Fall 2019 Community Impact Grant Recipients

Karen Graubart, Associate Professor, Department of History

Karen Graubart, associate professor, history and gender studies was awarded $500 for the Tressie McMillan Cottom lecture at the Gender Studies Undergraduate Research Conference in March, 2020. 

Romelia Solano, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science; Gaia Research Fellow, Institute for Latino Studies

Romelia Solano, Ph.D. student and graduate fellow, political science and latino studies was awarded $2,856 for “Detention, Due Process, and Democracy,” a professional development grant to support community impact research in collaboration with the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) in Chicago and Goshen, Indiana. 

Todd Walatka, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Theology

Todd Walatka, associate teaching professor, theology was awarded $1,000 for “Oscar Romero and Catholic Social Teaching” and to sponsor the Pelton Awards during the 35th annual Romero Days conference, March 2020. 

Jen Burke Lefever, Managing Director, Shaw Center for Children and Families
Julie Braungart-RiekerMary Hesburgh Flaherty and James F. Flaherty III College Chair, Department of Psychology
Todd Zeltwanger, Director of Fund Development, Cultivate Culinary

Jen Burke Lefever, managing director, Shaw Center for Children and Families; Julie Braungart-Rieker, professor, psychology; and Todd Zeltwanger, director of fund development, Cultivate Culinary were awarded $2,500 for “Food for Families: The Impact Of A Backpack Program On Lessening Child Hunger, Improving School Attendance, Behavior And Academic Outcome.” 

Mahan Mirza, Executive Director, Ansarai Institute for Global Engagement with Religion

Mahan Mirza, executive director, Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion, professor of the practice, Contending Modernities, Keough School of Global Affairs was awarded $500 for “A Bridge Of Faith On A River Of Science: Notre Dame And Local Faith Communities,” a meeting of 20 faith leaders from diverse traditions from South Bend and its environs on campus three times per year for three years. 

Eva Dziadula, Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Economics

Eva Dziadula, associate professor of the practice, economics was awarded $2,500 for “Economics of Immigration: Spring visit to Puebla, Mexico and Mexico City,” an on-campus economics of immigration course that will examine theoretical models of migration from the individual’s perspective, as well as the impacts on both the destination and sending countries. 

Emmanuel Katongole, Professor, Department of Theology and Peace Studies
Clemens Sedmak, Professor of Social Ethics, Keough School of Global Affairs; Professor, Center for Social Concerns

Emmanuel Katongole, professor, theology and peace studies and Clemens Sedmak, professor, Keough School of Global Affairs; concurrent professor, Center for Social Concerns and theology were awarded $6,000 for “Peace, Ecology and Integral Human Development” a new three-credit immersion course that will be offered in the Spring of 2020.

Elizabeth Forbis Mazurek, Associate Professor, Department of Classics
Luca Grillo, Associate Professor, Department of Classics
Tadeusz Mazurek, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Classics

Elizabeth Forbis Mazurek, associate professor, classics; Luca Grillo, associate professor, classics; and Tadeusz Mazurek, associate teaching professor, classics were awarded $2,000 for “Aequora Program in Latin Language Teaching,” a partnership between the department of classics, Clay International Academy, and Saint Joseph Elementary School to enrich secondary school programs with Latin language instruction. 

Paul Anh McEldowney, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Philosophy

Paul Anh McEldowney, Ph.D. Candidate, philosophy was awarded $957 for “The MCI Podcast Workshop at Westville Correctional Facility,” a workshop on the fundamentals of podcast composition and production. 

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