Professor Marissa López selected as one of six faculty members to receive the inaugural Chancellor’s Award for Community-Engaged Scholars.
English Associate Professor Marissa López has been selected as one of six faculty members who will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Community-Engaged Scholars. This program, supported with funding from the Chancellor’s Office, annually supports a cohort of UCLA faculty who will design a new course to integrate undergraduates into their community-engaged research projects. Marissa’s award-winning project: “Picturing Mexican America.” In the course, students will partner with the Los Angeles Public Library to build a geolocation smartphone app that displays historical images of Mexican Los Angeles.
In a statement to UCLA newsroom, Chancellor Gene Block said “Community-engaged research creates outstanding learning opportunities for undergraduate students, advances the research of our faculty, and benefits our community. The Community-Engaged Research Scholars will deepen UCLA’s commitment to public service by creating more opportunities for students and faculty to pursue research that has a positive impact on our world.”