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UVa hosting conference on social inequality issues

Monday - 8/13/2012, 3:08am  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The University of Virginia is hosting a three-day international conference on social inequality issues.

The International Sociological Association's conference on "Labor Market and Educational Transitions in Uncertain Times" is scheduled to begin Monday.

It will include remarks from U.Va. President Teresa Sullivan, who has expresses special interest in conference sessions focusing on higher education.

Officials say conference sessions will discuss how social inequality issues impact labor markets, education, job security, poverty, and achievement gaps, among other topics.

The conference presenters come from universities including Harvard, Yale and Columbia. Almost two-thirds of the 75 conference speakers are based outside North America, including universities in Japan, China, Germany, Italy, Spain, Israel, Brazil, Chile, Suriname, Czech Republic, Finland, Denmark and England.

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