Investing in Discovery: Our Diverse America

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

Investing in Discovery: DU Amache Project

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

Investing in Discovery: Korbel Asylum 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.