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CURA at the UAA conference in Los Angeles

May 21, 2019

CURA researchers and research projects were well represented at the recent Urban Affairs Association (UAA) conference in Los Angeles, April 24-27, 2019. In addition to the sessions below, Dr. Brittany Lewis was asked to participate on an activist scholarship panel by Professor Lisa Bates from Portland State University.

Sessions presented by CURA researchers:

Job Announcement: Research Associate

May 13, 2019

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) of the University of Minnesota is looking for an innovator in community-based research.

Recent examples of CURA Research Projects

Seeking Applicants: Building Capacity with Black Women Pilot Program (BWWA/CURA)

May 8, 2019

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) in partnership with the 

Apply now for Summer 2019 graduate research assistant positions

April 9, 2019

The Summer 2019 graduate research job postings for the Kris Nelson Community-Based Research program and Community Assistantship Program (CAP) are online now. For both the Nelson Program and CAP, community organizations receive the support of a student research assistant to work on a project defined and directed by the community organization.

Announcing an innovative partnership with the Black Women's Wealth Alliance

April 4, 2019

Research in Action and Innovation: Building Capacity with Black Women

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)and the Black Women's Wealth Alliance (BWWA)is proud to announce a new and innovative partnershipto help strengthen housing stability among Black women.

Kris Nelson Community Based Research deadline for Summer projects

February 19, 2019

The Kris Nelson Community Based Research Program at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) builds the power and capacity of community-based organizations to create social change through partnerships with the University of Minnesota. The research needs of organizations are matched with students to carry out community-defined and guided projects.

CURA releases The Diversity of Gentrification: Multiple Forms of Gentrification in Minneapolis and St. Paul

January 31, 2019

Fair Housing Is About Choice, Not Integration: 50 Years of the Fair Housing Act

January 26, 2019

by Edward Goetz

CURA News round-up-Winter 2019

January 15, 2019

UMN Community Fund Drive

For the 2018 University of Minnesota Community Fund Drive, the University collectively raised $1.35 million for local charities. CURA did several fundraisers over the course of the drive and raised just under $3,000 through those sales and individual donations by staff with 85% participation.

Neighborhoods Now!

2019-2020 Faculty Interactive Research Program Call for Proposals

January 10, 2019

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) invites proposals for our Faculty Interactive Research Program. University of Minnesota faculty are critical resources in exploring issues and concerns important to Minnesota, such as the criminal justice system, demography, state or local economic development, education, employment, energy, the environment, health, housing, state and local government, welfare and poverty, human and social services, transportation, or land use and development.

Competition for the 2019–2020 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs

December 19, 2018

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) is pleased to announce the competition for the 2019–2020 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs, and invites interested faculty from across the University of Minnesota to apply for this award.

The Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs provides one year of support for the research activities of a University of Minnesota faculty member on a project related to urban and regional affairs in Minnesota. 
 

Fall 2018 Community-Based Research Projects and Krusell Fellowship Placements

December 11, 2018

Community-Based Research matches the research and technical needs of organizations with a student research assistant to carry out community-defined and guided projects.

Program News and Notes

December 11, 2018

Community GIS worked with the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota to help visualize - what they term - a neighborhood cultural asset inventory. This particular inventory is in the Logan Park neighborhood of northeast Minneapolis. Cultural asset mapping showcases the unique, quirky, and sometimes intangible elements and histories that holistically coalesce to create individual neighborhood character.

Apply now for spring graduate research assistant positions

November 8, 2018

The Spring 2019 graduate research job postings for the Kris Nelson Community-Based Research program and Community Assistantship Program (CAP) are online now. For both the Nelson Program and CAP, community organizations receive the support of a student research assistant to work on a project defined and directed by the community organization. 

Housing Forum: Local government strategies for preventing displacement

September 24, 2018

2018-2019 Faculty Interactive Research Program Awards

August 15, 2018

CURA is pleased to announce the recipients of this year′s Faculty Interactive Research Program grants: 

C Terrence Anderson is our new Director of Community Based Research

August 6, 2018

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) is pleased to announce that C Terrence Anderson is our new Director of Community Based Research. C Terrence will oversee CURA's community-based programs, including the Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program, the Community Assistantship Program, the Artist and Neighborhood Partnership Initiatives, and the Krusell Fellowship.

Dr. Brittany Lewis partners with KMOJ's Lissa Jones on a 3 part series on evictions

July 20, 2018

CURA Senior Research Associate, Dr. Brittany Lewis partnered KMOJ Host Lissa Jones to develop a 3 part series on evictions in North Minneapolis to help the broader community understand the complexity of the issue – who it impacts, how it impacts all stakeholders, and what is being done to address some of these challenges.

Thank you to Neeraj Mehta

May 17, 2018

“It is with mixed feelings that we here at CURA say goodbye to Neeraj Mehta who is leaving to take an exciting position as director of learning at the McKnight Foundation. The McKnight Foundation has given so much to CURA over the years that we can hardly begrudge them when the flow goes the other way! Neeraj served as our director of community based programs during his six years at CURA and helped us channel resources to countless community organizations in the metro area and across the state. He also kept CURA in the middle of all of the important discussions taking place i

Spring 2018 Hennepin-University Collaborative Grant Award Announcement

Spring HUP Mixer

April 26, 2018

The Hennepin-University Partnership (HUP) is pleased to announce that the proposal, "Determining Alignment of Probation Conditions" has been awarded the Spring 2018 Hennepin-University Collaboration Grant.

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