April 2018 with the Swearer Center & Swearer Community

May 3, 2018

President Paxson visited William D'Abate Elementary School's D'Abate Community School on April 11, 2018 to learn more about its partnership with the Swearer Center. Pictured: President Paxson interacted with students participating in Brown Elementary Afterschool Mentoring (BEAM), part of the Community Corps program, with Brown student Tommy Collins (center).

Yascha Mounk, lecturer on Political Theory at Harvard University, visited Brown University to speak about his new book "The People vs. Democracy" on April 17, 2018.

On April 18, 2018, Swearer Center Associate Director of Community Partnership Ashley Greene (left) presented a certificate of partnership to Adam Bush, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at College Unbound, to celebrate the new partnership between College Unbound and the Swearer Center.

Filmmakers, community partners and professors joined us for a screening of "The Rape of Recy Taylor." PIctured from left to right: Producer Susan Margolin '85, Brown University Assistant Professor Emily Owens, Black Studies Scholar Marco McWilliams, Filmmaker Dr. Claire Andrade-Watkins, a guest of the event and Executive Producer Amy Tiemann '90. 

Community members participated in a panel discussion featuring the filmmakers and community leaders following a screening of "The Rape of Recy Taylor" held at the Met High School's Black Box Theater on April 18, 2018.

The Swearer Center hosted a second screening of "The Rape of Recy Taylor" on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center in Petteruti Lounge. Pictured, from left to right: Executive Producer Amy Tiemann '90, Providence-Based Filmmaker Dr. Claire Andrade-Watkins, Brown University Associate Professor Francoise Hamlin, Director Nancy Buirski and Producer Susan Margolin '85.

Dr. John Saltmarsh, UMass Boston Professor of Higher Education, spoke at the 2018 Lynton Colloquium hosted by the Swearer Center at Brown University's School of Professional Studies on April 24.

Swearer Center Program Manager of Research and Assessment Georgina Manok, Swearer Center Executive Director Dr. Mathew Johnson, Lynton Award recipients Dr. Laurie Walker and Dr. Farrah Jacquez, Lynton Colloquium Chair Dr. Elaine Ward and Dr. John Saltmarsh (pictured, left to right) at the 2018 Lynton Colloquium.

2017 Lynton Award recipient Laurie Walker, Ph.D., gave the keynote address at the 2018 Lynton Colloquium on April 24.

GivePulse, the platform which powers BrownEngage, sponsored a reception after the 2018 Lynton Colloquium at the Providence Biltmore.

Swearer Center Executive Director Mathew Johnson addressed students, parents and friends at the 22nd annual Royce Induction Ceremony on April 26.

Chuck Royce '61, founder of the Royce Fellowship, addressed the incoming fellows at their induction ceremony on April 26. 

Royce Faculty Fellow Kevin Escudero, Brown University President Christina Paxson P'19, Brown University Associate Dean of Engaged Scholarship Mathew Johnson and Royce Fellowship Founder Chuck Royce '61 (pictured, left to right) at the reception following the 22nd annual Royce Induction Ceremony.

April was a busy month here at the Swearer Center! Our Executive Director and Associate Dean of Engaged Scholarship, Mathew Johnson, traveled to San Francisco for the fifth annual Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education on April 3-5, a conference for educators, researchers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and policymakers dedicated to accelerating improvement in education. The Swearer Center is the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s administrative and research partner for the Elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, a major component of the College & University Engagement Initiative (CUEI).

Additionally, Dean Johnson traveled to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to provide a full day workshop for colleges and universities pursuing the Carnegie Classification in the 2020 cycle. He then traveled to Newfoundland, where he visited the Memorial University of Newfoundland Office of Public Engagement to explore the idea of conducting the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification International Pilot at the University in Canada’s easternmost province.

Back on campus this spring, the Center hosted several events, including:

  • A visit from President Christina Paxson at our community partner and Community Corps site, the D’Abate Community School
  • “People vs. Democracy,” an evening with Harvard University Lecturer on Political Theory Yascha Mounk
  • Two screenings of the documentary film, “The Rape of Recy Taylor,” produced by two Brown alumni, Susan Margolin ‘85 and Amy Tiemann ‘90
  • The Lynton Colloquium for community engaged scholarship
  • The 22nd Royce Fellowship Induction Ceremony

Click through the photos above for a photo recap of this month.