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20 years of the Schubert Center

  • Schubert Center for Child Development established in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Funds are awarded as grants across the university to support promising research and programs for children and families in the areas of mental illness and child development

  • First annual research colloquium by Schubert Center grantees
  • Schubert Center co-hosts a talk on mental health in children and adolescents by William Glasser, MD, author of Reality Therapy
  • Clearinghouse for Research established on Schubert Center Website
  • Brisky Fellowship in Psychology established to encourage research on childhood mental retardation and mental health by Psychology Doctoral Candidates


  • Conference: Enriching Children’s Environment: Tunes, Touch, and Toys
  • “Consortium on Children, Families, and Communities” created between the Schubert Center for Child Development, and the Center on Urban Poverty and Social Change of MSASS
  • Jill Korbin named Schubert Center Director
  • Eight research projects funded for the 2000-2001 year, covering topics in Psychology, Communication Sciences, as well as Genetics, International Child Health, and Pediatrics within UH Rainbow Babies
  • To learn more, check out the Spring 2001 Newsletter


  • Five-Year Report released
  • Understanding the Impact of Violence on Children and Adolescents Conference
  • Research highlight of funded projects by Jim Spilsbury of Anthropology for his work examining children’s differential help-seeking in hazardous situations, and Lyn Turkstra of Communication Sciences for her work on social and communication skills of adolescents with traumatic brain injuries
  • Rainbow Center for Pediatric Ethics of UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, and The Center for Adolescent Health of the CWRU School of Medicine become members of the Consortium on Children, Families and Communities
  • To learn more, check out the Spring 2002 Newsletter


  • Three day working meeting entitled Charting Future Directions for Childhood Studies: Research, Education, and Policy is co-organized by Drs. Jill Korbin and Rick Settersten, attended by a group of 17 international scholars
  • Schubert Center hosts the second meeting of a consortium of university-based child research centers
  • Awarded $150,000 in funding for two years by the George Gund Foundation to organize an interdisciplinary program of child-centered education, research, and communication






  • Schubert Center hosts Nobel Laureate James Heckman for talk on “The Economic Case for Investing in Early Childhood Education”
  • Girlhood Lecture Series is established: “Girls in Abusive Dating Relationships: Approaching a Better Understanding in Research, Practice and Policy”
  • Gabriella Celeste is named as new Child Policy Director
  • Schubert Center launches new website, Facebook and Twitter
  • To learn more, check out the Spring 2011 Newsletter


  • Schubert Center hosts a luncheon to celebrate the life achievements of CWRU’s Mental Development Center founder Dr. Jane W. Kessler
  • Prentiss Foundation awards $500,000 grant to fund a program to address childhood obesity and hypertension within the Cleveland Municipal School District
  • “Toward an Understanding of Girls with Eating Disorders” policy brief is released
  • Schubert Center collaborates with community partners to co-host Children’s Briefing for newly elected Cuyahoga County officials
  • To learn more, check out the 2010-2011 Annual Report





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