July 2017

Assessing the Impact of Community-Based Learning on Students: The Community Based Learning Impact Scale

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IAS faculty members Shauna Carlisle and Keith Nitta, along with Educational Studies faculty member Karen Gourd, co-authored and published “Assessing the Impact of Community-Based Learning on Students: The Community Based Learning Impact Scale (CBLIS)”...

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Frances Lee Essay on Culture of Activism Strikes a Chord

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personal essay by second-year Cultural Studies student Frances Lee has struck a cultural chord and gone viral. Entitled “Kin Aesthetics: Excommunicate Me from the Church of Social Justice,” Lee’s essay explores the culture and climate of current activism.

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk and collaborators receive international Turn on Literature Prize

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Established under the EU program Creative Europe, the juried prize will present an exhibition of electronic literature at libraries in Denmark, Norway, and Romania this fall. As winners, Borsuk and...

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Scott Kurashige: The Fifty-Year Rebellion: How the U.S. Political Crisis Began in Detroit

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On July 23, 1967, the eyes of the world fixed on Detroit, as thousands took to the streets to vent their frustrations with white racism, police brutality, and vanishing job prospects in the place that gave rise to the American Dream. Mainstream observers contended that the “riot” brought about the ruin of a once-great city; for them, the municipal bankruptcy of 2013 served as a bailout paving the way for the rebuilding of Detroit. Challenging this prevailing view, IAS faculty member Scott Kurashige portrays the past half century as a long rebellion ...

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Frances Lee accepts 2017-18 PAGE Fellowship

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Master of Arts in Cultural Studies student Frances Lee has been awarded a fellowship with the 2017-18 Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) fellows cohort. PAGE is Imagining America’s network for publicly engaged graduate students in humanities, arts, and design. Fellows participate in ...

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