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ME-50053-14
East European Studies in America: An NEH Bridging Cultures Project
Dawn Seckler, University of Pittsburgh

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Open Educational Resource for "Bridging Cultures" at CCBC (Web Resources)
Title: Open Educational Resource for "Bridging Cultures" at CCBC
Author: Julie Durbin
Author: Joel Brady
Author: Ljiljana Duraskovic
Abstract: This website was created to disseminate information on the NEH-sponsored "Bridging Cultures" partnership project of the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) and the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC). The site includes freely downloadable course modules that were developed by CCBC faculty participants to incorporate content on East European cultures into classes across multiple disciplines, along with reflections written by these faculty members about the impact of their participation in the project. In addition, the site provides videos of several faculty development discussions held at CCBC in 2015-16 through the "Bridging Cultures" project, including videoconferences with REES's East European partner institutions and guest lecturers. These resources are intended to assist faculty from other community colleges who seek to internationalize their curricula.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://tinyurl.com/BridgingCulturesCCBC
Primary URL Description: A public Blackboard site for sharing educational content developed through the NEH-funded Pitt-CCBC "Bridging Cultures" partnership project with broader audiences.

Pitt-CCBC "Bridging Cultures" Course Modules (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Pitt-CCBC "Bridging Cultures" Course Modules
Author: Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) Faculty Members
Abstract: Each course module was developed by a faculty member from the Community College of Beaver County, with guidance from University of Pittsburgh faculty, through the NEH-sponsored "Bridging Cultures" partnership project between CCBC and Pitt. The modules were designed in response to a series of faculty development sessions led by Pitt's Center for Russian and East European Studies. In developing the modules, CCBC faculty made connections between East European history, culture, and contemporary life and the important questions of their respective disciplines. These modules are freely available for faculty from other institutions to view, download, and use as models for internationalizing their own courses or as a way of discovering material that may benefit their students. Some of the modules are accompanied by a personal reflection written by the module designer.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://tinyurl.com/BridgingCulturesCCBC
Primary URL Description: This is the website of the NEH-funded "Bridging Cultures" partnership project between Pitt and CCBC. From the homepage, click the Modules tab to access the course modules.
Audience: Undergraduate

East European Library Exhibit at Community College of Beaver County (Exhibition)
Title: East European Library Exhibit at Community College of Beaver County
Curator: Terri Gallagher
Abstract: A portion of funds from the NEH-sponsored "Bridging Cultures with Community Colleges" partnership grant to the University of Pittsburgh and the Community College of Beaver County was used to purchase materials on Eastern Europe for the CCBC library. The library staff created an East European exhibit utilizing these materials, including nonfiction and fiction books for various age groups with East European themes; audio and visual materials; artifacts such as matryoshka dolls from Russia and Ukraine and a Croatian stringed instrument; and information on local East European music and dance troupes to showcase Western Pennsylvania's rich immigration heritage.
Year: 2016


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