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Support Centers for Culture and Extension Activities

Support Centers for Culture and Extension Activities

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Support Center for Nursing in Collective Health

(NACE – AENSC – Núcleo de Assistência de Enfermagem em Saúde Coletiva)

The Support Center for Nursing in Collective Health  (NACE – AENSC) has the following goals: to elaborate and implement collective healthcare educational and assistance programs; to participate in the elaboration and revision of technical norms that guide health services and practices; [read more=”Read more…” less=” Reduce content…”]to organize and promote scientific, cultural and extension activities for the community; to support the development of scientific research and products of technological innovation; to elaborate teaching support materials and research dissemination.

One of NACE’s strengths is the accomplishment of extension actions aimed at the qualification of the work in Collective Health, with an emphasis on Nursing, within national and international scope, among them, the following stand out: organization and promotion of cultural and scientific activities, such as congresses and seminars aiming at knowledge diffusion; organization and promotion of post-graduation courses, lato senso, diffusion and updating in the area of Collective Health; organization and promotion of extension activities to the community, such as open classes, diseases prevention campaigns, health monitoring and health education activities, among others; transferring knowledge produced in the academy to the field of Nursing practices in Collective Health; production of teaching support, educational, and research dissemination materials, books, and others; support to internationalization activities, such as researchers exchange programs and development of multicentric research. [/read]

Forestry Studies and Extension Center of USP-RP (CEEFLORUSP)

(NACE – CEEFLORUSP – Centro de Estudos e Extensão Florestal da USP-RP)

The Forestry Studies and Extension Center of USP-RP (CEEFLORUSP) is a Center of Support to Culture and Extension (NACE – Núcleo de Apoio a Cultura e Extensão) located in the Botany Sector of the Biology Department of the School of Philosophy, Sciences, and Languages of Ribeirão Preto. It was created after the implementation of the USP Forest Project (1997 to 2004), which was conceived to restore part of the semideciduous seasonal forest, lost due to the [read more=”Read more…” less=” Reduce content…”] land history of use for extensive monocultures, initially coffee and later sugar cane, in the region of Ribeirão Preto, in 75 hectares of the campus. Part of this Forest (45 hectares) corresponds to a genetic bank of 45 tree species of the Pardo and Mogi-Guaçu river basins that suffered a fire in almost two-thirds of its area in 2011. CEEFLORUSP’s goals are to promote and stimulate restoration and forest management by advising landowners and conservation units; to stimulate research to develop techniques for the recovery of degraded areas and forest management; to promote the training to professionals in this area, and to carry out environmental education projects, aimed at improving the quality of life through environmental restoration in the region of Ribeirão Preto.[/read]

Center of Dental Diagnostic (NACEDO)

(NACE – NACEDO – Núcleo em Diagnóstico Odontológico)

The Center of Dental Diagnostic  (NACEDO) is based on the attendance of patients who need a dental diagnosis, specially radiographic, or by image. NACEDO sees patients from FORP (School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto – all clinical and research disciplines), SUS, linked to the Family Health Centers, Ribeirão Preto City Hall, and others in the region, as well as private patients referred by professionals in the region. [read more=”Read more…” less=” Reduce content…”] The Center performs exam reports and orientations. The focus is the inseparability between Teaching and Research, through the Diagnostic Extension, privileging the prevention of diseases.[/read]

Center of Entrepreneurial Management Support (NAGE)

(NACE – NAGE – Núcleo de Apoio à Gestão Empreendedora)

The Entrepreneurial Management Support Center (NAGE), is a project created by professors of Professional Master’s Degrees in Entrepreneurship and provides an opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired to solve problems experienced by professionals who work in entrepreneurship and innovation projects. NAGE has the format of a consulting project office for the segments of entrepreneurship and innovation. [read more=”Read more…” less=” Reduce content…”] NAGE has two programs: the PRO-ENTREPRENEURER Program, which refers to the support offered to entrepreneurs in the creation and development of Start-Ups, and the PRO-INNOVATION Program, that refers to the support offered to executives in the innovation process in organizations. NAGE is composed of a) FEA professors who will be the potential coordinators of NAGE’s projects; b) students of the Master’s in Entrepreneurship and Master’s and Ph.D. students, specialists who will execute NAGE’s projects under the coordination of the professors; and c) undergraduate and graduate students who will act as technicians in the project office.[/read]

