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Center for Urban Research and Learning



Spring 2015 Friday Morning Seminars

Our Spring seminars start on Friday, January 16th. CURL Friday Morning Seminars are held regularly on Friday mornings from 10:30am until 12:00pm throughout the semester in the CURL Library (Cuneo Hall, 4th Floor).   LEARN MORE


Journal of Poverty -- Christine George and Jennifer Chernega Co-Edit a volume

CURL Research faculty, Christine George, and former CURL Fellow, Jennifer Chernega, co-edited Volume 18, Issue 3, 2014 of the Journal of Poverty with a special focus on homelessness policy. Within the issue they also published an article, “Works in Progress: Searching for Solutions to the Difficulty Problems of Homelessness.”

Donate to the Kale Williams Scholarship Fund

In honor of Kale Williams and his career as a social justice advocate and scholar-in-residence, CURL is leading an effort to endow the Kale Williams Scholarship Fund. The fund will support continued commitment by future generations of students to his work and ideals.   LEARN MORE


Music-based Services for Young People Experiencing Homelessness: The Potential for Connection, Engagement, and Opportunity

Brian Kelly an Assistant Professor with the School of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago presented the findings of his research with youth and recreational music production through a local youth agency.


Evaluation of security-deposit assistance program for low-income residents in Milwaukee.

This project examines a security deposit assistance program in Milwaukee that uses the incentive to encourage low-income residents to move to higher opportunity, lower poverty neighborhoods.


Explore research connections with the Jesuit university in Cali, Columbia

Learn more about international research collaboration.

Kale Williams Award 2014

Congratulations to Risa Visina and Michael Janusek, CURL Undergraduate Fellows, who have been named as recipients of the 2014 Kale Williams Award for Exceptional Work in Promoting Human Rights and Social Justice.


Knowledge Exchange Policy Briefs

Recent Knowledge Exchanges between BPI and CURL have focused on education, violence prevention, and two generation programs. They have featured Tim Knowles from the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute, Richard Rothstein from the Economic Policy Institute, P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale and Teresa Eckrich-Sommer from Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research, Gaylord Gieseke from Voices for IL Children and James Garbarino from Loyola University’s Psychology department. To learn more, please see CURL’s project page for briefings on each session.   LEARN MORE

CURL Videos

Check out CURL's videos! Each video focuses on a different dimension of the work and activities of the Center for Urban Research and Learning including staff, student, and community partner perspectives. Sean Young, CURL Graduate Fellow, developed, created, and edited the videos.   WATCH VIDEO


Undergraduate Fellows

CURL Undergraduate Fellowships facilitate student participation in collaborative research projects with community-based organizations, social service agencies, health care providers, businesses, and government agencies. As fellows, students are active participants in improving the quality of life of all members of the Chicago metropolitan region.   LEARN MORE


Center for Urban Research and Learning
Loyola University Chicago · Cuneo Hall, 4th Floor, 6430 N. Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.8540 · Fax: 773.508.8510 · E-mail: curlweb@luc.edu

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