Debating Social Problems

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An interesting new book from Routledge, Debating Social Problems, by Dr. Leonard A. Steverson and Dr. Jennifer E. Melvin, is out now. Debating Social Problems emphasizes the process of debate as a means of addressing social problems and helps students engage in active learning.

The debate format covers sensitive material in a way that encourages students to talk about this material openly in class. This succinct text includes activities that promote critical thinking and includes examples from current events. For more information, click here.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tara Scully

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tara Scully

Our first Faculty Spotlight of the year is Dr. Tara Scully, a member of the Nashman Affiliated Faculty! She teaches several Service-Learning courses in the Biology department, including “Food, Nutrition, and Service” and “Understanding Organisms Through Service Learning.” Read more below for the full profile of Dr. Scully!

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A Community-Based Intervention to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls in Haiti: Lessons Learned

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A new report from the Global Women's Institute and the Inter-American Development Bank documents the lessons learned from a review of the planning, implementation, and evaluation of community mobilization interventions concerning violence against women and girls in Haiti. For more information and access to the full paper, click here

Student Waivers for Community Engaged Scholarship Courses on GWServes

Get ready for Syllabus Week in your CES courses-deadline for student waiver completion to Nashman Center October 1st

Students participating in onsite service as part of their coursework need to fill out waivers. Waiver forms can be found on GWServes click here for link. Faculty collect forms, scan and email them to the Nashman Center or place paper copies in campus mail to the Honey Nashman Center 837 22nd St NW Attn: Wendy Wagner. Forms are due October 1st - or before students begin service. Have a great Syllabus Week!

Collaboration Across Disciplines at GW with UNICEF

Collaboration at GW with UNICEF Global Women's Institute, CPS, Elliott School, Milken Institute for Public Health & SMPA on Gender Education 

Learn more about the equity work here in GW Today https://gwtoday.gwu.edu/global-women%E2%80%99s-institute-and-unicef-partner-gender-education-credentialing-programs

GW School of Medicine Fall 2018 Courses: Urban Community Health & Health Disparities and Human Rights

Great opportunities for undergraduates this fall who are interested in health equity coursework from GW's School of Medicine and Health Sciences! Dr. Maranda Ward a former Knapp Fellow and member of Nashman's Faculty Learning Community is offering these classes-encourage your students who may seek careers in health fields or non profits to take a look.

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Dr. Ellen Kurtzman Awarded Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellowship

Dr. Kurtzman of GW's Nursing school Awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellowship

GW Nursing's Dr. Ellen Kurtzman will get an opportunity to shape policy through her work as a fellow.  

“I want to really learn how legislation happens, and the best way for me to do that is through an immersive Hill experience,” Dr. Kurtzman said. Her research and scholarship have addressed the effects of federal and state policies and programs on health care quality and the role of the health care workforce in higher value care. “I always think about my research through a policy lens,” she said. “But I have not had real-world policymaking experience. I’m hoping that this fellowship will ignite dozens of new research questions, sharpen my existing questions and heighten the policy impact of my research to improve patient care and public health.”

For more information see the full article here: https://nursing.gwu.edu/faculty-headed-capitol-hill-shape-policy

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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                                                                       

Course: Theatre for Social Change TRDA 3131W

Looking for a unique way to satisfy your CCAS Writing in the Disciplines requirement? Sign up for Theatre for Social Change this fall!

   11:10 to 12:25 on Mon./Wed.    Professor Leslie Jacobson    All theatre is political – it either supports or challenges the  status quo .    This idea will be tested through our semester together.    Theatre gives the audience – and the performers – opportunities to experiment with a variety of life choices, and to experience individual and societal challenges in a safe creative space. This course will focus on theatre of social change as practiced in the 20th and early 21st centuries. Together, we will explore case studies from South Africa, Europe, and the US. You will research and write about a particular play, theatre company, or practitioner using theatre to effect societal change.   And you will create and perform, individually or with others in the class, a final project that is a piece of social action theatre.

11:10 to 12:25 on Mon./Wed.

Professor Leslie Jacobson

All theatre is political – it either supports or challenges the status quo. This idea will be tested through our semester together.

Theatre gives the audience – and the performers – opportunities to experiment with a variety of life choices, and to experience individual and societal challenges in a safe creative space. This course will focus on theatre of social change as practiced in the 20th and early 21st centuries. Together, we will explore case studies from South Africa, Europe, and the US. You will research and write about a particular play, theatre company, or practitioner using theatre to effect societal change. 

And you will create and perform, individually or with others in the class, a final project that is a piece of social action theatre.