Center for Social, Cultural and Extension Activities Support (NASCE)

(NACE – NASCE – Núcleo de Apoio às Atividades Social, Cultural e de Extensão)

The Center for Social, Cultural, and Extension Activities Support (NASCE) is linked to EACH – School of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities (USP Leste). Since 2004, NASCE offers support to university extension actions, professionalizing and improvement courses, cultural activities, and guidance in several areas, such as health, education, culture, leisure, and income generation. Its main goal is to promote the integration between the [read more=”Read more…” less=” Reduce content…”]University and the communities of the East Zone of São Paulo, aiming at the integral development of the region. The actions are promoted by the university students, who, according to their availability, share knowledge and interests. Among NASCE activities, we can highlight: basic English, Spanish, and French, oratory, physical activities for the elderly, and preparation for the job market. Another important initiative of NASCE is offering specialization courses in partnership with UNIVESP – Universidade Virtual do Estado de São Paulo. So far, more than 3.000 specialization openings have been offered to teachers from the public network of the state, in a blended-learning format.[/read]

Center of Communication and Education (NCE)

(NACE – NCE – Núcleo de Comunicação e Educação)

NACE-NCE’s goals are to contribute to the spreading of the concept of Educommunication, creating indicators that guarantee the epistemological coherence of its use by those who approach it intending to promote Educommunicative practices, especially in the scope of public policies, to collaborate with the Department of Communications and Arts in the consolidation of the Degree in Educommunication; to attend the demand for extension, improvement, and specialization courses, both online and distance, on the theme of Educommunication; to offer advice to the public power and private initiative in the debate and implementation of actions in the field of Educommunication; to preserve the NCE collection, to guarantee the preservation of the memory of its projects for future generations of researchers and managers of the field; to promote meetings, symposiums, and publications on the theme of Educommunication.

Center for Socio-environmental Entrepreneurship and Administration in the Third Sector (NEATS)

(NACE – NEATS – Núcleo de Empreendedorismo Socioambiental e Administração em Terceiro Setor)

NEATS  works with public agencies, companies, and civil society organizations through partnerships, contracts, and working agreements, which are conducted by high-level technical teams made up of teachers, researchers, and undergraduate and graduate students from FEA/USP and other USP units. It maintains already established partnerships with academic entities since 2001 with SEKN – Social Enterprise Knowledge Network, for [read more=”Read more…” less=” Reduce content…”]developing research on priority areas in the field of Social Enterprise through collaborative research, shared learning, teaching centered on student participation and strengthening the competencies of executive education institutions at the service of the community. With initial coordination and ongoing support from Harvard Business School (HBS – USA), the network is made up of nine Ibero-American higher education institutions: Escuela de Graduados en Administración y Dirección de Empresas (EGADE – Mexico); Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ESADE – Spain); Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA – Venezuela); Instituto Centroamericano de Administración de Empresas (INCAE – Costa Rica); Pontificia Universidad Católica (PUCCh – Chile); Universidad de Los Andes (Uniandes – Colombia); Universidad del Pacífico (UP – Peru); Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA – Argentina) and Universidade de São Paulo (USP – Brazil) and national, such as FGV – Faculdade Getúlio Vargas, PUC – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and Minas Gerais, UFMG – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Harvard Business School, David Rockefeller Center of Latin American Studies at Harvard University, The Hauser Center for Non-Profit Organizations at Harvard University, ISTR – The International Society for Third-Sector Research, as well as, with civil society organizations such as GIFE – Group of Institutes and Business Foundations, ETHOS Institute of Business and Social Responsibility, GRI – Global Report Initiative, IPÊ – Institute for Ecological Research, Artemísia Negócios Sociais, Ashoka Empreendedores Sociais, CRC – Ruth Cardoso Center and Comunitas and multilateral organizations such as UNESCO – United Nations Educational Organization, ILO – International Labor Organization, UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund. [/read]

