Scholars of the Round Table

February 16, 2011

Researchers showcase collaborative projects

"Scholars of the Round Table," a revitalized initiative showcasing faculty research, presented “Building Community Relationships that Strengthen Research and Teaching” on Tuesday, Feb. 22.

Researchers described collaborative projects with Detroit organizations highlighting links among scholarship, academic service learning and community engagement. The discussion examined the roles of faculty and community partners, as well as the challenges faced in both generating and sustaining community-based research projects.

  • Lara Rusch, assistant professor of political science, will present with Vincent Tilford of Habitat for Humanity-Detroit.
  • Bruce Pietrykowski, professor of economics, will present with Minsu Longiaru of the Restaurant Opportunities Center.

Formally known at the Provost’s Roundtable, this revitalized series will be held twice a semester. Unlike its original incarnation, each session comprising the new series will be conducted as a discussion among scholars and research partners around a table. Sessions scheduled for this semester focus on engaged research, like research conducted by faculty in partnership with members of the larger metropolitan community.

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