Thursday, Oct. 15th, 11am-1pm, MSC 2709
Jo Averill-Snell from the Office of Community Engagement & Partnerships will host a workshop on creating a narrative in grant applications. Jo is a vital resource who can help you get funding for your project! She will answer your questions about grant writing and searching for funding. If you are currently working on a grant, bring in your draft for feedback! Light lunch and coffee will be provided with a short reception afterwards.
Thursday, Oct. 15th, 11am-1pm, MSC 2709
Want to learn how to use social media to promote your research?
“Go Public!”: A How-To Guide for Getting Your Research Off the Shelf and Into the Public Discourse
August 27, 9:30am-Noon, MSC 2708
Your research is vital to our communities and has the potential to have major impacts in public discourse and the development of public policies. Featuring a panel of experts, this workshop will help faculty and students explore how to reach broader audiences beyond academia.
This moderated panel discussion will address:
• Using social media efficiently and effectively.
• Making your research accessible to the public.
• Adding your voice to the public discourse.
• Using your research to skillfully correct misinformation.
• Sharing best practices with a wider audience.
• Connecting with the community to create a collective impact.
A How-To Guide for Getting Your Research Off the Shelf and Into Public Discourse
Co-Sponsored by the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (“OCEP”) and the Graduate Student Applied Research Network (“GSARN”)
Date: March 12, 2015 10am-noon
Location: Marshall Student Center 3707
Academic scholars often conduct research in areas that are vital to our community, but the publishing outlets we rely on have little impact on contemporary social issues or policy debates. Are there ways we can promote our ideas to a broader audience?
Wayne Garcia, Associate Director of the School of Mass Communications and Instructor in Journalism, and Lindsay Peterson, seasoned local journalist and USF doctoral candidate, will share practical strategies on how to disseminate academic knowledge to the wider community outside the university.
Workshop attendees will learn how to:
Community CONVERSATION: University Voices Critically Engaged in Supporting School Children
WHEN? Monday, November 17th 1:30pm–3:30pm
WHERE? Education Building (EDU), Room 253
RSVP: Refreshments will be provided. Click here.
Community members, such as we at the university, have an important role to play in shaping the vision of public schools. Community Conversations brought to you by the Education and School Action Group facilitate that important work.
Alliance for Public School’s Community Conversation Innovation Institute is not simply a conversation, but a real community workday. Attendees will collaborate to identify common goals and strategies to support our public schools' efforts to help all students achieve success. We hope you will lend your voice, ideas and talents to us for the day so that we can begin to create a common vision for engaging our community in support of public schools.
For more information, contact Jennifer Webb, Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships, USF, 813-974-2052 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Alliance for Public Schools visit: http://allianceforpublicschools.org/
Using New Media and Technology to Enhance Service-Learning: An Engaged Conversation with Ann Abbott, Ph.D.
November 13, 2pm-3:30pm, MSC 2707
We are delighted to announce that our invited keynote speaker for Service-Learning Day is Ann Abbott (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), an award-winning Spanish language educator who regularly publishes about service learning and the connections among language, cultures, professional contexts and course content. Her blog documents her curricular innovations, students’ reflective writing and ideas for incorporating new media in service learning: http://spanishandillinois.blogspot.com/
Come meet fellow graduate students from different departments who share an interest in applied research. There will be food, beverages, and presentations from Anthropology, Environmental Science, Physics, Engineering, Community & Family Health, Art, and Education. For more information vist: www.gsarn.weebly.com/events
October 31st, 3pm-7pn, ALN 296
3:05 pm Opening Remarks
3: 10 pm Michael C. Cross
Bioprinting Patterned Tissues: Mechanism of Release from a Dynamic Biomaterial
3: 30 pm Gita Bhandari
DDT and its health effect
Environmental Health, College of Public Health
3:50 pm Abolfazl Saghafi
Linear Regression and Estimating Fracture Strength of Brittle Materials
4: 10 pm Tiffany Gandolfo
Sleep duration and ecology in an indigenous Amazonian village
4:30 pm Break
4:45 pm Elizabeth Plakidas & Alison Terndrup
Fine Arts & Art History, School of Art and Art History
5:05 pm Joseph England
Community Gardening in Tampa Bay
Environmental Science and Policy, Department of Geosciences
5:25 pm Andrea Lowe
Neural correlates and potential treatments of tinnitus using a mouse model
Biomedical Engineering Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Tau Beta Pi
5:45 pm Elliott J. Brecht
Modulation of the large conductance potassium channel (BK) in the auditory system: Alteration of
behavioral and neural processing.
