Faculty Awards, Notable Achievements: Lawrence Wu; C. Cybele Raver

Lawrence Wu, a professor of sociology at FAS and deputy director of Steinhardt’s Institute for Human Development and Social Change, has been awarded a $688,896 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grant.

Wu, a scholar of non-marital fertility, has received funding from NICHD, NSF, the William T. Grant Foundation, and the ASPE. The NIH grant award will fund Wu and his colleagues to examine processes underlying a premarital first birth and observe changes in union/marital status.

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C. Cybele Raver, professor of applied psychology and director of Steinhardt’s Institute for Human Development and Social Change, has beenselected to work with Northwestern University on MacArthur Foundation-funded housing study. With her team at NYU, Raver, an expert in children’s emotional and behavioral self-regulation, will review, select, and pilot measures of family processes and child outcomes in preparation for the launch of a larger survey and experimental data collection effort encompassed in a study titled, “How Housing Matters for Children.”