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George Ferrari to give Community Engagement Showcase keynote, April 24

George FerrariGeorge Ferrari, CEO, Community Foundation of Tompkins County, will be the keynote speaker at the Community Engagement Showcase 2017. The event, which celebrates outstanding local and global community-engaged projects, will be held Monday, April 24, 5 to 7 p.m., in the Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room.

Ferrari has served as the chief executive officer of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County since August 2005. He has been a committed and active participant in the Tompkins County community since 1980 with a special focus on nonprofit organizations that combine alleviating individual suffering and injustice with working for societal change. Previously he served as the executive director of Catholic Charities of Tompkins and Tioga Counties and worked with families in crisis as the Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service’s crisis line manager. Ferrari was the founding executive director of AIDS WORK of Tompkins County. He has also served in positions with Head Start, a federal family development anti-poverty program, as well as in residence life at Cornell University.

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Cornell Prison Education Program aims to help inmates find a path out of recidivism

At this time last year, New York state correctional facilities housed 77,227 inmates, resulting in an annual cost of $60,076 – shouldered by taxpayers – per inmate.

Thirty-six percent of the prisoners do not have a high school diploma, compared with 19 percent of those in the general population, and around 40 percent of those released from prison return within three years of getting out – largely due to parole violations.

Some state lawmakers – including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo – prison reform advocates and educators, such as those with the Cornell Prison Education Program, see education as a path away from the revolving door of incarceration. It has the added benefit of making communities safer and healthier, while decreasing the cost of operating the prison system as it currently exists.

Read the full article in Tompkins Weekly.

‘Servant-leader’ role suits Weber-Shirk, AguaClara program

Monroe Weber-Shirk is the founder and director of the AguaClara program at Cornell, which has brought clean drinking water to approximately 65,000 people in Honduras over the last decade.

But his title does not mean that Weber-Shirk is calling all the shots. Far from it.

The current model for the highly successful service-learning program has evolved over the last few years, and his role has become more “suggester-in-chief” than head honcho. Much of the heavy lifting involved in the smooth operation of AguaClara falls on the students themselves, especially the three “team leads,” who oversee the group of around 60 students.

Read the full article in the Cornell Chronicle.

AguaClara opens its 14th Honduras plant, debuts micro system

AguaClara was conceived more than a dozen years ago with the idea of providing clear, potable water to people in rural Honduras.

And with the opening in January of its 14th plant – AguaClara’s biggest yet, in the town of Las Vegas – the project now serves more than 65,000 people in a country of more than 8 million, half of whom have limited access to clean water. Yet, due in part to what AguaClara program director Monroe Weber-Shirk calls the “economy of scale,” providing clean water to residents in the country’s smallest villages was simply not feasible.

That is, until now. AguaClara’s latest innovation is a free-standing, 1 liter-per-second (1L/s) water treatment system, developed and tested last year in the program’s Hollister Hall lab.

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.

Engaged Cornell Hub Open House, March 29

When: Engaged Cornell HubWednesday, March 29, 2017 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Where: 3rd Floor, Kennedy Hall

Come by and check out the Engaged Cornell Hub, the new home to Cornell Commitment, Community Learning and Service Partnership (CLASP), Cornell Prison Education Program, Cornell Public Service Center, Education Minor, New York Agricultural Outreach and Education, the Office of Engagement Initiatives and the Office of Undergraduate Research.

This will be a casual gathering with students, faculty, staff, and community members. Refreshments served.

 

This Invention Lets Rural Hondurans Clean Their Water—And Own the Treatment Plants

aguaclara studentsDoña Reina remembers the water that ran from the faucet at her home in rural Honduras. It was yellowish, opaque, she said in Spanish, and “y sucia,which means dirty. Then, in 2008, her small village of Tamara received its first water treatment plant, a gravity-fed system made of locally sourced materials that was designed by engineering students in the U.S. Today, Reina’s water is clean enough to drink from the tap.

The students were part of a Cornell University program called AguaClara, which focuses on treating water affordably in infrastructure-poor communities, and without using electricity. Since 2005, AguaClara, which means clear water, has helped complete 14 plants in partnership with Hondurans who planned and built the structures. Now locals own and operate these plants, which serve about 65,000 people.

Read the full article in Yes! Magazine.

