This academic conference will explore scholarly research and teaching on the topic of the University and the Neighborhood. Panels, roundtable discussions, workshops, and keynote speakers will address the impact universities have on their surrounding communities, and will examine current and new approaches to localized academic work.
Dr. Davarian Baldwin
(author of In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower)
Dr. Eugenia South, M.D.
(Director, Urban Health Lab)
Led by Nicole King (U of Maryland Baltimore County) and Ivan Weiss (WFU)
Working with Community Partners
Led by Rebecca Amato (Director of Teaching and Learning, Illinois Humanities)
Community Health Research
Led by Dr. Eugenia South and Nicole Thomas (Urban Health Lab)
Participatory Action Research
Led by Yasser Payne (U of Delaware)