By: Andrea Stanton, Associate Professor, Religious Studies This project brought together faculty members from the University of Denver and Colorado Academy to develop collections of short stories and personal narratives that reflect different aspects of American diversity with support from CCESL’s Public Good Fund. The goal was to then offer these collections to instructors of … Continue reading Investing in Discovery: Our Diverse America
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
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
By Corey Martz, graduate student, Department of Geography While many of us probably think of the University of Denver (DU) as a community of amazing students, faculty, and staff – a DU interdisciplinary team is encouraging us to expand how we imagine our community to include the nature that surrounds us. Our team consists of … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: University of Denver Nature Challenge-I’ve Been Bio-Blizted!
By Barbekka Hurtt, Teaching Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences The Health Professions Highway (HPH) program was honored to receive Public Good grant funding from the Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning (CCESL) to run the HPH program for a second year in summer 2018. This funding allowed Biological Sciences faculty members Barbekka Hurtt … Continue reading Investing in Discovery: Health Professions Highway, Building on Success
The University of Denver (DU) was one of 25 institutions to receive funding from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) for their inaugural Humanities Research for the Public Good initiative. The CIC initiative promotes student research at private colleges and universities, addresses issues of public significance, and showcases the rich archival, library, and museum collections. … Continue reading Investing in Discovery: DU Selected for Inaugural Public Good Humanities Research Grant
By Lindsey Feitz, Teaching Associate Professor, Gender and Women's Studies Armed with clipboards, product illustrations, and a bit of apprehension, undergraduate students in the Gender and Women’s Studies class, “Reframing Feminism, Social Entrepreneurship, and Poverty” took to the streets (and city parks) this past fall. Their mission was to conduct market research on behalf of … Continue reading Investing in Discovery: Art Restart, A Story of Engagement and Empowerment
By Thomas Lavanchy, Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor - Department of Geography and the Environment The Department of Geography & the Environment spent Winter Interterm with eleven students and two professors in Cape Town to begin the two-week Geographies of South Africa class. Students experienced a first-hand look at the physical and cultural landscapes as they … Continue reading Geography Students Travel to Cape Town
By Bonnie Clark, Anthropology The DU Amache Project strives to responsibly research, interpret, and preserve the physical remains of Colorado’s World War II Japanese American internment camp. This work happens in the field, through archaeology at the site and community consultations, in the museum, with collections management and exhibits, and in the classroom, where students … Continue reading Investing in Discovery: DU Amache Project
The Korbel Asylum Project (KAP) has completed its second year! Operating thanks in part to the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL's) Public Good Fund, KAP is a collaboration of student human rights researchers and pro bono attorneys representing asylum seekers in the Denver area. In this partnership, student researchers investigate the conditions of asylum seekers’ countries of origin and produce comprehensive country condition reports to support the plausibility of asylum seekers’ claims in their asylum applications. Country condition reports on asylum seekers' home countries are a critical element of an asylum application and can be prohibitively costly for indigent asylum seekers and their pro bono attorneys. However, with free country condition reports, KAP is able to provide these asylum seekers and their attorneys with research that they would otherwise be unable to afford.