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ERIC Number: ED031131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 21
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University Research and the City: A Report from the President of New York University.
Hester, James M.
This report describes selected urban-oriented research projects of New York University that are designed to draw on the city's resources to develop new knowledge for the improvement of urban society. The university's efforts to solve urban problems take 2 forms: (1) research leadership, directed at identifying and analyzing major problems and seeking solutions that can be offered to the community for application, and (2) research-related service to people. Through a combined health care and research program of the university's medical center, 60,000 children from the Lower East Side receive health care, and their medical and social records are maintained through electronic data processing. The center also treats patients suffering from alcoholism, oral cancer, and periodontal or gum diseases, and collects data for further study on the causes and cures for these illnesses. At least 10 projects on air pollution and 7 on water pollution were conducted in 1966. Social programs concentrate on poverty, slums, juvenile delinquency, and racial discrimination. The report also discusses how some studies have contributed to the improvement of public education, government finances, and teaching methods for public administrators at both city and state levels. Others examine reapportionment, criminal justice, and individual rights. In 1965 and 1966, these projects involved more than 900 faculty members and 1,100 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and technical assistants, at a total cost of $34,000,000. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY.