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The peoples of the world are one people, enriched by individual differences, united by the common bond of humanity. The diversity of the Glo
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Food festival celebrates the cultural diversity of Hyson Green

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The community of Hyson Green celebrated its cultural diversity at a food festival today.

Hundreds of people from the local neighbourhood, and further afield, made their way to the New Art Exchange...
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“It is great to taste foods from different cultures and it is also a good opportunity for me to get feedback on my food. Even if it is bad feedback I can learn from it.

“It is great to taste foods from different cultures and it is also a good opportunity for me to get feedback on my food. Even if it is bad feedback I can learn from it.

Read more: http://www.nottinghampost.com/Food-festival-celebrates-cultural-diversity-Hyson/story-20984034-detail/story.html#ixzz2zS7HETcc

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Education technology group to 'educelerate' Twin Cities

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Veteran business attorney Steve Wellvang, who once served medical-technology clients, believes the Twin Cities’ vaunted “entrepreneurial ecosystem” can become just as supportive of education-technology innovation
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The weekend begins Friday night with 60-second pitches that will lead to small team formation around what are considered the most viable concepts. Teams spend Saturday and Sunday focusing on user research, customer development, idea validation and prototype development, with the assistance of experienced educators.

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Brazil programme promotes culture

Brazil is best known for beaches, bikinis, Bossa Nova music and of course...football. But the country also wants to draw attention to its artistic and cultur...
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How nice...

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European Commission - Cultural Heritage eac

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Cultural Heritage
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For the European Union the preservation of cultural heritage is of high importance. Therefore, the European Commission actively promotes these principles within the framework for cooperation on culture policy and implementation of different concrete actions.

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Conversations on Conservation of Cultural Heritage: Abstracts: 'The impact of cross-disciplinary conservation on social development' (16 & 17 May 2014 at the UCL Institute of Archaeology)

Conversations on Conservation of Cultural Heritage: Abstracts: 'The impact of cross-disciplinary conservation on social development' (16 & 17 May 2014 at the UCL Institute of Archaeology) | Are you a Global Citizen? | Scoop.it
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The Institute of Archaeology Annual Conference 2014, titled 'The impact of cross-disciplinary conservation on social development' has now released a tentative timetable.  

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Celebrate diversity: Music, dance and exotic food at multicultural event

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MILDURA’S culturally diverse community will unite today for the inaugural Sunraysia Multicultural Festival.
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The event, which was officially launched on Thursday, will feature about  20 different nationalities represented in a festival full of food, music, dance and cultural traditions shared among the people of Sunraysia.

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Diversity conference at Shepherd University

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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. —The Shepherd University Department of Nursing Education will host the Diversity and Cultural Competence Conference “Leading the Initiative for a Culturally Diverse Healthcare Workforce” Wednesday, April 16, in Erma Ora Byrd Hall and the Frank Center.
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Thomas C. Segar, vice president for student affairs at Shepherd, will lead the session “Why Does Cultural Competence Matter for Faculty and Staff?” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Beverly Malone, chief executive officer of the National League for Nursing, in will be the keynote speaker from 1 to 3 p.m.

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Virtual Geography Convention 2014: Does Distance Matter in Distance Education?

Virtual Geography Convention 2014: Does Distance Matter in Distance Education? | Are you a Global Citizen? | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Virtual Geography Convention 2014!  If you wish to submit to the virtual geography convention please contact catholicgauze [at] gmail [dot] com.
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..... Does Geographic Distance Matter? And How?  Hypothesis 1: Geographic distance is a significant predictor for a student’s graded performance in the distance education program.  Hypothesis 2: Geographic distance is a significant predictor for a student’s satisfaction with the distance education program.  Hypothesis 3: Geographic distance is a significant predictor for the total time a student takes to complete the distance education program....

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There she is … in Bluffton -

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BLUFFTON — Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, was the keynote speaker at Bluffton University's Civic Engagement Day on Wendesday at t...
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“We all have a story and we all have a unique experience and we all have an ethnicity that defines who we are and impacts how others view us. So to hear her story will be an important part of that process, just like we’ve shared stories among each other and tried to learn more about our environment and community. Just to have an individual like Nina who has a unique story to tell is an important part of that learning experience for us.”

