On February 26, the UMass Dartmouth Leduc Center for Civic Engagement presents the 2021 UMassD Engaged Scholarship Symposium. The noon event will be held via Zoom.
This year’s Symposium will feature a Keynote Address from Associate Professor Erin Bromage (Biology) who is an international expert on COVID-19 and infectious diseases. Bromage, who regularly appears on CNN’s nightly news shows as a CNN Contributor, rose to prominence after a blog to help family and friends prepare for COVID-19 went viral because of the accessible way it explained the pandemic.
Bromage’s Keynote “How the Study of Animals, Disease, and Scientific Communication Led to Safety in Schools, Courtrooms, and Movies” will discuss how his background in the epidemiology of, and immunity to, infectious disease in animals led to his current work advising organizations including Hollywood studios on how to operate safely during the pandemic.
The Engaged Scholarship Symposium is designed to celebrate the impact of scholarship on shaping policy and enriching communities. Participants will be exposed to strategies for involving students in active research and examples of engaged scholarship across many disciplines.
The event will also feature the following presentations:
- “Psychology Understanding the Experience of Nurses Working in the COVID-19 Pandemic” by Assistant Professor Marni Kellogg (Community Nursing), Assistant Professor Anna Schierberl Scherr (Psychology), and Associate Professor Brian Ayotte (Psychology)
- “Interior Architecture & Design Promoting Diversity in Design” by Associate Professor Rose Mary Botti-Salitsky (Art & Design)
- “Helping Interns Grow Their Emotional Intelligence” by Senior Lecturer Michael P. Griffin (Accounting & Finance) and Allison Griffin Dimond, Senior Tax Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers
- “Processing Place Through Partnerships and Exhibitions” by Full Time Lecturer Rebecca Uchill (Art Education, Art History & Media Studies)
The event is co-sponsored by the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement and Campus Compact.