Franklin & Marshall College's CSEWL's Research Spotlight
By Dr. Nancy Kurland/Center for Sustained Engagement with Lancaster
Do you wonder how college professors collaborate with community members towards positive change? In this podcast, we profile the work of F&M professors and their community partners who have received funding from F&M's Center for Sustained Engagement with Lancaster.
Did you know that Lancaster has 150 rain gardens?! Listen to today's episode to learn more. Today’s episode focuses on the collaboration between F&M Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. Sybil Gotsch and Ms. Kate Austin, Green Infrastructure Coordinator with the Bureau of Stormwater Management, Department of Public Works, at the City of Lancaster for their project entitled “Getting to the bottom of green infrastructure’s dirty secrets: determining what drives variation in rain garden performance in the city of Lancaster.” Recorded April 16, 2021
Today’s episode focuses on the collaboration between F&M Assistant Professor of Earth & Environment, Dr. Eve Bratman and Mr. Mike Devaney, Manager at the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Solid Waste & Recycling for the City of Lancaster for their project entitled “Residential Composting Cooperatives in the City of Lancaster.” They discuss how composting enables both a circular economy and enhanced civic engagement. Their project launches on Earth Day (April 22nd) 2021.
Recorded on March 22, 2021
Today’s episode focuses on the collaboration between F&M and United Way of Lancaster. We talk with F&M Assistant Professor of Biology & Public Health, Dr. Harriet Okatch; F&M Assistant Professor of Government & Public Health, Dr. Jennifer Meyer; and Mr. Kevin Ressler, President & CEO of United Way of Lancaster, for their project entitled “COVID-19 and Its Economic and Social Impact in Lancaster County.” They highlight the need for a public health department in Lancaster. Their multidisciplinary study covers the fields of economics, government, public health, sociology, epidemiology, and language learning, and has been designed by five F&M College researchers:
Dr. Jessica G. Cox, Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics
Dr. Emily A. Marshall, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Health
Dr. Jennifer O. Meyer, Assistant Professor of Government and Public Health
Dr. Harriet Okatch, Assistant Professor of Biology and Public Health
Dr. Wei-Ting Yen, Assistant Professor of Government
Recorded on January 27, 2021
Today's conversation focuses on the collaboration between F&M Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Dr. Nicole Jones Young and Ms. Trish Nabors, founder and CEO of Nabors Coaching Group, LLC, for their project entitled “Criminal History and Job Readiness.” For more information on Nabors Coaching Group LLC, visit: https://www.naborscoachinggroup.com/ and on Dr. Jones' research, visit: https://www.fandm.edu/nicole-young
F&M Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Founder and Director of F&M’s Environmental Migration Lab, Dr. Eric Hirsch and Mr. Amer Al-Fayadh, Language Services Program Coordinator at Church World Service discuss their project entitled “Refugee Environments in Lancaster: Mapping Human Migration Narratives from Climate-Stressed Regions.” For more information on Church World Service in Lancaster, PA, visit https://cwslancaster.org/ For more information about Dr. Hirsch's research, visit http://fandm.edu/eric-hirsch
Today, we’re going to be talking with F&M Professor of Biology, Dr. Dan Ardia, and with Mr. Fritz Schroeder, Director of Urban Greening for Lancaster County Conservancy, which manages 46 nature preserves and 69 conservation easements, for their project entitled “Increasing ecological knowledge and community engagement of biodiversity along an urban gradient in Lancaster County.”