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Lise Ravary: Separatism's ice age

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The old, grievance-based sovereignty movement is dead. But that doesn't mean a new one won't emerge
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Quebec’s national aspirations are as permanent as the Laurentian Shield. They may fall prey to an ice age, see their contour shift and their landscape evolve with the passing of time, but they will remain. Whether we hate it or love it, the idea of an independent country is in our DNA. It will remain the source of arguments at the Christmas table for generations to come.

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European Commission - Creative Europe eac

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Creative Europe - European Commission - new culture and audioisual programme - Creative Europe support programme for Europe's cultural and creative sector from 2014.
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Europe needs to invest more in its cultural and creative sectors because they significantly contribute to economic growth, employment, innovation and social cohesion. Creative Europe will safeguard and promote cultural and linguistic diversity and strengthen the competitiveness of the cultural and creative sectors.

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Enriching the cultural diversity

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Harnessing the talent of home-grown immigrants is crucial and that is why there are many Saudis who do not appreciate any discrimination against expatriates
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 One can only look at the US and its experience with immigration in the early part of the 20th Century, which eventually propelled them to be the greatest nation on earth. We would be better off harnessing the talent and energy of our own aspiring home-grown immigrants. They would certainly contribute to and enrich the social, economic and cultural diversity of the country.

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History professor remembers legacy - LSU The Reveille

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History professor remembers legacy
LSU The Reveille
History professor Karl Roider has taught students Western civilization and other advanced history courses for 46 years, and at the end of this semester, he is set to retire.
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He wants students to be able to read the newspaper and understand the current events of their time.

“All you have to do is look at the Ukraine. No one knows where or what that is,” Roider said.

History was always a part of his life. He’s seen it happen firsthand, been a part of it and shared it with his students.

His neighbor, a history professor, would tell Roider stories about the material he taught. Visiting his grandfather in northern New York, Roider loved the historical sights of early American battlefields.

“I was fascinated being near the atmosphere,” Roider said.

The material drew him to teaching, but interacting with student is what kept him.

He’s stayed in touch with these students. Some of them have gone on to teach, while others reminisce with him about ways he made their time at the University better.

“I will miss the students the most,” Roider said.

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Response Chapter: Is Education the New Philosophy? » Norm Friesen, PhD

Response Chapter: Is Education the New Philosophy? » Norm Friesen, PhD | Are you a Global Citizen? | Scoop.it
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 This chapter explains why a re-thinking of education and its disciplinary positioning is valuable, but it also takes issue with the unqualified reach of Kalantzis and Cope’s argument.

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Adventures in Sound: A Grand Tour on Vinyl

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Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder, Rochester Institute of Technology This project explores the contribution of consumer artifacts to the imagination and construction of modern US identity and cosmopolitan, global citizenship. We undertake fieldwork in our living room (Riggins 1994), offering a critical visual and cultural analysis to show how peripheral objects reveal often hidden pedagogical aspects…
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Three relevant themes emerged from our investigations: 1) consumer “education” about Western lifestyle myths, promoting appreciation and adoption of aesthetic values that accompany cultured lifestyles; 2) international travel – or at least representations of travel – as a site of consumption organized around identity projects and 3) the role of the LP in the historical context of contemporary consumer tastes (Borgerson and Schroeder 2013; Osbourne 2012).

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Demonstrate Diversity, Goals in Elite U.S. University Applications - US News

Demonstrate Diversity, Goals in Elite U.S. University Applications - US News | Are you a Global Citizen? | Scoop.it
International students who want to get to the Ivy League face bigger challenges than getting great grades.
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Schools like Harvard, Princeton and Yale provide a great education, but also bring together a rich group of interesting people. The connections you’ll make are often as important as what you learn. International students will find that what makes these schools different is the level of excellence created by this pool of people, which can bring out the best in you.

