Thank you, Professor Reed. My only remark today is to answer Senator Van’ Gulick’s question from the Jan. 24 meeting. To remind folks, he asked about reseating the JMA Wireless Dome this summer, which will make it much more accessible…
Applications Being Accepted for Lender Center for Social Justice Faculty Fellow
The Lender Center Faculty Fellowship supports a two-year research project that examines contemporary social issues and develops innovative approaches to address them. The selected fellow will work with a team of student fellows to create an interdisciplinary research team. The fellowship term culminates with the Lender Center Symposium, where the team presents results of its research project, alongside invited speakers.
Only Syracuse University full-time faculty (either tenure- or non-tenure-track) are eligible for the fellowship. Faculty applying for the Lender fellowship should be dynamic and accomplished scholar/teachers who are committed to an agenda of advancing social justice. They will be expected to foster an interdisciplinary team that will simultaneously encourage student learning and growth and the pursuit of concrete engagement with real-world problems.
The faculty fellow will receive research support for both years of the project, a summer stipend and additional resources to facilitate the development and execution of their project and publicize the results.
The Lender faculty fellow for 2022-24 is Mona Bhan, associate professor of anthropology and Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She studies artificial intelligence (AI) weaponry through the lens of a cultural anthropologist, believing that those systems can transform the realities of autonomy, accountability, human rights and justice.
Seyeon Lee, assistant professor in the School of Design, was the 2021-23 faculty fellow. She and her team of students studied whether the space opened as a women’s wellness center on the City of Syracuse’s North Side has been functioning as intended. They assessed its uses, accessibility and lessons drawn from the building’s development, opening and usage that can be applied to other public spaces.