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Ann Howard, professor of science, technology, and society and director of RIT’s University Community Partnerships, and Lisa Hermsen, Caroline Werner Gannett Endowed Chair and professor of English, presented “Making Connections: Memory, Sense of Place and Community Engagement” at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for General and Liberal Studies. Their presentation highlighted a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities that provides students a unique general education experience through three linked courses in history, literary studies, and science and technology studies. Other faculty participating in the project are Richard Newman, Department of History, and Kristoffer Whitney, Department of Science, Technology, and Society.

Ann Howard,

professor in the science, technology and society department and director of University/Community Partnerships in the College of Liberal Arts, presented at the Engage for Change conference at Siena College on a multi-year engaged research project regarding vacant land in the city of Rochester. The research was conducted in collaboration with community partners. Other presenters included Jane Amstey, associate director of University/Community Partnerships in the College of Liberal Arts, and community resident-experts Tunya Griffin and Rich Howloka.

Ann Howard,

professor of science, technology, society/public policy and director of University/Community Partnerships, presented her article, "Sense of place, community identity, and urban transformation," at the international conference "Creating the City: Identity, Memory, and Participation," hosted by Malmö (Sweden) University Feb. 9 and 10. While there, she also led a research seminar, "Urban agriculture: The Rochester experience."

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