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Next CURE seminar, Natasha Tursi, Anthony Voci, Danielle Davis: Friday, January 30, 2015 @12pm

Please join us for our next seminar:

Update on the CURE Camden Neighborhood Change Study

Anthony Voci

Anthony Voci

Program Coordinator,
 Camden Neighborhood Change Study

Danielle Davis

Danyelle Davis

Camden Neighborhood Change Study

Natasha Tursi,

Associate Director, CURE
Project Director, Camden Neighborhood Change Study

Friday, January 30, 2015 – 12:00pm
Faculty Lounge, 3rd floor, Armitage Hall
Lunch will be provided


There are major new investments in different Camden neighborhoods such as the new Kroc Community Center in Cramer Hill.  Such resources could have major spillover effects on housing conditions and neighborhood integrity in affected areas.  In order for community researchers to understand the scope and magnitude of these effects, it is essential to develop baseline data on current neighborhood conditions and to build a longitudinal database.  Our study seeks to:

  • Document housing conditions on a parcel-by-parcel basis in neighborhoods in Camden City that have received or will receive major resources, including vacancy status, graffiti, trash, physical decay, etc.;
  • Photograph each parcel;
  • Make the data and photographs available to researchers and the general public through and interactive, online map;
  • Update the data and photographs annually, to document the changes and trends in housing and neighborhood conditions;
  • Involve the community in data collection, present data annually to community residents and city stakeholders;
  • Based on the observed trends and changes, recommend policies and strategies for neighborhood transformation, especially preserving and sustaining affordable housing.

We have already demonstrated the feasibility of the project by pilot testing our data and photograph collection procedures in a 3 block area of Cramer Hill.  A prototype interactive web site is accessible here:

With generous funding by the FAS-Dean Lindenmeyer, we have been collecting baseline data and photographs for the rest of Cramer Hill to further develop the web site and improve its functionality.  


CURE seminars are free and open to the public.  No registration is required. 
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CURE Annual Report 2014

2014 CURE Annual Report

Cure Annual Report 2014


Join the Center for Race & Ethnicity’s 8th Annual
Friday, February 27, 2015
Center for Race and Ethnicity, 191 College Avenue, First Floor

The Center for Race & Ethnicity invites Rutgers M.A. and Ph.D. students to take part in a cross-disciplinary conversation about graduate research related to the study of race and ethnicity. Students from all levels of study (from 1st year graduate students to ABDs) and from all campuses and schools at Rutgers, including Public Policy, Law, Social Work, Education, Business, and Arts and Sciences, are welcome! This event is part of the Center for Race & Ethnicity’s ongoing initiative to promote interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration.
Panelists will give a brief 5-7 minute presentation of their work. Formal papers are not required for participation. Read more

CURE supports grad students to present research at the American Society of Criminology in San Francisco, California

CURE awarded travel grants to 2 Rutgers graduate students –

Kasey ReevesKasey Reeves, a second year graduate student in the Criminal Justice Master’s Program at Rutgers University in Camden. (Her interests include at-risk youth and police recruitment.)


Madison NilsenMadison Nilsen, a second year graduate student in the Criminal Justice Master’s Program at Rutgers University in Camden. (She is interested in youth risk behavior and juvenile justice.)

The Criminal Justice students participated in the American Society of Criminology in San Francisco, California in November. They presented findings from the EPIC Camden study in a paper that they co-presented, entitled, “It’s just a free-for-all out here.” Contextualizing Adolescent Strategies to Acquire Alcohol. They have been a vital part of the research team (collecting data, etc) and co-authoring papers with CURE affiliated scholars Stacia Gilliard Matthews and Robin Stevens.

Join us for a screening of Do the Right Thing (1989) — Friday, December 19, 2014

CURE and the Digital Studies Center cordially invite you to attend the Screening and Discussion of:

do the right thingDo the Right Thing (1989)

Written and Directed by Spike Lee

Spike Lee’s third feature takes place on the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, when everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Discussant: Robert Emmons, Associate Director of the Digital Studies Center and documentary filmmaker.

Friday, December 19, 2014 12pm – 2pm
Faculty Lounge, 3rd floor Armitage Hall
Lunch will be served  Read more

Recording of Camden Citywide Housing Vacancy Data Release

Please visit for a recording of this event