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    • Ebonics: Language vs. Slang 

      Barski, Ewelina (2017-10-05)
      Ebonics or African American English (AAE) has long been treated as a “street slang” spoken by African Americans and as a result, it has a stigma attached to it. Linguists prefer to use the latter term because there is ...
    • Embracing LGBTQ Audiences in Corporate Communication: A Media Literacy Discussion 

      Walden, Justin; Prutsman, Amy (2014-10-02)
      Inclusivity has been an increasingly important aspect of marketing and public relations in recent years, especially when it comes to the LGBTQ community. Including this group as a potential target for business communications ...
    • Emma Lazarus: Voice of Liberty 

      O'Sullivan, Pam; Prince, Wendy S. (2012-09-20)
      Emma Lazarus is best remembered for her poem, "The New Colossus." However, in a recent touring exhibit the visited Drake Memorial Library, her fascinating life and experiences as a Jewish immigrant highlight the late 19th ...
    • Empowering University Career Centers to be Culturally Sensitive 

      Alston, Jeffrey L. (2015-10-08)
      Studies show that in the next 30 to 40 years ethnic minorities will be the dominant culture in the United States. With this, ethnic minority student population at colleges and universities will increase. Research suggest ...
    • Evening Keynote Address 

      Moore, Wes (2017-10-05)
    • Exploring the Epidemic of Homelessness in Higher Education 

      Aponte, Carmen; Snyder, Tricia (2015-10-08)
      This session will discuss the topic of students experiencing homelessness. This topic has received limited attention despite these hard economic times that include rising tuition rates, requirements for higher degrees to ...
    • Fantastic Revolutions and Where to Find Them 

      Morse, Bailey (2017-10-05)
      Based on the Brockport Chapter of the American Association of University Women’s “Be the Revolution” series, hear a student’s perspective on what it takes to create an inclusive community, acknowledge biases to pursue ...
    • Fatherless: A Symptom to Poverty and Mass Incarceration 

      Brooks, Arthur; Sheffield, Aubrey (2015-10-08)
      This session will explore the socioeconomic issues that affect Rochester, NY, ranked the fifth poorest in the country. The Rochester City School District has the lowest black male graduation rate in the country, the highest ...
    • Find Your Inner Peace 

      Koketso Ferreira, Yvonne (2013-09-19)
      Abstract: “Inner peace (or peace of mind) refers to a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep oneself strong in the face of discord or stress. Being ‘at peace’ is ...
    • Finding Our Harmony Through Music 

      Gould, Matt; Matthews, Griffin (2016-10-06)
      Music may be considered a universal language. The same components that make up music – tempo, rhythm, pitch – are all part of everyday speech in every language. Additionally, facial expressions are universal and certain ...
    • Food for Thought: An Exercise in Third Culture Building 

      Edwards, Ashley; Goforth, Karim; Reyes, Jenny (2017-10-05)
      Food is an emblem of culture. What, where, when, how, and why we eat are all intimately connected to our cultural community. From garbage plates in ROC to plate lunches in Hawai’i, from the meat and potato diet of agrarian ...
    • Freedom of Religion and Indigenous Peoples 

      Keating, Neal B. (2012-09-20)
      This workshop builds upon the first workshop, and focuses on how the political guarantees of religious freedom have historically been denied to American Indians in the US and Canada, and how these denials continue to have ...
    • From Marginalization to Empowerment: Factors that Promote Psychological Growth in Individuals with Stigmatized Identities 

      Ratcliff, Jennifer; Bonafede, Erin; Tombari, Jamie M. (2015-10-08)
      Much research has examined the negative consequences of trauma, but a growing body of research has examined posttraumatic growth (PTG), or positive psychological changes, that may occur as a result of trauma. This session ...
    • From Tragedy to Triumph 

      Johnson, Dre (2015-10-08)
      This presentation will unfold the multifaceted issues faced in America by dissecting the life of a Rochester native and Brockport alumnus, Dre Johnson. Johnson’s personal story of homelessness and poverty will shed light ...
    • High School Mathematics Preparation for College Calculus: Is the Story the same for Males and Females? 

      Wade, Carol H.; Wilkens, Christian P. (2017-10-05)
      Using data from the first national study on high school preparation for college calculus, the Factors Including College Success in Mathematics (FICSMath) project, this paper connects males’ (n=3,648) and females’ (n=2,033) ...
    • Home is Where the Heart is 

      Profit-Reinbald, Brittany (2013-09-19)
      Abstract: Just 20 years ago, the Merriam Webster Dictionary defined family as “One or two parents and their children who are a fundamental social group in society.” As times have changed so has the definition; today’s ...
    • Honoring Our Proximity and the Spaces Between us Through Mindful Service 

      Ferraioli, Gail (2012-09-20)
      This presentation will highlight at least four things: a touch of information about brain chemistry to illustrate the mind-body connection; to speak of that connection in the spiritual sense; to show how the integration ...
    • "I am a Person, Not a Disability": Acknowledging the Talents of Individuals with Disabilities and Debunking Stereotypes 

      James, Jessica (2013-09-19)
      Abstract: According to the ARC, an estimated 54 million Americans live with a disability. These people constitute the nation's largest and most diverse minority group. What sets this minority group apart from the others ...
    • Identifying and Addressing Microaggression 

      Heffernan, Kristin; Schou, Gloria; Mogent, Kaleem; Osso-Carbonaro, Angela; Hinds, Nickeisha; Dano, Jessy; Vasilyeya, Anne; Hall, Patrick; Armstrong, Shakeel; Pierce, Lynne; Lozada, Sofia (2017-10-05)
      This workshop is a culmination of work done by 10 students in Social Work Methods II, who spent the semester working to identify gaps in knowledge and how to address these when understanding and working to educate others ...
    • Image Alive - Using Theatre-Based Techniques to Foster Dialogue About Diversity and Identity 

      Beckwith, Jodi; Roberts, Allison (2017-10-05)
      Intersectionality is a complex issue that provokes strong emotions. Through participation in theatre-based activities, participants will learn how interactive theatre can be used to raise awareness, engage diverse perspectives, ...