On Thursday March 7, the Center for Regional Change organized a symposium on engaged scholarship as part of the Provost's Forums on the Public University and the Social Good.
http://provost.ucdavis.edu/initiatives-and-activities/activities/future/upcoming-events.html. Co-sponsoring of the symposium were the Department of Human Ecology/ Community and Regional Development, the Davis Humanities Institute, and the Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California.
This series is aimed at furthering awareness and dialogue on this important topic within and beyond the university community, and also at exploring the potential to make UC Davis a center for the study of the role of the public university in contemporary society.
The March 7th symposium: "Contested Politics of Knowledge in the Public University" -- the fourth in the Provost's series - focused attention on engaged scholarship,or scholarship undertaken in relationship with the issues and actors driving social change. Engaged scholarship seeks to build and apply knowledge in ways that both inform social change and reflect critically on the politics of knowledge itself.
Symposium speakers included:
George Lipsitz, Professor of Sociology and Black Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ken Reardon, Professor and Director, City and Regional Planning graduate program, University of Memphis
Nancy Cantor, Chancellor and President, Syracuse University
Jesus Hernandez, Department of Sociology, UC Davis
Milton Reynolds: Facing History and Outselves
Young Shin: Asian Immigrant Women's Association
Cutcha Risling Baldy, Native American Studies, UC Davis (co-producer of Uneasy Remains
Video pod casts will be available soon on the Provost's Office and the Center for Regional Change websites.