Faculty Engaged Scholars in the News

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Early action can help with autism

Autism Researcher, Linda R. Watson By Linda R. Watson One in 68 children show symptoms of autism spectrum disorder by the time they reach 8 years of age, according to statistics released last week by Centers for Disease Control. The meaning of these nu …

Fedders submits brief to N.C. Center for Safer Schools

UNC School of Law clinical assistant professor Barbara A. Fedders co-authored an issue brief submitted May 7 to the North Carolina Center for Safer Schools, a state program created in March 2013 that is currently seeking public comment on school safety …

Faculty Engaged Scholar Malinda Maynor Lowery named Tar Heel of the Week

CHAPEL HILL — As a youth, Malinda Lowery considered history’s three most important figures to be Moses, Harriet Tubman and Henry Berry Lowrie – leader of a band of outlaw Lumbee Indians and African-Americans who fought Confederate soldiers seeking to …

Faculty Engaged Scholar Rebecca Macy continues engagement work through domestic violence prevention

For most of her academic career, UNC researcher Rebecca Macy, Ph.D., a Faculty Engaged Scholar, has focused her work on solutions to prevent domestic violence and to help survivors …

Chancellor Thorp honored with endowment to support UNC faculty

H. Holden Thorp, UNC’s outgoing chancellor, has been honored with the establishment of the Chancellor Holden Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Endowment at the Carolina Center for Public Service at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The endo …

Faculty Engaged Scholars and APPLES Service-Learning faculty receive teaching honors

Twenty-four instructors in 18 different departments or schools, received 2013 University Teaching Awards at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the highest campus-wide recognition for teaching excellence. Five of those recognized are connected to CCPS programs as either Faculty Engaged Scholars or faculty for APPLES service-learning courses.

Faculty Engaged Scholars Lauterer and Nguyen engage the Carolina Way

The News & Observer By John Drescher — Executive Editor Community Journalism student Lucie Shelly (right) mentors high school journalist Anna Aguilar of the Southern Scoop of Southern High School in Durham.Jock Lauterer Jock Lauterer was stunned an …

Classroom is community for Faculty Engaged Scholar Della Pollock

Faculty Engaged Scholar and communication studies professor Della Pollock was collecting the stories of alumni of Chapel Hill’s former all-black high school for an oral history project when one man’s statement caught her off guard. “He said, ‘Y’all have studied the hell out of the black community and …

Faculty Engaged Scholars connect scholarship to community

Making scholarship available to others is exactly what Jill Hamilton was aiming for when she placed her research in Good Housekeeping’s November 2012 issue. Hamilton was one of 10 people recently selected for the Faculty Engaged Scholars program, an initiative by the Carolina Center for Public Service designed to advance faculty involvement in the scholarship of engagement.

Faculty Engaged Scholar Patricia Garrett-Peters helps refugee children

With a passion for helping a vulnerable refugee population, Faculty Engaged Scholar Dr. Patricia Garrett-Peters, a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and scientist with the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, has …

Faculty Engaged Schoalr Ashley Lucas talks about Razor Wire Women

Ashley Lucas keeps thinking about certain people holding her new book for the first time — incarcerated women and their families. That’s because it’s their book, too, filled with their artwork, poems and brutally honest essays about life behind prison …