Category Archives: social issues

Nutrition in the Urban Community

The food people eat is often influenced by their environment, financial situation, and education. Many preventable illnesses are caused by the over-consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages. In order to create a healthier population, people need to have access to … Continue reading

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The Importance of Urban Education

Public education has long been overlooked as one of the keys to reforming our country’s urban cores. Contrary to reform, we often view these districts as a lost cause and seek ways to remove students from these districts. This attitude … 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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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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Election Night Results from a Familiar Face!

On Election Night, Tuesday, November 6, 2012, the Institute for Urban Research invites you to tune in to KETC Channel 9, where Director Dr. Andy Theising will be presenting Illinois election results! Coverage begins at 7 pm. Missouri election results … Continue reading

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17th Annual SLACO Regional Neighborhoods Conference

Dear Community Member,                                                           REGISTER TODAY! The St. Louis Association of Community … Continue reading

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City Seminar lecture – “When Should Cities Go Away?” – presented by Dr. Andy Theising

The American Culture Studies Program at Washington University is sponsoring City Seminar, a scholarly forum on urban studies issues in the U.S. and abroad. On Thursday, September 27, 2012, from 2:30 – 4:00, the lecture will be “When Should Cities … Continue reading

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SIUE Research Center Directors Meet and Greet

Please see the information regarding the SIUE Research Directors Meet and Greet event on September 17, 2012.  We hope to see you there! SIUE_Research_Center_Directors_MeetandGreet_flyer

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SLACO 17th Annual Neighborhood Conference – October 27, 2012

The St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO) is sponsoring its 17th Annual Neighborhood Conference on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Please follow the link for more information or to register for the conference! http://www.stlneighborhoodsconference.com/

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Sidewalk Tour and Film Screening: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

Pruit-Igoe began as a housing marvel. Two decades later, it ended in rubble. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe … Continue reading

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