UIC GREAT CITIES INSTITUTE NAMES 2000-2001 SCHOLARS
The University of Illinois at Chicago Great Cities Institute announced the appointment of nine UIC faculty members as its 2000-2001 Great Cities Scholars. They will study issues ranging from how new immigrants are changing the nature of American cities, to studies of battered women and urban violence.
The 2000-2001 Scholars are a vital component of the Great Cities Institute's goal of addressing urban issues through partnerships among community, civic and government organizations, and university faculty, staff and students, said institute director David Perry.
"Throughout their year at the Great Cities Institute, faculty scholars interact with each other, with faculty fellows, and with our team of graduate research assistants, bringing a consistently high level of scholarship and synergy," said Perry, who also serves as interim dean of UIC's College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, which houses the institute. "When they return to their home departments next year, the Scholars will bring with them new understanding of research that fellow faculty members are doing across the university."
Great Cities Scholars are chosen from the entire UIC faculty through a competitive peer review process. Faculty Scholars relocated to the institute to work on their research projects, confer with other Scholars and Fellows, and share progress of their work through a series of Great Cities Institute lectures and more informal forums.
The 2000-2001 Great Cities Scholars and their research projects are:
The Great Cities Institute serves as the University of Illinois at Chicago's focal point for new initiatives in interdisciplinary, applied urban research, summarized in UIC's metropolitan commitment as the Great Cities Initiative. For more information, visit their Web page at www.uic.edu/cuppa/gci/
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