Denison Psychology Colloquium to Discuss 'Young People's Views of Community Quality'
Posted: February 21, 2005
The Denison University Psychology Department Colloquium Series will feature Louise Chawla to discuss "Resources for Resilience: Young People's Views of Community Quality." This event, set for 4 p.m. on Wednesday (March 2) in Burton Morgan Lecture Hall 115, is free and open to the public.
Chawla is an associate professor at Whitney Young College, an interdisciplinary honors program at Kentucky State University. She also serves as international coordinator of UNESCO's Growing Up in Cities Program, working on international issues related to children's rights, poverty, environmental quality and community development. She has served as president of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education and was a Fulbright Scholar in the Children and Environment Program at the Norwegian Center for Child Research.
Chawla has published widely on topics covering the development of environmental concern and responsibility, cultural interpretations of nature and home and children's environmental experience. She is the author ofIn the First Country of Places: Nature, Poetry and Childhood Memory(1994) andGrowing up in an Urbanizing World(2001). Chawla is currently working a new book titledBuilding on Strengths: Maximizing Positive Outcomes for Child and Youth Participation.
Chawla earned a bachelor's degree at Hunter College, master's degree at Bryn Mawr College and doctorate at the City University of New York. In 1997, she received the Outstanding Contribution to Research Award from the North American Association for Environmental Education.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Psychology Department Colloquium Series presents Louise Chawla to discuss "Resources for Resilience: Young People's Views of Community Quality"; 4 p.m., Wednesday (March 2), Burton Morgan Lecture Hall 115. Free and open to the public. Call (740) 587-6387 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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