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Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Lindner Professors Lead UC Forward Class on Service Learning Trip to India

Monday, December 19, 2016 6:25 PM
Students to showcase journey through mini documentaries on April 21.
Mysore Palace

UC Forward group in front of the Mysore Palace at Cincinnati's Sister City Mysore, India.

They traveled to India over spring break as part of a service-learning course. Now, 21 undergraduates at UC will share what they learned in mini documentaries. Their work will be shown 2:15-4:15 p.m. on April 21 in room 223 at Lindner Hall.

The service-learning course, called Transforming Lives, is UC Forward course, a teaching and learning initiative that brings together students, faculty and an array of businesses and agencies – each from different perspectives – to contribute to the social and economic value of the local, regional and global communities.

Lindner College of Business Professors Rajan Kameth, associate professor of management and Ratee Apana, associate professor-educator, led the group of interdisciplinary majors to India to visit non-profit anti-trafficking organizations in New Dehli, Bangalore, Mysore and Goa. The group had a first-hand account of the story behind human trafficking and were exposed to new tools and techniques to help victims re-enter society.

“This UC Forward initiative was first pioneered by President Santa Ono, when he was Provost, to help our undergrads become problem solvers by learning globally and applying these solutions locally,” Apana says.

Apana and Kamath were joined by Robert Jonason, assistant professor-educator of journalism at McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, and Jay Sinnard, who manages the Student Technology Resources Center (STRC) at UC’s Walter C. Langsam Library.