Cornell Tech students help domestic abuse victims

The New York City Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence challenged a team of Cornell Tech master’s students with the following question: How might we create a mobile application that provides comprehensive and multidisciplinary information, tools and resources for domestic violence survivors while also protecting their safety and privacy?

Watch the video on YouTube.

Climate change in Vietnam spurs students to speak up

Ten Cornell students spent two weeks of their winter break on a journey through Vietnam, listening to farmers and community members, and seeing the effects of climate change firsthand.

The trip was part of an interdisciplinary course, “Climate Change Awareness and Service Learning in the Mekong Delta,” led by Michael Hoffmann and Thúy Tranviet. In the fall, the students took classes that introduced them to global climate change and Vietnamese language, culture and history.

From Jan. 3-18 the group traveled throughout the Mekong Delta, attending lectures from experts at Can Tho and Ton Duc Thang universities, and engaging in service learning activities in the local communities.

Read the full article in the Cornell Chronicle.

Applications open for Community Engagement Showcase 2017

Students can now apply to present and receive monetary awards at the Community Engagement Showcase 2017. The application deadline is March 13.

The annual Community Engagement Showcase celebrates outstanding local and global community-engaged projects. In addition to poster presentations and awards, the event provides space for students, faculty, staff, and community partners to network and foster future connections.

This year’s event: Monday, April 24, 2017 | 5 to 7 p.m. | Memorial Room, Willard Straight Hall

Learn more.

International collaboration results in play about borders

When you’re creating a play about the shared experiences of people encountering borders, 7,837 miles between the collaborators is nothing – at least for Debra Castillo, who’s been co-teaching (with Anindita Banerjee) the Bodies at the Border distance learning class for years.

For Castillo, the solution to having writers and actors on separate continents was simple: hold meetings and rehearsals via Skype. The international collaboration includes academics and artists with diverse cultural heritages across Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America, and is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences and Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India.

The result is “Root Map,” which had its inaugural performance Jan. 27 in Kolkata, to be followed by performances March 2 in Ithaca and March 4 in El Paso, Texas.

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.

CU Winds completes tour of Haiti, Dominican Republic

concertFifty student musicians in the Cornell Wind Symphony (CU Winds) traveled to Haiti and the Dominican Republic Jan. 10-17 for a service-learning concert tour that was “genuinely transformative,” said James Spinazzola, director of wind ensembles.

“Our students collaborated with 150 student and professional musicians in four concerts, built institutional relationships that are already leading to related projects, and demonstrated the power of music as a vehicle for global awareness and cultural exchange,” he said.

Amanda Barrett Wittman, associate director of community-engaged curricula and strategy in the Office of Engagement Initiatives, traveled with the group and provided learning support, including preparing students for “going to a place you may have a lot of assumptions about, and comparing that to the reality you see there.”

Read the full article in the Cornell Chronicle.

Grad student Peter DelNero honored for teaching, cancer patient program

Peter DelNeroPeter DelNero, a doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering, has received the 2017 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. DelNero is one of eight graduate students nationwide to receive this prestigious award out of more than 250 nominees from 127 institutions.

He is the recipient of an Engaged Graduate Student Grant and he is a student team member on the Engaged Curriculum Grant Community Engagement by Cancer Scientists.

Read the full article in the Cornell Chronicle.

Engaged Cornell Hub opens in Kennedy Hall

Cornell now has a central location on campus for community engagement. The new Engaged Cornell Hub, on the third floor of Kennedy Hall, opened this month and will house eight programs and units from across the university that serve a range of needs related to public and community service and engaged learning.

Vice Provost Judith Appleton describes the engagement hub as an open, collaborative space, welcoming students, faculty, staff and community partners to learn more about and become involved in a variety of opportunities for engagement on and off campus, including engaged learning and research.

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.

EcoVillage at Ithaca serves as sustainable example for students

EcoVillage at Ithaca is a “living, learning laboratory” when it comes to living sustainably. The green community has served as a practical example of the triumphs and challenges of sustainable life, to the benefit of students in the region, as well as people all over the globe.

Recently the educational arm of the community, Learn@EcoVillage, and Cornell University received a Town-Gown Award for several partnerships. One partnership that was highlighted is working with faculty in the department of communication to help students learn how to communicate environmental issues.

