New Course, The Autism Experience: A Public Health Perspective

PUBH 6299. 13 The Autism Experience: A Public Health Perspective

2 credit hours Friday, 10:10am - noon

Open to graduate and upper level undergraduate students

Instructor, Sean D. Cleary, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology sdcleary@gwu.edu

A public health perspective of the autism experience is explored through service learning and community participatory research methods engaging autistic young adults, their parents, researchers, clinicians and other service providers. The course covers the science, viewpoints, and experience of autism with a focus on young adults transitioning to adulthood. Collaboratively with community advocates, students will explore research relevant to the autistic community.

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Storytelling as Scholarship: Exploring Digital Stories, PhotoVoice and Other Methods

The 2019 Nashman Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) are forming now. These small inter-disciplinary/inter-professional groups meet monthly for one year to discuss and learn collectively about their topic of interest. All GW faculty and administrators are welcome. Click here for information about other FLC's forming for 2019.

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Medical College of Wisconsin Hosting Community Engaged Scholarship Program September 17-20 

Community Engaged Scholars: Immersion Program Applications due Aug. 3rd Health Faculty Encouraged to Apply

Applicants with experience in research interested in being immersed into community engagement should apply for this program. This program spans four days, focusing on the five Social Determinants of Health outlined by Healthy People 2020 (Healthypeople.gov) through a partnership with Silver Spring Neighborhood Center in Milwaukee, a valuable community partner. This program was designed to align the community as teachers to researchers interested in learning how to become effective community-engaged professionals. During this experience you will be immersed into the community site programming, learn from the staff about perspectives of community partners in community engagement, and have the opportunity for bi-directional discussions. Space is limited.

September 17th (starting at 2pm) through September 20th, 2018

Program Cost $100

Applicant Criteria

Applicants that align to our program must:

  1. Be a researcher interested in building capacity for community engaged research
  2. Have at least one year of graduate level study
  3. Have a willingness to be culturally humble
  4. Be available for the entire experience from September 17th to September 20th

Apply nowhttps://www.mcw.edu/Community-Engagement/Immersion-Program.htm

Undergraduate Opportunity: Heinz College Public Service Weekend 2018

Leadership in The Age of Smart Cities Conference: Deadline 6/22 to Apply and Attend

Undergraduates and recent graduates are invited to examine how data and equity are impacting urban communities -great opportunity to learn, network and share your ideas and research. We encourage students to apply and attend and hope our faculty will as well.

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Call for Papers International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change

Did you present your community engaged scholarship for a class? At the symposium? Share your work with the world!

The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change has a call for papers.  You can view the Journal athttp://opus.govst.edu/iujsl/ 

The Journal is dedicated to providing undergraduate students a venue to discuss their service-learning projects and experiences.  The Journal considers three types of articles:

            1) Articles that discuss the development of a service-learning project and the  

                 impact of the project on the community served;

            2) A case study of a service-learning project;

            3) A reflection on service-learning and the development of personal leadership.

Each article will be reviewed by selected readers and the member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, excluding block quotations which should be typed single-spaced, and references.  To ensure anonymity, author’s names and affiliation should appear on a separate cover page.  Articles should not exceed 15 pages.  Authors should follow APA format.

The Journal accepts Book Reviews on service-learning and social change.  Book reviews should not exceed 2 pages and include Book Title, Author, and Publisher.

Submissions should be sent in Word format.  DO NOT HAVE HEADERS OR PAGE NUMBERING.

Submit by e-mail to: Ned Scott Laff, Ph.D.                       

ned.laff@gmail.com                                                                       

Imagining America Arts and Scholars in Public Life: Call for Proposals Due 6/22

Faculty and students are invited to submit proposals on their research and scholarship.

