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DANM student featured in Blum Scholar Award graduate student project presentations

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 3:30-5pm

Humanities 2, room 259

DANM '17 student, Darrell Ruppel, will be presenting his project, Rideables, on February 22. All are welcome to hear presentations given by this year's UCSC Blum Scholar grant recipients. This event showcases seven UCSC graduate students who were awarded funding to facilitate their proposed research projects. All projects were begun and completed during summer 2016. The presentations will provide an overview of the project, it’s goals, the level of success, and any insights gleaned along the way. There will also be time for Q&A.

This year’s projects include:

  • Rachel Voss, Environmental Studies
    • Cultivating community innovation: participatory farmer trials to boost yields through improved soil and water management in Senegal
  • Katherine Ennis & Hamutahl Cohen, Environmental Studies
    • Evaluating and contextualizing the factors contributing to food-insecurity for UCSC and Santa Cruz County
  • Daniel Rudin, Film and Digital Media
    • Labor rights are human rights: Improving workplaces through documentary and “labor beat” reporting
  • Stephanie Webb, Environmental Studies
    • Tilapia value chains for the poor: testing sustainable practices to meet ‘bottom of the pyramid’ demand in Egypt
  • Rebecca Feinberg, Anthropology
    • Between the Vines: Refugee resettlement and foreign labor in Italian wine production
  • Monika Egerer, Environmental Studies
    • No Place to Grow: A documentary and transmediaproject on urban agroecology, food sovereignty, and a community fight for land security
  • Darrell Ruppell, DANM
    • Rideables