Project Profile: Arhythmetic Jukebox

Cynthia White, a 2007–08 Community Action Grant recipient, has big ideas about math. She wants to change students’ realities about their inability to do math. “I don’t want it to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   6 Comments   |   October 23, 2009

Meet Rachel Sternberg: Historian, Associate Professor, Author

Rachel Sternberg’s research about social attitudes and moral sensibilities related to misery in ancient Athens was in part inspired by the year she spent in Mexico before starting graduate school. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   October 09, 2009

Meet Leslie Walker: Pediatrician and Adolescent Medicine Specialist

A few nights ago I watched the film Chop Shop, about a homeless boy living in New York City and just trying to catch a break. The movie opens with […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 02, 2009

Project Profile: Sisters Empowering Sisters

On August 27, after a three-week delay, Chris Brown’s sentence for his felony assault conviction was handed down: five years’ probation and 180 days of community labor. He was convicted […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   September 25, 2009

Meet Marie Elena Reyes: Founder of the Frida Kahlo Institute

Marie Elena Reyes, 2001–02 Community Action Grant recipient, excelled in math throughout her early academic career but received little instruction or encouragement about science. Marie Elena was married with two […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   September 11, 2009

Project Profile: Huntington Museum of Art’s “Year of Women”

As Huntington Museum of Art Director Margaret Mary Lane explained, the Community Action Grant project “Year of Women” was a serendipitous venture. Although the West Virginia museum was interested in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 28, 2009

Meet Casandra Rauser: Research Development Officer and Biologist

For Casandra Rauser, 2004–05 American Fellow, life is all about the adventure. In 1996, after her second year at a small liberal arts college in Minnesota, she went on a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 14, 2009

Meet Dianne Braden: High School Journalism and Technology Teacher

It has been a year since I left teaching, and hearing the story of retired high school teacher Dianne Braden brought tears to my eyes. In the classroom I was […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 07, 2009

Project Profile: TVbyGIRLS

I recently submitted my master’s thesis proposal justifying why I want to conduct a media study with middle school students to the Internal Review Board. In the proposal I talked […] Read more »

Meet Valerie Streit: Media Ecologist, Producer, Writer, and Reporter

It seems fitting that the first place I went to find out more about CNN producer Valerie Streit was a blog. According to the post, at the height of the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 24, 2009