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Context and Connections Meaningful for Participants

Friday, January 6, 2017
Duke Service-Learning hosted its annual Context and Connections tour on October 7th. Context and Connections offers new Duke faculty and staff interested in deepening their own knowledge of and relationship to Durham’s communities an opportunity to explore connections with their teaching, research... Read More »

Testimonial - Student Action with Farmworkers

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
"We've been fortunate to have worked with Duke Service-Learning almost since its beginning. In the last two years, we have been particularly thrilled with the compelling courses created by the faculty and the engaged participation we saw from students in learning about farmworker issues. And the... Read More »

In Service Learning, A Discussion About The Arrogance of Help

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
When Duke Service-Learning Director David Malone told Trinity College Dean Valerie Ashby he wanted her to talk on a panel about “The Arrogance of Help,” Ashby knew what she wanted to discuss. “I said I am in, I am all the way in,” said Ashby in introducing her remarks. “I'm not going to talk... Read More »

Alison Hester of Endeavor Charter School Wins 2016 Alden Award

Thursday, May 19, 2016
This year’s community partner recipient of the Alden Award is Alison Hester from Endeavor Charter School in Wake Forest, NC, in recognition of her long-standing partnership with Duke through a Chemistry Outreach class. Her nominator, Ken Lyle, praised her “love of science and ongoing commitment to... Read More »

Prof Deb Reiseinger Wins 2016 Alden Award

Thursday, May 19, 2016
This year’s faculty recipient of the Alden Award is Deborah Reisinger, Assistant Professor of the Practice of
 Romance Studies. Her nominators, Leta Hallowell, Joan Clifford and Lou Brown, praised her commitment to all aspects of service-learning as a service-learning instructor, a previous... Read More »

Yvonne Lu Wins 2016 Alden Award

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Two students won an Alden Award in 2016. Yvonne Lu impressed the selection committee with her sustained commitment to service-learning through participating in four service learning classes and by the thoughtfulness and compassion she showed in her reflections. The Service-Learning Program is... Read More »

Leta Hallowell Wins 2016 Alden Award

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Leta Hallowell was recognized for the ways she “embodies the ideal leader in her humble actions, her deep reflection, and her brave choices,” and for the way she has “sustained her commitment to working with refugees through service-learning courses, service and scholarship in her thesis project... Read More »

Pauli Murray Book Group

Monday, May 2, 2016
To celebrate the end of spring semester, the Service-Learning Program met as a “Book Group” to discuss the wonderful new book about Pauli Murray and Eleanor Roosevelt—The Firebrand and the First Lady. Barbara Lau, who has led the efforts to bring Pauli Murray’s story to light in Durham (see http... Read More »

Annie Abbott Talk

Friday, April 8, 2016
On April 7, 4:30-6:00 pm in Soc Psych 127, Professor Annie Abbott, from the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, discussed community service learning. Whether you are in the midst of building a community partnership or sending students to a well-... Read More »

Making Arts Accessible

Thursday, March 31, 2016
The Non-Profit Cultural Institutions class taught by Dan Ellison had two trainings at the Nasher Museum to learn to do audio interpretation of the visual arts for people with visual impairment. Provided by Arts Access, NC, the training was with Debbie Hippler and Fred Brack. For the second training... Read More »

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