Friday, September 15, 2017

[SCRA-L] European community Psychology : 10th Congress in Newcastle UK

[Announcement from SCRA-L]

Dear all, I am pleased to informe you that the 10th congress on community psychology in on . It will be held  in Newcastle (UK) on the 18th -20th of October 2017
See the program on the congress website

On behalf of ECPA president and board I hope to see some of you there and improve our exchange and connections

 Full Prof of Community Psychology 
Federico II University Naples

Mobile: 0039 335405297
Skype: caterina_arcidiacono

Friday, September 8, 2017

Registration is OPEN for the 2017 Pen to Paper Writing Retreat!!!

[Announcement from he-sl listserv]

Registration is now OPEN!

Pen to Paper: A Writing Retreat Focused on Writing With, For, and About Service and Engagement


Conference Dates: Thursday, November 9th - Friday, November 8th, 2017
Location: Nazareth College, Rochester, New York

Join your colleagues and journal editors from around the country for a conference focused on writing about service and engagement. Previous conferences in this series have provided time, space, and resources to assist faculty, professional staff, graduate students, and community partners either planning to work, or working on journal manuscripts or book chapters related to service-learning and community engagement. Participants discussed ideas with editors from major publications, explored publishing outlets, received mentoring from Senior Faculty Coaches, shared ideas with peers, and had time to write and revise.

Have questions? Contact Laura Weaver, director of programs and member development at Indiana Campus Compact, at

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Announcement of Winter School “Competing or cooperating: human interaction in times of social and economic instability” – Padua (Italy), February 5th-9th 2018

[Announcement from SCRA-L]

Dear SCRA members,

the Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialization at the University of Padua is organizing a Winter School on competitive and cooperative behaviors in relation to socioeconomic factors.

Date of Winter School: 5th to February 9th, 2018

Place: Padua, Italy

Application deadline: November 15th, 2017

Applications are welcome from post-doctoral, Ph.D and Master’s students (with at least two years of research experience) with a research interest on socioeconomic factors associated to human cooperation and competition and one of the following areas: social psychology, psychology of social class, community psychology, political psychology, judgment and decision-making, behavioral economics.

The Winter School has a multidisciplinary approach and the speakers, as well as the interactive seminars, will cover all the above areas and perspectives on how socioeconomic factors influence competitive and cooperative behaviors.

The goal of the 5-day program is to provide participants with a multidisciplinary perspective on how competitive and cooperative behaviors are shaped by socioeconomic factors.

International speakers:

- Paul Piff (Department of Psychology and Social Behavior- University of California, Irvine)

- Eric Knowles (Department of Psychology - New York University - NYU, New York)

- Ilana Ritov (School of Education/Center for the Study of Rationality
- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

Coordinating the interactive seminars:

- Dr. Inga Jonaityte (University of Venice, expert in experimental economics)

Presenting “We App Heroes”:

- Dr. Valentina Hernandez (Sunscious CEO & Co-Founder, developer of “We App Heroes” and TEDx speaker),

For additional information, please visit the website:
For any questions please contact:

Best wishes,

Michela Lenzi

Michela Lenzi
Assistant Professor at the Department of Developmental and Social Psychology - Via Venezia 8, 35132, Padova (PD)

Tel: +39 049 8271208

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Call for Proposals for Edited Book

[Announcement from he-sl]

Hello Everyone,

My colleagues and I are requesting proposals for an edited book on libraries and community engagement. See details below on the topic and what should be included in the proposals.

Book Title:
Partnerships – Library, Interprofessional and Community Collaborations for Health and Quality of Life

Co-editors are from the University of Louisville:
Fannie M. Cox, MLS, MPA Outreach and Reference Librarian, University of Louisville, KY
Henry R. Cunningham, PhD Director of Community Engagement, University of Louisville, KY
Vicki Hines-Martin, PhD, PMHCNS, RN, FAAN Director of the Office of Health Disparities and Community Engagement School of Nursing, University of Louisville, KY
Proposal submission deadline: September 25, 2017
This book will serve as a resource for anyone interested or involved in developing partnerships involving professional, community and library organizations. It will present specific techniques and strategies that have been used by community organizations, technical, community and/or academic libraries and professionals in a variety of disciplines who have successfully collaborated to make a difference to identify health, wellbeing and/ or quality of life outcomes of diverse populations in a variety of settings.  Integral to each chapter, will be presentation of the collaborative projects from the perspectives of members of the partnership and the impact the project made among members of the developed partnership as well as the targeted populations.

