Alvarez-Blanco selected for Mellon Periclean Faculty Leadership Program to incorporate civic engagement into the curriculum

12 May 2020
Palmar Alvarez Blanco

Palmar Alvarez-Blanco,Professor of Spanish, has been selected to receive a grant through the Mellon Periclean Faculty Leadership Program in the Humanities. This award will support “Radio and News in Spanish,” an Academic Civic Engagement (ACE) course she co-teaches with community-partner Mar Valdecanto. In this course, students collaborate with “El Super Barrio Latino,” a radio program conducted by the Latinx community of Northfield. In each program, students explore international and domestic news and interview people in our community. As a Periclean Faculty Leader, Professor Alvarez-Blanco will join a community of scholars dedicated to incorporating civic engagement into the curriculum while empowering students to use their academic knowledge to tackle real-world problems. The funders of this project are Project Pericles, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Eugene M. Lang Foundation.