MARCH 12, 2018

Levin News, produced by and for the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, is designed to share news about opportunities, events, programs and activities, grants, publications, and other interesting news of interest about Levin College faculty, staff, students and alumni. To submit information for inclusion in the publication, please forward to inkplusllc.levin@gmail.com.
 

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This forum will feature Jeff Finkle, President and CEO of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) - the world's largest economic development membership organization. Finkle is a recognized leader and international authority on economic development. IEDC as a membership organization serves city, county state economic development organizations along with their public private partners as they try to create, retain expand jobs, grow tax base and enhance wealth. 

The program will also include:
          • Sasa Drezgic, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Rijeka, Croatia
          • Matt Waldo, Senior Manager of Research and Analysis at JobsOhio
          • Moderator: Iryna Lendel, Research Associate Professor and Director,Center for Economic Development at The Levin College of Urban Affairs
 To register or for more information, click here





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STAFF, FACULTY, STUDENT AND ALUMNI NEWS

An article by Levin's Mark J. Salling has been published in GIS Professional"Boundaries that Matter: Partisan Gerrymandering of U.S. Congressional Districts" takes a deep dive look into the notion of gerrymandering. To read the article, click here 
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From a recent post on the Bloomberg View: Levin researchers Richey Piiparinen, Jim Russell, and Charlie Post suggest that "in order to boost local economies, universities should stop seeing themselves only as educators, and start seeing themselves as platforms for local economic activity." Titled "How universities make cities great," the article can be read in its entirety here

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According to Healthcare Analytics News, "the City of Cleveland is already known as a healthcare hub, but local economic development officials believe the city's history and workforce make it uniquely qualified to be a healthcare technology leader in the era of big data." The publication goes on to reference the new Levin College report titled "The Healing Economy: An Economic Development Framework for Cleveland," which notes Cleveland has the densest health science labor market in the country, with 14.5% of the region's workforce employed in high-skilled healthcare delivery. To access the report, written by Levin College's Richey Piiparinen, click here
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Levin Professor Joseph Mead has written a piece on the constitutionality of panhandling laws in the online publication The Conversation. To read the article, click here
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Scott Osiecki, a graduate of the Levin College Leadership Academy, has been chosen to lead Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County. He was appointed following the death of Valeria Harper in early January. Harper was named to lead the agency in July 2017 following the retirement of Levin grad William Denihan. To read more about this appointment, click here

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In an article titled "Pin Oak Energy Pins Hope on Northern Utica," Andrew Thomas, director of the Energy Policy Center at Levin College, notes that new exploration and completion techniques make the Utica a very desirable region to drill. "They're not slowing down production," he added. For more on this topic, click here
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Levin grad Catherine Ciha, MNAL (2009) is presenting at the upcoming Aging in America Conference in San Francisco. She will present "Removing Barriers to Transportation and Expanding Senior Mobility." with Virginia Dize, MSG, Co-Director, National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC), and Laura Kittross, MPH, JD, Manager, Public Health Program, Berkshire (MA) Regional Planning Commission. As Director of Development for Senior Transportation Connection (STC) Catherine will report on a project funded by NADTC to develop, implement, and evaluate innovations in accessible transportation. STC was one of six funded models, based upon its history providing coordinated and affordable transportation for seniors and adults with disabilities in Cuyahoga County.

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Levin Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson recently submitted the United States' Report for the Common Core of European Private Law project, Access to Commons Working Group. The project, partly funded by the European Commission, has been working for more than 20 years to seek commonalities among the diverse legal systems in Europe.  It often includes a U.S. comparison.


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