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Finding Privilege from a Non-Privileged Background

When I travel to foreign countries, I always like to make an effort to fit into a given society and culture. Since my trip to Cusco, Peru in the beginning of June was my first experience in the continent of South America (and my first time in any Spanish-speaking country for that matter) so I […]
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Students observe a world wonder and the effects of tourism in Peru

On our way to Machu Picchu Wow it’s been two weeks now that we have been taking classes and volunteering in Cusco. Time flies by and we are already past our last weekend here in Peru. One tourist attraction that we all really hoped to see before the trip was Machu Picchu. This past weekend […]
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Students connect with SUNY alum in Peru and explore more service-learning abroad

What?  In our first week in Cusco, Peru, we collaborated with a community organization called AbrePuertas (in English, AbrePuertas literally translates to Open Doors). The organization is located in Coya District, which is about an hour drive from where we live in the metropolis of Cusco. During our service event at AbrePuertas, we learned that […]
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Research aims to improve care to prevent the mistreatment of older adults

A professor’s research within the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) is helping to advance a better understanding about best practices to address the abuse of older persons. In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, Social Work Department chair and associate professor Victoria M. Rizzo said elder abuse and neglect […]
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Binghamton students acclimate to Peruvian customs and culture

Hola amigos! What: As we embark on our journey to Peru, we had to endure a long night of travel Saturdayinto Sunday. We were apprehensive about sleeping on the plane because we wanted to feel as best as possible on our first day in Peru. We were really nervous about going through customs and immigration, but in […]
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Students, faculty embark on study abroad trip to Peru

The What: We are about to embark on the fourth year that the Peru Service Learning and Spanish Immersion Program will run from Binghamton University. The study-abroad, service-learning component is titled Sustainability in an Era of Globalization: History, Culture, and Literature of the Andes. This course provides an opportunity for students of diverse backgrounds and […]
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Human development alumnus plans to pursue broadcast career in California

Eric Russell was accepted into his dream graduate school, but said he couldn’t have done so without what he learned at the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) and the home he made at Binghamton University. Russell — who will pursue a master’s at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School for Communication […]
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Leading scholar on race addresses master’s of social work students

The master of social work (MSW) program in the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) culminated with hosting Larry Davis, a leading scholar and activist on race and social justice at the University Downtown Center on Wednesday, May 11. Davis, dean of social work at the University of Pittsburgh and author of Why Are They […]
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Binghamton University student philanthropy program awards $13,200

Binghamton University philanthropy students announced the recipients of more than $13,000 in local grant awards for 2016. The University’s Philanthropy Incubator program consists of undergraduate and graduate students who learn about community needs, the role nonprofit organizations play in addressing those needs, and ways in which to manage and lead nonprofit organizations effectively. The students […]
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CCPA students become philanthropists on the international stage

Philanthropy courses in the master’s of public administration program teach students to understand the importance of philanthropic giving for both the donors and for the receiving organizations. PAFF 552: Issue in Nonprofit Administration, a course with a Community-Engaged Learning Designation, is part of the Philanthropy Incubator* at Binghamton University. ‘Effective altruism’ (coined by ethicist philosopher […]
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