Mary Helen Callahan

February 11, 2012UAA Community News

It is with much regret that we must announce that former UAA Executive Director, Mary Helen Callahan died on February 1 after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services took place on Saturday, February 4 in Newark, Delaware. Her obituary can be found at: http://www.rtfoard.com/obits/obituaries.asp?listing_id=178833 UAA will certainly devote some time in Pittsburgh to remembering … Read More

UAA Signs MOU with Sun Yat Sen University (Guangzhou, China) as part of International Linkages Initiative

January 29, 2012UAA Community News

Sun Yat Sen University was the setting for the International Conference on Urban and Regional Development in the 21st Century and Lingnan Forum held in Guangzhou, China, December 17-18, 2011. Among the participants were a number of scholars familiar to UAAers including Jill Gross, Hank Savitch, Michael Timberlake, Christian Lefevre, David K. Hamilton, Catherine Ross, Robin … Read More

Bill Rohe (UNC-Chapel Hill) published “The Research Triangle: From Tobacco Road to Global Prominence”

January 19, 2012UAA Community News

Bill Rohe, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of City and Regional Planning, and Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Studies at UNC-CH recently published The Research Triangle: From Tobacco Road to Global Prominence (University of Pennsylvania Press), which addresses the history, current issues and future prospects of the Research Triangle metropolitan area. Bill … Read More

Mary Helen Callahan, former UAA Executive Director

January 18, 2012UAA Community News

The UAA Executive Office learned today (January 18) that former UAA Executive Director, Mary Helen Callahan, has entered hospice care as she continues a long battle with cancer. Notes of support and UAA memories can be sent to her at: Mary Helen Callahan 303 Beverly Road Newark, DE 19711

News from the New School’s Program in Urban Policy Analysis & Management

January 11, 2012UAA Community News

Several new faculty members joined the program in the past two years: Charles Allison (MBA, Harvard).  An Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Charles has more than 20 years of experience in investment banking, direct private market and foundation investing, economic development finance, and renewable energy, especially biodiesel and solar power. He teaches courses in finance … Read More

David Imbroscio (University of Louisville) Named Director of the PhD Program in Urban & Public Affairs at the Univ. of Louisville

January 7, 2012UAA Community News

David Imbroscio (Department of Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville). David Imbroscio was recently named Director of the PhD program in Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville. He is building upon the Department’s considerable academic resources and the strong urban mission of the University to strengthen this intellectually-exciting and practically-engaged urban … Read More

Erualdo González (California State University, Fullerton) Awarded Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

January 7, 2012UAA Community News

Erualdo González (Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, California State University, Fullerton). Professor González was recently awarded a $75,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for his work on physical activity among Latino youth, the grassroots, and community development policy.  He is the guest editor of the forthcoming (2012) special issue “Health Disparities in … Read More

Robert Silverman (University at Buffalo) Co-edited Book “Fair and Affordable Housing in the US”

January 7, 2012UAA Community News

Robert Silverman (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo). Robert Silverman and Kelly Patterson published the co-edited book, Fair and Affordable Housing in the US: Trends, Outcomes, Future Directions. He also published the chapter (co-authored with Kelly Patterson and Henry Taylor) titled, “Including Voices of the Excluded: Lessons from Buffalo, NY” in the … Read More