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.
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.
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.
Check out our upcoming presentations in 2014! CURL Friday Morning Seminars are held regularly on Friday mornings from 10:30am until 12:00pm throughout the Fall & Spring semesters in the CURL Library (Cuneo Hall, 4th Floor).
Check out CURL's latest newsletter!
CURL's e-journal Gateways, co-published with the University of Technology Sydney Shopfront, is now available on-line. The focus of this issue is on various facets of university-community partnerships and research collaborations.
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.
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.