Liz Walker, who co-founded Ithaca’s EcoVillage more than 20 years ago, said she loves working with students because they come with a fresh outlook, and also get inspired to apply what they learn from the sustainable community elsewhere.

With a grant from Engaged Cornell, a communications intern will work with EcoVillage in the summer to upgrade their website, social media, create brochures and other things, Walker said.

Read the full article in the Ithaca Voice.

 

Food justice class connects with local seniors

Students in Noliwe Rooks' Food Justice class host a screening and discussion of the film, "A Place at the Table," with residents of McGraw House in downtown Ithaca Dec. 3. The class is studying the issues of food insecurity for low-income and elderly people.

All semester long, students in Noliwe Rooks’s new class, “Race and Social Entrepreneurship: Food Justice and Urban Reform,” have been conducting research, reading about, and discussing issues of food policy, politics, access, and sustainability in Ithaca.

For their final projects, the class split into several groups, many working with residents of Ithaca’s McGraw House, a senior living community, to take some action on food insecurity in our area. One of those groups hosted a film screening of the documentary film “A Place at the Table” Dec. 3 for about 20 residents of McGraw House, followed by discussion and dessert. McGraw House is an independent-living apartment complex for people 62 and older on South Geneva Street.

Having lived through the depression, some of the McGraw House residents said they could relate to the hunger issues described in the movie, but they were surprised to learn the situation is still so bad for many people in the U.S. today.

Read the full story on the College of Arts & Sciences website.

Video: Bruce Levitt on the power of prison theater

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What impact can theater have on the lives of incarcerated men in a maximum security prison? Bruce Levitt, Cornell professor of performing and media arts, is working with inmates to find out. Honored as the inaugural recipient of the Engaged Scholar Prize for his work as a facilitator for the Phoenix Players Theatre Group at Auburn Correctional Facility, Levitt delivered a lecture on his time with the troupe and his corresponding documentary, “Human Again,” Oct. 28, 2016.

Following the lecture, Levitt participated in a panel discussion with Roadside Theater Artistic Director Dudley Cocke, who has taught theater at Cornell as an artist in residence; and Sandra Folasewa Oyeneyin ’14, a production coordinator for National Geographic Studios, who volunteered with the Phoenix Players as a Cornell student.

The Engaged Scholar Prize honors a distinguished faculty member who inspires students, colleagues and the community through innovative projects that integrate community engagement with scholarly activities.

Town-Gown Awards recognize recent collaborations

togo_winnersThe sixth annual Cornell Town-Gown (TOGO) Awards ceremony, held Nov. 19 at Ithaca High School, celebrated the connections between Cornell University and local communities and highlighted the achievements of local leaders who have left or are leaving high-profile positions.

Kate Supron, Engaged Cornell Cooperative Extension Liaison and former mayor of  Cayuga Heights, was among the community leaders recognized this year.

In addition to the partnerships receiving TOGOs, Cornell Interim President Hunter Rawlings noted several other town-gown collaborations, including those that Engaged Cornell has made possible: a project that mentors girls and underrepresented minority students in Ithaca middle and high schools interested in computer coding; a legal research clinic that provides pro bono work by law students; and a course that includes a project to develop new exhibits with Ithaca Sciencenter staff.

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.

East Hill Notes: The Increasing Influence of Engaged Cornell

In his Tompkins Weekly column, Gary Stewart, associate vice president in the Office of Cornell Community Relations, highlights Engaged Cornell projects with local community ties.

Read the column in Tompkins Weekly.

Students, faculty present Engaged Cornell projects

Faculty, students, staff, and off-campus partners celebrate recent and new grantees who are advancing community-engaged research and learning on campus and around the world in Baker Portico Oct. 28.Months and years of research were showcased Oct. 28 at the Engaged Cornell grant recipients’ poster session, where students and faculty had the opportunity to share research projects supported by grants from the Office of Engagement Initiatives.

The office provides a number of different grants for curriculum development, research, scholarship, travel, leadership and other community-engagement projects. The event showcased projects ranging from empowering youth through writing to addressing health disparities among rural women.

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.

