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Joyce James Delivers Final Lecture in “Growing Together as Allies” Series

December 8, 2021

By Anne Deepak  On Thursday, December 2, 2021, Monmouth University’s School of Social Work’s Growing Together as Allies lecture series (GTAA) hosted Joyce James who delivered a presentation titled, “Supporting Systems and Communities in Achieving Racial Equity: A Groundwater Analysis.” This session was co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Understanding and was partially funded by…

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Dr. Denise McLane-Davison Delivers Third Lecture in “Growing Together as Allies” Series

November 29, 2021

By Dr. Anne Deepak On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, Monmouth University’s School of Social Work “Growing Together as Allies” (GTAA) lecture series hosted Dr. Denise-McLane Davison who delivered a presentation titled, “The Strengths of Black Families”. The event, with an audience of 98, was co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Understanding and was partially funded…

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World Cinema Series - “Atlantics” Virtual Panel Discussion

November 16, 2021

By: Kyra Velock On November 10, 2021, the 2021-2022 World Cinema Series continued with its second virtual analysis and discussion of the 2019 supernatural romantic drama, Atlantics. Directed by Mati Diop, the film was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or Award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. The film premiered at Cannes, where Diop…

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IGU-UCI Current Issues in Global Governance of Whales Webinar

October 20, 2021

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, the Institute for Global Understanding (IGU) and Urban Coast Institute (UCI) commenced the second season of their Global Ocean Governance Lecture Series with a panel addressing “Current Issues in Global Governance of Whales.” This panel consisted of three experts in whale management science, law, and policy presenting on cutting-edge topics…

Growing Together as Allies Hosts Speaker Anjanette Young Speaking out on Racism and Trauma Inflicted by Police Misconduct

October 18, 2021

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, Monmouth University’s School of Social Work Growing Together as Allies (GTAA) hosted guest speaker, Anjanette Young, for her presentation titled, “Living Beyond the Trauma of Racism: #Iam Her.” The event was co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Understanding and was partially funded by the Diversity and Innovation Grant from the…

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Climate Crisis Teach-In “Eco-Wellness” Event, Featuring Dr. Megan Delaney

October 12, 2021

On Monday, October 4, 2021, Dr. Megan Delaney hosted an event at the Third Annual Climate Crisis Teach-In at Monmouth University. Dr. Delaney addressed “eco-wellness,” a fairly new concept that refers to how the current climate crisis impacts mental health and overall wellness. As a professional counselor, Dr. Delaney has years of experience using this…

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Monmouth Launches 2021-2022 World Cinema Series with Sin Nombre

October 11, 2021

The 2021-2022 World Cinema Series began on October 6 with an engaging analysis and discussion of the movie Sin Nombre. Sin Nombre is a harrowing and moving story about a young man who attempts to escape from a cycle of gang violence towards a better life in the United States. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga,…

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Adrienne Su’s Reading and Discussion of Peach State

October 5, 2021

On Thursday, September 31, 2021, Monmouth University’s English Department graduate students from Craft Seminar (EN 615) and Literatures of Immigration (EN 533), along with Dr. Mihaela Moscaliuc, hosted a reading and discussion of Adrienne Su’s newly published poetry book, Peach State (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021). Su is a critically acclaimed author of five poetry…

Book Review – “Education Around the Globe: Creating Opportunities and Transforming Lives”

October 4, 2021

On September 6, 2021, Dr. Jiwon Kim and Monmouth University alumna, Victoria Cattelona (B.A., 2021; M.A.T., 2021), co-authored a book review titled, “Education Around the Globe: Creating Opportunities and Transforming Lives.” Dr. Kim and Ms. Cattelona highlighted key themes from each of the eight chapters in this publication, which addresses practical strategies that educators and…

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School of Social Work Hosts Listening Session on Voter Mobilization

September 30, 2021

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Monmouth University’s School of Social Work hosted a listening session, titled “Social Workers, the Vote, and U.S. Democracy.” The event was co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Understanding and other organizations at Monmouth University. Dr. Sanjana Ragudaran, Associate Professor of Social Work at Monmouth University, moderated the session. The first…