Topic: Swearer Center

Students stay in Providence over summer through University programs

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Students stay in Providence over summer through University programs

October 4, 2018 0 comments

The Swearer Center for Public Service is partnering with over 100 local nonprofits that are looking to attract student interns over the summer — increasing the number of partner organizations affiliated with the Swearer Center fivefold over the past couple of years.

President emerita of BakerRipley Angela Blanchard, a former Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the University, discussed hurricane response methods at a teach-in Tuesday afternoon.

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Teach-in addresses hurricane response

September 25, 2018 0 comments

While a torrential downpour drenched Providence yesterday afternoon, Angela Blanchard, president emerita of BakerRipley, held a teach-in to discuss how communities respond to hurricanes and why residents remain in areas often threatened by the dangerous storms.

For five weeks, 22 YSEALI fellows will participate in a variety of educational activities with the goal of returning to their home countries with plans for new businesses. A previous YSEALI fellow from Indonesia created a “female version of Uber”  at UConn.

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Swearer Center, UConn to foster leadership skills in Southeast Asian fellows

September 16, 2018 0 comments

This October, the Swearer Center for Public Service will welcome 22 fellows to campus as part of the U.S. State Department’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative — a program “aimed at strengthening leadership development in Southeast Asia,” according to a University press release.

Funding for Off-Campus Work-Study program falls short

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Funding for Off-Campus Work-Study program falls short

April 4, 2018 0 comments

Ever since the Swearer Center for Public Service streamlined the application process for Off-Campus Federal Work-Study last semester, the OCFWS program has attracted more students than its limited funding can support.

Prabhdeep Kehal GS and Cadence Willse GS are participating in a two-year program through the Swearer Center for Public Service to understand sustainable relationships between the University and the community.

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Swearer Center fellowship focuses on community engagement

March 20, 2018 0 comments

Cadence Willse GS and Prabhdeep Kehal GS are the first graduate fellows to join the Swearer Center for Public Service’s new two-year program in Community Engaged Scholarship.

University program provides public service immersion in D.C.

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University program provides public service immersion in D.C.

March 20, 2018 0 comments

Every semester, a group of students heads down to Washington, where they have the chance to immerse themselves in the world of public service on Capitol Hill and receive credit for their adventures.

Students introduced to policy work in Midwest through University partnership

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Students introduced to policy work in Midwest through University partnership

March 20, 2018 0 comments

While internships and other University initiatives send students to many cities around the United States and abroad, few students from coastal colleges like Brown spend their summers living and working in the country’s heartland.

Julie Plaut’s role as Assistant Dean of the College and Director of Faculty Engagement and Research was created as part of the Swearer Center’s efforts to increase academic integration with the University.

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New administrative position to integrate engaged scholarship, academics

February 21, 2018 0 comments

Julie Plaut will assume the inaugural role of Assistant Dean of the College and Director of Faculty Engagement and Research this April.

The Engaged Scholars Program allows students to participate in community engagement on a larger scale than its predecessor, TRI-Lab.

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Swearer Center’s TRI-Lab gives way to Engaged Scholar Program

December 5, 2017 0 comments

The University’s engaged scholarship pilot program TRI-Lab saw its last lab in spring 2016.

Scott Warren ‘09, CEO of Generation Citizen, is the Swearer Center’s first Democracy Fellow. Last year, Warren was a Social Entrepreneur in Residence at The Swearer Center for Public Service.

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Warren ’09 named Swearer Center’s first democracy fellow

November 2, 2017 0 comments

The Swearer Center designated Scott Warren ’09 its Democracy Fellow, a position that will allow him to explore the terrain of democracy in higher education.