Save the Date

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: Agnes Scott College, Alston Student Center, Room 206

RCE Youth Network February Meeting and Sustainability Tour

All are welcome to attend the meeting and then join in a sustainability tour of the campus. This will be a walking tour, so please let Elizabeth Wolfe (ewolfe@agnesscott.edu) know if you require any accessibility accommodations for getting around campus. There is free parking in the parking deck located on South McDonough Street. We also encourage you to use MARTA and the Emory Cliff Bus which both drop off very close to campus. If you are looking to arrange carpooling for your school, don’t hesitate to reach out to your Campus Ambassadors.

Please RSVP!


Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:45am to 11:45am

Location: Clough 205

SLS Advising Hours

Interested in SLS but not sure which of our Signature Programs is right for you?  Wanting to get involved with SLS but not sure where to start?  Taking an SLS affiliated class and interested in something more?  Come to our SLS Advising Hours and meeting with an SLS advisor!  No appointment needed.


Friday, March 1, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Clough Lounge (Clough 205)

Faculty Research Spotlight: Integrating Resilience Across Social-Ecological Systems

The SLS Faculty Research Spotlight features Dr. Jenny McGuire (Biological Sciences) and Dr. Allen Hyde (History and Sociology) who will discuss their collaborative research project, "Integrating Resilience across Social-Ecological Systems."  The rapid change in climates across the globe requires us to determine which human and ecological systems will be most affected and how to alleviate climate vulnerability, captured by the concept of climate resilience. While past studies have largely focused on climate resilience through the lens of either ecological or social systems, there is great potential in quantifying and optimizing climate resilience through the study of integrated social-ecological systems. A neighborhood’s resilience could be quantified as rain volume that can be absorbed before succumbing to a flooded state (ecological resilience) or as the time before that neighborhood returns to full functionality following a flooding event (engineering resilience). One could also quantify the neighborhood park’s ecological and engineering resilience, which that might differ significantly from that of the neighborhood. Taken separately, this information could tell us in a patchwork manner about the resilience of the city. However, a more powerful approach is to model  the ecological and evolutionary resilience of a spatially integrated parkland-neighborhood system. This research explores the potential  of such an approach for social-ecological systems in the Southeastern US.


Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Metro Atlanta Urban Farm (3271 Main St, College Park, GA 30337)

RCE Youth Network - Plantlanta Volunteer Event at the Metro Atlanta Urban Farm

Please RSVP!

Join the Youth Network & PlantLanta for a farm work day! The Farm is MARTA accessible (it’s a less than 1 mile walk from the East Point Station).  If you are looking to arrange carpooling for your school, don’t hesitate to reach out to your Campus Ambassadors. If you have questions, please email Alicia Wun (amwun@emory.edu).


Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Student Center Theater

Film Screening: Landfill Harmonic

Join SLS and the Georgia Tech School of Music for a screening of the acclaimed film, Landfill Harmonic (2015), which follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a natural disaster strikes their community, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.  The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Dantes Rameau of the Atlanta Music Project, and Dr. Grace Leslie, of Georgia Tech's School of Music. 


Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:45am to 11:45am

Location: Clough 205

SLS Advising Hours

Interested in SLS but not sure which of our Signature Programs is right for you?  Wanting to get involved with SLS but not sure where to start?  Taking an SLS affiliated class and interested in something more?  Come to our SLS Advising Hours and meeting with an SLS advisor!  No appointment needed.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium, Architecture East

"How I Preserved a Historic House While Making It More Energy Efficient" featuring Lynette Widder

Join SLS and the School of Architecture as we welcome Lynnette Widder, Principal and Co-founder of aardvarchitecture, a small architectural practice specializing in residential work with an emphasis on high-quality, innovative construction, and Lecturer in the Discipline of Sustainability Management at Columbia University.

This event will be immediately followed by the opening reception for the exhibition, HANEJI DOMOTO, in the Stubbins Gallery (located directly above the auditorium)

 


Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:45pm

Location: Clough Lounge (Clough 205)

Liam's Legacy Symposium: Community Health Part II "Power, Technology, and Health"

Through two panels featuring speakers from Georgia Farmers Market Association, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory, GT's Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems, and the International Rescue Committee's Youth Leadership Team, this event explores the question, "what is the role of technology in addressing barriers to good health, especially in communities that have been traditionally marginalized?"  This guiding question entails examining how health-related organizations and agencies differently define "good health" and how access to power (political, cultural, and financial) impacts the way that communities interact with health-related technologies.  In conjunction with our Serve-Learn-Sustain Linked Courses Program focused on Community Health, this event also centers the concept of "community health."   In the framework used in our program, individual health and community health are symbiotic - with community health dependent on the health behaviors and health outcomes of individuals within the community and individual health dependent on the health status of the community.

