UB’s First Civic Engagement and Public Policy Research Fellows Named

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Sarah Elder, one of the first fellows to be funded by UB's Civic Engagement and Public Policy research initiative.

 

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo has named the first fellows to be funded by the university’s Civic Engagement and Public Policy (CEPP) research initiative, one of eight areas identified in the UB 2020 Strategic Plan as the embodiment of a particular tradition of excellence at the university. 

They will establish projects to address social justice issues linked to dramatic climate change in the town of Emmonak, Alaska; to urban agriculture and food security in Buffalo, N.Y.; and to schemes for publicly financing economic-development programs in Chester, Pa. 

The fellows are Sarah Elder, professor, Department of Media Study, and adjunct professor of anthropology; Christopher Mele, PhD, associate professor, Department of Sociology; and Sara Metcalf, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Geography. 

They will be given course relief to permit them to carry out their projects. 

Read more here.

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