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Sandy Hoar, Assistant Clinical Professor of Physician Assistant Studies and Global Health, helped plan and facilitate a very successful international workshop, "Effective Partnership Practices for Social Change in Global Health!", for the Community-Based Primary Health Care working group of the International Health section of American Public Health Association, November 2, 2019. ...continue reading "Congratulations to our Nashman Affiliate, Professor Sandy Hoar!"

GW Noyce Scholarship: Scholarships up to $20,000 per year are available for juniors and seniors admitted into the Noyce program, which supports STEM majors on their journey to become teachers in high-need schools after graduation. For more information or to apply visit https://noyce.columbian.gwu.edu/. Early Consideration deadline is December 1, 2019.  ...continue reading "GWTeach Scholarships"

Millions of American children live in families with incomes below the poverty line. A  wealth of evidence suggests that growing up in poverty compromises children’s ability to grow and achieve success in adulthood, hurting them and the broader society as well.

Congress asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct a comprehensive study of child poverty in the U.S., and to identify evidence-based programs and policies for reducing the number of children living in poverty by half within 10 years. The National Academies appointed a committee with expertise in economics, psychology, cognitive science, public policy, education, sociology, and pediatrics to conduct the study and issue a report.

The committee’s report identifies four packages of policies and programs that emphasize both poverty reduction and work incentives that could substantially reduce child poverty in the U.S. This includes two options that reduce child poverty by 50 percent. These packages expand upon existing policies and programs, such as SNAP, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, and offer up new ones, such as a national job training program and a universal child allowance. The costs of these packages range from $9 billion to $108.8 billion per year and have different impacts on child poverty, jobs, and the federal budget. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released the report makes clear that poverty has deleterious consequences for all children, and that a much higher proportion of racial/ethnic minority children and children in immigrant families are exposed to poverty’s harmful effects.

 

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Tell us your idea for a DC Oral History Project!
Learn how to apply for funding to record new oral histories or create public humanities projects using existing interviews.
Each year, the DC Oral History Collaborative makes funding available for oral history projects or for public humanities projects that use existing oral history collections. Join us for a coffee chat, workshop, or webinar session to get more information on eligibility and how to apply. 
Prospective applicants can come to discuss potential project designs or to simply gather information. All sessions are free and open to the public.
For more information, visit http://www.dcoralhistories.org.
The application deadline is January 10, 2020.

 Monday's discussion offers attendees a chance to look at how housing instability or housing conditions affect our health and the overall health of the community and how slumlords contribute to unhealthy communities. DC Councilmember Anita Bonds, Chair of the Committee on Housing and Revitalization, Dr. Janet Phoenix from GWU, ANC Commissioner Regina Pixley and Black Youth Project 100 join us as guest speakers.
TIME:12 noon 🕛- 2:30 pm🕝
WHEN: MONDAY, December 2nd
WHERE:@The Dorothy Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd NE (lower lvl large conference rm; 3 blks from Minn Ave Metro, parking in rear).

A social call for social justice writing assignments has been issued from our colleagues at Prompt, a Journal of Academic Writing Assignments Prompt. This journal publishes previously taught writing assignments with commentary by the author, and they are interested in writing assignments from any discipline that tackle social justice issues, activism, or civic engagement.

Proposals are due January 15th

Link for more information: Prompt Call for SJ Assignments

Dr. Susan LeLacheur, Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, recently published with other scholars, Minority Physician Assistant Faculty: A Phenomenological Assessment of Factors Leading to Retention in the Faculty Role. This article focuses on “improving racial and ethnic diversity in the physician assistant (PA) profession is important to providing better care for underserved communities” (LeLacheur et al. 79). To read Professor LeLacheur et al.'s article, please click here.   ...continue reading "Community Engaged Faculty, Dr. Susan LeLacheur"

An Interview with Dr. Lotrecchiano: “We need teams because we can’t solve problems alone. This brings diversity to the table to solve wicked problems.” 

Professor Lotrecchiano’s courses highlight the importance of diverse perspectives and revolutionize concepts of interdisciplinary collaboration. ...continue reading "Faculty Spotlight: Professor Lotrecchiano"

Award winning multimedia producer and Assistant Professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs, Dr. Imani Cheers recently published The Evolution of Black Women in Television: Mammies, Matriarchs, and Mistresses. To read the beginning of Dr. Cheers’ recent publication, please click here. To acquire the entire text, please click here to view its reserve options through Gelman Library. To view purchasing options, please click here. To learn more about Dr. Cheers, please click here to visit her website.  ...continue reading "Community Engaged Faculty, Dr. Imani Cheers"

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