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April 15, 2010

Engaging-U: April 12, 2010


Future of the Internet & Social Media

April 22, 2010, 4-5:30 pm
100 Rapson
With the Pew Internet & American Life Project's Director, Lee Rainie, organized by the Social Networks Research Collaborative in the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Minnesota. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required by April 15, 2010, http://z.umn.edu/leerainie

Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, will discuss the latest research findings on people's use of social media (social networking sites, blogs, Twitter, YouTube, and, yes, even email) and how technology has affected some of the ways people learn, make decisions, and offer social supports to others. He will highlight the ways in which those who use participatory media are changing the ways communities of all kinds form and perform.

Awards and Grants

Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement emphasizes community-based scholarly work across the faculty roles. The scholarship of engagement (also known as outreach scholarship, public scholarship, scholarship for the common good, community-based scholarship, and community-engaged scholarship) represents an integrated view of the faculty role in which teaching, research/creative activity, and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing, is characterized by scholarly work tied to a faculty member's expertise, is of benefit to the external community, is visible and shared with community stakeholders, and
reflects the mission of the institution. In addition, the New England
Resource Center for Higher Education, the award sponsor, conceptualizes
scholarly engagement in terms of social justice in a diverse democracy.

The award will be presented at the 16th Annual Conference of the Coalition
of Metropolitan and Urban University (CUMU) which will be held from October
24-26, 2010 at California State University, Fresno. CUMU is a co-sponsor of
the Award.

Application Deadline: Friday, May 21, 2010.
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/ccbeom