Transformative Imaginations: Decarceration and Liberatory Futures

 Invitation for Proposals
Imagining America 18th National Gathering

Chicago, Illinois | Friday-Sunday, October 19-21, 2018 | #18IAGathering
Submission Deadline: Friday, June 22

We are facing the largest social crisis in modern U.S. history, and it is a crisis that, on some level, affects every one of us. From children to seniors, foreign nationals to U.S. citizens, the United States’ carceral system locks up more than 10 million individuals each year through a vast network of prisons, jails, juvenile correctional facilities, immigration detention facilities, civil commitment centers, and state psychiatric centers. This system restricts the lives of nearly 5 million individuals currently on probation or parole, and it destabilizes an exponential number of families and communities. Addressing a crisis of this magnitude requires moving beyond a public discourse limited by preconceptions of what is achievable.
 

Imagining America believes that the arts, design, and the humanities provide us with tools and practices that can free our imaginations as to what is possible. The 2018 Imagining America National Gathering seeks to bring people together to imagine, explore, and make real a world beyond incarceration and to envision liberatory futures – futures that include worlds where resources invested in carceral economies are directed to housing, health care, and public education.
 

Drawing on traditions of speculative, utopian, and Afrofuturist inquiry while engaging with transformative work already in progress, Imagining America invites proposals that advance dialogue, research, programs, and advocacy regarding the impacts of carceral systems – both historical and contemporary – on our communities. Proposals need not explicitly address incarceration, but should contribute to a vision of justice motivated by the healing of communities and individuals.
 

We encourage proposals from currently and formerly incarcerated individuals, people directly impacted by the carceral system, activists, community organizers, artists, designers, students, faculty, and staff from IA member campuses and beyond, and others engaged in liberatory visioning and work. We especially encourage proposals that highlight collaboration, dialogue, community engagement, and creative forms of expression.

This year’s gathering also builds upon current work being done by Illinois Humanities through an initiative called Envisioning Justice (https://envisioningjustice.org). Using the arts and humanities, Envisioning Justice seeks to strengthen efforts in Chicago to reimagine our criminal legal system and is inspired by a commitment to justice, accountability, safety, support, and restoration for all people. Launched in 2017, Envisioning Justice will continue through 2019, thereby providing space for the discussions, works, and imaginings that take place during the gathering to continue.
 

Webinar June 13th Corporation for National and Community Service

Want to learn how to marshal evidence for your community based research? Don't miss this CNCS webinar! 

  Using Evidence for Scaling Community-Based Interventions That Work      RSVP for the June Research and Evidence Webinar      The Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) invites you to join our Research and Evidence webinar series. This webinar series is one of many ways ORE is sharing current research on civic engagement, volunteering, and national service.  This month, we are pleased to introduce:   Welcome : Mary Hyde, PhD., Director, ORE, CNCS   Introductory Remarks : Lily Zandniapour, Ph.D., Research and Evaluation Manager, and Anthony Nerino, ORE, CNCS   Presentation : Using Evidence for Scaling Community-Based Interventions That Work  Nan Maxwell, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research  Scott Richman, Ph.D., Survey Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research    Closing Remarks : Lily Zandniapour and Anthony Nerino   Date and Time   This webinar will be held on  Wednesday, June 13, from 2 - 3 PM ET .   Please  RSVP to attend .   If you have any questions, contact the CNCS Office of Research and Evaluation at  evaluation@cns.gov .     Study Abstract    Presentation: Using Evidence for Scaling Community-Based Interventions That Work  Presenters: Nan Maxwell, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, and Scott Richman, Ph.D., Survey Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research  In recent years, policymakers, researchers, and practitioners have expressed a growing interest in using evidence to make investment decisions and grow the impact of community-based solutions that work. CNCS and its grantees have invested significant resources in the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions to improve a range of outcomes for children, families, organizations, and communities. These efforts have helped the agency identify and support effective community-based interventions.

Using Evidence for Scaling Community-Based Interventions That Work

 

RSVP for the June Research and Evidence Webinar

 

The Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) invites you to join our Research and Evidence webinar series. This webinar series is one of many ways ORE is sharing current research on civic engagement, volunteering, and national service.

