity and Access to Higher Education” Walter Ames Distinguished Lecturer, University of Washington, by Marta Tienda, January 23, 2005

“Capitalizing on Segregation - Texas Schools Project” University of Texas, by Marta Tienda, January 13, 2005

"Affirmative Action and the "Mismatch" Hypothesis: Are Law Schools Different, or is Sanders Wrong?" Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, by Marta Tienda, January 6, 2005

"Capitalizing on Segregation, Pretending Neutrality: College Enrollment and the Texas Top 10% Law" by Marta Tienda and Sunny Niu, October 7, 2004

“Affirmative Action and the Texas 10% Law” Rice University, by Marta Tienda, September 23, 2004

"College Access Under the Top 10% Regime" Intercultural Development Research Association, by Sunny Niu, July 14, 2004

"Creating a Fair and Efficient Admissions Regime: Texas College Going Under the Top 10% Plan: Testimony Before the Texas State Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education" by Marta Tienda, June 24, 2004

"Equity and Access to Higher Education: Lessons from Texas" Cornell University Conference on Affirmative Action and Higher Education, by Marta Tienda, April 23, 2004

“Demography, Inequality, and access to Higher Education” Princeton Presidential Lecture, by Marta Tienda, March 3, 2004

"Lessons from Texas on Affirmative Action and Its Discontents" Yale University, Department of Sociology, by Marta Tienda, January 22, 2004

"Planning for College with Admissions Guarantees: Oxymoron or Opportunity?" University of Texas, Population Research Center, by Marta Tienda, September 11, 2003

"Texas Higher Education Opportunity Project: College Enrollments Before and After Hopwood" University of Washington, Department of Sociology, by Marta Tienda, August 4, 2003

"Affirmative Action and Its Discontents: Percent Plans and Other Alternatives" Princeton Chamber of Commerce, by Marta Tienda, June 18, 2003

"College Planning in Post Affirmative Action Texas" Standing Lecture at SUNY-Albany, by Marta Tienda, April 4, 2003

"Affirmative Action vs. Percent Plans: The Texas Case" Rockefeller College at Princeton, by Marta Tienda, March 6, 2003




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