Category Archives: Culture and the Arts

Gateway Arch Renovation

When people around the country think of St. Louis, what usually pops into their head? The Gateway Arch. This iconic landmark just celebrated its 48th birthday a few days ago, and it is about to embark on a rebirth of … Continue reading

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Dunham Museum Featured on St. Louis Public Radio

The Dunham Museum was featured on St. Louis Public Radio last Friday! IUR Director Dr. Andrew Theising and Dunahm Museum board president speak to public radio’s Erin Williams about the struggles the museum faces to stay open. You can listen to … Continue reading

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Service Learning

Last weekend, my family took a trip to historic Hannibal, Missouri. This little town on the Mississippi River is home to Samuel Clemens, who was one of America’s greatest thinkers. Many people know him better by his pen name – … Continue reading

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“The High School Question” survey data coming soon

Coming later this spring will be an analysis of the survey data of Dr. Sarah VanSlette’s research into the effects of the age-old St. Louis question “Where did you go to high school?” Dr. VanSlette’s findings will report on the … Continue reading

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Andy Theising to be a guest on St. Louis Public Radio Show

Tomorrow, Wednesday January 30, 2013, Institute for Urban Research Director Dr. Andy Theising will be featured on the “St. Louis on the Air” show on St. Louis Public Radio. Dr. Theising will be discussing the latest book in the East … Continue reading

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Urban Research Scholar Sarah VanSlette’s Research Mentioned in the RFT 2012 News Challenge

IUR Urban Research Scholar Sarah VanSlette’s research on growing up in or moving to St. Louis, particularly as it applies to the oft-asked question about which high school a person attended, has made it into the Riverfront Times’ 2012 News … Continue reading

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Secrets and Stories of the Old Courthouse

Our friends at the National Park Service have asked us to share the word about this upcoming event on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis!Advanced reservations are required and can be obtained here: http://old-courthouse-secrets.jnpa.com/Content/638.htm

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Leisure and Entertainment in Greater East St. Louis by Dr. Anthony Cheeseboro

My project at the Institute for Urban Research examines Leisure and Entertainment in Greater East St. Louis, 1950-1995. This project looks at the evolution of social activity in the African American communities in the East Louis area.  There have been … Continue reading

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Remembering Bob Cassilly by Andrew Theising

St. Louis lost a piece of its soul recently with the unexpected passing of artist Bob Cassilly.  Cassilly was a powerhouse of creativity.  He didn’t seem to have much use for rules, and always seemed to push forward despite them. … Continue reading

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Missing KFUO Radio: How the Market Works

It’s a little quieter in my household now that KFUO is gone.  Yep—I like classical music and I listened to the station a lot.  I listened to it on the last day and listened to my favorite hosts bid their … Continue reading

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