Senate Plenary and Community Engaged Scholarship Forum join forces

The annual Senate Plenary will take up the first half of the Community Engaged Scholarship Forum, a virtual event from noon to 8 p.m. March 1.

The plenary this year will include a keynote at 12:15 p.m. on “Engaged Scholarship through the Arts: A Pathway to Social and Cultural Equity,” by Lynnette Overby, a professor of theater and faculty scholar at the Center for the Study of Diversity at the University of Delaware. Chancellor Patrick Gallagher will open the plenary and Provost Ann Cudd will give closing remarks.

An engaged scholars roundtable — led by Kris Kanthak, Senate vice president, and Lina Dostilio, vice chancellor, engagement and community affairs — will follow the keynote. It will include project leaders from the 2021 Engaged Scholarship Summer Design Intensive, featuring projects that range from technology for the social good, to community-centered immunization efforts, to building a community documentation laboratory. These projects were incubated during the summer of 2021 and are currently being implemented.

The theme for the Community Engage Scholarship Forum is Progress Through Partnerships: Adapting and Innovating. The programming includes 13 sessions, along with the Partnerships of Distinction Awards and other individual awards. The sessions include updates on several community partnerships people at Pitt are involved in. Free tickets for the forum are available here.

Find the agenda for the plenary and forum on the Community Engaged Scholarship Forum website.