At its Winter 2009 meeting, the Board of Trustees awarded fellowships of $12,000 each for the following faculty projects:  


The Future of Convenience Voting in California, R. Michael Alvarez, California Institute of Technology


Redistricting by Citizen Task Force: An Analysis of the Impact on Ventura County, Gregory Freeland, California Lutheran University


Legal Definitions of Immaturity Related to Competency to Stand Trial for Juvenile Offenders, Nancy Ryba, California State University, Fullerton


Analyze the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Use of Communication Technologies as a Means to Alert the Public About Local Emergencies, Mark Latonero, California State University, Fullerton


Community-based Coalitions and Social Change:  The History of Homeless Advocacy in Long Beach, California, Christine L. Jocoy, California State University, Long Beach


Negotiating Identities:  Indigenous Mexican Youth and Achievement in Los Angeles Schools, William Perez, Claremont Graduate University


Religion and Social Justice in the City, David Yoo, Claremont McKenna College


New Approaches to Persistent Social Problems: The Expansion of Problem-Solving Courts in the Los Angeles and Southern California Region, Stacy Lee Burns, Loyola Marymount University


On-going Study of the Neighborhood Council System in Los Angeles, Victoria Basolo, University of California, Irvine


Gentrification and Enviromental Regulation: The Case of the California Coastal Act, Matthew E. Kahn, University of California, Los Angeles


Connecting Affordable Housing and Green Neighborhoods in Los Angeles:  How Organizations Link Issues in the Public Arena, Nina Eliasoph, University of Southern California


The Role of Ethnic Communities, Residential Location, and Self Employment in the Labor Market Success of First and Second Generation Immigrants, Gary Dean Painter, University of Southern California


Democracy by Design:  The Institutionalization of Neighborhood Participation Networks in Los Angeles, Christopher Weare, University of Southern California


Regional Equity and the Industrial Cities of Los Angeles County, Rebecca Overmyer-Velazquez, Whittier College