CARTHA IN THE NEWS
We include below a collection of items to help visitors to our website—as well as our own growing network of Carthans—better grasp and understand the context, breadth, influence, and eventual impact generated by academic-practitioner networks of Collaborative Doers working in a variety of disciplines, sectors, regions, and cultural settings.
We have listed below the instances (which we are aware of) where publicity occurred for CARTHA and our programs through our partners and/or individuals who participated in our programs. In some cases, individuals internally reported their work with CARTHA to institutional heads and/or helped feature the programs undertaken with CARTHA to external constituencies. In other cases, there are also freely accessible videos posted on our partners’ websites which include our founder’s entire presentation. In yet other instances, audio versions of our programs can be purchased directly from the professional societies (where CARTHA organized conference panels).
Because of her volunteer service as a member of the Community Foundations Leadership Team for the Council on Foundations, CARTHA founder participated in an exciting event on community philanthropy and social innovation hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House on May 27, 2010.
CARTHA founder participated in the WorldCanvass radio program hosted by Joan Kjaer on February 12, 2010. You can hear the program by visiting http://www.prx.org/pieces/45180-worldcanvass-india. The program highlighted the perspectives of University of Iowa faculty and students who have participated in the Winterim India programs originally designed in 2006 by CARTHA Ambassador Raj Rajagopal and then-CARTHA Fellow Edwin Brands. Since 2006, CARTHA has supported the Winterim India program in a number of ways by: co-sponsoring seminars and events; co-hosting program partners, donors, and visiting guests; co-designing new curricular modules for incorporation within this program; providing several students with travel stipends for their participation in the 3- week Winterim India experiential courses; and introducing program participants to CARTHA's wider Collaborative Doer networks.
CARTHA founder, as a member of the Program Committee of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, introduced speaker at a program on February 3, 2010 featuring the late Dr. Ignacio Ponseti's life of dedication to address Club Foot treatment through non-surgical method.
Glasgow Caledonian University’s alumni magazine CaledonianPlus Issue No 2 Winter 2007 (Page 7) featured (CARTHA Ambassador) Chris Hillier and highlighted that he also spoke at the Iowa City Noon Rotary Club (a program organized in December 2006 by CARTHA).
CARTHA hosted Rotarians from India under a Rotary Friendship Exchange Program and organized discussions with University of Iowa faculty, staff, students, and community members. http://www.news-releases.uiowa.edu/2007/april/043007india-rotarians.html
CARTHA Fellow Edwin Brands (then-adjunct faculty member in the Geography Department & International Studies Program at the University of Iowa) had co-led with CARTHA Ambassador Raj Rajagopal (Geography Professor at the University of Iowa) a microfinancing and women’s entrepreneurship course in Tamil Nadu, India. The cutting-edge nature of such coursework was featured in: Making a Major Impact with Microfinance, by Sharon Shinn in BizEd Magazine, May/June 2007 (Pg. 26-31), see http://www.aacsb.edu/publications/Archives/MayJun07/26-31_bized.pdf. In addition to providing moral encouragement for Edwin’s efforts, Raj Rajagopal’s family made financial contributions to CARTHA that in turn enabled CARTHA to support a portion of the travel for three of the participating students from the University of Iowa (who would not have otherwise afforded the cost of travel to India). Edwin publicly thanked several organizations (including CARTHA) for supporting the first University of Iowa-Winterim Program to India in his piece published in The Daily Iowan in the Letters to the Editor section on Feb. 7, 2007.
As a member and program organizer of the Cedar Rapids Section of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), http://ieee-cr-section.org/ Raman Aravamudhan, CEO of Ramaanchar Technologies, Inc. http://www.ramaanchar.com/ invited and publicized CARTHA Founder’s program presentation in their monthly newsletter and on their website.
CARTHA Founder was a panelist at a Theory-Practice Seminar on Advancing Vaccines: Innovations in Intellectual Property Practice sponsored by the Center for Health, Science and Public Policy at the Brooklyn Law School, New York City in October 2006. Brooklyn Law School’s publication (Law School Briefs, Summer 2007, Page 11) included highlights of this seminar.