The Nashman Center Spring 2020 Symposium was a success! The first ever "virtual" Symposium featured 26 presentations. Thank you to the 59 students who prepared video presentations about their community engaged scholarship projects this semester. Work from across the institution was represented, including the Biology, Geography and Sociology Departments, as well as the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The School of Nursing, the School of Public Health.
Congratulations to the award winners, announced below.
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Students in the community engaged course SUST 3003: World on a Plate were treated to an exciting last class when famous chef and activist Jose Andres prepared his famous Paella for them all, which can be read about here.
“The course examined food history, science and industry, and also incorporated current issues in the global food landscape such as immigration and the undocumented food system as well as national security and food-related health issues.”
The students in this course served with six different community partners: FRESHFARM, Martha’s Table, DC Central Kitchen, Food & Friends, FoodPrints at Francis-Stevens, and DC Greens. The 95 students served for a total of 813 hours throughout the semester.
We thank Dr. Tara Scully for her community engaged scholarship in this class. Learn more about her work here. If you are interested in taking a Community Engaged Course check out this link here.
We are so proud of GW Alumni and Knapp Fellow Chloe King who has been named a 2020 Marshall Scholar, making her just the fourth GW alumni to receive the scholarship.
King, who is currently in Indonesia for a Fulbright scholarship research project, will be able to pursue two master’s degrees at two different universities in the United Kingdom over a two-year period at no cost. You can read more about her future plans here.
While at GW, King was a recipient of the Knapp Fellowship. Read more about Chloe's work as a Knapp Fellow here here. We hope you'll consider applying for a Knapp Fellowship as well.
Molly Sturges is this year’s Corcoran Visiting Professor for Community Engagement. She adapted one of her pieces called “Waking the Oracle,” for the GW community. It is described as “A multi-arts rave focusing on arts, spirituality, and climate justice.”
The show will run October 31-November 3 in the Black Box theater in Building XX. Buy tickets here.
The Elliot School of International Affairs will be hosting a book launch event in celebration of Reclaiming Patriotism, the newest book of Dr.Amitai Etioni, University Professor and Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies.
The event will be on October 1st, from 12:30pm-2:30pm in the Lindner Family Commons (room 602) of the Elliot School of International Affairs (1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20052). The event is free, with books available to purchase and a light lunch provided.
RSVP for the event here
Dr. Sean D. Cleary, a member of the Nashman Affiliate Faculty, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the Milken Institute School of Public Health. His work with young adults with autism for class “The Autism Experience: A Public Health Perspective” has been highlighted in GW Today!
We are excited to see a spotlight on the excellent work that Dr. Cleary and his colleagues are doing! Check out the article here. Check out more of our great Nashman Affiliate Faculty here.
Professor Gregor D. Squires, a Nashman Affiliate Faculty member and Professor of Sociology and Public Policy & Public Administration, will be teaching the Social Problems in America (SOC 2105) Engaged Scholarship/Service-Learning class in Fall 2019. The Nashman Faculty Update wanted to highlight this class for those who might be interested as registration comes up soon!
The class aims to integrate students into the city to see first-hand the problems addressed in the readings, lectures, films, and other classroom activities. It includes guest speakers who are actively engaged in addressing critical issues facing the DC community, attendance and analysis of an event in DC (e.g. Congressional hearing, theatrical performance, political demonstration, museum exhibit) and volunteering with a local non-profit advocacy or service delivery organization. The final paper will be an assessment of the causes, consequences, and potential solutions of a critical social problem based on students’ experiences on and off campus.
To read more about the class, check out the page from Fall 2018 on GivePulse here. You can also check out our previous interview with Professor Squires here.
Dr. Tara Scully, a Nashman Affilated Faculty member and Assistant Professor of Biology, will be recognized at the 9th Annual Faculty Honors Ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday, April 23rd, at 4:00 p.m. in the Jack Morton Auditorium. She will be recognized, along with several other teachers, and awarded the Morton A. Bender Teaching Award, which awards $1,000 to faculty for professional development. You can find more information about the event here and more information about the Morton A. Bender Teaching Awards here.
Dr. Scully has been an incredible asset to her students, teaching one of the largest service-learning classes at GW, with over 100 students. She shared her experiences with the Nashman Center in a faculty spotlight that we highly recommend you take a look at here. Congratulations to Dr. Scully for the well-earned award!