Bruce Levitt sees prison theater as means of redemption

Bruce Levitt receives the Engaged Scholar proze from Judith Appleton before he speaks on the power of prison theater in Physical Sciences Bldg.

What impact can theater have on the lives of incarcerated men in a maximum security prison? Bruce Levitt, Cornell professor of performing and media arts, is working with inmates to find out.

For the past six years, Levitt has served as a facilitator for the Phoenix Players Theatre Group (PPTG) at Auburn (N.Y.) Correctional Facility, a program described as “transformative” by the inmates who organize and participate in it. In his weekly visits to the prison, Levitt collaborates with the men as they express themselves through theatrical performances that range from Shakespeare to personal narratives.

Honored as the inaugural recipient of the Engaged Scholar Prize for his work with the troupe, Levitt delivered a lecture on his time with the Phoenix Players and his corresponding documentary, “Human Again,” Oct. 28 in the Physical Sciences Building.

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.

New website helps faculty, staff Navigate travel planning

A new website called Navigate, launched Oct. 2, is designed to help Cornell faculty members and staff handle the operational complexities of off-campus teaching, research and engagement, domestically and internationally.

Read full article in the Cornell Chronicle.

AAC&U article: Community-Engaged Learning Bridges Past and Future at Cornell

These days, many universities incorporate community-engaged experiences into their curricula and cocurricula. At Cornell University, working with neighboring communities is not a novel concept; in fact, it’s been a part of the university’s mission since its founding as New York’s land-grant institution in 1865. A new program, Engaged Cornell, is focusing on bringing community-engaged experiences to a wide range of undergraduate students, updating the university’s longstanding commitment to community engagement for the twenty-first century. Continue reading on the Association of American Colleges & Universities website.

 

Burton, Aching are Provost’s Fellows for Public Engagement

 

Faculty members M. Diane Burton and Gerard Aching have been named the next Provost’s Fellows for Public Engagement.

In their roles, they will work with staff members in the Office of the Vice Provost and Office of Engagement Initiatives, and with administrators in Student and Campus Life, Undergraduate Education and Global Cornell, to contribute to the broad mission of public engagement at the university, with a focus on Engaged Cornell.

The fellows report to Vice Provost Judith Appleton, who announced the appointments.

“Gerard and Diane are wonderfully suited to their roles because of their academic backgrounds and scholarship,” Appleton said. “Gerard studies colonialism, and we’re delighted to have a faculty voice in public engagement who comes from the humanities. And Diane Burton is a social scientist who is very embedded in the business world and entrepreneurship, with a strong interest in the social sector.”

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle

 

Engaged Curriculum Grants support courses, curricula

Fourteen new projects funded with 2016 Engaged Curriculum Grants are underway. With an additional eight teams receiving renewal funding, these grants involve 93 faculty and staff team members, 29 academic departments and nearly 60 community partners. The 37 planned and active courses are expected to reach more than 1,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

Proposals for 2017 curriculum grants are being accepted, as are proposals for other grants supported by Engaged Cornell.

The 14 newly funded projects are summarized below, with abstracts posted on the Engaged Cornell website …

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle

New grant opportunities launched

The Office of Engagement Initiatives is pleased to announce the 2017 Request for Proposals (RFP) available to Cornell faculty, students, and staff. To browse the opportunities and apply for funding for community-engaged work, visit engaged.cornell.edu/funding.

Proposals currently being accepted:

The Office of Engagement Initiatives supports the creation of new community-engaged curricula, research, and opportunities, as well as the further development and curricular integration of current community-engaged teaching and research initiatives through several grant programs. If you have specific questions about any of these, please get in touch with the Office of Engagement Initiatives through this contact form.

Engaged Cornell names 2016 faculty fellows

Twelve faculty members from seven Cornell departments have been named Engaged Cornell faculty fellows for the 2016-17 academic year. This selective program supports faculty who do community-engaged teaching or research and use their scholarship to address challenges in the world beyond campus.

“In this yearlong learning cohort, fellows collaboratively explore cutting-edge theories and practices of community-engaged learning and research,” says Anna Sims Bartel, associate director of community-engaged curricula and practice in the Office of Engagement Initiatives. “They advance their own courses and projects as they build relationships with each other across disciplines, weaving a network of engaged scholarship across communities and curricula.”

