Donald F. Norris (Department of Public Policy, UMBC). Dr. Norris contributed to a chapter in the Municipal Yearbook 2012 (International City/County Management Association) that provides a snapshot of e-government in the United States in 2011, including the impact of social media and cloud computing, the reasons for and barriers to adopting e-government, and the overall … Read More
Ravi K. Perry (Department of Political Science, Clark University) recently accepted a new position as Assistant Professor of Political Science and Stennis Scholar for Municipal Governance at Mississippi State University in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, beginning Fall 2012. Perry received his Ph.D in Political Science from Brown University in 2009.
J. Rosie Tighe (Department of Geography & Planning, Appalachian State University) received a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Consortium. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities. The $10,000 award was the only one … Read More
Robert Silverman (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo), published the article, “The Nonprofitization of Public Education: Implications of Requiring Charter Schools to be Nonprofits in New York,” in Nonprofit Policy Forum.
Dale Thomson (Department of Social Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn) was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Political Science with tenure in May 2012. He also serves as the Director of the Institute for Local Government.
The UAA is very excited to announce the location of next year’s conference. . . San Francisco! April 3-6, 2013 More details to come.
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Center for Urban Studies, University at Buffalo. A New PhD program has been launched in Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo. The first and only such program in the State University of New York system, this new doctoral program offers diverse research and learning opportunities, with … Read More
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
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, 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