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20 years of the Schubert Center

  • Schubert Center for Child Development established in the College of Arts and Sciences, Donald Freedheim named founding director
  • 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 and Richard Settersten named Schubert Center co-directors
  • 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


  • Child Policy Initiative is launched.
  • Continued Monthly Colloquia “Case Conversations on Children in Research and Policy”
  • Center for Science and Mathematics Education introduced to Consortium on Children, Families, and Communities
  • Co-sponsored lecture series with Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and Case Center for Women on Girls and Girlhood in the United States
  • Mann Policy Externships are established in Spring 2005
  • To learn more, check out the Spring 2005 Newsletter






  • 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






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