The first panel will focus on community health at the local and regional registers, while second panel will engage global perspectives; however, both panels will highlight the connectedness of local and global community health challenges and innovations.  Featured panelists include Sagdrina Jalal of Georgia Farmers Market Association, David Addiss of the Task Force for Global Health, and Grace Paulsen of the International Rescue Committee. Hence, the symposium also explores how professionals from different disciplines and sectors view the concept of "community health" through the specific lenses of the communities--whether here in Atlanta or abroad-- with which they work. We hope you can join us for both panels, and enjoy lunch and conversation during the time in between! 

Two Sessions: 11:00am - 12:00pm (Morning Session - Community Health: Focus on Georgia ); 12:30pm - 1:45pm (Afternoon Session - Community Health: Widen the Lens)  Lunch will be offered during the session break between 12:00pm - 12:30pm

‚ÄčAbout Liam Rattray & Liam's Legacy:

The Liam's Legacy Symposium honors the memory of Liam Rattray, an outstanding and socially-committed Georgia Tech Honors Program student who was tragically killed by a drunk driver just a few weeks after his graduation, in 2011.  We mourn his death, but we also celebrate his life in this annual event that carries his name and draws upon his legacy of engagement and activism.


Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:45am to 11:45am

Location: Clough 205

SLS Advising Hours

Interested in SLS but not sure which of our Signature Programs is right for you?  Wanting to get involved with SLS but not sure where to start?  Taking an SLS affiliated class and interested in something more?  Come to our SLS Advising Hours and meeting with an SLS advisor!  No appointment needed.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 10:45am to 11:45am

Location: Clough 205

SLS Advising Hours

Interested in SLS but not sure which of our Signature Programs is right for you?  Wanting to get involved with SLS but not sure where to start?  Taking an SLS affiliated class and interested in something more?  Come to our SLS Advising Hours and meeting with an SLS advisor!  No appointment needed.


Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:30am to 3:30pm

Location: Clough Lounge (Clough 205)

Community Engagement Workshop

This workshop is aimed at faculty who would like to begin (or extend their current) community-engaged teaching or project work.  It will feature SLS partners sharing community-engagement best practices, and it will include a "project highlight" from one of the current term's SLS sponsored community-engaged capstone projects. It will offer an overview of SLS resources regarding community engagement (collaborative agreement templates, and key resources from the Atlanta Community Engagement Playbook) as well as introduce participants to Asset-Based Community Development. It will also cover course design strategies for developing high-impact community-engaged courses. Lunch will be served.

RSVP Required - LINK COMING SOON!


Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Clough Lounge (Clough 205)

RCE Americas Virtual Youth Network Conference: Strengthening Partnerships and Implementation of the SDGs on Campuses and in the Community

Join the RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network as we host the RCE Americas Virtual Youth Conference, focusing on the theme "Strengthening Partnerships and Implementation of the SDGs on Campuses and in the Community."  Join in person in the Clough Lounge, or via the virtual network.  Check back soon for more details, including presentation submission information.


Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:45am to 11:45am

Location: Clough 205

SLS Advising Hours

Interested in SLS but not sure which of our Signature Programs is right for you?  Wanting to get involved with SLS but not sure where to start?  Taking an SLS affiliated class and interested in something more?  Come to our SLS Advising Hours and meeting with an SLS advisor!  No appointment needed.


Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 4:00pm to Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 3:00pm

Location: Bill Moore Student Success Center

Atlanta Annual Global Studies Symposium

2019 Theme: The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals in Education, Research, and Community Engagement

The Annual Atlanta Global Studies Symposium fosters collaboration among institutions of higher education, the public and the community, and the k-12 sector in the Atlanta region and beyond through education, research, and outreach about global, regional, and international studies and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. All events are free and open to the public, with pre-registration, and will take place at the Bill Moore Student Success Center (225 N Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30332).