Category: Education

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September 17, 2021

Voting Rights and the Constitution

Each year, on September 17, Americans celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. In addition, September 17-23 is also recognized as Constitution Week. During this time, Americans are encouraged to reflect on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and what it means to be a U.S. citizen. Join Dr. Stewart Burns for an informative session on Voting Rights and the Constitution – where we’ve been and where we are now. Dr. Burns is a distinguished historian of the Civil Rights Movement and other U.S. social movements and a member of Union Institute & University’s Ph.D. faculty.

September 16, 2021

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to recognize Union Institute & University’s role as a leader in Hispanic Adult Education. Our system is honored to serve the Hispanic adult learner population and to be the only university in the state of Ohio designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education Hispanic-Serving Institutions Division.

September 14, 2021

Q&A with David Hartsough Part 2

In part two of this two-part episode, Dr. Karen Schuster Webb, President of Union continues an insightful discussion with David Hartsough, known as one of the greatest peace leaders of our time. Mr. Hartsough has helped found and led the Nonviolent Peaceforce and a new global venture to end armed conflict, World BEYOND War. He is a Quaker and a lifelong peace activist and author of his memoir, “Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist.”

September 7, 2021

Q&A with David Hartsough Part 1

In part one of this two-part episode, Dr. Karen Schuster Webb, President of Union has an insightful discussion with David Hartsough, known as one of the greatest peace leaders of our time. Mr. Hartsough has helped found and led the Nonviolent Peaceforce and a new global venture to end armed conflict, World BEYOND War. He is a Quaker and a lifelong peace activist and author of his memoir, “Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist.”

August 17, 2021

Healthy Feeding Habits for Thriving Babies - Presented in Spanish

The first three years of a child’s life are the most important. This is the time when the child’s brain triples, and a child is learning more than at any other point in their life. It’s a time when nutrition is most important because this is when eating habits are starting to be formed. So, how can we do better when it comes to feeding our babies? We’re about to find out in this special encore episode of our "Thriving Babies" podcast is presented in Spanish.

July 22, 2021

Healthy Feeding Habits for Thriving Babies

The first three years of a child’s life are the most important. This is the time when the child’s brain triples, and a child is learning more than at any other point in their life. It’s a time when nutrition is most important because this is when eating habits are starting to be formed. So, how can we do better when it comes to feeding our babies? We’re about to find out with host Dr. Lisa Akers, a program chair of multiple programs at Union Institute & University. Dr. Akers is joined by Dr. Lisette Rodriguez and Ms. Alicia Simpson, both of whom are faculty at Union.

June 22, 2021

Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy and Incarcerated Populations

Your hosts for this episode are Dr. Anu Mitra and Dr. Tamara White. Dr. Mitra is a professor in the Interdisciplinary Studies program and certificate facilitator in Design Thinking and Museum Studies at Union Institute & University. Dr. White is a newly credentialed alumni of Union’s Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies program. Tami’s research focus examines the intersection of diabetes and incarceration through visual representations.

 

Their guest today is Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. He is currently the faculty director of Calstate LA's BA program at Lancaster state prison and The Words Uncaged program at Lancaster State Prison, Mule Creek State Prison and CMC Prison. He will discuss what led him to work with the incarcerated population, Words Uncaged, the art-making practices of those imprisoned and so much more.

May 17, 2021

How Covid-19 is Taking A Toll On Women Part 2

Your guest host for this episode is Dr. Jennifer Raymond, Interim Dean of Union’s Ph.D. Program in Interdisciplinary Studies. Recent statistics show that women are more likely than men to be affected by pandemic-related challenges associated with childcare, remote learning and caring for elderly family members. In this episode, Dr. Raymond and her guests will discuss how the pandemic has affected women and girls around the world.

May 10, 2021

How Covid-19 is Taking A Toll On Women Part 1

Your guest host for this episode is Dr. Jennifer Raymond, Interim Dean of Union’s Ph.D. Program in Interdisciplinary Studies. Recent statistics show that women are more likely than men to be affected by pandemic-related challenges associated with childcare, remote learning and caring for elderly family members. In this episode, Dr. Raymond and her guests will discuss how the pandemic has affected women and girls around the world. Stay tuned for part two of this two-part discussion.

April 22, 2021

Early College Dual Enrollment Programs

Your host for this episode is Dr. Karen Schuster Webb, President of Union. The transition from high school to college is a major rite of passage. Some families are choosing to ease the transition through the use of Early College Programs. Today, Dr. Webb and her guest will explore how these programs work – and how they can benefit both students and their parents.