Biomedical Engineering, Global Center for Hearing and Speech Research
6:05 pm Johanna Phelps-Hillen
Inception to Implementation: Co-Creating a Community Engaged Curriculum
Rhetoric in Composition, English
6:25 pm Closing Remarks
Speaker Series: Gut Health & Autoimmune Conditions: New directions in research and clinical practice
Dr. Frank Lanzisera is a chiropractic physician with 32 years of clinical experience. He will discuss observations from his clinical practice exploring the role of intestinal permeability in autoimmune conditions such as celiac disease, Hashimoto's hypothyroidism, Multiple Sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes. Dr. Lanzisera's practice emphasis is in functional medicine and functional neurology. Reception immediately following.
October 10, 3pm–4pm, MSC 3707
Bring friends and family and join us at Riverfront Park this Saturday! Food will be provided. You can also bring a dish if you like! We will have frisbees for the frisbee golf course.
Join us for this important event on commemoration of Brown v. Board of Education I & II. The book that will be used to explore Brown v. Board of Education I and II, is The Cultural Competence In America's Schools, by Bruce Jones & Edwin Nichols 2013. The educational disparities including school-to-prison pipeline are all packed into Brown v. Board of Education experience.
The event will take place on May 31, 2014, at 10:30AM, North Tampa Library, 8916 North Blvd, Tampa, FL 33604 (Chamberlain High School).
The "school-to-prison pipeline" refers to policies and practices that push children out of classrooms and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. The path to incarceration begins with inadequate resources in schools, inequitable school discipline practices including zero tolerance, policing of school hallways, use of alternative schools, involvement of courts, and often ends with students in juvenile detention or adult prisons. The vast majority of students pulled in to the pipeline never graduate from high school. For more information; http://www.splcenter.org/what-we-do/teaching-tolerance?gclid=CNnfg863hL0CFafm7AodSyUAlA
Schedule of Events
Saba Baptiste, Chair NAACP Education Committee Tampa, FL
Dream Defenders will bring social change by training and organizing youth and students in nonviolent civil disobedience, civic engagement, and direct action while creating a sustainable network of youth and student leaders to take action and create real change in their communities. The majority of the Dream Defenders largely consists of college students.
Speakers or Presenters: What do you want this school district to be like now, and in the future?
The following individuals are competing for a seat on Hillsborough County School Board(HCPS) in August 2014, and want to share with the Hillsborough County community their educational philosophies or point of views on educating all children. These individuals will be a part of a panel of seven, including Dream Defenders to answer questions from the audience. The questions and answers session will last 30 minutes and the conclusion of the event will occur shortly after.
Dipa Shah At-Large, District 6
Profession: attorney; contract law; business owner
School & community Volunteer: chair SAC &PTSA for various schools, sport manager soccer, children across borders; VP home owners assoc.
Michelle Shimberg District 2
School & community volunteer: HCPS Vice Chair & scholarship chair Served on various SAC & PTSA; board member starting right a high school homelessness program, Fraternity President Delta Delta Delta, & mentor
Dee Prether District 4
Profession: Veteran & Teacher
School & community volunteer: volunteer in classrooms, & PTSA, experience With the complexity of the school system
Paula Meckley At-Large, District 6
Profession: Implementation of the Bill & Belinda Gates Foundation Grant in HCPS, Merchandise coordinator, & Budget manager
School & community volunteer: founder & president .elementary 501c3 foundation Director of tutoring program for Title 1 schools, grant writer, PTSA in various schools
Sally Harris District 4
Professional Associations: NAEYC-National Association for the Education of Young Children; National Accreditation Valuator, NACCP-National Association for Childcare Professionals, PTSA President, School Readiness Coalition President of South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, served on the McDonalds Training Center Board
Policy Workshop and Publication
Abstracts due: April 30, 2014
To encourage a new generation of urban policy makers and promote early career research, USAID, International Housing Coalition (IHC), World Bank, the Wilson Center, and Cities Alliance are co-sponsoring a fifth annual paper competition, seeking abstracts on urban poverty in the developing world. Winning papers will be published and selected authors will present their work in a policy workshop to be held at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. in January, 2015. The grand prize winner will receive a travel stipend to present the paper at a Cities Alliance Forum in Brussels.
Papers must be linked to one of the following sub-topics:
Cities and Climate Change
Cities are where the battle for climate change will be fought and won. Urban areas account for 70-80% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, yet on a per capita basis many cities emit less GHG than their rural and suburban counterparts. Cities, especially in coastal areas, are being forced to adapt to the realities of climate change. Cities are also on the cutting edge of innovations in energy efficiency and GHG mitigation through interventions in sectors such as urban planning and design, transportation and storm water management. Papers on this topic should explore the ways in which cities of the developing world are adapting to, and mitigating the severity of, climate change.
