Talking About Engagement

I am honored to have been invited to speak at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa in Spring 2015. My talk, “Negating Naysayers: Overcoming Academe’s Obstacles to Engage Community,” emerged from my experiences as a graduate student and new faculty member. My hope is to encourage others to work around institutional barriers to find a public purpose of their work.

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Reading at Iowa City Book Festival

I will be reading from my book A Transplanted Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 2:30 p.m. at Java House as part of the Iowa City Book FestivalClick here for more.

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Crowdhydrology Events Planned in Miami

More than 190 high school students gathered for a Sept. 29 rally to promote eyesontherise.org, a collaboration of four journalism professors at FIU and an Oct. 9 effort to measure possible flooding on King Tide Day (Oct. 9) on Miami Beach. Check out the event here. (more…)

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