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Teresa Cordova

Teresa Cordova Weighs In On Diversity In Manufacturing Companies

Austin Weekly News quotes Teresa Cordova, director of the Great Cities Institute at UIC, in an article recapping the Chicagoland Manufacturing Renaissance Council’s recent panel that explored ways manufacturing companies can become more…

Nik Theodore

Nik Theodore Examines Domestic Worker Organizing

Nik Theodore, CUPPA Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs and Professor of UPP, co-authored a piece in Global Dialogue offering a comparative analysis of domestic worker organizing across time and place. Through their ongoing…

Beth Gutelius

GCI's Beth Gutelius Responds To Somali Worker Negotiations

Beth Gutelius, GCI Senior Research Specialist, was cited in a recent New York Times article on the strides made by Somali Amazon employees in Minnesota to negotiate better warehouse working conditions. For the first time…

Kate Lowe

Kate Lowe Examines The Impact Of Closing Emission Test Sites

Kate Lowe, Assistant Professor in UPP, co-authored an article published in the Transportation Research Record on the impacts of closing several vehicle emissions testing facilities in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. While these closures cut…

PA Times

David Merriman Explains States’ Obligations To Monitor TIFs

In a recent article for the ASPA’s publication PA Times, David Merriman, PA Professor, provides insight on the benefits and challenges of TIF. While the creation of TIF districts serve to stimulate economic development, and…

Dolton, IL

Jack Rocha Quoted In WBEZ Story Examining Dolton, IL

Jack Rocha, a community development planner with UIC’s Great Cities Institute, is quoted in a WBEZ/Better Government Association project story examining Dolton, Illinois, and the impact of deindustrialization. Rocha addresses job trends following…

Rachel Weber

UPP Professor Rachel Weber Investigates School Closures

Professor Rachel Weber examines the factors behind Chicago Public School closures in a new article in the Urban Affairs Review. Weber found that while poor academic performance and faculty under-utilization were factors, schools…