FYI, changes at UICNI in Chicago

colist-admin at colist-admin at
Wed Apr 12 11:43:04 CDT 2000

[ed:  Loomis is a member of the original COMM-ORG contingent, and UIC folks 
were the early core of COMM-ORG, so I pass along this update from them.]

From: loomis mayfield <loomis at>

Changes at Neighborhoods Initiative (UICNI) at the University of
Illinois at Chicago

(apologies for cross posting)

Loomis Mayfield Moves On

As announced in the recent issue of the UICNI Newsletter, Loomis Mayfield
has stepped down as coordinator of UICNI in order to concentrate on
research and writing.  He will continue his involvement with selected
UICNI projects through the summer.  "It has been great to be involved in
this partnership," says Mayfield, who holds a Ph.D. in history, "and I
look forward to having time to write more about these experiences."
Project director Wim Wiewel noted that "Loomis has really increased
UICNI's national visibility through his presentations at conferences and
his articles.  We thank him for his efforts."

In the fall, Mayfield will be looking for a position that can continue
his work in the area of the engaged university, and have more time for
analysis and teaching in urban studies and urban history.  Mayfield's
broad research interests include the political, social, and historical
analysis of the city within its metropolitan and regional context; and
the historical and comparative analysis of university/community
relationships and institutional issues of university/community
partnerships.  He has published in American Behavioral
Scientist, Journal of  Interdisciplinary
History, and has a forthcoming article in
Cityscape, among other publications (see also

For the time being, Nacho Gonzales will be the interim coordinator of
UICNI.  He can be reached at nacho at or 312-996-7194.

Mayfield's new office phone numbers and address at UIC are in the
signature file below.




Loomis Mayfield                 Direct:  312-355-3231

Research Assistant Professor    Fax:      312-413-8095

College of Urban Planning

     and Public Affairs (M/C 348)

University of Illinois at Chicago

412 S. Peoria

Chicago, IL 60607-7064          E-mail:  loomis at

Loomis Mayfield's Web Page Address (under construction):


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