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A Convergence-Building Model Of Superfund Site Communication: Building On Lessons From The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Anna G. Hoover, Lindell Ormsbee Nov 2013

A Convergence-Building Model Of Superfund Site Communication: Building On Lessons From The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Anna G. Hoover, Lindell Ormsbee

Anna G. Hoover

Best practices approaches have guided governmental risk communication efforts at Superfund and other chronic risk sites for more than two decades, playing an important role in the ways in which those most affected by contamination make sense of risk. Such approaches can affect the information environment in two separate but related ways: 1) directly, through the explicit sharing of information, and 2) indirectly, through ongoing stakeholder interpretations of the processes by which that information is shared. To date, the indirect, process-related effects have not been addressed in assessments of communicative efficacy at Superfund sites. Thus, it increasingly is necessary to ...


Documenting And Promoting Research & Engagement Using Scholarworks, Umass Amherst's Digital Repository, Marilyn S. Billings Apr 2013

Documenting And Promoting Research & Engagement Using Scholarworks, Umass Amherst's Digital Repository, Marilyn S. Billings

Marilyn S. Billings

At UMass Amherst, Marilyn Billings works with university administration and faculty to publish the University's community engagement research, providing a central location for documenting the university’s eligibility for the Carnegie Elective Classification in Community Engagement. Marilyn will discuss how they’ve developed these regional, community-oriented IR collections, the role of the IR collections in gaining grants and supporting continued research, and the benefits that open-access to such scholarship brings to the local community.


Using Risk And Participatory Communication To Support Community-Based Decisions: The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Future Vision Project, Anna G. Hoover Jan 2013

Using Risk And Participatory Communication To Support Community-Based Decisions: The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Future Vision Project, Anna G. Hoover

Anna G. Hoover

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A Civic Engagement Agenda For Caribbean Higher Education, Glenn A. Bowen Phd Jan 2013

A Civic Engagement Agenda For Caribbean Higher Education, Glenn A. Bowen Phd

Glenn A Bowen PhD

Civic engagement programs have become prevalent in higher education in many regions of the world. Interest in engagement has increased at a time when Caribbean countries are strengthening the regional integration movement in response to the demands of globalization. Based on a cross-national assessment, this article describes the manifestations of civic engagement in Caribbean universities and proposes an agenda for institutionalizing the practice. The civic engagement agenda is applicable to higher education institutions elsewhere.


Fostering College Students' Civic Commitment Through Alternative Breaks, Glenn A. Bowen Phd Jan 2013

Fostering College Students' Civic Commitment Through Alternative Breaks, Glenn A. Bowen Phd

Glenn A Bowen PhD

Higher education institutions in the United States sponsor alternative breaks to give students an opportunity to assist underserved communities during spring and fall/winter breaks. As students address social issues during alternative breaks, many are likely to commit themselves to long-term involvement in community service. This article is based on research conducted at a public, comprehensive university in Western North Carolina. Case study methods were used to explore the learning/development outcomes of the university's alternative break program and the influence of alternative break experiences on students' continued involvement in civic activities. The research revealed that, despite the limitations ...