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Academic Year 2010-11    

· Fall 2010 · 
Pudlik & Garas  ·  Walsh & Cui  ·  Murphy

"Upper Silesia and the Ruhr: The Transition of Old Industrial Regions in Europe"

Martin Pudlik and Cyryl Garas
Friday, October 29, 2010
Noon to 1:15pm, 121 University Place

Martin Pudlik and Cyryl Garas, RWTH University Aachen, Geography
The German region of Ruhr experience severe economic decline followed by the implementation of a series of successful development measures.  Pudlik and Garas will discuss those reforms, along with their applicability in other post-industrial parts of Europe, including the Polish region of Upper Silesia.

"Urban Economics:  Foreclosure, Vacancy and Crime"

Dr. Randy Walsh PhD and Lin Cui
Friday, November 5, 2010
Noon to 1:15pm, 121 University Place

Dr. Randy Walsh and Lin Cui, University of Pittsburgh, Economics 
Dr. Walsh is an associate professor of economics whose research interests include public economics, urban economics, environomental economics, and racial disparities.  At this session, he is joined by Lin Cui, a doctoral student in economics and former PNCIS graduate student researcher.  They will present their findings in the field of urban economics.

"The Social Organization & Everyday Life of Suburban Poverty:  An Ethnographic Community Study"

Alexandra Murphy, PhD
Friday, November 12, 2010
Noon to 1:15pm, 121 University Place

Alexandra Murphy, Princeton University, Sociology
Alexandra Murphy is conducting a ethnographic community study of the social organization of suburban poverty and everyday life in one increasingly poor suburb of Pittsburgh: Penn Hills.  Her research seeks to understand the dynamics of suburban poverty and social situations of diverse suburban actors, such as civil society organizations.  This research is complemented by spatial analysis using PNCIS data.



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Bring your lunch and join us for presentations that highlight neighborhood, community, economic, and other social research by our esteemed colleagues. Presenters include local, national, and international social research experts. Lectures are Noon – 1:15pm, 3911 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St. Posvar Hall is next to the Hillman Library on the Schenley Oval. On-street metered parking is available, as well as a metered parking lot at Semple and Bouquet Streets. Other parking is available at the Soldiers and Sailors Parking Garage.

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University Center for Social & Urban Research
3343 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15260   ·   412-624-5442