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Research University Civic Engagement Network has annual meeting at UGA

UGA will host the fifth annual meeting of the Research University Civic Engagement Network from Feb. 26-27.

Campus Compact and Tufts University’s Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service established TRUCEN in 2005 for leaders of research universities that have undertaken active citizenship efforts. In addition to sharing experiences and resources, TRUCEN members partner to promote engagement on their campuses and in their communities.

“It is an honor to be a part of this distinguished group of peer and aspirational research universities that are actively supporting the scholarship of engagement by faculty members, students and staff—in communities, locally and globally,” said Trish Kalivoda, UGA’s senior associate vice president for public service and outreach. “This will be an opportunity for UGA to showcase its community-based outreach and research endeavors, particularly those through UGA’s Archway Partnership.”

At the meeting, David Lee, vice president for research at UGA, and Mel Garber, director of the Archway Partnership, will lead a session on the Archway Partnership’s outreach and research activities related to health and healthcare in Georgia’s Archway communities.

Tangible outcomes of past TRUCEN meetings include monographs and a Web-based toolkit of resources to assist those doing engaged scholarship (