This month, we are pleased to introduce:

Welcome: Mary Hyde, PhD., Director, ORE, CNCS

Introductory Remarks: Lily Zandniapour, Ph.D., Research and Evaluation Manager, and Anthony Nerino, ORE, CNCS

Presentation: Using Evidence for Scaling Community-Based Interventions That Work

Nan Maxwell, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research

Scott Richman, Ph.D., Survey Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research 

Closing Remarks: Lily Zandniapour and Anthony Nerino

Date and Time

This webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 13, from 2 - 3 PM ET

Please RSVP to attend

If you have any questions, contact the CNCS Office of Research and Evaluation at evaluation@cns.gov.  

Study Abstract

Presentation: Using Evidence for Scaling Community-Based Interventions That Work
Presenters: Nan Maxwell, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, and Scott Richman, Ph.D., Survey Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research

In recent years, policymakers, researchers, and practitioners have expressed a growing interest in using evidence to make investment decisions and grow the impact of community-based solutions that work. CNCS and its grantees have invested significant resources in the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions to improve a range of outcomes for children, families, organizations, and communities. These efforts have helped the agency identify and support effective community-based interventions.

CPBR Workshop at Children's National June 4th! Sign Up Now

Don't miss this opportunity to sharpen your skills and commitment to CBPR next week!

**This workshop is tailored specifically for researchers and/or community partners who are conducting collaborative, community-based research. The session is appropriate for basic, translational, and clinical investigators and community collaborators who seek to engage in these types of research.

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National (CTSI-CN) invites you to participate in an upcoming community-based research training workshop on June 4, 2018, Building Community Communication Capacities: From Bench to Communities.
The training is sponsored by the Community Engagement Core of the CTSI-CN as a way of bringing researchers and community partners together to foster dialogue and collaborate on important initiatives.
Space is limited and by invitation only. Register now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-
community-communication-capacities-from-bench-to-communities-tickets-45909982995

The purpose of this workshop is to enhance the capacity of researchers and community partners to effectively form partnerships and communicate to make collective decisions, while creating
relationships that advance both research endeavors and community health.
Communicating and creating shared directions among multidisciplinary teams - clinicians, scientists and nonscientists - requires individuals to flexibly and competently respond to their audience. Yet, communication and partnering practices that facilitate functional relationships are rarely part of our training.
The half-day workshop will apply an innovative and interactive methodology, where participants will be led through experiential exercises that develop their abilities to listen, ask questions, and build with what others say. These skills are foundational for creating a mutual understanding, establishing shared goals, and fostering effective communication for the conduct of community-based research.
The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Raquell Holmes, a pioneer in the use of improvisation and
performance to advance scientific research communities. Trained formally as a cell biologist, Holmes works in the fields of high performance computing and computational sciences. As the founder of improvscience, she uses her training in human development and performance from the East SideInstitute to help scientists build collaborative learning and research environment.

 

Spring 2018 Symposium Highlights Community Engaged Scholarship in Every Corner of Campus, Peter Konwerski awarded for his work as faculty new Knapp Fellows named

The Spring 2018 Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship included presentations from students in the Law School, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Columbian College, Milken School of Public Health and GW Nursing School. 

Breakout sessions highlighted student work in University Writing, Spanish, Human Service Social Justice and History courses in addition to work done by GW Nashman Center in on Ethics of Service, GW School of Business innovations projects and the work of Knapp Fellow Chloe King on Food Waste in DC Public Schools. 

New Knapp Fellows Kristen McInerney and Gillian Joseph were announced at the event and Peter Konwerski was awarded the Faculty Engagement Award by Honey Nashman.

The poster session encompassed scholarship from students and faculty in every corner of campus and across a wide variety of disciplines. There were over 88 student presenters and the full program can be found here

Thanks to everyone for sharing your community engaged scholarship! 

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