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  • Highlights from National URBAN Conference

    On April 30th and May 1st, the first national URBAN gathering took place at UMASS Boston. Forty-five scholars from across the country gathered for a 2-day working conference on “Collaborative Research for Equity and Action in Education.” Funded by a grant from the American Educational Research Association, the conference was designed to bring together scholars ...

  • Collaborative Research Seed Grants

    With the generous support of the Edward W. Hazen Foundation (a private foundation which is committed to supporting organizing and leadership of young people and communities of color in dismantling structural inequity based on race and class), URBAN.Boston is pleased to announce the availability of seed funding to help incubate an education-related collaborative research project ...

  • Civic Engagement, Civic Development, and Higher Education

    How can colleges and universities build capacity for civic engagement and civic development? Previous monographs in the Civic Series have examined various ways of achieving this purposeā€”strengthening student learning, involving the faculty, and establishing campus-community partnerships. Civic Engagement, Civic Development, and Higher Education, the fourth in the series, focuses on the instrumental role of leadership ...

  • 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, theĀ 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 ...

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