CURA is pleased to announce the recipients of this year′s Faculty Interactive Research Program grants:
- Ryan Allen (Urban and Regional Planning, Humphrey School of Public Affairs) The USDA Section 515 Program and the Challenge of Preserving Affordable Housing in Greater Minnesota
- Lizbeth H. Finestack (Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, College of Liberal Arts) Identifying Language Impairment in Students with Diverse Home Languages
- Lindsey Weiler (Family Social Science, College of Education and Human Development) Addressing mental health and social isolation of individuals with autism spectrum disorder
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.
The Faculty Interactive Research Program (FIRP) encourages University faculty to carry out research projects that answer questions about these important regional issues, in partnership with community groups, agencies, or organizations in Minnesota. Awards are made annually during spring semester.