The Talloires Network enjoys a high profile and is among the several national and international bodies encouraging universities worldwide to adopt a more centrally-focussed universities' 'third mission' commitment to community service in its different senses and settings.
Here is a copy of Talloires Network E-Newletter for April 2014:
|April 3, 2014||The Talloires Network Newsletter|
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|Update from the Chair: President Mark Gearan
Just over 8 months until the 2014 Talloires Network Leaders Conference gets underway at the Spier Conference Center and Hotel in Stellenbosch, South Africa! Conference planning is well underway and I have several exciting updates to provide.
TNLC 2014 - It Can Be More Than a Conference
by Rob Hollister
TNLC 2014 promises to be a highly informative and energizing gathering. But I want to encourage you to think of it as more than an event where you’ll make presentations, listen to talks, and participate in discussions. Join me in approaching Cape Town as an opportunity to really advance our work. TNLC 2014 can be a focus for organizing, a lever for change. Let’s use the months leading up to Cape Town to intensify exchange of experience and joint planning and action. Learn More>>
April 2014 Leaders in the Civic Engagement: USA
Co-edited by Lorlene Hoyt and Amy Newcomb Rowe
April signals the seventh edition of the expanded series. This issue includes an introduction to the United States of America and Auburn University in the state of Alabama. Also, we feature interviews with Giovanna Summerfield, Associate Dean for Educational Affairs at Auburn University and Mark Wilson, Director of Civic Learning Initiatives. Learn More>>
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Making Engagement Relevant in Higher Education
Campus Compact recently named the 2014 Newman Civic Fellows. The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Learn More>>
Upcoming Meeting of the Iberian-American Service-Learning Network
The next meeting of the Iberian-American Service-Learning Network (CLAYSS) will take place on April 11th from 8:00 - 10:00 AM EST in Washington, DC. The meeting will be part of the activities involved in MONUMENTAL, NYLC's 25th Annual National Service-Learning Conference which happens to coincide with its 30th anniversary. An online connection will be available so that those who can't travel to DC will still be able to participate. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Talloires Network Programs and Announcements
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Papers and Publications
2014 University-Industry Interaction Conference: Challenges and Solutions for Fostering Entrepreneurial Universities and Collaborative Innovation. Barcelona. Spain. 23 – 25 April 2014.
With more than 300 participants, the conference will be the leading international discussion forum for academics, researchers, practitioners and business representatives on university-industry interaction, where theory and practice are equally emphasised in the programme, which consists out of keynote presentations, track sessions, workshops and sight visits. During this three day conference, high emphasis is placed on networking opportunities and creative space, as well as skill development workshops (executive education), delivered by EADA Business School, one of Europe’s leading Business Schools. Learn More>>
6th Annual Connecting Campuses with Communities: Service Learning Institute and Research Academy. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Indianapolis, Indiana. USA. 12 – 16 May 2014.
Connecting Campuses with Communities is a capacity building program for faculty and staff that is co-sponsored by Indiana Campus Compact and the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning. In the past, over 250 engaged scholars from more than 100 institutions and five countries have attended this annual event to enhance their service-learning teaching and community-based research. Learn More>>
CUVIC 2014. Beyond Engagement: Creating Integration, Innovation and Impact. University of Victoria. Victoria, British Columbia. Canada. 20 – 22 May 2014.
As universities seek to enhance their potential to contribute to the public good, there is growing effort globally to promote community-university engagement. At the same time communities, organizations and governments seek to leverage the knowledge and resource capacity of universities to address community needs. CUVIC 2014 is an opportunity to reflect on these efforts and enable community-university innovation and action within the institutional, Indigenous, national and global context. Learn More>>
Takaful 2014. Fourth Annual Conference on Arab Philanthropy and Civic Engagement. Beirut. Lebanon. 4 June - 6 June 2014.
Takaful is an annual regional meeting of scholars, young researchers, policy-makers, activists and practitioners in the field of philanthropy and civic engagement, both from within and outside the Arab region. The conference is structured to encourage interaction between scholarly analysis and lived experience, with the hope of contributing to sound policy and practice in philanthropy and civic engagement. Papers of a comparative nature and those covering understudied geographical areas are particularly welcome. Takaful 2014 will be hosted jointly by the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the American University in Cairo, the American University in Beirut, the University of Balamand, and Columbia Global Centers | Middle East (Amman). Learn More>>