2013-2014 Speaker Series

Last year, the Community Engagement Series focused on the rapid blossoming of community-engaged work at UNCG. This year we explore how we can work together to continue to enhance, expand, and sustain community-engaged scholarship.


Joseph_HeadshotJames A. Joseph, M. Div. (Bio)

Emeritus Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy, and Leader in Residence, Hart Leadership Program, Duke University; Former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa
Thursday, March 27, 2014


STUDENT WORKSHOP: Global Citizenship: Being, Knowing, and Doing
Thursday, March 27, 2014 :: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Shaw Residence Hall, Tillman-Smart Room 

Ambassador James A. Joseph will draw from his distinguished experiences to discuss the civic values, knowledge, and habits of global citizenship that inform the modern idea of a civil society. Dr. Joseph will also examine what we can be, know and do to engage in social change that seeks to go beyond addressing the consequences and eliminate the cause of social ills.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Values, Knowledge, and Habits: A Civically Engaged World
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Reception: 5:00pm (hor d’oeuvres)
Keynote: 6:00pm
School of Education Building Room 118
Ambassador James A. Joseph will explore three central components for developing, nurturing, and sustaining global engagement: the values of civic responsibility, the knowledge to understand new populations groups in an interdependent world, and the habits of the university that can contribute to the public good. Dr. Joseph will address the civic engagement of the university both locally and globally through three powerful metaphors, being, knowing and doing.

AbbrevIARVColorNovem Mason Symposium on Community-Engaged Design

April 2-4, 2014




Screening of Journey of the Universe
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 :: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Sullivan Science Building, Room 101
Emmy award winning documentary. Producer Dr. John Grim (Yale University) will talk briefly before the film and afterwards lead a discussion.

IARc Scholarship – Digital Craft: the Intersections of Technology, Design, and Art
Thursday, April 3, 2014
 :: 9:00am-12:00pm
Gatewood Building, 3rd and 4th floors
Faculty, students, and staff in Interior Architecture will present a series of brief presentations regarding their scholarly and creative work in design and community engagement. Dr. David Orr (Oberlin College) will serve as critic and commentator for this exhibit. For full details on IARc presenters, click here.

A Tribute to IARc Emeritus Faculty Novem Mason and Mary Miller
Thursday, April 3, 2014 :: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Gatewood Building, Lobby and 1st Floor
A light lunch will be provided to Symposium participants. The tribute will include a display of work by IARc students alumni, faculty, and staff.

Education for a Sustainable World
Thursday, April 3, 2014 :: 2:00pm-3:15pm
Curry Auditorium, Room 225 

Dr. David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Senior Advisor to the President of Oberlin College.

IARc Panel: Community Engagement and Environmental Design
Thursday, April 3, 2014 :: 3:45pm-5:00pm
Gatewood Building, Room 401
Panelists Include:
– Anne-Marie Lubenau (Loeb Fellow, Harvard University) is director of the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence at the Bruner Foundation in Cambridge, MA. Prior to joining the Bruner Foundation, Anne-Marie led the Community Design Center of Pittsburgh as president & CEO for 10 years.
– Katie Wakeford (Bizios Architects) practices in a residential design firm in Durham, NC and is co-editor of Bridging the Gap: Public-Interest Architectural Internships (2011) and Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism (2008)
– Bryan Bell founded the Public Interest Design Institute and Design Corps for social application of architecture. Presentations from Structures for Inclusion, a forum for students and recent graduates regarding grass roots efforts to make architecture more accessible, have been published in Good Deeds, Good Design, and Expanding Design: Architecture as Activism.
– Lauren Frye (Walter Robbs architecture) is an architect, triathlete and mother. She is founder of Community Design Studio of Winston Salem and approaches her work from an intense belief in the power of collaborative design to build community and transform lives.
– Travis Hicks (UNCG) will moderate the panel and is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Center for Community-Engaged Design in the Department of Interior Architecture at UNCG

Reception with the IARc Board of Advisors
Thursday, April 3, 2014 :: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Gatewood Building, lobby

Dedication of the IARc Center for Community-Engaged Design
Friday, April 4, 2014 :: 9:00am-4:00pm
842-B Lee Street

Travis Hicks . Director of the Center for Community-Engaged Design
Anna Marshall-Baker . Chair of the Department of Interior Architecture
Tommy Lambeth . Associate Professor of Interior Architecture and Visionary

Community Engagement: Service Projects in Greensboro:
Students, Faculty, Staff, Alums, IIDA, ASID, AIA, IARc Board of Advisors
• Community Housing Solutions – Renovation work on a house in Glenwood neighborhood
• Action Greensboro – Design charrette with AIA Piedmont members + Action GSO, “Reimagining South Church Street”
• Glenwood + Grove Mural – Re-pointing masonry and prepping Greg Porter’s wall for mural (led by Tommy)
• Mustard Seed – Design charrette with Cottage Grove Initiative to conceptualize community center, community health clinic, and community garden for East Greensboro neighborhood
• Center for Community-Engaged Design – design charrette or a “painting party” for the Tate + Lee streets space
• Hope Academy – Working with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at Hope Academy on the final design for the mural at Glenwood + Grove

Ashby Dialogues: Adapting to the Future: Architecture and Sustainability IARc Discussion: Architectural Future and Human Adaptation . Sullivan Building Atrium
Monday, April 7, 2014 :: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Sullivan Building Atrium
Gregg Lewis (AECOM) is an award-winning building professional, business and community leader whose recent work has focused on relief efforts in Haiti. While Principal at SmithLewis Architecture, Gregg developed a Cradle to Cradle design competition that launched a conversation throughout the Roanoke Valley that focused attention on healthful environments for people and the planet.

Rob-McAndrews-headshotRobert McAndrews, Ph.D., J.D.(Bio)

Professor of Social Work and Interdisciplinary Studies, Salem State University, and Attorney specializing in immigration and asylum law
Monday, April 7, 2014

Light Dinner Reception with Rob McAndrews 

Monday, April 7, 2014 :: 4:00pm–5:00pm
Stone Building, Room 186
This reception is especially for graduate students AND those campus and community colleagues who support and collaborate with graduate students. This is an opportunity to meet others who are interested in or are actively pursing community-engaged scholarship and practice. Resources to support graduate students will be provided.

Systems of Violence & Mobilizing Campus-Community Connections

Monday, April 7, 2014 :: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Stone Building, Room 186

This presentation – and invitation to dialogue – will focus on genocides and mass atrocities of the 20th century and will explore lessons learned in order to put an end to mass violence and war. McAndrews will also discuss his experiences in mobilizing campus assets (faculty and students) through inter-departmental collaborations for the purpose of engaging the campus community in the areas of genocide/mass atrocities prevention, refugee protection, and human rights advocacy. Engagement does begin at the local level with campus-town alliances with our immigrant and refugee neighbors – and their service organizations – and it goes further to include state-wide, national, and international partnerships.

Fair Immigration: A brief history of US immigration policy and its impact on welfare of our newest Greensboro neighbors 
Tuesday, April 8th :: 7:00pm-8:15pm
Temple Emanuel (1129 Jefferson Road, Greensboro, NC 27410)

Please join us for a panel discussion with Faith Action staff led by Dr. Rob McAndrews. Panelists and audience member will discuss the effect of historical and current US immigration policy on the welfare of Greensboro’s newest members.

Holland_headshotBarbara Holland (Bio)

Higher Education Consultant, Professor at Portland State University and University of Sydney (Australia), Senior Scholar at IUPUI
April 23-25, 2014


Community Engagement in Faculty Roles and Rewards
Details TBD

Creating Department-Supported Partnerships
Details TBD