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The State Between: A Symposium on New Jersey Urbanism | May 1 , 2015 at Princeton



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Video recording of CURE Camden Solutions Forum of 3/31/2015

Please visit: to view a recording of the CURE Camden Solutions Forum of March 31.

Next CURE Seminar – Dr. Katrin B. Anacker, Friday, May 1, 2015

Dr. Katrin B. Anacker, Associate Professor at George Mason’s School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs will discuss her newly released book: 

“The New American Suburb: Poverty, Race, and the Economic Crisis” anacker_150

Friday, May 1, 2015 12:15pm – 1:30pm
Private Dining Room, Campus Center
Lunch will be served 

This event is also a book-signing event where books will be available for purchase and the author’s signature. 

katrinThe majority of Americans live in suburbs and until about a decade or so ago, most suburbs had been assumed to be non-Hispanic White, affluent, and without problems. However, recent data have shown that there are changing trends among U.S. suburbs. This presentation provides timely analyses of current suburban issues by utilizing recently published data from the 2010 Census and American Community Survey to address key themes including suburban poverty; racial and ethnic change and suburban decline; suburban foreclosures; and suburban policy.

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Violence & the City conference at CUNY – May 8, 2015

The Murphy Institute, CUNY and
The Center for Urban Research and Education,
Rutgers University-Camden invite you to a conference:

Violence & the City


Friday, May 8, 2015
Murphy Institute, CUNY, SPS
25 West 43rd St, 18th floor

This day-long, interdisciplinary conference will consider the nature and effects of various types of urban violence, and is organized around two themes: violence and urban society; and, crime, politics, and policy.  Featured speakers will address these concerns in theoretically, methodologically, or empirically innovative ways.

Speakers and Discussants include:

Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center.

Marie Gottschalk, Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

Ruth Gilmore, Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences and American Studies, and Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, CUNY Graduate Center

Mimi Abramovitz, Bertha Capen Reynolds Professor of Social Policy, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College

Lawrence Mead, Professor of Politics, New York University

Paul Jargowsky, Professor of Public Policy and Director of Center for Urban Research and Urban Education, Rutgers University-Camden

John Mollenkopf, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Urban Research, CUNY Graduate Center

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Rutgers DPPA graduate students participated in the Urban Affairs Association annual meeting in Miami


Rutgers-Camden DPPA doctoral students (left to right): Prentiss Dantzler, Ashley Nickels, Spencer Clayton, Straso Jovanovski

A delegation of 17 faculty and students from Rutgers-Camden attended the Urban Affairs Association annual meeting in Miami, FL, April 8 – April 11.

  • Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn, Assistant Professor – Racial Diversity and Happiness: Add Health Panel evidence
  • Ashley E. Nickels, PhD Candidate – Detroit Snob: An Intersectional Activist’s View of the City
  • Brandi Blessett, Assistant Professor – The Hypocrisy of Democracy: Students of color, school-to-prison pipeline, and second-class citizenship
  • Christopher Wheeler, PhD Candidate – The Dynamics of Metropolitan Poverty Change: Causes and Implications for Policymakers
  • Danielle Davis, MPA Candidate – Youth are making life decisions in New Jersey public schools
  • Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, Professor, Matthew Closter, PhD Candidate, and Wanda Garcia, PhD Candidate – A Miracle on Cooper Street: A Case Study of How a University Professor Transformed a Community Through a School Named The Leap Academy
  • Lorraine Minnite, Associate Professor – The Poverty of Politics in a Northern City: A Case Study of Democratic Inclusion and Economic Exclusion in Philadelphia, 1970-2010
  • Natasha Tursi, Associate Director, Center for Urban Research and Education – Gentrification and Urban Social Movements in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany
  • Patricia Ciorici, PhD Candidate – Motivations for North-South Local Government Cooperation in the United States
  • Paul A. Jargowsky, Professor – The New Concentration of Poverty: Implications for Educational Achievement
  • Prentiss Dantzler, PhD Candidate – Temporary Housing and Permanent Homes? Determinants of Spells in Public Housing
  • Straso Jovanovski, PhD Candidate – Health Care for All: A Case Study of a Local Health Alliance and its Pursuit of Better Health Outcomes While Reducing Costs
  • Spencer Clayton, PhD Candidate – Tax Abatements and Suburban Poverty: An Analysis of the Philadelphia Area
  • Stephen Danley, Assistant Professor – “Standing Up with a Foot on My Neck”: Opposition to Public Education Privatization in Camden and Newark, NJ
  • Zachary Wood, PhD Candidate – Getting to the Roots of Homelessness: Breaking Through to a More Holistic, Client-Focused Advocacy Agenda