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Professor Manisha Anantharaman Featured in Diablo Magazine

Diablo Magazine’s May issue features an article on Justice, Community, and Leadership Professor Manisha Anantharaman, and her dedication to social and environmental justice. The annual “Diablo Women” Issue focuses on Anantharaman’s passion for sustainability and her life and work in the East Bay.

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Professors Alicia Rusoja and Tammy Spencer receive 2022 Faculty Awards

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Faculty Development are excited to announce the recipients of this year’s annual Faculty Awards. There were many amazing nominations among our colleagues, and the Committee on Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship was awed by the nominations. Please join us in congratulating these colleagues at the Scholar’s Reception, March 18, 5–7 p.m. in Claeys Lounge.

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Congratulations to JCL's professor Monica Fitzgerald on her recent publication of "Puritans Behaving Badly"

"Tracing the first three generations in Puritan New England, this book explores changes in language, gender expectations and religious identities in men and women."

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JCL Dr. Anantharaman's Work on Global Circular Economy

See below to read Dr. Anantharaman's important work describing the critical role that  global collaboration and consensus must play in the economic recovery. She writes, "A “Global Repairation Fund” that provides investments and financing to local governments, worker co-ops, and social entrepreneurs for circular solutions such as repair, recycling, and remanufacturing initiatives around the world could play a pivotal role in tackling the global waste crisis."

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Dear JCL Students & JCL Alumni:

We are reaching out to share resources for engaging in what Freire (1970) called “praxis”, critical individual and collective reflection and action to transform ourselves and our world, in these times of collective grief and action against systemic and pervasive anti-Black violence and racism. To see the resources please click here.


Pandemic Pedagogic Excellence (PPE) Award Winner Professor Manisha Anantharaman!

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the Pandemic Pedagogic Excellence Award for March - Dr. Manisha Anantharaman (Justice, Community & Leadership) and the Mathematics and Computer Science Department!


Both winners exemplify the resourcefulness and dedication that defines SMC staff and instructors, and their innovative responses to the challenges of remote teaching preserved the engaged, interactive aspirations of our Lasallian mission. Professor Anantharaman developed and implemented a complete reimagining of her courses as Hy-Flex experiences, while the Mathematics and Computer Science Department developed a series of shared rubrics and resources to help ensure consistency in the tools and techniques implemented by School of Science educators.


Please watch these short videos - edited by SMC student Kisa Knight (Comm ‘23) - to see how these inspiring educators put their pedagogic aspirations into practice.

We are so proud of our graduating students!