Upcoming Webinar: Presidential Management Fellows Program


Decoding the Presidential Management Fellows Application Process

Tuesday, October 16 | 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. | Registration Required
The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is frequently cited as a highly prestigious program in the federal government. The fellowship is for graduate students and this webinar teaches students how to submit a strong application, explains how the program has changed with the implementation of the Pathways Programs, and provides insight into what happens after your application is submitted.

Illinois company in final stages of bidding to make high-speed rail cars for Amtrak


By Alejandra Cancino | Chicago Tribune | September 28, 2012

A rail manufacturer based in Illinois is in the final rounds of bidding to build 130 high-speed passenger rail cars for use on Amtrak routes in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and California.

The order would total $352.3 million.

The bid was submitted by Sumitomo Corp. of America and Nippon Sharyo U.S.A., which opened a $35 million passenger rail car plant in Rochelle in July.

The Rochelle plant is also making 160 “Highliner” rail cars for Metra Electric line customers in the Chicago area, as well as 12 diesel cars for California’s Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit, 18 cars for Metrolinx in Toronto and eight bilevel passenger cars for the Virginia Railway Express in Alexandria, Va. Read More

Joan Fitzgerald at the Inner City Economic Summit

ICIC summit

Joan Fitzgerald recently spoke on a panel at the Inner City Economic Summit, put on by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC). “Cities across the country are creating innovative models and collaborative partnerships to lay the groundwork for sustainable economic development. By identifying industry strengths and then connecting capital, land use and business […]

Mahfuzul Chowdhury, PhD ’92 awarded a Fulbright Scholarship


Mahfuzul Chowdhury, PhD ’92 has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. Dr. Chowdhury is a professor of political science and director of the Social Science Research Institute at the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh. He will begin his term as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in October, joining the Department of Political Science at Duke University for […]

Joan Fitzgerald appointed Interim Dean of the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs

Joan Fitzgerald

Professor Joan Fitzgerald has assumed the post of Interim Dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. Georges Van Den Abbeele, Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities announced the appointment. Joan will lead the continued development and expansion of the Policy School.  She follows in the footsteps of Founding Dean […]

Dan Urman admitted to Supreme Court Bar


Dan Urman, director of the Executive Doctorate in Law & Policy and lecturer in the Law & Public Policy program was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Monday, June 18, 2012. Urman said, “It is a true honor to become a member […]

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