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David Merriman, Professor

David Merriman Named Stukel Presidential Professor at UIC

Congratulations to David Merriman, who has been named the James J. Stukel Presidential Professor at UIC. Now in his eleventh year at UIC, Professor Merriman’s research focuses on business property taxation and state…

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Janet Smith on Obama Presidential Center Impact

The Chicago Reporter quotes Janet Smith, UIC associate professor of urban planning and policy and co-director of UIC’s Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement, in an article examining the Barack Obama Presidential Center’s impact…

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CUPPA Faculty Recognized at UIC Faculty Awards Celebration

Five CUPPA faculty members from the Departments of Public Administration and Urban Planning and Policy were recognized at the UIC Faculty Awards Celebration on November 9. Jered Carr, Kelly LeRoux, Rachel Weber, and…

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UDV Grant to Assist Robbins Renewal Project

Backed by funding from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust, the University of Illinois at Chicago will join a partnership between the village of Robbins and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District…

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P.S. Sriraj interviewed on state of Metra and challenges on WBEZ

Chicago Public Radio’s (WBEZ-FM 91.5) “Morning Shift” interviewed P.S. Sriraj, director of the Urban Transportation Center and research associate professor at UIC, about the current state of Metra and the challenges it faces…

Moira Zellner featured in ACSP Faculty Profile

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) has featured UPP faculty Moira Zellner , highlighting Moira’s inspirations and contribution to urban planning.  Read the profile and interview at the ACSP website.

Albert J. Schorsch, III

Albert J. Schorsch, III 1951-2017

I am deeply saddened to report that our dear colleague, administrator, CUPPA historian, counselor and friend, Albert J. Schorsch, III, surrounded by his loving family, died October 28, in his home after a…

Shelley Davis, MUPP '98

Davis Receives Marek Alumni Award

Since 2004, the CUPPA Alumni Association Board of Directors has presented the Jim Marek Alumni Appreciation Award recognizing individuals or groups for their dedication to the fields of urban planning and public administration and…