Center for Bioethics Studies (NEB)

(NACE – NEB – Núcleo de Estudos de Bioética)

The Center for Bioethics Studies (NEB) mission is to be a pole for the dissemination and implementation of bioethical knowledge using the following actions: interchange with national and international institutions that deal with bioethics for training and improvement of professionals in the area; development of joint research; [read more=”Read more…” less=” Reduce content… “providing service to the community through training and refresher courses for students and teachers of different levels of high school and college; disseminating information and stimulating ethical and bioethical debate; intervention in the media through scientifically structured and updated manifestation; development of systematized research with the offer of scholarships for students from different areas of training; composing a group of tutors with training in ethics and bioethics.[/read]

Center for Extension and Culture in Afro-Brazilian Arts (NECAAB)

(NACE – NECAAB – Núcleo de Extensão e Cultura em Artes Afro-Brasileiras)

The Center for Extension and Culture in Afro-Brazilian Arts (NECAAB) is proposed as an interdisciplinary space for teaching, research, and experimentation in artistic-cultural performances that integrate the diverse Afro-Brazilian cultural heritage. Its training guidelines assume the inseparability between research, teaching, and extension, with emphasis on repertoires of incorporated knowledge that [read more=”Read more…” less=” Reduce content…”] are manifested in the practices of capoeira, maculelê, afro dancing, samba de roda, percussion and musicality, and dramatic arts. The educational principle of the Center is the corporal practice and mobilization of the various senses of the body, through which different ways of knowing are renewed, with emphasis on the oral forms that characterize African and Afro-Brazilian manifestations. Other guiding principles of the Center are also worth mentioning: the preservation and dissemination of Afro-Brazilian performing arts that integrate the immaterial heritage of Brazil; the use of Afro-Brazilian ways of knowing as pedagogical tools for the apprehension and understanding of social life; the creation of social multipliers through cultural diffusion and the training of educators; the recognition and valorization of cultural diversity in opposition to prejudice and racism; the daily construction of relationships of respect for democratic processes among groups that compose the Brazilian social fabric.[/read]

Center of Book and Editing Studies (NELE)

(NACE – NELE – Núcleo de Estudos do Livro e da Edição)

NELE  is a space for the accomplishment, promotion, registration, and dissemination of studies and research on the history of books and publishing in Brazil; NELE is also a space for specialized knowledge formation in this field. In the recent academic bibliographic production [read more=”Read more…” less=” Reduce content…”]produced by members of the Center, we can highlight the following books: Ferreira, J.P. Rubens Francisco Luchetti o Homem de 1000 livros. São Paulo, Com-Arte, 2008. Martins Filho, P. (org.) Ex Libris. São Paulo, Ateliê, 2008. Reimão, S. Livros e Televisão: correlações. São Paulo, Ateliê, 2006. Deaecto, M., and others (orgs.), São Paulo: Espaço e História. São Paulo, LCTE, 2008.[/read]

Center for Support to University Extension and Cultural Activities on Solidarity Economy (NESOL)

(NACE – NESOL – Núcleo de Apoio às Atividades de Cultura e Extensão Universitária de Economia Solidária)

NESOL’s goal is to support “incubation” activities of popular cooperatives and the improvement of educational and formative methods applied in the process of development and consolidation of the Solidarity Economy – primarily in the University of São Paulo and secondarily in other universities.[read more=”Read more…” less=” Reduce content…”] NESOL acts in the development of teaching activities, aiming at the formation of professionals able to act in the field of Solidarity Economy; it also develops research activities aimed at generating new knowledge about the nature, dynamics, and results of the development of Solidarity Economy in Brazil.[/read]