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We are online

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I am interested in your opinion about cultural diversity. What does it mean to be Canadian, French, Italian, American or German? Is your background signifi
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Talk on cultural racism held April 14 » News Archive » Appalachian State University News

Talk on cultural racism held April 14 » News Archive » Appalachian State University News | Are you a Global Citizen? | Scoop.it
Appalachian State University News Bureau. Official news from the Appalachian State University Office of Public Affairs.
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Al-Saji as an associate professor of philosophy at McGill University. Her current research focuses on “cultural racism.” She offers a feminist analysis of representations of Muslim women in contemporary Western contexts by questioning the ways in which race and gender are at play in attitudes toward the Muslim headscarf or “veil.”

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The Voice » INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CULTURAL DAY CELEBRATED

The Voice » INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CULTURAL DAY CELEBRATED | Are you a Global Citizen? | Scoop.it
Students-Culture
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It is not always easy for students who study abroad to make friends outside their own peer groups and to fit in. Such an event, if it becomes annual should perhaps be opened up to Batswana students as well...

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Diwaniyya: 30: Bedouins in the Middle East feat. Professor Yoav Alon

Diwaniyya: 30: Bedouins in the Middle East feat. Professor Yoav Alon | Are you a Global Citizen? | Scoop.it
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Bedouins are a unique entity in the Middle East.  They have a very distinct culture and identity.  Yet, this culture and identity is ever changing, depending on where they live and external pressures.  With the November 2013 protests of the Prawer-Begin Plan, Bedouins were on the forefront of Israeli and international news.  This podcast focuses on Bedouin identity and culture, with a comparison of Bedouin history in Israel and Jordan.  Yoav Alon, a professor of Middle East History at Tel Aviv University, is featured on this podcast.  

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Exhibition celebrates cultural diversity

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DIFFERENT cultures and cuisines were explored at a special exhibition in Weston.
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Wonderful exhibition.

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Is Immigration Really A “Jewish Value”? - American Freedom Party

Is Immigration Really A “Jewish Value”? - American Freedom Party | Are you a Global Citizen? | Scoop.it
Is Immigration Really A “Jewish Value”?
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Rather than a universalist ethic, traditional Jewish ethics made strong distinctions in the morality of actions depending on whether Jews or non-Jews were involved. For example, radio personality Dennis Prager describes the results of asking 10 Talmudic scholars about returning an item acquired as the result of an error by a non-Jew:...

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Eurasian integration could offer a counterpoint to the EU and the United States, but only in close co-operation with states like India and China

Eurasian integration could offer a counterpoint to the EU and the United States, but only in close co-operation with states like India and China | Are you a Global Citizen? | Scoop.it
Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan have pursued integration with the aim of creating a Eurasian Union by 2015. David Lane writes on the economic and political background underpinning Eurasian integrati...
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 Clearly, as in the European Union, these states have different predispositions and priorities, reflecting their endowments and relative strengths. The leadership of Kazakhstan (analogous to the UK’s disposition to the EU) rather favours an economic association, whereas Belarus (similar to Germany) supports a stronger and more comprehensive political and economic union.

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THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The Magic Carpet ~ A cross-border "Romeo and Juliet"

THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The Magic Carpet ~ A cross-border "Romeo and Juliet" | Are you a Global Citizen? | Scoop.it
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The Magic Carpet is a new work produced by Borderline Theatre Company - a mobile, transnational theatre collective of which I am co-founder and artistic director. We develop new works based on classic stories, myths, legends and oral traditions, and center them around contemporary border conflicts. During my research along the Spanish-Moroccan and Moroccan-Algerian borders, it became clear that the story of star-crossed lovers held particular resonance in this region. Our lives are full of borders, from those that exist between Chicago neighborhoods to the military outposts between Morocco and Algeria. Through storytelling, I aim to uncover and share our common struggles, and our common joys, with people across the world.

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Grenfell focusing on international students, cultural diversity

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Being on an island at an easterly point in North America, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians know a thing or two about boats.
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From an academic standpoint, both in teaching and community focus, it is vital to have an emphasis on cultural diversity. Incorporating that into a curriculum is tricky, but there is an effort to do so.

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