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DPPA doctoral candidate Rasheda L. Weaver project selected for Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Community Development Graduate Research Forum on 10/21/2014

RashedaDoctoral student Rasheda L. Weaver’s research project entitled “Survey of Community Attitudes and Utilization of Cooper River Park West” was part of a successful revitalization effort to restore Cooper River Park West, a park closed for over 14 years. Rasheda’s research surveyed over 100 Camden community members on their attitudes towards safety, maintenance, utilization, and desired features regarding Cooper River Park West. Read more

CURE affiliated scholar Dr. Brandi Blessett awarded with fellowship from the Center of Accountability and Performance

For details, please visit CAP Selects Fellows for Measurement Research PA TIMES Online

Join us for screening of “The Garden” — Friday, October 31, 2014

The Center for Urban Research and Education and the Digital Studies Center present a film and discussion series exploring Metropolitan and Urban issues


The Garden

The Garden (2008) From the ashes of the L.A. riots arose a lush, 14 acre community garden, the largest of its kind in the U.S. Now bulldozers threaten its future.  

Discussant:  Mike Devlin, Executive Director and Nohemi Soria, USDA Community Food Access Manager from Camden Children’s Garden



Friday, October 31, 2014 – 12:00pm – 2pm

Faculty Lounge, 3rd floor, Armitage Hall
Lunch will be provided

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Dr. Michael Hayes joins CURE as affiliated scholar!


 Michael Hayes is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration. Prior to Rutgers-Camden, he worked as an economist for the Office of Policy Development and Research at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). His research in the field of public budgeting and finance focuses primarily on the impact of tax and expenditures limitations (TELs) on urban school districts. His research in the field of education policy focuses on summer learning loss, and teacher effectiveness. His research has been published in a variety of journals including Public Finance & Management, and Public Budgeting & Finance. He teaches MPA courses, including Foundations of Policy Analysis and Financial Management for Public Programs.

Next CURE seminar and special book-signing event: Friday, October 17th, 2014!

Please join us for our next seminar and book signing event:

Gang Nostalgia: Generation, Authority and
the Role of History in a Chicago Gang

Laurence Ralph, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Departments of African and African American Studies
and of Anthropology
Harvard University

Friday, October 17, 2014
12pm – 2pm
Private Dining Room Campus Center
Lunch will be served 


Laurence Ralph

Laurence Ralph is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Harvard University.He earned both a PhD and also a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Institute of Technology where he majored in History, Technology and Society. Laurence has a diverse set of research interests, which include: urban anthropology, medical anthropology; the study of gangs, disability, masculinity, race, and popular culture. Laurence has published articles on these topics in Anthropological Theory, Disability Studies Quarterly, Transition, and Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. Read more

CURE affiliated scholar Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn’s research on Twitter and Religion cited in MIT Technology Review

Twitter Data Mining Reveals America’s Religious Fault Lines

Social media is playing an increasingly important role in religious activity. Computer scientists ask: How is that reflected in the Twitter stream?

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