Tackling Grand Challenges: Why Does A Community Table Feedback Matter?

By: Katie Kleinhesselink, DU Grand Challenges Program Manager, CCESL After last year’s A Community Table, we poured over feedback from participants who had gathered at tables in and around Denver and across the country. When asked about the pressing issues affecting economic opportunity in their communities, participants urged action on several common themes: Housing insecurity; … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Why Does A Community Table Feedback Matter?

Connecting Change Makers: Engaging the Marginalized in Colorado

By: Amy Balogh, Adjunct Professor, Religious Studies Through a Scholar Shop partnership between the RLGS/JUST 3891 Justice: A Biblical Perspective class and The Episcopal Church in Colorado (ECC), University of Denver (DU) students completed a project that will have a positive impact on the Colorado community in perpetuity. This impact came through original research into … Continue reading Connecting Change Makers: Engaging the Marginalized in Colorado

Investing in Discovery: Partnering with Community Navigators on Cultural Sharing Conversations

By: Gloria Miller, Professor, Morgridge College of Education The goal of the current project was to evaluate one type of preservice social bridging experience between aspiring educators and newcomer families whose children attend school in the greater Metro Denver. In this project, social bridging was operationalized as a cultural sharing conversation (i.e., CSC) designed to … Continue reading Investing in Discovery: Partnering with Community Navigators on Cultural Sharing Conversations

Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: Denver’s MLK Marade

By: Russell Yohannan, Sociolegal and International Studies, Public Achievement This year’s 35th Annual MLK Marade in Denver was an incredible experience. Being new to the Public Achievement (PA) team and the city of Denver in general, I did not know what to expect. After hearing horror stories of freezing temperatures and blizzards in Marades past, … Continue reading Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: Denver’s MLK Marade

Bridging Learning and Doing: The Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative

By: Marie E. Berry, Assistant Professor, Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy The Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative (IGLI) Summer Institute is an intensive training program for frontline, women-identified activists to network and learn strategies for waging effective nonviolent movements to advance peace and security around the world. The IGLI Summer Institute is part … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: The Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative

Investing in Discovery: Evaluating the Efficacy of the Digital Badge Program

By: Associate Professor Duan Zhang, Research Methods and Information Science, Assistant Professor Erin Anderson, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and Assistant Professor Garrett Roberts, Teaching and Learning Sciences This project was intended to evaluate the efficacy of a digital badging project in Aurora Public Schools (APS). APS is the fifth largest district in the state … Continue reading Investing in Discovery: Evaluating the Efficacy of the Digital Badge Program

Connecting Change Makers: DU Faculty, Staff and Students Share Out their Community-Engaged Work

Written By: Katie Vega, Scholar Shop Program Coordinator, CCESL Faculty and students at the University of Denver (DU) have hit the ground running with their community-engaged research and scholarship this year! In partnership with Casa de Paz, a transitional facility for recently released migrants, a cluster of faculty focused on immigration is teaching community-engaged courses … Continue reading Connecting Change Makers: DU Faculty, Staff and Students Share Out their Community-Engaged Work

Tackling Grand Challenges: Mobility in an Urban Setting

By Matthew Walters, undergraduate student, Political Science Transportation affects all levels of daily living: where we work, who we interact with, and where we go for fun. In order to better understand ourselves and the decisions we make, we have to understand the methods of mobility which can both grant and limit our options. In … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Mobility in an Urban Setting

Tackling Grand Challenges: Networking through DU Xnet

By Shannon Seales, Learning and Development Consultant, Human Resources and Inclusive Community Last year, Human Resources and Inclusive Community (HRIC) hosted a staff table as part of DU Grand Challenges, A Community Table. After thoughtful discussion, staff identified that despite similarity in roles across campus, many employees felt siloed within their roles. The silos that exist within our university departments and divisions were … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Networking through DU Xnet

Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Partnership

By Kateri McRae, Professor, Psychology This spring, junior and senior psychology students in Professor Kateri McRae’s Emotion Regulation class worked to do something that scientists and journalists constantly struggle with – communicating recent scientific results to a non-specialized audience. The class was focused on emotion regulation, which refers to all the ways that we might … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Partnership