Center for the Development of Technology and Educational Environments (NPT)

(NACE – NPT – Núcleo para o Desenvolvimento de Tecnologias e Ambientes Educacionais)

The Center for the Development of Technology and Educational Environments (NPT) mission is to contribute to social development through research and teaching excellence. NPT develops undergraduate and graduate research projects under the guidance of FEA-RP/USP faculty members. [read more=”Read more…” less=” Reduce content…”]The Center also operates in the teaching area, offering university extension courses in several knowledge areas, under the coordination of professors from the University of São Paulo. Courses are offered through blended learning and distance learning, using the MOODLE (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning) virtual environment to provide materials, texts, slides, and videos.[/read]

Quality of Life Center (NQV)

(NACE – NQV – Núcleo de Qualidade de Vida)

The urgency in developing Quality of Life programs led the World Health Organization (WHO) to conceptualize and develop a form, already available in 26 languages, that could assess the Quality of Life of individuals and of a population. The application of this WHO form in the “Luiz de Queiroz” Campus motivated a group of professionals to [read more=”Read more…” less=” Reduce content…”] rethink their actions and thus propose the creation of the  Quality of Life Center (NQV) since the results found surprised the expectation. The adoption of healthier practices and the improvement of the environment in which we live are fundamental points to enhance the gain about Quality of Life of the internal community. As far as the external community is concerned, it is possible to intensify the actions that already exist, using the diversified knowledge of the professionals involved. It is believed that there is a possibility to develop efficient and effective actions for the promotion of Quality of Life in general. Besides the possibility of integrating research, teaching, extension, and administration concretely, being experienced by the entire community of the “Luiz de Queiroz” Campus.[/read]

Tropical Medicine Extension Center (NUMETROP)

(NACE – NUMETROP – Núcleo de Extensão em Medicina Tropical)

NUMETROP’s goal is to act together with the population of the riverside and plateau communities of the mesoregions of Baixo Amazonas and Southwest Pará, the urban population of the municipality of Santarém, and the professionals who work in the public health care network of the region. Intended actions: to offer the population of Santarém specialized care in infectious and parasitic diseases, with [read more=”Read more…” less=” Reduce content… “] the participation of teachers, undergraduate and graduate students of the promoting institution and the partner higher education institutions (USP Nursing School and Pará State University); to promote health education actions for the rural area population, regarding the following diseases: HIV/AIDS, leishmaniasis, viral hepatitis, accidents by venomous animals, malaria and dengue – after the sensitization of community leaders and public agencies representatives, such as teachers; to conduct training and technical-scientific improvement directed to professionals linked to public health services in the region: providing information on management, control, and prevention of infectious diseases of higher prevalence in the region, to contribute to the promotion of the health of the local population. [/read]

Center for Psychopathology, Mental Health Public Policies and Communicative Actions in Public Health (NUPSI)

(NACE – NUPSI – Núcleo de Psicopatologia, Políticas Públicas de Saúde Mental e Ações Comunicativas em Saúde Pública)

The Center for Psychopathology, Mental Health Public Policies and Communicative Actions in Public Health is a Support Center for Culture and University Extension whose Charter of Principles and investigative interventions propose communicative actions between knowledge and actions of agents inside and outside the university, operating based on three axes of conceptual interpretation: understanding the notion of praxis as a way of inter-human [read more] action in which the agent recognizes themself in the process and results of their action and in which the other is seen as an essential agent of the development of his autonomy. In this sense, alienation can be reverted into praxis, while engendering communicative interactions in which agents inside and outside the university recognize themselves in their actions and in the products of these actions as a cooperative autonomous power; understanding that the principle of integrality of health care established by the Organic Health Law “as an articulated and continuous set of preventive and curative actions and services, individual and collective, required for each case at all levels of complexity of the system” (emphasis added) prescribes that health actions constitute singular care modes for the singular, whose extensive reach can be intensified by the strategy of caring for those who care, thus enabling the promotion of the social dimension of health in ways that are technically adequate and ethically respectful of the specific demands and resources of the citizens who are cared for and the citizens who are cared for; extending the arc of democratic inventions to all creative and solidary ways of developing autonomy and cooperation that contribute to the social welfare defined as essential to health by WHO, in order to combine in the transforming interaction between university, citizens and communities – social and academic movements that are understood as democratic inventions, among which democratic education, psychopathology for public health, solidarity economy, basic income for citizenship, restorative justice, Spinoan philosophy, Gross National Happiness, and democratic social technologies, having as a horizon the expression of pluralities in the exercise of self-management. [/read]

