By: Jennifer Wilson, PhD Student, Graduate School of Social Work In 2017 I was introduced to Beloved Community Village, Denver’s first tiny home village providing an alternative sheltering solution for those experiencing homelessness. As a PhD student at the Graduate School of Social Work, I had been working at the Center for Housing and Homelessness … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Building Knowledge of Social Innovations Through Field Expertise
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
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 Lincoln Schafer, Physics, and Irene Schimmel, Physics Our Advancing Community-Engaged (ACE) Student Scholars project was to engage community members in the analysis of excessive night lighting, which can affect people through glare, light trespass and possible health effects. Many light fixture owners are uneducated about the harmful impact artificial lighting can have both on … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: A Project on Light Analysis for a Brighter Future
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
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.