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Thriving Neighbors: University-Community Participatory Action Research as Transformative Praxis

May 19, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this year’s Bannan Grant Research Report, Barbara Burns of the Liberal Studies Department, and Mick McCarthy and Jennifer Merritt of the Ignatian Center will discuss the collaborative research projects conducted this year as part of the Ignatian Center’s Thriving Neighbors Initiative. The Thriving Neighbors Initiative seeks to actively promote strategic ties between Santa Clara University and the Greater Washington Community of San Jose with the goal of expanding educational choice and improving pathways to prosperity.

Poster session immediately following from 1-2pm featuring faculty, student, and community partner collaborative research projects.

Bannan-BarbaraBurnsBarbara Burns serves as the Director of Liberal Studies at Santa Clara University.  She is a developmental psychologist who has worked in both the public and private sectors with colleagues in education, public health, pediatrics, social work, and psychiatry.

Bannan-MichaelMcCarthySJMichael McCarthy, S.J. began his undergraduate career at Stanford University but then entered the Jesuits and received his B.A. from Santa Clara University in 1987, attended Oxford University to complete the 4-year M.A. in Literae Humaniores, received a Master’s in Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley in 1997, and earned his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 2003.

Bannan-JenniferMerrittJennifer Merritt serves as the Director of Community-based Learning in the Ignatian Center. She is primarily responsible for overseeing the execution of the Arrupe Weekly Engagement Program as well as Thriving Neighbors, Santa Clara University Community Partnerships.

Please RSVP at www.scu.edu/ic/bannan

About the Bannan Institute
Bannan Institutes are yearlong, thematic programs hosted by the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education at Santa Clara University. All events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP at www.scu.edu/ic/bannan

Spring 2015: Leadership and the Intellectual Life
Tradition, Innovation, and Transformation
The Jesuit, Catholic intellectual tradition has long been marked by rigorous and critical interdisciplinary engagement, dialogue, and a commitment to innovation and transformation. This quarter’s lecture series will examine the foundational and dynamic mission and means by which Jesuit, Catholic universities seek to form whole persons, engaged citizens, and accountable leaders.


May 19, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Santa Clara University – Williman Room, Benson Memorial Center
500 El Camino Real
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