Clinic for Periodontal Care of Patients with Systemic Involvement (PERIO-MED)

(NACE – PERIO-MED – Clínica de Atendimento Periodontal a Pacientes com Envolvimento Sistêmico)

The goal of the center is to provide periodontal care and monitor patients who have some systemic involvement in which the periodontal disease can worsen or be worsened by the inflammatory process inherent to both conditions. For example, treatment is offered to patients with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and changes induced by chemo and radiotherapy treatment. [read more=”Read more…” less=” Reduce content…”]In this sense, the center will generate research, clinical orientation for undergraduates and postgraduates –  and the inseparable character of extension, generating knowledge and qualified attention to society and the dissemination of knowledge in the training of new specialists. An outstanding characteristic of the Center will be its interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary character. [/read]

Center for Environmental Education and Conservation (PTECA)

(NACE – PTECA – Núcleo em Educação e Conservação Ambiental)

NACE-PTECA’s work philosophy is an educational approach committed to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, which means that it uses conservation actions as an educational instrument, integrating different knowledge for the construction of socio-environmental knowledge, always allied to a concrete realization. The mission of NACE-PTECA is to develop scientific and technical knowledge with an interdisciplinary character aimed at the concrete search for solutions to socio-environmental problems, to disseminate and share this knowledge inside and outside the University, and to transform these experiences into public policies.

NACE – Sustentarea

NACE Sustentarea’s mission is to promote a critical view on food production and eating, showing sustainable ways that promote healthy living through community activities. NACE Sustentarea aims to help build and maintain healthy habits for the population, to reduce the risk of chronic diseases and environmental impact. The center carries out activities about food and [read more=”Read more…” less=” Reduce content…”]sustainability such as conversation circles, workshops, and educational materials with students from public schools in São Paulo, stimulating the engagement and reflection of students in improving their eating habits and spreading this idea among their friends and family. In addition, NACE Sustentarea has the goal of actively participating in social networks with scientific dissemination for the general population, in addition to holding lectures and events.[/read]

Center for New Communication Technologies Applied to Education – Future School/USP – EF/USP

(Núcleo das Novas Tecnologias de Comunicação Aplicadas à Educação – Escola do Futuro/USP – EF/USP)

Since its foundation, the Escola do Futuro (Future School) has shown a strong entanglement between research, culture, and extension activities, since its large-scale projects insert it in the scope of proposition and implementation of public policies, irradiating public policies in the context of digital inclusion for citizenship and digital protagonism, as well as [read more=”Read more…” less=” Reduce content…”] of digital inclusion in the context of formal education; teacher training for the intensive use of ICTs in the classroom. In the scope of the hybridism of research, culture and extension activities developed in the scope of the Digital Culture Observatory with research on the behavior of children and youngsters in front of the screens. In the scope of fostering entrepreneurship and social protagonism, it is worth mentioning a project aimed at young people from needy communities, focused on motivating their entrepreneurship with training actions of different amplitudes. The focus on the internationalization of teaching, research, culture, and extension activities is also reflected in the agreements with European centers. In the scope of teaching and human capital formation, the presence of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers stands out.[/read]

Translated by: Lara Yoshime Shizuko Fukushima

Support Centers for Culture and Extension Activities