Practical Diversity

David Evans discusses the pragmatic importance of teaching practical diversity skills in the higher education environment.

Read more from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Promoting Racial and Cultural Awareness in the Classroom: Creating a Plan for Evaluation

Dr. Pamela Felder presents a plan for evaluating the promotion of racial and cultural awareness in teaching, using methods that encourage racial self-identification, interpretation and constructive analysis of behavior.

Dr. Felder is a lecturer in the higher education division of the graduate school of education at the University of Pennsylvania. Her professional background includes teaching experience at Teachers College, Columbia University and Camden County College, Camden City Campus.

Read more from Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

Older retirement age benefits workers

The answer to longer life expectancy and a contracting retirement system is for people to stay in the work force longer, writes Center for Retirement Research Director Alicia Munnell.

Professor Munnell is the Peter F. Drucker professor of management sciences at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. She also is the director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Before joining Boston College in 1997, she was a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (1995-1997) and assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy (1993-1995).

Read more from CNN.

LGBT Resiliency

On May 5, Boston College hosted a half-day conference that examined resiliency and healing after trauma in the LGBT population. Dr. Ilan Meyer of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University delivered the keynote address and Dr. Judith Bradford, director of the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health, co-chair of the Fenway Institute, and professor at the Institute of Women’s Health at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, gave concluding remarks.

read more from the William F. Connell School of Nursing website