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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The Institute on Disability Studies at California Baptist University

I am excited to share that this past week, California Baptist University approved The Institute on Disability Studies. Although we plan to work in a wide variety of areas related to disability, one of the distinctives of The Institute will be that it will look at disability/disability studies from a Christian perspective. I am unsure if there are other (if any) similar institutes at other Christian universities. If we are one of the first to develop such a program, it is our goal to be the first of many in the future.

The foci of The Institute will be faciliting disability studies research, facilitating graduate programs in disability studies at CBU, development of research materials and facilities, various training opportunities, and providing outlets for research in disabilty studies.

We are currently seeking funding for The Institute, and hope to very soon have further announcements to make concerning partners/collaborators in our Institute work. If you represent a funding organization and would like to work with us, we would be pleased to dialogue with you. The Disability Studies Institute at California Baptist University is truly a new and unique funding opportunity, heretofore largely unavailable anywhere. As we develop, website information will be provided at this blog and elsewhere. You can also contact me at jmcnair@calbaptist.edu

May God bless our efforts!


1 comment:

Impossibleape said...

That's wonderful news


I pray you will get all the support you need and deserve