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  • Faculty - Student Projects Awarded Global Grants

    June 15, 2011

    Faculty in the Fine Arts, History, and Environmental Studies Departments received grants to support their work with students at home and abroad. The grants were announced by Victoria Jones, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Global Engagement. 

    Picturing Ourselves: A photographic and textual exploration by Somali youth in Seattle
    SaheedAdejumobi, History, and Claire Garoutte, Fine Arts
    With SU faculty and student mentors, Somali high school students will explore their identity through photographic and written documentary works.  The youth will be encouraged to develop a sense of self and community, and students will have the opportunity to reflect on the implications of migration, cultural adaptation, and diversity of expressive voice.

    Student Service-Learning Research Opportunity: Payments for Forest Conservation in Peasant Communities in the Ecuadorian Andes
    Tanya Hayes, Environmental Studies
    in this service-learning research opportunity, two students will work with Ecuadorian communities, academics and local nonprofit organizations to examine the economic and ecological impact of a policy that offers area farmers payment for forest conservation.

    The Global Grants program supports new initiatives that will make an ongoing contribution to the global mission of Seattle University.  The primary goals are:  1) developing models and programs for experiential international learning both locally and internationally; and 2) capacity-building for SU faculty to develop these skills in students.  Funds were made available through a private donor.

    The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, supports global engagement in many ways. These include conducting educational programs abroad and offering degree programs with an international component, a major in International Studies, and the Global Awareness Program Certificate, a two-year specialization for students in any major in the university.

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