Dr. Natasha Tursi appointed Associate Director of CURE

Dr. Kriste Lindenmeyer, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers-Camden recently announced:

In Fall, 2012 Dr. Paul Jargowsky joined the Rutgers-Camden faculty to head the new Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE). This is an important campus center in CCAS center that reflects our commitment to community outreach, revitalization, and urban research. I am happy to share with you that Dr. Natasha Tursi is joining CURE as Associate Director. Prior to joining CURE, Dr. Tursi as a very effective Assistant Dean in the Arts and Sciences responsible for coordinating the University College’s Academic Transitions Program (ATP). 

In her new role as Associate Director of CURE, Dr. Tursi is responsible for program development, outreach and dissemination, and management of center activities. She will assist Prof. Jargowsky in identifying and pursuing strategic opportunities for research funding through foundations and government agencies. As a Ph.D. in Planning and Public Policy, she will also have the opportunity to reconnect with scholarly research through her work with the Center. Join me in congratulating Dr. Natasha Tursi on her new appointment. 

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.