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Manners Award
March 24, 2018


University Center for Social & Urban Research (UCSUR)

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Established in 1972 to serve as a resource for researchers and educators interested in the basic and applied social and behavioral sciences.


Mission Statement

The mission of UCSUR is to work collaboratively to conduct interdisciplinary research that improves communities and addresses social, economic, health, and policy issues most relevant to   society.  more...


Friday March 23, 2018
Noon - 1:15pm · 311 Posvar Hall

Ty Redden
Brown Bag Lecture Series
Ty Redden, PhD, "Urban Apartheid & the 2016 Summer Olympics"  Ty is currently a Visiting Professor at Gettysburg College and conducting a grant-sponsored neighborhood resilience study in Gainesville, Florida.  Learn more & RSVP...

Manners Award UCSUR will, again, make two Research Development Grants of up to $10,000 each to interested faculty.  These grants are intended to support pilot research in the social, behavioral, and policy sciences.  Letter of intent is due by Feb 28 and final applications are due May 4th.  Learn more...


Sept 1, 2017

Scott BeachScott R. Beach, Interim UCSUR Director, has been awarded a five-year $3.2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, a division of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The study will explore risk factors for financial frauds and scams in 700 adults age 60 and older.  Read more...

Spotlight Reports

January 2018

PEQPittsburgh Economic Quarterly (PEQ), January 2018.  Articles include "Results of the Pittsburgh Regional Caregivers Survey," and "Alternative Measures of Unemployment for Pittsburgh Recipients."

December 2017

UCSURThe Pittsburgh Regional Caregivers Survey, 2017. UCSUR and the Health Policy Institute’s Stern Center for Evidence Based Policy recently conducted a survey of western Pennsylvania caregivers to better understand informal caregivers and their needs, and help inform regional and state policies. This report is part of the Western Pennsylvania Family Caregiving Project, 2017-2018.

September 2017

ACSProfile of Change in the City of Pittsburgh · Comparison of 2006-2010 and 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS) · Estimates for the City of Pittsburgh and Neighborhoods. This report compiles data from multiple years of the Census Bureau's ACS and summarizes recent demographic trends impacting the City of Pittsburgh. A profile of selected socioeconomic variables is compiled for the city and each of its component neighborhoods. These profiles can serve as a reference for major changes taking place within the city, and how those change compare to other areas within the broader Pittsburgh metropolitan region.

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