|Vol. 17, No. 19||Feb. 12, 1998|
Edward C. Ratledge, director of the UD Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research, will deliver the talk on Friday, Feb. 20. He will speak at 10 a.m. at the Virden Center, 700 Pilottown Rd., on the UD Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, and again at 2 p.m., in the auditorium of the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Rd., in Seaford.
When municipal leaders need an answer relating to the demographics of their particular city or when the governor needs projections for the future, the one person at the top of everyone's list is the answer man, Ed Ratledge. From determining how many cars travel over a particular highway to how many persons contract lung cancer, Ratledge has the statistics, which gives him interesting insights about the state and where it is headed in the future.
Specifically, the Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research ensures that the best possible data and information on important public issues is developed and made available to policymakers, those who affect life and work in Delaware.
It acts as a clearing house for large data sets supplied by local, state, regional and federal agencies, maintains an active survey research capacity, and develops and designs custom databases of text and graphical information using an array of information-system technologies.
The Land and Sea Lecture Series is sponsored by the UD Office of Alumni and University Relations.
For more information, call 855-1620.