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UCF Partners with Excelencia for Latino Student Success

  UCF joined 8 teams from nationally-selected institutions and Excelencia in Education in Washington, D.C. to engage in a session to continue work on this national project to examine institutional practices and outcomes aimed at accelerating Latino student college completion. During our time together we engaged in three core activities. The first was a meeting of trendsetting institutions framing their strategies for serving Latino students. Second was our annual celebration recognizing evidence-based practices significantly increasing Latino student success in higher education. The third convened practitioners, funders, and advocates as for Latino student success sharing and learning together what works and what more we may do together. 

 

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Faculty “Be You” Storytelling – Dr. Olga Molina

Cuban-born Dr. Olga Molina will be discussing her experiences as a Latina Immigrant and her passion for culturally competent social work practice.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – Teaching Academy 130 – 2-3 pm. Cookies Provided!

 

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Mirror/Echo/Tilt visits UCF this October

You’re invited to the following performance of Mirror/Echo/Tilt on October 12, 2017 from 1:30-2:45pm in Classroom Building 1 room 212.

Please email Dr. M.C. Santana if you want to participate or if you plan to bring your class.
Mirror/Echo/Tilt is a project created in collaboration with people who are court-involved, formerly incarcerated, or otherwise affected by the criminal justice system. Through a curriculum based on visual storytelling, participants translate personal narratives into performance in order to replace a culturally embedded conception of criminality with new language so that the mind and body may think, feel, and move in a way not defined by their previous experience with incarceration. Our goal is to facilitate participants’ agency to tell their own stories and ultimately, reframe existing narratives defining the “criminal.”

This work is invested in reframing narratives around the criminal justice system with and for court-involved participants, but in order to effect change in this pressing arena, there is a need to undo the dominant story and language for everyone, regardless of one’s proximity to the system. As such, please join the artist in a public-participatory, performance workshop which will model the same curriculum.

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SEED offers group professional development in explorative space

24 faculty and staff members gathered for one afternoon each month this past academic year for self-reflection, respectful group dialogues, and introspective approaches to difficult diversity and inclusion topics.

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Summer 2017 workshops are open!

Unity Star Summer 2017 Schedule

 

To register for these courses: Faculty, USPS, A&P register on MyUCF, OPS and students register by emailing diverse@ucf.edu with their name, UCFID, course title and date.

We’re looking forward to a great semester!

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Our next “Be You” Storyteller: Dr. Enrique del Barco

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Join us February 28th at 12pm in UCF Global room 101ABC!

“When I joined UCF, I started my independent research project to explore how nature works at the nanoscale – a fascinating world that I have had the privilege and means to get involved with. But I also started to teach and to get in contact with students, and I quickly realized about the lack of diversity in STEM, particularly in some fields within (like Physics or Engineering). What really made me change my mind and dedicate some efforts into convincing underrepresented minorities to get involved in these amazing fields of study was the births of my son and daughter. I raised the following question in my mind: What if they want to become scientists? Do we have all in place to make this as easy for them as for other groups? When I looked around I did not see that. I still don’t see that, but we are trying to get there.”

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UCF Global: Focus on Immigration Q&A Sessions

UCF Global is organizing two Question & Answer Sessions with our immigration attorney on Feb. 10 from 10-11:30 am and from 12-1:30pm.  We are still working on the room reservation but the location will be posted to the “Focus on Immigration” webpage we created at https://www.international.ucf.edu/immigrationupdates/#01-30-17-800PM.  Please encourage students to attend.  Also, individuals can submit questions in advance to our attorneys at the link provided on the webpage.

We will continue to update the page as more information becomes available.

At this time we know that are students are worried about the implications these executive orders will have on them as well as leaked drafts of other executive orders that have yet to be signed.  We encourage staff to show their support for the international community however they feel most appropriate, lend an ear to listen, and also remind students of the free resources available to them at CAPS.

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Spring 2017 Unity Star courses are here!

See the schedule here!

Please note we’ll be rolling out a new registration system sometime this semester, but for now, registration is the same: Faculty, USPS, A&P register on MyUCF, OPS and students register by emailing diverse@ucf.edu with their name, UCFID, course title and date.

We’re looking forward to a great semester!

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