Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is presenting the nation’s highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants and others.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is reserved for individuals who have made “meritorious contributions” to U.S. security, world peace or cultural endeavors.

Click here to see the list: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-award-presidential-medal-freedom-084028413–politics.html

November 28, 2014 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment

Meet The Men Who Are Saying ‘No’ To Violence Against Women

ineqGender-based violence can take many forms and have different names. Rape, domestic violence, female genital cutting, sex selection, child marriage, sexual harassment, trafficking — the commonality here is that the impact extends far beyond the individual. This is not a woman’s problem; it is a societal and a human rights problem, with a multiplier effect on economies, communities and nations that is truly overwhelming. It ruins lives, costs billions of dollars, and is a grave threat to public health.
click here to read more….http://www.huffingtonpost.com/katja-iversen/violence-against-women_b_6029814.html#eyJocmVmIjoiaHR0cDovL3d3dy5odWZmaW5ndG9ucG9zdC5jb20vIiwiYWRVbml0Ijp7InNlcnZlciI6ImlidyIsImlkIjoiOTM0MTY2MjIiLCJtb2JpbGUiOmZhbHNlfSwibGFiZWwiOiJIb21lcGFnZS0gQnJhbmQgQmxvZyBVbml0Iiwic2VsZWN0b3IiOiIjaHBfZmVhdHVyZWRfcG9zdHNfcGFnZV8xIC5lbnRyeTplcSgxKSIsImNyZWF0aXZlIjoiOThlNmUxOTE2Zjk1NDg5Nzk5YmZiNWI1ZWViYWViOWIiLCJleHBlcmllbmNlVHlwZSI6ImluYm91bmQifQ==

November 28, 2014 at 7:24 pm Leave a comment

Six Simple Steps to Avoid the December Dilemma

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The “December Dilemma” is coming. It’s that time of the year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, when multiple religious (and secular) holidays collide. It’s a time for celebration but also a time when people with good intentions often find themselves caught in the middle of toxic miscommunications and unintended conflicts. But this doesn’t have to happen to you.

Click here to read more…http://www.diversityinc.com/diversity-management/six-simple-steps-avoid-december-dilemma/

November 28, 2014 at 7:04 am Leave a comment

Ethics Lesson

img_2958Leading classroom discussions — especially those about controversial ideas — is a juggling act that can challenge even the most seasoned professors. There’s a clock to watch, student interest to gauge, and facts, opinions and personalities to navigate. Success or flop, though, most of the time those discussions end at the classroom door. But that wasn’t the case at Marquette University over the last month. Thanks to a cell phone and the internet, a graduate student instructor of philosophy there has found herself at the center of ???
click here to read more https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/11/20/marquette-u-grad-student-shes-being-targeted-after-ending-class-discussion-gay

November 27, 2014 at 7:14 pm Leave a comment

UCLA Academic Senate approves diversity-related course requirement

diversity-globeThe Legislative Assembly of the UCLA Academic Senate has given final approval to a proposal requiring all UCLA College undergraduates to complete a course focused on diversity.

November 26, 2014 at 7:12 am Leave a comment

Penn State team develops simulator to train teachers to deal with bullies

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Bullying has become an epidemic.

did you know that according to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children, one in three children report being bullied at school. But Jennifer Frank, a Penn State assistant professor, wants to help change that with a new artificial intelligence (AI) simulator.

One of the keys to stopping bullying, she said, is properly preparing teachers to interact with bullied students in an effective way — a skill that doesn’t necessarily come naturally to everyone.

click here to read more http://news.psu.edu/story/335868/2014/11/24/research/penn-state-team-develops-simulator-train-teachers-deal-bullies?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=336137_TEXT&utm_content=11-24-2014-12-21&utm_campaign=daily%20newswire

November 25, 2014 at 7:34 pm Leave a comment

Making Thanksgiving Lefse

mainBannerMolly Yeh, a Chicago-born food blogger of Chinese and Jewish descent, moved to the border between Minnesota and North Dakota to live with her fiancé, a fifth-generation Norwegian-American farmer. For this, her first Thanksgiving there, she needed to learn to make lefse, a Norwegian flatbread that has been served on holiday tables across the upper Plains states since the 19th century.

click here to read more http://www.nytimes.com/video/dining/100000003244769/making-thanksgiving-lefse.html?WT.mc_id=D-NYT-MKTG-MOD-79197-11-21-HD&WT.mc_ev=click&WT.mc_c=

November 25, 2014 at 7:53 am Leave a comment

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