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  • Marilyn J. Gittell Visiting Prof/Post-doc Flwshp

    The Marilyn J. Gittell Visiting Professorship/ Post-doctoral Fellowship, established in honor of the late Political Science Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, is for a social science Ph.D. working on areas that concerned Marilyn Gittell, especially research focused on cities, urban politics, public policy, democratic and civic engagement, social movements, citizenship and governance, and community ...

  • 2015 Critical PAR Institutes

    Hosted by the Public Science Project at the CUNY Graduate Center, the week-long Summer Institutes on Critical Participatory Action Research are designed to introduce the theory, methods, and ethics of critical participatory action research (PAR) to graduate students, faculty, and members of community based organizations. Through seminars, roundtables, and hands-on workshops with experienced researchers, participants gain ...

  • NYMAPS Collaborative Symposium

    On January 20-21, 2015 the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership hosted the 7th annual NYMAPS Collaborative Symposium. Entitled ‘Engaged Scholarship: Fulfilling the Promise of the Public University’, the symposium raised the challenges and possibilities of engaged scholarship, practiced with a commitment to solidarity, in which communities traditionally researched and spoken for, collaborate in academic research to ask their ...

  • Collaborative Research Conference

    The Urban Research Based Action Network (URBAN) has received a grant from the American Educational Research Association to host a conference on “Collaborative Research for Action and Equity in Education.” This invitation-only, working conference will be held April 30th – May 1st at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Prior to the conference, five working groups ...

  • The Formation of a Grassroots Movement

    When the city of Los Angeles banned gas-powered leaf blowers in 1996, the law sparked one of the most dynamic grassroots campaigns by Latino immigrants in recent history. Latino immigrant gardeners, working with a small group of Chicana/o activists, organized the Association of Latin American Gardeners of Los Angeles (ALAGLA), which pressured city leaders to ...

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