MESI Evaluation Training Scholarships from CURA
Do you ever need to to show your impact? Do you need to build your organizational capacity to evaluate your work? If so, MESI's Spring Conference (March 9-13, 2015) is a great, affordable way to build your staff capacity and skills.
Community Based Research Request for Proposals due March 15
Community Based Research Request For Proposals
2015-2016 Faculty Interactive Research Program Call for Proposals
The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) invites proposals for our Faculty Interactive Research Program. The purpose of the program is to encourage University faculty members to carry out research projects that involve a significant public policy issue for the state or its communities, and that include active engagement with groups, agencies, or organizations in Minnesota involved with the issue.
2015-2016 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs
Jeff Corn receives social change award from Isuroon
Jeff Corn received a social change award from Isuroon, a Somali women’s health advocacy organization, at their 5th anniversary celebration. CURA and Jeff have worked with Isuroon on culturally appropriate evaluation and in March testified in support of SF 1798 before the State Senate Health and Human Services committee on a bill that sought state funding for a CBPR health evaluation project. The award was presented to Jeff for “his unique ability to listen to and empower us to do our important work.”
2014-2015 Faculty Interactive Research Program Awards
CURA Names 2014 Artist and Neighborhood Partnership Initiative Grantees
CURA:Tech Demo Day Recap and Awardees
This fall, seven collaborative teams presented civic technologies at the Wilder Center for CURA:Tech Demo Day.
These teams worked over the summer to develop and test prototypes* of information-based tools that strengthen the community by increasing transparency and access to public decision-making processes, public health information, resources for youth experiencing homelessness, and jobs and training opportunities.
CURA is excited to announce Malik Holt as MCNO’s Program Coordinator
CURA has hired Malik Holt as the Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing’s (MCNO) new Program Coordinator. Prior to joining MCNO, Malik worked as a Community Organizer with the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition to promote access, equity, and community benefits of bicycle infrastructure, policy, and engagement. He also served as the Executive Director and Economic Development Organizer of North Minneapolis’s Harrison Neighborhood Association for 11 years leading community engagement projects, racial equitable development initiatives, business development, and land use planning.
Rosemount Selected as Resilient Communities Project 2014-2015 Community Partner
The University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project is pleased to announce that the city of Rosemount has been selected as its partner community for the 2014–2015 academic year. The partnership will bring the expertise of hundreds of graduate students and the University to sustainability-related projects identified by Rosemount city staff and community partners.
Request for Proposals: The University Metropolitan Consortium Metropolitan Research Grant Program
From the University Metropolitan Consortium, funding is available to University of Minnesota researchers or teams of researchers for projects related to urban and metropolitan dynamics. Two or three proposals will be funded in the range of $70,000 to $110,000 each.
The Metropolitan Consortium is especially interested in seeing proposals in one or more of the areas listed below. We encourage proposals that address more than one category and that involve at least one outside partner and involve more than one discipline.
Competition for the 2014-2015 Faculty Interactive Research Program
CURA invites proposals for our Faculty Interactive Research Program. The purpose of the program is to encourage University faculty members to carry out research projects that involve a significant urban-related public policy issue for the state or its communities, and that include active engagement with groups, agencies, or organizations in Minnesota involved with the issue.
Introducing CURA:Tech - a civic technology incubator
We're excited to announce CURA:Tech - a project to support collaborations among diverse communities in the Twin Cities to design, create and deploy civic technology tools and practices.
Request for Proposals: Resilient Communities Project 2014-2015
The Resilient Communities Project (RCP) is now accepting proposals from cities and counties to be the community partner for the 2014–2015 academic year.
Visualizing Neighborhoods "Hackathon" a Success!
On May 25, CURA and its partners hosted Visualizing Neighborhoods: A Hackathon for Good at the Minneapolis Central Library. The event brought together technologists, neighborhood leaders, designers, analysts, program/project designers and others to explore how data can be used for research, analysis, mapping, outreach, engagement, and communication in our neighborhoods.
View a summary of the event and list of projects.
2013-2014 Faculty Interactive Research Program Awards
North St. Paul Selected as Resilient Communities Project 2013-2014 Community Partner
CURA's Resilient Communities Project is pleased to announce that the city of North St. Paul has been selected as its partner community for the 2013–2014 academic year. The partnership will bring the expertise of hundreds of graduate students and the University to sustainability-related projects identified by North St. Paul.
Hari Osofsky Named 2013-2014 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs
Hari Osofsky, associate professor at the University of Minnesota Law School and interim director of the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment, and the Life Sciences, has been named the 2013–2014 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs.
Daniel Nidzgorski Awarded CURA Dissertation Research Grant for 2013-2014
Daniel Nidzgorski, a Ph.D. candidate in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Graduate Program, has been awarded the 2013 CURA Dissertation Research Grant. The grant provides one year of support to a Ph.D. candidate in good academic standing at the Univer¬sity of Minnesota for the purpose of completing dissertation research on a significant issue or topic related to urban areas in the upper Midwest region.
Reflective Seminar - Codes of Silence, Confidentiality, and Family Privacy: Implications for the Child Welfare System