IGD Faculty Director Leads AAC&U Bringing Theory to Practice Funded Initiative at SU

BTtoP Well-being Initiative-1_Page_01Dr. Gretchen Lopez, Intergroup Dialogue Program Director and faculty member in Cultural Foundations of Education, is primary investigator in a university-wide research project, From Self to Civic: Promoting Student Well-being through Communities of Engaged Learning, at Syracuse University. The research project implements a multi-method approach to studying the impact of civic engagement on student well-being and aims to capture the fullness and complexity of student engagement in and outside of the classroom. The American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) recently awarded the research project a Bringing Theory to Practice research initiative grant ($10,000). Professor Lopez (School of Education), along with co-investigators Dessa Bergen-Cico and Jeffrey Pauline (Falk College), will measure facets of socio-emotional well-being for students enrolled in Intergroup Dialogue (SOC/WGS/CFE 230); Personal and Social Responsibility (SPM 101); and Cognitive Behavioral Approaches to Stress Reduction (HTW 405/605). This research will illustrate examples of faculty commitment to education the whole student.

Intergroup Dialogue Program to Sponsor Book Talk: Penny Rosenwasser

The Intergroup Dpenny wassermanialogue Program is sponsoring a book talk, “Hope Into Practice,” featuring author Penny Rosenwasser. Rosenwasser will discuss her new book, Hope Into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite our Fears. Penny Rosenwasser is an academic and an activist. She teaches Anti-Arabism/Anti-Semitism classes with a Palestinian colleague at City College of San Francisco. She has performed in and organized women’s music festivals, and has been active on issues ranging from ending nuclear power and weapons to feminism and queer liberation, to peace and racial justice.The talk will take place at noon on Monday, March 24th in the Peter Grahm Commons in Bird Library. A light lunch will be provided and an opportunity for dialogue will follow the talk. For more information, please contact Diane Swords.

This talk is co-sponsored by:

Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration
Women and Gender Studies Department
Political Science Department
Cultural Foundations of Education Department
Hendricks Chapel
Judaic Studies Program
Religion Department
Anthropology Department
Sociology Department

Jermaine Soto Gives Talk at SUNY Cortland

Jermaine_cortlandtalk2Intergroup Dialogue facilitator, Jermaine Soto, gave a talk at State University of New York at Cortland on Friday, Thursday 20th as part of Cortland’s Black History Month speaker series. Jermaine’s presentation, “Engaging Race within the Dialogic Space: Emotional Labor (Not) Lost” focused on his experiences and reflections as a man of color facilitating dialogues on Race & Ethnicity. Over 40 faculty and students attended the hour long talk which explored the emotional labor of teaching/learning about inequality from an embodied standpoint. If you would like to learn more about the presentation, please contact Jermaine Soto at jsoto01@syr.edu

Intergroup Dialogue Program sponsors 7th Annual Conference on Equity & Social Justice

esj-logo-300x124The Intergroup Dialogue Program is proud to sponsor the 7th Annual Conference on Equity and Social Justice. The conference theme is Social Justice Education Out of Bounds: New Frameworks and Alliances and includes breakout sessions from IGD facilitators, from SOE faculty and graduate students as well as groups from The College of Saint Rose, SUNY Cortland, University of Rochester, the Syracuse community, and more.

Peter McLaren, renowned scholar and activist, and Brian Jones, teacher, actor, and activists, will be providing keynote addresses.

The registration fee for students is $25 and includes breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception. More information and the full schedule can be found at http://esj.syr.edu.

And, of course, don’t forget to check out facilitators Chase Catalano, Mary Cannito-Coville, Meredith Madden and Wendy Nastasi during their research panel presentation, Crossing Boundaries: Dialogic Inquiry Between Classroom-Community Locations, at 9:45 am.

Congratulations Student Leadership Institute

We congratulate our partner the Division of Student Affairs’ Student Leadership Institute for being selected as the Silver Award Winner in the NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Excellence Award’s program in the category sli_logoof Outstanding Leadership Development program.This national recognition by the largest professional organization for Higher Education educators and administrators is the culmination of over three-years of continuous work by the Institute’s faculty and partners designing, implementing, and continuously improving the Institute’s core curriculum, assessment methodology, and strategic partnerships. IGD is proud to contribute to SLI by facilitating the Intergroup Dialogue learning track for this year’s cohort (2013-2014) and through presenting at the SLI Conference (2012). Congratulations SLI students, SLI chair Kerry Foxx and The Division of Student Affairs! We look forward to future collaborations! For more information on the NASPA award click here. For more information on SLI click here.

Dialogue Partners with SU Literacy Corps

During the Summer 2013, the Intergroup Dialogue Program partnered with the Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service to bring a six-week Dialogue offering for their summer interns. The students who partook in the summer offering were part of the SU Literacy Corp headed by Colleen McAllister and Nathalie Quezada Warren, working as tutors in urban schools and community-based settings.  As part of their training and professional development, the Literacy Corp students took part in a scaled down version of IGD’s semester long curriculum, facilitated by Mary Cannito-Caville and Jermaine Soto, and engaged the dialogic process by learning the basic tenets of dialogue and critically understanding their own social identities while interrogating the state of urban schools and impacts of educational policies on urban communities. The experience was a successful one and IGD looks forward to once again providing this experience to SU Literacy Corp this upcoming summer and hope to build a sustainable relationship with the Mary Ann Shaw Center to ensure offerings for many summers to come.

Dialogue Courses Featured as Part of “Listening” Symposium

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“Listening” image provided by the Syracuse University Humanities Center

The Intergroup Dialogue Program is proud to share that our three undergraduate sections are included as featured seminars in this year’s Humanities Center Symposium focused on Listening. The Listening theme, proposed by the School of Education, asks us to consider listening as an intentional act, a mode of cognition. Intergroup Dialogue courses, with our focus on empathic and critical dialogic listening, embody listening as a practice for learning. Click here to learn more about the Humanities Center Symposium, including special events and workshops. And, of course, to learn more about our courses, please visit our courses page.

Dialogue Courses Featured as Part of “Listening” Symposium

"Listening" image provided by the Syracuse University Humanities Center

“Listening” image provided by the Syracuse University Humanities Center

The Intergroup Dialogue Program is proud to share that our three undergraduate sections are included as featured seminars in this year’s Humanities Center Symposium focused on Listening. The Listening theme, proposed by the School of Education, asks us to consider listening as an intentional act, a mode of cognition. Intergroup Dialogue courses, with our focus on empathic and critical dialogic listening, embody listening as a practice for learning. Click here to learn more about the Humanities Center Symposium, including special events and workshops. And, of course, to learn more about our courses, please visit our courses page.

Spaces are still available for fall 2013 courses!

Are you looking for a fall course? Perhaps you’ve participated in one of our courses and would like to encourage a friend to as well. Great news! Spaces are still igd_fall 2013available in our fall courses. Follow this link to complete our application for permission to enroll today. Learn more about our fall course offerings by checking out our course page here. If you have questions please contact Sigrid Davison at smdaviso@syr.edu.  Looking forward to seeing you in dialogue…

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