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Friday, October 18 • 9:10am - 10:20am
CURL and the Scrappy Model: Opening the “Black Box” of Collaborative Research

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"How can a university-based research center best serve as a connecting point to create collaborative research among a diverse research team? How can that research serve as a pedagogical opportunity for students while also producing rigorous and practical research for community partners and academic research opportunities for faculty?

This panel will bring together a CURL research team made up of a student, a community partner, center staff, and a faculty member to unveil the “how” of CURL’s “scrappy model.” We will cover the multitude of ways undergraduate students participate in community based research through classes, fellowships, and volunteer opportunities to connect with the partners rooted in Chicago communities.

The panel will also address the creative and innovative aspects of the collaborative research model with examples of flexibility and unexpected variables that led to exciting and rich research projects."


Nadiah Mohajir

Founder & Executive Director, HEART Women and Girls

Teresa Neumann

Senior Researcher, Center for Urban Research and Learning at Loyola University Chicago

Yasmeen Khayr

former CURL Undergraduate Fellow, Center for Urban Research and Learning at Loyola University Chicago

Peter Rosenblatt

Associate Professor of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago
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David Van Zytveld

CURL Director, Center for Urban Research and Learning at Loyola University Chicago
David is the Director of the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL). He came to Loyola in 1995 where he began to work for CURL’s predecessor, the Policy Research Action Group (PRAG). David began his tenure at CURL when the Center opened its door in January of 1996. He has held a variety of positions at CURL including Graduate Researcher, Community Research Coordinator, Assistant Director, and, since 2008, Associate Director. David was appointed to the posi... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 9:10am - 10:20am CDT
Hamming Hall