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April 2013

COMMUNITY-ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP: PUBLIC GOOD FUND FOR FACULTY

(April 16, 2013) The University of Denver's vision statement describes DU as a private university dedicated to the public good. Part of achieving this vision falls to the faculty members of the University through research and outreach. To promote faculty community-engaged scholarship, the Provost's Office makes $100,000 available annually through the Public Good Fund, which is administered through the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL). This year, grants for up to $15,000 were available for projects that would result in measureable impacts in the community through established community partnerships.

Eight faculty member projects received Public Good Awards during the 2012-2013 academic year:

  • Yoli Anyon and Nicole Nicotera, Graduate School of Social Work—Meeting the needs of diverse learners in the classroom: An interdisciplinary intervention to build the capacity of school personnel
  • Inna Altschul, Graduate School of Social Work—Increasing College Enrollment, Persistence, and Graduation among DPS Students
  • Renee Botta, Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies—Testing the Outcomes of Global WASHES Training Models with New Facilities
  • Omar Gudiño, Department of Psychology—Reducing Disparities in Unmet Mental Health Need for Latino Youths
  • Gloria Miller, Morgridge College of Education—Documenting Critical Family-School Partnering Strategies with Refugee Parents
  • Don McCubbrey and Zulema Lopez, Department of Business Information and Analytics and Department of Languages and Literatures—Textbook Translation Project in Support of University Students in Developing Economies
  • Stephen Shirk, Department of Psychology—Improving Access to Effective Treatment for Adolescent Depression
  • Matthew Taylor, Department of Geography & the Environment—Creating a Public Web-Based Geographic Information System to Support Communal Decision Making along Nicaragua's Pacific Coast

All appointed faculty members are eligible to apply for a Public Good grant. The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2013-2014 academic year will be available this summer through the CCESL website. Public Good grants are awarded by an interdisciplinary faculty committee as part of a competitive review process.

Visit the CCESL website for more information.

ANTHROPOLOGY STUDENTS UNCOVER WORLD WAR II-ERA HISTORY AT AMACHE

(April 16, 2013) At first glance, it's hard to see anything but barbed wire, parched trees and plants armed for battle at Amache, the southeastern Colorado setting of a World War II internment camp for people of Japanese descent.

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THE CENTER FOR ADVOCACY, PREVENTION, AND EMPOWERMENT
SUPPORTING SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND PROMOTING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

(April 2, 2013) The Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment (formerly Gender-Based Violence Education and Support Services, GVESS) provides programs and resources that promote healthy relationships, teach non-violence and equality, and foster a respectful and safe environment for all members of the University of Denver community. CAPE also supports survivor healing by providing advocacy and support for victims of sexual violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and relationship violence. All services are confidential and free of charge.

Come visit CAPE's open house during Sexual Assault Awareness Week on Wednesday, April 24, to learn more about events, programs and services and how to get involved (refreshments and swag will be provided). Everyone has a role to play in ending and preventing gender-based violence. YOU can make a difference. Get involved. Speak up. Be an ally.

P2P PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM – DID YOU KNOW?

(April 2, 2013) The Pioneer to Pioneer Partnership Program pairs domestic and international students through monthly events, social outings and international potlucks.

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