(Augusta, GA) – Under the leadership of Dr. Emily Allen-Williams, Paine College Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, the College has been awarded funding as one of 20 Flagship Campuses in a new project entitled "A Network for Understanding the New Europe" (hereafter the New Europe project) as a part of the Getting to Know Europe funding initiative.
This project began in January 2013 with a competitive process to select institutions from Faculty Resource Network membership that were committed to becoming Flagship Campuses in the project.
These 20 Flagship Campuses have agreed to send faculty members as Institutional Ambassadors to the three faculty development seminars based on the faculty member’s area of expertise. These institutions also will provide faculty members with the infrastructure and support for organizing public events on their own campuses.
Williams, the Institutional Liaison Officer for Paine College, has selected the following faculty for participation in this project, which involves three seminars and public forums:
• Dr. Jeffrey R. Thomas (Assistant Professor of Religion) – “Understanding the New Europe: Immigration” (June 10-14, 2013)
• Dr. Andre Key (Assistant Professor of History) – “Understanding the New Europe: Politics” (January 13-17, 2014)
• Mr. Robert Jones (Assistant Professor of History/Political Economics) – “Understanding the New Europe: Economics” (June 9-13, 2014)
At the culmination of the faculty involvement in the seminars, Williams will lead the faculty in working with the Paine College Community and the Greater Augusta/CSRA Region in a series of public forums. A series of six forums will be planned: three in the Fall Semester 2014 and three in the Spring Semester 2015. Each of the forums will focus on the topics of the three seminars: Understanding the New Europe: Immigration, Politics, and Economics.
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Photo caption: Paine College's selection as one of 20 flagship institutions to participate in the "Understanding the New Europe" funded by the European Union (logo above) and New York University/Faculty Resource Network.