Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn joins the Center for Urban Research and Education

Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn joins Rutgers-Camden as an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and the latest CURE Affiliated Scholar. Adam’s interests are varied, including cross-national studies of happiness, inequality, and social welfare. He is an expert in statistical methodology and the use of complex data in social science research.

Lori Minnite addresses PA Voter ID Law

Affiliated Scholar Lori Minnite appeared on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane to discuss Voter Fraud and the State of Pennsylvania’s new voter ID requirements. You can listen to the discussion here.

New Urban Reserach Project Funded

Congratulations to Affiliated Scholar Maureen Donaghy, who has received a grant from the Rutgers Faculty Research Grants Program, which is administered by the Office for Research and Economic Development for her project, “Confronting Dislocations: Civil Society Impact on Urban Policy.”

Righteous Dopefiend, April 12

Together with the Sociology Department, CURE is co-sponsoring the visit on April 12 of Philippe Bourgois, the Richard Perry University Professor of Anthropology and Family and Community Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Prof. Bourgois will deliver a talk regarding his most recent book, Righteous Dopefiend: An Ethnographic Representation of Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America. Time and place to be announced.

“Can Camden Come Back,” Upcoming Roundtable Session

The Urban Affairs Association will hold its annual research meeting in Pittsburgh from April 18-21.  There will be a roundable session organized by CURE on April 20th at 2:05pm, “Can Camden Come Back.”  Paul Jargowsky will be the moderator, and the panel will feature Howard F. Gillette, Professor Emeritus at Rutgers-Camden; Anthony Perno, President, Cooper’s Ferry Development Association; and Gwendolyn Harris, Executive Director, Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs.  UAA is the premier interdisciplinary organization of urban scholars in the US.