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Witte Receives Funding for Project Aimed at Examining How Immigrant Athletes May Act As Agents of Change

Witte Receives Funding for Project Aimed at Examining How Immigrant Athletes May Act As Agents of Change

James C. Witte, Professor, Sociology; Director, Institute for Immigration Research, received funding from Americorps for the project: "Immigrants, Athletes, and Civic Engagement." Witte is collaborating with Marissa Kiss, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Immigration Research, on this project. Witte and Kiss will examine the degree to which immigrant athletes use their visibility, acceptance, and influence to extend the spirit of inclusiveness and equity to all New Americans.

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AmeriCorps Awards $3.7 Million to Universities Researching Civic Life in America: Institute for Immigration Research Among the Recipients

AmeriCorps Awards $3.7 Million to Universities Researching Civic Life in America: Institute for Immigration Research Among the Recipients

WASHINGTON, D.C.— AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, has selected 21 universities to receive more than $3.7 million for the 2022 National Service and Civic Engagement Funding Opportunity. Selected organizations will research five priority areas, including volunteer management, societal and national understanding of national service, civic infrastructure in communities, and AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps Seniors programmatic interests. See the full list of newly funded AmeriCorps research projects.

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Professors Liu and Kirkpatrick Named 2022-23 Fenwick Fellows

Professors Liu and Kirkpatrick Named 2022-23 Fenwick Fellows

Dean of Libraries and University Librarian John G. Zenelis has announced the award recipients for the 2022-23 Fenwick Fellowships: Huwy-min Lucia Liu, assistant professor in the department of sociology and anthropology, and Jesse Kirkpatrick, research associate professor, department of philosophy and acting director, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy.

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The 2022 Next System Speakers Series

The 2022 Next System Speakers Series

Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, author of "Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice," headlines a series also featuring Jeremy Brecher (author of "Common Preservation"), Joe Guinan (co-author of "The Case for Community Wealth Building"), Yvonne Yen Liu (Solidarity Research Center), and Melissa Scanlan (author of "Prosperity in the Fossil-Free Economy").

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Dr. Jamie Clark Awarded Grant from National Science Foundation: Clark to study human behavior within the context of long-term environmental change

Dr. Jamie Clark Awarded Grant from National Science Foundation: Clark to study human behavior within the context of long-term environmental change

Dr. Jamie Clark, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, Center for Social Science Research, has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research at the archaeological site of Sefunim Cave (Israel). Dr. Clark will lead research on climate change—and the nature of human responses to that change—during the Last Glacial Period (~115,000-12,000 years ago). The Last Glacial Period was characterized by profound shifts in climate, culminating in the Last Glacial Maximum, when sea levels dropped to 130 m below the modern coastline. On a human scale, the phase witnessed significant biological, cultural, and technological changes, including the replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans.

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The first Next System Fellows at Arlington

The first Next System Fellows at Arlington

The original Next System Fellows leaflets posed several thought provoking questions to their readers: “Where is our society going, and where does it need to go? How do we get there, and what must we do to get there?” By posing these questions, the program implies it can provide answers to them. And perhaps it can. But essential is the pedagogy involved. By calling students to address the systemic challenges of the 21st century, the Next System Fellows program invites students to become a part of creating solutions. 

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