Thursday, March 13th | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Information Commons, 4th Floor |
Former CURL Fellow and current Yale professor Andrew Papachristos will explore how understanding the growing field of network science helps understand Chicago’s gun violence epidemic. Using data on fatal and non-fatal gunshot injuries for the entire city of Chicago, this presentation will describe the severe concentration of violence within small social networks and how one’s position in such networks relates to the probability of getting shot. The implications of such networked insights for policy, prevention, and enforcement efforts will also be discussed.
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.
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).
In case you missed it, check out the presentation that Cory Muldoon shared with us last semester during a Friday Morning Seminar. View interviews he conducted with organizers around the globe and here in Chicago. Learn more about the principles of organizing and how social change is possible in similar and unique contexts all over the world.
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.