Past CURE Seminars

CURE Seminar Series: Social Enterprise: Examining the Quest to Humanize Business

May 5, 2017 at 12:15 pm-1:30 pm - Social enterprises are businesses that utilize their revenue to combat social problems. Since the millennium, social enterprises have significantly grown throughout the United States. This talk will focus on Doctoral Candidate Rasheda L. Weaver’s empirical research study of 115 social enterprises throughout the nation. The discussion will describe the social issues social enterprises target, how [...]
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Cure Seminar Series: Sara Goldrick-Rab: Paying the Price

March 3, 2017 at 12:15 pm-1:30 pm - One of the most sustained and vigorous public debates today is about the value—and, crucially, the price—of college. But an unspoken, outdated assumption underlies all sides of this debate: if a young person works hard enough, they’ll be able to get a college degree and be on the path to a good life. That’s simply [...]
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CURE Seminar Series

February 3, 2017 at 12:15 pm-1:15 pm - CURE affiliated scholar Joan Maya Mazelis’ new book “Surviving Poverty: Creating Sustainable Ties among the Poor” Surviving Poverty: Creating Sustainable Ties among the Poor by Joan Maya Mazelis 304 pages. ISBN: 9781479870080 Dr. Mazelis will be giving a CURE seminar to discuss her book on Friday, February 3 at 12:15pm in the 3rd Floor Faculty Lounge [...]
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Cure Seminar Series: Granting American Urban Culture in the Great Society

December 16, 2016 at 12:15 pm-1:30 pm - Various federal programs in the 1960s - including Kennedy's anti-delinquency program, the War on Poverty, and Model Cities - funded large numbers of arts programs in America's cities, often intending to provide job training for marginalized peoples or to bolster their chances of survival in modern urban society. But the process of federal grants almost [...]
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CURE Seminar Series

November 18, 2016 at 12:15 am-1:30 am - “Land Use Regulation, Housing Development, and Racial Segregation in the Greater  Philadelphia Region” Speaker: Christopher Wheeler This talk will explore the landscape of land use regulation across the Greater Philadelphia region in relation to patterns of racial segregation. The Greater Philadelphia region is marked by variable housing development patterns heavily impacted by locally-determined land use regulation. Such regulations [...]
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