Some fellows’ projects span the globe, while others have a local focus, addressing such topics as climate change, racial justice, cybersecurity and social-impact investing.

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle

2016 Engaged Curriculum Grant Recipients

The Engaged Curriculum Grants bring a new wave of community-engaged learning and discovery to Cornell. The twenty-two funded projects involve ninety-three faculty and staff team members, thirty-five academic departments, and more nearly sixty community partners. The thirty-seven planned and active courses will engage more than 1,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students once all curricula are implemented.

For more information and a complete list of 2016 Engaged Cornell Curriculum Grant Recipients, click here.

Supron joins staff as Engaged Cornell Cooperative Extension Liaison

supron460Kate Supron has begun as the Engaged Cornell Cooperative Extension Liaison and is focused on increasing opportunities for community-engaged research, learning, and service projects. The liaison position was created to strengthen collaboration among Cornell students, faculty and staff, and the 57 CCE association offices across the state.

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.

Food science seniors sweeten flourishing businesses

foodscienceclass460_2The organic graham crackers must stay fresh in the packaging, the wine-infused mustard requires shelf stability, and the all-natural frozen Greek yogurt needs a safety plan. Welcome to Food Science 4000, the capstone course where Cornell seniors draw on their knowledge to aid New York food businesses and strengthen enterprises.

This course is supported by a 2015 Engaged Curriculum Grant.

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.

Social justice student projects receive additional funding

The seven Cornell student projects that were presented at the Clinton Global Initiative University annual meeting in April have received additional funding from Engaged Cornell. The funds will support students as they seek innovative solutions to pressing global challenges in education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.

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Bruce Levitt awarded inaugural Engaged Scholar Prize

Professor of performing and media arts Bruce Levitt is the inaugural recipient of Cornell’s Engaged Scholar Prize, Vice Provost Judith Appleton announced May 11.

Administered by Engaged Cornell, the annual prize recognizes a faculty member who inspires others with innovative integration of teaching, learning, and research involving public or community-based partnerships. Levitt was nominated for the prize by the Department of Performing and Media Arts (PMA).

In his teaching, Levitt has developed classes around community-based theater as a catalyst for social change, exposing his students “to the integral relationship of theater to its cultural context, helping them to grow through enhanced understanding of civic engagement and social action,” PMA department chair Nick Salvato said in his nomination letter.

Since 2011, Levitt has been the lead facilitator for the Phoenix Players Theatre Group (PPTG) at Auburn Correctional Facility, a program initiated by inmates in 2009 with assistance from Stephen Cole, late professor emeritus of theater arts.

Read the full story on the College Arts & Sciences website.

Rebecca Stoltzfus appointed vice provost for undergraduate education

Professor Rebecca Stoltzfus, the provost’s fellow for public engagement and key member of the Engaged Cornell leadership team, has been appointed vice provost for undergraduate education for a five-year term effective July 1, 2016. She will oversee initiatives enhancing undergraduate instruction and related programs, in collaboration with academic leaders and units across campus.

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.

Showcase honors engaged students, faculty

Engagement at Cornell is alive and well,” said Richard Kiely at the fourth annual Community Engagement Showcase, which attracted more than 200 people April 11.

Kiely, director of engaged learning and research for Engaged Cornell, called the showcase a time to “celebrate, collaborate and learn, and be inspired.”

Undergraduate and graduate students and faculty presented 42 projects that highlight community engagement at Cornell and span the globe from Ithaca to Honduras to India. The featured work developed out of class-based projects as well as co-curricular activities.

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.

Nine projects receive undergrad engaged research funding

Trees for Tributaries project

Nine teams at Cornell conducting research from Ithaca to India were recently awarded Undergraduate Engaged Research Programs grants, administered by Engaged Cornell.

The awards, new in 2016, fund research projects that will involve 34 faculty and staff members across 18 academic departments and units in all Cornell undergraduate colleges, as well as an anticipated 136 undergraduate students and 16 community partners.

Read more in the Cornell Chronicle.

 

Students tackle global challenges at Clinton conference

It takes more than just hard work to turn an idea for advancing social justice into a successful reality. It also takes inspiration, a strong network and a lot of support, encouragement, and advice.

