Tag: Urban and Regional Studies

One month out: Hutchison’s conference in Florence

Additional details are being shared about the conference “Everyday Life in the 21st Century City” to be held July 17-20 in Florence, Italy. Prof. Ray Hutchison is coordinating the conference, which will address rapidly increasing diversity and urbanization as well as issues related to huge rural-to-urban migration taking place in countries including India and China. […]

Faculty note: Nesslein chosen to participate in ‘Research on Poverty’

Economist Thomas Nesslein, associate professor of Urban and Regional Studies, has been chosen to participate in a four-day intensive workshop focused on the poverty theory and policy analysis, sponsored and paid for by the Institute for Research on Poverty at UW-Madison. The event takes place May 26-29. Key topics to be presented include A Historical […]

Faculty note: Parrillo publication

Assistant Prof. Adam Parrillo of Urban and Regional Studies has published the article “Magnetizing Public Education: The Lingering Effects of Magnet Schools in the Cincinnati Public School District” in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education. The article includes information gathered as part of Parrillo’s doctoral research. It examines the racial and socioeconomic patterns of […]

Broadway partnership with GBPD is actually twice as good as advertised

In our most recent issue of the Log newsletter, we linked to Green Bay Press-Gazette coverage of a new Police Department initiative reaching out to residents in the South Broadway neighborhood in a way that involves surveys and analysis by Urban and Regional Studies faculty and students. Actually — and the article didn’t mention it […]

GBPD partners with Psychology, Urban/Regional on helping neighborhood

The Green Bay Press-Gazette is reporting on a new initiative by the Police Department to reach out to residents in the South Broadway neighborhood in a new way that involves UW-Green Bay. The GBPD is partnering with the academic programs in Urban and Regional Studies, and Psychology, to assess needs and make recommendations. Interns are helping […]

In the news: Nesslein on right-to-work

Associate Prof. Tom Nesslein of Urban and Regional Studies was the guest economist joining politicians of both major parties in talking to TV-5 News about the contentious new “right-to-work” proposal in the Wisconsin Legislature. Nesslein says the politics are fairly straightforward, in that passage would likely further erode the power of labor unions. As for […]

Hutchison and Lor will present at Hmong Conference in Madison

Profs. Ray Hutchison (Sociology and Urban and Regional Studies) and Pao Lor (Education) have received word that their paper “Educational Achievement of Hmong College Students has been accepted for presentation at the Hmong Studies Conference sponsored by the Hmong Studies Consortium (Southeast Asian Studies Center) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison April 10-11. Hutchison (who serves […]

Hutchison announces international conference on urbanization

Sociology Prof. Ray Hutchison of Urban and Regional Studies has announced the call for papers for a conference on “Everyday Life in the 21st Century City” to be held July 17-20, 2015 in Florence, Italy. Hutchison is coordinating the conference, which recalls the July 2000 “Everyday Life in the Segmented City” conference in Florence that […]

Del Bianco Foundation enlists international partners

Prof. Ray Hutchison’s “21st Century City” conference is being co-hosted by the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation of Florence, an organization devoted to promoting international exchange. UW-Green Bay was the first U.S. university to connect with the Del Bianco Foundation. The July conference has an international planning committee in the form of Hutchison and colleagues:
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Nesslein: Sudden spike in pump prices unlikely

Consumers and businesses don’t need to fear a sudden spike in prices at the pump, Associate Prof. Tom Nesslein told WBAY, Channel 2 last week. Nesslein’s comments were part of a story on how public works departments, school districts and other entities are saving — or spending — the cost savings realized from lower gas […]