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

UD Welcomes New Generation of Crusader Alumni

Outdoor chairs filled up quickly as droves of graduates, professors, families and friends arrived on the Braniff Mall the morning of Sunday, May 12, to participate in the 59th annual Spring Commencement Ceremony in honor of UD’s new generation of Crusader alumni.

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Board of Trustees Names John G. Plotts as Interim President

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Executive Vice President John G. Plotts, Ed.D., as interim president of the university. Plotts joined the university in December of 2008, initially serving in the roles of associate provost and dean of undergraduate admissions.

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Professor of English Eileen Gregory, PhD, Named 2018 Piper Professor

"That's what our teaching, and all our talk about the reflective life, boils down to -- efforts to keep brilliance in our hearts, to remember the lightness that is native to our spirit," said 2018 Piper Professor Eileen Gregory, Ph.D, professor of English. The Piper Award honors 10 professors annually in Texas colleges and universities for outstanding achievements in their profession and is widely regarded as the most prestigious award of its kind in the state.

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