That’s exactly what 10 students received when they participated in the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) annual meeting, April 1-3, at the University of California, Berkeley. Each year, CGI U hosts students, topic experts, and celebrities to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges in education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.

Read more in the Cornell Chronicle.

Students explore criminal justice through new minor

Many of today’s Cornell students are acutely aware of the problems with the U.S. criminal justice system. Ask a class of students how many African-American men are incarcerated and they can give you the stats: one in six. How many people are in prison or jail in the U.S.? About 2.2 million, more than any other country in the world.

“Students are studying and reading about criminal justice policy on their own because they realize this is a major issue they’ll need to address in their lifetime,” said Jamila Michener, assistant professor of government and one of the key faculty members behind the new interdisciplinary Crime, Prisons, Education and Justice minor offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.

Showcase celebrates community engagement April 11

The fourth annual Community Engagement Showcase will be held Monday, April 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Physical Sciences Building Atrium. A celebration of local and global community-engaged projects, the showcase promotes high-impact learning, experiential education, critical reflection and community partnerships.

Read more in the Cornell Chronicle.

Engaged Cornell graduate grants fund 10 Ph.D. students

Ten Cornell doctoral students will work with community partners in New York state and around the world on individual research projects supported by Engaged Cornell. The first Engaged Graduate Student Grants were announced by Vice Provost Judith Appleton.

The grants support and enhance partnerships while providing opportunities for Cornell doctoral students to conduct critical research and scholarship. Doctoral students in all fields of study are eligible for the grants, which support work relevant to their doctoral dissertations, including training and learning experiences. Applications for the next round of grant funding will be announced in the fall.

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.

Grants address critical needs of New York communities

This summer a multidisciplinary team of students will give voice to farmers in Tioga County, New York, shedding light on their challenges and triumphs, motivations for becoming farmers and plans for the future. The project, “Our Farms; Our Stories,” is one of three to receive grant funding in the inaugural round of Engaged Cornell Cooperative Extension Student Projects.

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.

2015 Engaged Curriculum Grant descriptions

The inaugural Engaged Curriculum Grants bring a new wave of community-engaged learning and discovery to Cornell. The eighteen funded projects involve ninety-nine faculty and staff team members, thirty-two academic departments, and more than forty community partners. The thirty-seven planned and active courses will engage more than 1,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students once all curricula are implemented.

Read descriptions of all eighteen 2015 grant recipients.

Karen Nicholas joins CCE as Engaged Cornell liaison in NYC

Cornell Cooperative Extension New York City (CUCE-NYC) recently welcomed Karen Nicholas to its staff as the Engaged Cornell NYC liaison.

Nicholas’ work will involve expanding the capacity and interest of Cornell faculty and students to develop and enhance community-engaged scholarship and teaching efforts involving New York City communities, organizations, and residents.

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.

Speaker series to explore community engagement

A spring 2016 speaker series at Cornell will feature practitioners and scholars who will share diverse perspectives on local community engagement.

Speakers will explore opportunities in local community partnerships, how to strengthen communities through storytelling, how to use analytics to enhance community-engaged teaching, and innovative methods to teach students about social impact. Free and open to all.

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.

Announcing CCE candidate proposals

Step 1 of the 2016 Engaged Cornell Cooperative Extension Student Projects RFP process has been completed with the submission of proposals by CCE Associations that describe county-based projects seeking student and faculty participation.

Step 2 seeks faculty proposals from all colleges and schools to address seven CCE candidate proposals.

Symposium sets tone for ‘new wave of leaders’ at Cornell

Cornell’s leadership and mentoring initiatives will be strengthened through increased coordination and with deeper integration of community engagement. This was the consensus among the more than 125 faculty and staff who participated in the “A New Wave of Leaders” symposium hosted by Engaged Cornell December 8.

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.

Bishop, Jackson-Smarr, and Barrett Wittman join Engaged Cornell team

Engaged Cornell recently welcomed three new staff members: Mike Bishop is directing Engaged Cornell’s leadership programming; Rochelle Jackson-Smarr is an assistant director of engaged learning and research; and Amanda Barrett Wittman is an associate director of engaged learning and research.

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Leadership Symposium on December 8

Cornell faculty and staff will share strategies for student leadership development at a symposium, “A New Wave of Leaders,” December 8 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in G10 Biotech.

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