Recent urban disasters, such as the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, or the typhoon that hit the coastal city of Tacloban in the Philippines, expose the unique challenges and opportunities of responding to natural and man-made disasters occurring near urban agglomerations. Responding to and recovering from the destruction of housing, basic services and public infrastructure is particularly challenging in urban settings, as is planning for disaster risk reduction in the future. At the same time, the density of population and infrastructure in cities makes planning for permanent reconstruction while still enabling temporary solutions for victims of disasters extremely difficult. Papers on this topic should focus on long term reconstruction planning, preparedness, early response, resiliency, and recovery, and could address issues such as shelter and housing, service delivery, infrastructure, or city planning in a post-disaster setting.
With rapid global urbanization, cities are becoming spaces where increasingly diverse populations negotiate differences in race, class, ethnicity, nationality and gender. In particular, unprecedented rates of migration are testing the capacity of cities for accommodation. Inclusive pluralism is an essential aspect of sustainable urban development. What are the policies and practices that help marginalized urbanized populations more fully access infrastructure and services and participate in the city’s social, political and economic activities? Papers on this topic should examine policies that are confronting the challenges of urban diversity, developing and strengthening urban inclusion through governance structures, civic engagement, planning, the use of city space, and other mechanisms.
Impacts of the Informal Economy
The economic power of cities is well documented. Less documented is the scale of the informal economy, although this is beginning to change. Informal settlements are full of entrepreneurial men and women who earn livelihoods by providing urban service delivery such as water and transportation. Cities can take advantage of the economic potential by supporting local economic development and encouraging urban productivity. Papers on this topic should explore innovations in measuring the informal economy and supporting productive livelihoods in urban areas, especially in informal settlements.
Process and Timeline
This call for papers is directed at PhD students and advanced Masters students. To be eligible, applicants should be currently enrolled in a degree program as of April 30, 2014. Papers can be co-authored, as long as each author is a graduate student. In this case, only one author will present at the policy workshop.
♦ Abstract Submissions
o Abstracts (max 500 words) and a brief CV should be submitted to the selection committee by April 30, 2014. Submissions should be sent to UrbanPaperComp@WilsonCenter.org
o Abstracts should contain a title, paper description, author name and affiliation, and specify which of the topical areas listed below the paper will most directly address.
♦ Criteria for Selection
o Abstracts should present a clear, compelling research question.
o Preference will be given to the presentation of original, field-based research that builds upon existing scholarship as opposed to desk or literature reviews.
o Paper proposals should be policy-based and solutions-oriented and should critically examine existing projects and/or propose new strategies for tackling issues related to urban poverty in the developing world. o Abstracts should be clearly linked to one or more of the sub-topics outlined below.
♦ Request for Full Papers
o A panel composed of members of the sponsor organizations will review submitted abstracts and request full papers from finalists.
o Applicants will be notified in mid-May whether they will be asked to write a full paper, which will be due by July 31, 2014.
o Completed papers should be a maximum of 20 pages in length including appendixes (double-spaced, Times New Roman 12pt font) and utilize the guidelines used by the Chicago Manual of Style.
o Roughly 10 of the full papers will be compiled in a book and published by the Woodrow Wilson Center.
o Publication of each selected paper is subject to review and will be contingent upon completion of suggested revisions by the authors, should they be requested by the selection committee.
♦ Policy Workshop:
o 3-5 of the authors selected for publication will be invited to Washington, DC in January, 2015 to take part in a unique “policy workshop” that will bring together academics, policy makers and students for an interactive discussion of international urban development topics. The session will focus on bridging gaps between policy and academia, theory and practice. Workshop invitees will be provided with a travel stipend to help cover transportation and accommodation costs.
o At the workshop, students will be paired with a senior development expert who will serve as a discussant for their paper.
o The grand prize winner will be awarded a travel stipend to present the paper at a Cities Alliance Forum in Brussels (Belgium).
Papers from a variety of perspectives are appropriate, including (but not limited to) urban planning, economics, political science, geography, public policy, law, sociology, environment, anthropology, housing policy, governance, emergency services, and public health.
For more information, please contact UrbanPaperComp@WilsonCenter.org
For more information on last year’s competition, please visit: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/innovation- urban-development-incremental-housing-approaches-and-big-data-for-smarter-cities