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Big Questions is a series brought to you by the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts and MPR News. This series will foster thoughtful discussion through a liberal arts lens, bringing multiple and diverse perspectives to bear on today’s pressing questions. Moderated by MPR News host, Tom Weber, the event will feature a discussion centered around the following question:
How do we move beyond stigma in mental health?
Discussions about mental health often focus on the role of stigma in preventing people from accessing mental health resources. Join us as we explore how we can move beyond stigma in our efforts to address mental health concerns, improve access to mental health services, and enhance well being for all.
- Victoria Blakeborough, student advisor, Active Minds and College of Liberal Arts undergraduate
- Glenn Hirsch, PhD., assistant vice provost and director, Student Counseling Center, Office for Student Affairs
- Richard Lee, professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
- Abeer Syedah, president, Minnesota Student Association and College of Liberal Arts undergraduate
Big Questions is free but registration is required.
Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to be speak about my research at my alma mater – VCU – as part of their Distinguished Speaker Series. It was wonderful trip down memory lane and a great chance to meet with scholars and students in the Department o Psychology. Click on the photo or go to http://mssvideo.vcu.edu/grace_st to view the talk. Fast forward to around 5:30 to begin my talk.
6:24 time mark is an excellent example of the needed conversation in inter-racial relationships/marriages. In my research on these issues, it is clear that many (if not most) inter-racial couples (particularly involving a White partners) do not have or know how to have constructive conversations about racial differences in the family
Wow. Just wow. So proud to have Michelle Obama representing our country as First Partner.
Fourth year graduate student Xiang Zhou presented his State Fair research at the local ITR symposium on precision healthcare and was selected as one of the best posters. He received a travel award for his great work.
Second year graduate student Christine Wu also presented her first year research project on the relationship between pubertal timing, discrimination and ethnic identity development.
My graduate and undergraduate students collected data on parenting motivations for five straight days at the State Fair. The study was titled simply, “Unpack your parenting, Get a backpack!” It was a big hit with over 850 participants completing the survey. People really wanted those UMN drawstring backpacks! Can’t wait to begin analyzing the data and hopefully showcasing our newly validated parenting measure. Great work, Xiang and Christine, making it all a success.
The International Adoption Project at the University of Minnesota is now seeking adults who were internationally adopted as children to participate in future research projects. Please consider signing up for this research registry. Click here to register or click on the image below: