Past CURE Seminars

CURE Seminar Series: “A Mission Field Next Door: Evangelical Higher Education in the Era of White Flight,” with Jesse Curtis

November 17, 2017 at 12:15 pm-1:30 pm - In the 1960s and 1970s, white evangelicals looked warily at the American city.  The fear, flight, and disinvestment of this period involved not only questions of race, class, and economy.  Urban decline was also a religious phenomenon.  In some urban neighborhoods, white evangelical congregations liquidated their properties and moved everything – churches, schools, homes – [...]
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CURE Seminar Series: “On the Political Meanings of the Transformation of Property and Ownership in the United States” with James DeFilippis

October 6, 2017 at 12:15 pm-1:30 pm - The last decade has seen significant growth in the numbers of, and interest in, forms of ownership that have been variously called, "solidarity economies" or "alternative economies" or "non-capitalist economies." While there is a lot written about these efforts, there is relatively little that has explored the lived meanings for those involved in such endeavors. [...]
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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 But an unspoken, outdated assumption underlies all sides of this debate: if a young person works hard enough, they’ll be able to get a college degree and be on the path to a good life.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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