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.
Ourselves: A photographic and textual exploration by Somali youth in SeattleSaheedAdejumobi, History, and Claire Garoutte, Fine ArtsWith 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.
Service-Learning Research Opportunity: Payments for Forest Conservation in
Peasant Communities in the Ecuadorian AndesTanya Hayes, Environmental Studiesin 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
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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