If you ever stop to think about it, there seems to be an unlimited number of phrases and expressions that include the words place or space. My place or your place, all over the place, out of place, no place like home. Cyberspace, headspace, accessible space, safe space, brave space, personal space. Place and space are essential to knowing who we are. They are directional in the sense that they serve as points along pathways determining where we are at any given moment.
Sean Bissell, Zoe King, Sahil Sandhu, and Michelle Wong display their research at Duke Visible Thinking. The group collaborated with the Duke Cancer Institute and the Duke Institute for Health Innovation to examine how to better facilitate the integration of electronic patient reported outcomes (ePROs) into clinician workflow. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) help providers proactively assess patients’ symptoms through validated questionnaires.
The Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Awards recognize one graduating senior, one faculty member, and one community partner for their commitment to the ideals of service‐learning. This year Duke senior Frances Beroset (T'19), Duke BME faculty member Kevin Caves, and community partner (and Duke alumna) Jeanette Stokes from the Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South (RCWMS) were honored with the award!
Critical service-learning is an approach to civic learning that is attentive to social change, works to redistribute power, and strives to develop authentic relationships. But does participation in service-learning contribute to the long-term greater good, even after graduation? On Friday, March 29th, service-learning alumni offered their reflections on the impact service-learning has had on their life choices, future education, career shifts, and leadership in civic engagement since graduation.
The Betsy Alden Award recipients were honored at the In The Spotlight ceremony on April 16th. In The Spotlight recognizes individuals and organizations whose influence and achievements have made a significant impact on University life and beyond.
Ten faculty members and advisers receiving Undergraduate Teaching, Leadership & Diversity Awards from the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences were honored at a reception April 11 in Perkins Library.
The awards are given annually by the dean’s office in recognition of exceptionally strong teachers working across the college. This year, Trinity’s Arts & Sciences Council led the nomination and selection process for several categories.
Students from the service-learning course “Nonprofit Cultural Institutions (THEATR 310S)” participated in a training to prepare them to develop verbal descriptions of artwork for a recorded audio tour. Students were challenged to consider how to best describe paintings, drawings, and sculpture for patrons of the Nasher Museum that could not see the works.
Students from Professor Kisha Daniel's service-learning course "Critical Pedagogy of Hip Hop (EDUC 290S)" and community partners from the Boys and Girls Club of Durham and Orange County pose for a group photo in front of the “Greensboro Four” at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro. Also pictured is the co-founder of the museum, Melvin Alston. A native of Durham, he attended NCCU and is currently serving as a Guilford County Commissioner.
Service-Learning connects academic curriculum to communities to foster enriched learning and engagement in ethical collaborations. Here are a few community-engaged projects that students produced in the Fall 2018 semester: