Diversity & Democracy: Civic Learning for Shared Futures
Diversity Innovations Institutional Leadership and Commitment
Diversity Digest Volume 9, Number 2

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Faculty Involvement
Science, Diversity, and Global Learning: Untangling Complex Problems
Breaking the Pyramid: Putting Science in the Core
Geologic Science for Global Citizenship: Under the Radar, but on the Web
Science and Global Learning at Carnegie Mellon University
Campus-Community Connections
Science and Citizenship: Habits of Mind for Global Understanding
Curricular Transformation
Connecting Global Learning and Science Education in the General Education Curriculum
Science, Gender, and the Environment
Student Experience
Seeing the World Around You
Institutional Leadership
Developing a Scalable, Sustainable Campus Diversity Initiative
Resources for Science, Diversity, and Global Learning

Resources for Science, Diversity, and Global Learning


Council On Undergraduate Research
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and its affiliated colleges, universities, and individuals share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at predominantly undergraduate institutions. CUR believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research. CUR’s leadership works with agencies and foundations to enhance research opportunities for faculty and students. CUR provides support for faculty development. www.cur.org

HIVCampusEducation.org is a resource of the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ Program for Health and Higher Education. This Web site is designed to be an online hub of HIV prevention and education resources for institutions of higher education. The site contains a searchable syllabi database, a selection of resources, and listings of events and job opportunities. www.hivcampuseducation.org

Howard Hughes Medical Institute—Million Dollar Professors
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) combed the country for leading research scientists who, through their teaching and mentoring, are striving to ignite the scientific spark in a new generation of students. Now twenty of the best will receive $1 million each to put their innovative ideas into action as HHMI professors at eighteen research universities across the country. Some of the professors’ plans include taking students to African countries to study tropical diseases and ethnopharmacology, increasing the number of Posse Program students in science and medicine fields, and taking undergraduates “bio-prospecting” for promising natural products in the world’s rain forests. www.hhmi.org

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education is a membership-based association of colleges and universities working to advance sustainability in higher education in the U.S. and Canada. Their mission is to promote sustainability in all sectors of higher education—from governance and operations to curriculum and outreach—through education, communication, research, and professional development. www.aashe.org

Project Kaleidoscope
Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) is an informal national alliance working to build and sustain strong undergraduate programs in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). PKAL works to motivate students to consider careers in related fields, equip teams of faculty and administrators for leadership in reform at the local level, and encourage broad understanding of how strong undergraduate STEM programs serve the national interest. www.pkal.org

Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor,
a book by Paul Farmer (University of California Press), uses harrowing stories of life—and death—in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world’s poor is the most important human rights struggle of our times. With passionate eyewitness accounts from the prisons of Russia and the beleaguered villages of Haiti and Chiapas, this book links the lived experiences of individual victims to a broader analysis of structural violence. Farmer challenges conventional thinking within human rights circles and exposes the relationships between political and economic injustice, on one hand, and the suffering and illness of the powerless, on the other.

Beyond Borders: Thinking Critically About Global Issues, edited by Paula S. Rothenberg (Worth Publishers), is an interdisciplinary collection that brings today’s most pressing issues into the classroom. Designed to prepare today’s college students to assume their roles as members of an increasingly global community, this powerful collection includes eighty-two articles written by leading scholars, activists, and policy makers from around the world.

Questions, comments, and suggestions regarding Diversity & Democracy should be directed to Kathryn Peltier Campbell at campbell@aacu.org.
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