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Summer practicum underway for first rural humanities cohort
June 9, 2020 — Two undergraduates and six graduate students began studies and projects June 2 as part of the first summer practicum in the Rural Humanities scholarly initiative, a project funded for four years by a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Students in the program will meet virtually each week to focus on questions of the rural as well as theories, methods and practices of public humanities and community-engaged scholarship. They are working with Ithaca-area partners to implement engaged projects focused on creating online archives of photos, texts, audio interviews, poetry, art and other materials.
Maureen Waller receives 2020 Engaged Scholar Prize
May 27, 2020 — Maureen Waller, professor of policy analysis and management in the College of Human Ecology and a nationally recognized expert on disadvantaged families, is the recipient of Cornell’s fifth annual Engaged Scholar Prize.
The prize, administered by the Office of Engagement Initiatives and recently announced by Katherine A. McComas, vice provost for engagement and land-grant affairs, recognizes a faculty member’s innovative approach to community-engaged scholarship that inspires students, colleagues and community partners.
Online showcase celebrates students’ community engagement
May 18, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic is keeping people apart, but Cornell students showed that despite physical distancing they can still make meaningful local, regional and global connections.
The university’s Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI) celebrated the students’ work from this academic year at the Community Engagement Showcase 2020. Rather than the annual in-person celebration with posters and face-to-face interaction, this year’s showcase was moved to an online exhibition.
Students reflect on engaged experiences, leadership
May 14, 2020 — Twenty students recently completed a leadership program that gave them a chance to reflect and build on their community-engaged learning experiences.
The Certificate in Engaged Leadership program, administered by the Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI), aims to foster change and build continuity in leadership with a public purpose among group participants, on campus and beyond.
Apply for Engaged Faculty Fellowships by May 30
May 12, 2020 — The Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI) is accepting applications through May 30 for the 2020-21 Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program.
This yearlong program has two cohorts:
- Faculty Fellows in Engaged Learning work on developing a syllabus for a community-engaged learning course;
- Faculty Fellows in Engaged Scholarship focus on publishing their community-engaged work.