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American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) Symposium
Keynote: Professor George Lipsitz, UC Santa Barbara
“No Ordinary Time: Why Engaged Scholarship Matters Now"
Friday, April13th 2012 10am-5pm
Geballe Room, The Townsend Center for the Humanities, U.C. Berkeley
Formed in 2010 between the American Cultures (AC) Center and the Cal Corps Public Service Center, the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) program has supported the development of nearly two dozen community partnerships with American Cultures courses. This inaugural symposium will draw on the experiences of faculty, student and community partners who created the first ACES courses.
With an opening morning keynote by UC Santa Barbara Professor George Lipsitz, afternoon panels will highlight the opportunities and responsibilities of higher education and public scholarship.
10 -10.30am Welcome and Introductions – UC Berkeley Professor of City and Regional Planning, Malo Hutson
10.30am-12pm Keynote Lecture – “No Ordinary Time: Why Engaged Scholarship Matters Now." UC Santa Barbara Professor of Black Studies and Sociology, George Lipsitz
1-2.30pm Faculty Panel – “Community Engaged Research and Public Scholarship” – Professor Juana Maria Rodriguez, Dr. Hatem Bazian, & Professor Greg Niemeyer
Introduced by UC Berkeley Lecturer and ACES Program Director, Victoria Robinson
2.45-3.45pm Faculty and Student Panel – “From Idea to Action: Strategies for Successful Campus-Community Partnerships” – Dr. Erika Walker, Dr. Brian Powers, Sun Kim, Austin Pritzkat, Wendy Martinez
Introduced by Suzan Akin, Faculty and Graduate Student Programs Manager, Cal Corps Public Service Center
4-5pm Post Symposium Dessert and Discussion