Community Assistance Research (CARe)

Community Assistance Research (CARE)

 

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CARE is a Community-Research Partnership that aims to improve the lives of low and middle income populations in the DFW area through evidence-based research. Building interdisciplinary, multi-institution, community-based collaborations is essential to this agenda. Please read our mission statement for more details.  CARE is built upon a model of mentored student involvement with collaborating faculty and staff from diverse disciplines.

Key Projects

Food Insecurity: In order to inform efforts to increase connectivity between the population and health care systems, CARE collaborators are researching the impact of insufficient food access among low-income populations.

Urban Housing Markets: Researchers are examining the relationship between housing markets neighborhood quality and household outcomes.

Neighborhood Peer Effects: CARE researchers are analyzing the effects of both peer-to-peer interactions, shared environment, and socio-demographic characteristics in order to understand how individuals in low-income areas affect each other, and to inform efforts that seek to promote welfare-enhancing behaviors.

Program Evaluation: CARE researchers are involved in a variety of program evaluation studies.

 

News

Rekindling 'The Truth of Human Experience'

The urgent task of philosophy in our day, according to the renowned German philosopher Martin Heidegger, is to relearn the art of seeing what is before us, argues Chad Engelland, director of the philosophy master's program, in his recently published book, "Heidegger's Shadow: Kant, Husserl, and the Transcendental Turn."

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In Memoriam: Robert "Bob" J. Finegan

Former university trustee Robert "Bob" J. Finegan, passed away last week on July 7, 2017, at the age of 79, surrounded by his loved ones. He will be dearly missed and remembered as a courageous and kind spirit.

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