Welcome to Wisrville!

Wisrville.org is an internet publishing site created to be a collaborative voice for the WISR learning community and others concerned with the role of education, action- inquiry and information-sharing in the pursuit of justice, multiculturalism, greater equality and environmental sustainability.

This is the site for recent news about the WISR community, announcements of upcoming events, online learning content, and blogs hosted by WISR students, faculty, alumni and friends—on topics related to progressive social change, alternative and innovative higher education and adult learning, participatory action-research, multiculturality and community improvement efforts.

Wisrville is a project of the Western Institute for Social Research (WISR) [ http://www.wisr.edu ]
WISR offers individualized BS, MS and EdD programs for working adults.

Membership in Wisrville is free for learners currently enrolled in the Wisr.edu Learning Community. Membership and Hosting services are available to everyone else for a nominal fee.
Visit our Wisrville Blogs!

This site also publicizes upcoming events and recent news for the WISR community of students, alumni, faculty, and friends and colleagues.

Latest news

 

Go to http://www.wisr.edu/hot-news/  for the latest seminar announcements.

Read more
 

WISR PhD alumnus, Larry Berkelhammer has launched an online non-commercial reference source to guide people living with a chronic illness or disability to a better life. This website, www.larryberkelhammer.com, provides guidance in ways to live with a sense of mastery and wellbeing. Although directed primarily to those with chronic health challenges, the vast array of […]

Read more

Recent Posts

Spotlight

Latest Seminars

 

Go to http://www.wisr.edu/hot-news/  for the latest seminar announcements.

Read more

WISR PhD alumnus has launched online reference source to guide people with chronic illness or disability

 

WISR PhD alumnus, Larry Berkelhammer has launched an online non-commercial reference source to guide people living with a chronic illness or disability to a better life. This website, www.larryberkelhammer.com, provides guidance in ways to live with a sense of mastery and wellbeing. Although directed primarily to those with chronic health challenges, the vast array of […]

Read more

Article in Miami Herald tells of the Legacy of “Overtown”–the home community and Dissertation topic for WISR PhD student, Agnes Morton

 

A recent article in the Miami Herald tells of the a story for Black History month, on the “Legacy of Overtown.” Overtown is the home community in Miami for retired public health professional, WISR PhD student, Agnes Morton. How it was destroyed and what she and others are striving to do to restore it, is […]

Read more

WISR PhD student, Mohammed Ibrahim, is centrally involved in two key areas of policy-making and social change in Nigeria—Environmental Health, and Oil and Gas Industry Reform.

 

Two or three years ago, WISR PhD student, Mohammad Ibrahim, completed a research paper and project on the negative environmental and health impact of the widespread use of “TWO STROKE ENGINES” in Nigeria. Confronted with the lackadaisical attitude of the Federal bureaucrats here in Abuja and their reluctance to implement the recommendations contained in the […]

Read more

Five Star Rating–on Amazon.com–for Dennis Hastings’ WISR MA Thesis

 

A recent review by Dr. Frederic Gleach of Cornell University gives 5.0 out of 5 stars to the book by WISR MA and PhD alumnus, Dennis Hastings. Over 15 years ago, Dennis Hastings’ MA Thesis at WISR was published as a book, co-authored with anthropologist, Robin Ridington, Blessing for a Long-Time: The Sacred Pole of […]

Read more