Faculty Engaged Scholars in the News

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Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars progam adds new faculty members

Ten UNC faculty members were recently selected for the sixth class of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars. The program, named for former chancellor Holden Thorp and sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service, aims to bring together distinguished faculty from a variety of fields to learn from one another and advance their engaged scholarship.

Ten faculty members selected for Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program

Ten faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were recently selected for the sixth class of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars (FES). These scholars will develop projects in partnership with community organizations like Historic Stagville in Durham to study the skills and expertise of enslaved laborers and The Farm at Penny Lane to improve housing and other community-based services for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

Faculty Engaged Scholar serves to help seniors maintain mobility

Through a combination of community engagement and experiential education opportunities, Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars become champions of their research. Vicki Mercer, associate professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences and a member of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars class V, also supports champions through her falls prevention program, CHAMP (Community Health and Mobility Partnership).

Faculty Engaged Scholar Cheryl Giscombe is dedicated to serving

Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar Dr. Cheryl Giscombe, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing, is undertaking research to combat inequities in the healthcare system. “I am motivated by my desire to contribute to the elimination of health and healthcare disparities,” Giscombe said. “My goal is to be an ambassador for mental health so that all people have access to high-quality mental health.”

Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Class IV graduate

Nine Carolina faculty members have been honored for their engaged scholarship over the past two years. As part of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program, these professors worked to strengthen university-community partnerships through such work as t …

Faculty Engaged Scholars receive national award

Professors Analyze Media Coverage of Sex Trafficking By Maura Devetski for The Daily Tar Heel 6/30/2014 UNC professors Barbara Friedman and Anne Johnston were recognized for their work on the Irina Project with the Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advoca …

Nine faculty members selected for fifth class of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars

The next class of Faculty Engaged Scholars, leaders in their respective fields, will address a wide variety of issues including analyzing the administrative burden of summer meal programs for children in need, developing web-based resources for journal …

Early action can help with autism

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 numbers is highlighted for me as I he …

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 Jock Lauterer was stunned and angry five years ago when Eve Carson, the student body president at UNC-Chapel Hill, was abducted from her house near campus early March 5 and murdered. Two young …

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 Scholar 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 …