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Brian GareauBrian Gareau is a co-lead faculty member of an ILA-sponsored four-day conference exploring the implications of Pope Francis’s newly released encyclical on the environment and climate change. Cardinal Turkson and Ed Markey will be among the participants.  

Gustavo MorelloGustavo Morello was awarded $511,000 from the Templeton Foundation to conduct a collaborative study titled “The transformation of lived religion in urban Latin America: a study of contemporary Latin Americans' experience of the transcendent.”
Shawn McGuffeyAssociate Professor Shawn McGuffey published an article with the International Justice Project exploring attitudes in South Africa after Sudanese President Bashir was allowed to leave the country.

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SocialEyes is our undergraduate academic journal, run by the students themselves. Check out their latest issue, Spring 2015.


Patricia Leavy

Patricia Leavy

Ph.D. alumna Patricia Leavy has received the the 2015 Special Career Award from the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. She is the youngest person to receive this award. Other scholars who have received it include Harry Wolcott and Bob Stake.

Autumn Green

Autumn Green

Ph.D. alumna Autumn Green Green received a $495,000 grant from the US Dept. of Education FIPSE program for the Center for Residential Student Parent Programs, which she founded last year and is now directing at Endicott. She also recently presented at Aspen Institute’s Ascent ThinkXChange (see 1:26-2:47).