Tag Archives: College of Community and Public Affairs

Nathan Gismot, MSW ’12 on the Value and Versatility of Human Service

I remember a joke from my days as a master of social work (MSW) student at Binghamton University: When most people think of social workers, they think of people who take kids from their families and put them in foster care. Most MSWs would likely recognize that joke for what it is: an intentionally ridiculous […]
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Dr. Lubna Chaudhry, SUNY Chancellor’s Award Winner for Excellence in Teaching

If I had to pinpoint a single educational experience that became a direct path to where I am today, it would be taking Human Development (HDEV) 400: Social Justice with Dr. Lubna Chaudhry. My first experience with Dr. Chaudhry was in spring of 2011, my first semester at Binghamton University as a junior in the […]
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Communitarian Spotlight: The Memory Maker Project

The first thing that comes across when you meet Kim Evanoski and Christina Muscatello is their chemistry. Kim and Christina are the co-founders of The Memory Maker Project, a new grassroots non-profit that provides cultural access programs for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss within the 607-area-code region. Professional collaboration […]
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Co-Teaching with Bogotá: One PhD student’s experience with 21st century pedagogy

All doctoral students in the PhD program in Community and Public Affairs must spend a semester co-teaching a course with a faculty member in CCPA as a requisite for earning their degree. My experience has been pretty atypical so far, but that is part of the joy of being pioneers in an interdisciplinary doctoral program. […]
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iCare: Research Replication and the Binghamton Standard

It is no secret that we are doing great research at Binghamton University and within the College of Community and Public Affairs. We are looking at local impacts on hydraulic fracturing, race based educational disparities, and, of course, all of the amazing work that we are doing with the Broome County Promise Zone. One of […]
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Collaborating with MPA Alum Arsen Stepanyan in Armenia

Recently I had the opportunity to visit with MPA alum, Arsen Stepanyan (MPA 2014) in Yerevan, Armenia. The trip was made possible through the support of Muskie Mentor/Advisor Exchange (MAX) Program, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and implemented by IREX (International Research & Exchanges Board), […]
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Social Work Student Legislative Action Day Paves the Way for Change

By Erin Moore, 2nd year MSW Student, Anthony T. McCabe, 2nd year MSW Student On March 10th, 2015 Binghamton MSW students joined over 400 of their peers in Albany to lobby for the passage of the New York DREAM Act and an enhancement to the Social Work Loan Forgiveness program. The trip was meant not […]
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Interdisciplinary Research and the Community and Public Affairs Doctoral Program

Researchers are challenged to address some of our nation’s most critical social issues such as drug abuse, educational inequalities, healthcare access, and mental health stigma. No one discipline can research these complex issues effectively if done isolation. The combined knowledge and skills of researchers from multiple disciplines as members of research teams, however, generates new […]
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