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Zuhlke receives ARNOVA award for Dissertation

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Professor Samantha Zuhlke has received the Gabriel G. Rudney Memorial Award for an Outstanding Dissertation in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research for her dissertation, “A Political Theory of Nonprofits: Partisanship Policy and the Rise of the Nonprofit Sector.”
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Jerry Anthony Researches Urban Development Sustainability Policies In India as a Fulbright Scholar

Monday, November 13, 2023
Professor Jerry Anthony was awarded a Fulbright Scholar award to research sustainable urbanism in India during the 2022-2023 academic year. Second-year public affairs student, Stephanie Gutierrez, recently interviewed him about his experience.
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Students to Assist Bondurant through Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities

Thursday, September 21, 2023
Over the next year, the growing city of Bondurant will benefit from the assistance of graduate students in the University of Iowa's School of Planning and Public Affairs through the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC). Students recently visited this expanding city within the Des Moines metropolitan area to kick off the partnership