The framework for the book will be focused on Carnegie definition of Community Engagement which describes the collaboration between institutions, professionals and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge, resources and activities in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

However, developing partnerships based on the differing definitions of, and goals for, Community Engagement when working with community partners and diverse professionals requires consensus, shared decision making and negotiation.  Discussion of challenges and lessons learned as a result of the collaborative project will also be a component of proposals that will be accepted.

Book Chapter Proposals - Topics of Interest
We seek chapter proposals for an edited book which includes case studies that illustrate how libraries, community organizations, and professionals have partnered to enhance health and quality of life of populations in a variety of settings. Chapter proposals should describe successful partnership across the life span and include the perspectives of those who were partners in the project. Partnerships that include the following areas would be of particular interest (although others will be considered):

·         Information Literacy
·         Leisure
·         Arts & Humanities
·         Education
·         Science & engineering 
·         Media & Communications   
·         Law and Social Justice
·         Culture & Customs
·         Health and behavior

Guidelines for Proposal Authors
Proposals should be submitted via email as a PDF or Microsoft Word file.  Authors should submit the following information:

·         Multiple or single author name(s)
o   Lead author should be designated.
o   Author names submitted need to have materially contributed to the project and/or the proposed case study
·         Institutional affiliation(s) and position title(s) for each author
·         Author(s)’ previous writing and publishing history on the topical area, if any

Project Title (for use as chapter title)
Summary or abstract of the proposed chapter (maximum of 700 words) which will address the following:
·         Description of the project goal(s) and/or purpose(s)
·         Project Partners and roles (Professionals, professional organizations, non-profit, community at large, etc.)
·         How did the project get started and how long did it last or has been going on?
·         How did the team function?
·         What did each partner bring to the partnership?
·         What were/are the outcomes?
·         What were the challenges and lessons learned?
·         Recommendations for those who would like to engage in a similar project

Authors of selected proposals will be notified in Spring 2018.  Chapter Requirements for selected proposals:
·         20-page minimum to 30-page maximum double- spaced page narrative
·         Font and size are Arial 12
·         One inch margins
·         Permission to use chart(s) and figure(s) must be obtained by the authors
·         Black & white photos preferred at 300 dpi minimal quality
·         Color photos 300 dpi used at the discretion of the Editors
·         Proposed chapters should be unique to this publication – no materials that were previously published or simultaneously submitted to another publication will be included.
Proposals should be emailed to:
Dr. Henry Cunningham, the University of Louisville at 

Henry R. Cunningham, PhD
Director, Community Engagement
Adjunct Faculty, Caribbean Studies
Office of the Vice President for Community Engagement
Suite 100 Administrative Annex
University of Louisville
Phone: 502-852-6026

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Register now for Conference on Community Writing

[Announcement form he-sl listserv]

Dear colleagues,

Registration closes on September 15 for the second biennial Conference on Community Writing, which will take place in beautiful Boulder, CO from October 18-21.

Why attend this conference?
Learn about writing as a tool for social change.  The University of Colorado Boulder’s Program for Writing and Rhetoric is the proud host of the 2017 conference.  We offer a broad array of panels, workshopsDeepThink Tanks, digital displays, and keynotes on a wide variety of topics such as systemic racism, community publishing, feminist practice, contemplative activism, viral messaging, environmental justice, and much more.
Explore how to help catalyze and facilitate social change through various types of research, teaching, and writing about, with, for, and by local and global communities.
Network with colleagues in your own and related fields and from community contexts — writers, activists, teachers, organizers, and community members.  All are welcome!
Create and innovate projects, pedagogies, research, and partnerships.
Publish!  The Community Literacy Journal will publish a special issue dedicated to presentations and conversations emerging from the conference.  It also accepts manuscripts for consideration year round. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet more than a dozen journal and book editors at an Editor’s Roundtable.
Feel free to email me with any questions.  You can find the program and registration information online at
Best, Veronica
Veronica House, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Service-Learning and Outreach
Founder and Chair, Conference on Community Writing
Incoming Editor, Community Literacy Journal
Program for Writing and Rhetoric
317 UCB
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309