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Franklin & Marshall College's CSEWL's Research Spotlight

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.
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Episode 6: Rain gardens and green infrastructure in the City of Lancaster

Franklin & Marshall College's CSEWL's Research Spotlight

Episode 6: Rain gardens and green infrastructure in the City of Lancaster

Franklin & Marshall College's CSEWL's Research Spotlight

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Episode 10: COVID-19 and Its Economic and Social Impact in Lancaster County - Part 2 Results
In today’s episode, F&M professors Cox, Marshall, and Yen provide the results of a second wave of data collection for the Franklin & Marshall College/ United Way of Lancaster collaboration, “COVID-19 and Its Economic and Social Impact in Lancaster County.” This 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 Monday, June 28, 2021
39:51
June 30, 2021
Episode 9: Land Stewardship and Environmental Sustainability in Lancaster County
F&M Professor of Geosciences, Dr. Andy de Wet and V P of Operations & Conservation at the Lancaster Conservancy, Ms. Jenn Teson discuss their project focused on the land stewardship of Fishing Creek and in Lancaster County.  Recorded: June 25, 2021
32:43
June 29, 2021
Episode 8: Big Spring Run Restoration and Story Map
Today's episode profiles work dedicated to reversing stream bank erosion, legacy sediment removal, and ecosystem restoration in Lancaster County watersheds with Dr. Robert Walter, F&M Professor of Geoscience, Dr. Dorothy Merritts, F&M Harry W. & Mary B. Huffnagle Professor of Geoscience, Mr. Jevelson Jean, a recently-graduated F&M student researcher, and Mr. Justin Spangler, PE, Senior Associate at Land Studies, Inc. For more information:  Story map of the Big Spring Run project Big Spring Run website. Recorded June 16, 2021
41:26
June 18, 2021
Episode 7: A Lancaster Moral Budget
What is a moral budget? And how does it help us reimagine our city and county? We address these questions in today's episode. Dr. Antonio Callari, The Sigmund M. and Mary B. Hyman Professor of Economics, Dr. Linda Aleci, Associate Professor of Art History, and  Ms. Tammy Rojas, a co-Root Coordinator with Put People First! PA and an organizer with the PA Homeless Union discuss their project entitled “A Lancaster Audit: Toward at Lancaster Moral Budget.”  For more information:  Dr. Callari's 2015 study on poverty in Lancaster Poor People's Campaign Put People First! PA SoWe Lancaster Ms. Tammy Rojas's blogposts at: Kairos: The Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice: here and here; at Medium; and at the Pennsylvania Poor People's Campaign   Recorded May 11, 2021
51:57
May 18, 2021
Episode 6: Rain gardens and green infrastructure in the City of 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
40:26
April 19, 2021
Episode 5: Residential Composting Cooperatives in the City of Lancaster
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
38:56
March 25, 2021
Episode 4: COVID-19 and Its Economic and Social Impact in Lancaster County - Part 1 Results
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
35:38
January 31, 2021
Episode 3: Criminal History and Job Readiness with Dr. Nicole Jones Young and Ms. Trish Nabors
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 
28:43
December 15, 2020
Episode 2: Refugee Environments in Lancaster with Dr. Eric Hirsch and Mr. Amer Al-Fayadh
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 
27:00
December 14, 2020
Episode 1: Urban green spaces in Lancaster County with Dr. Dan Ardia and Mr. Fritz Schroeder
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.”
18:27
November 23, 2020