Book of the Month

Confucius and Crisis in American Universities: Culture, Capital, and Diplomacy in U.S. Public Higher Education

Confucius and Crisis in American Universities: Culture, Capital, and Diplomacy in U.S. Public Higher Education

By Amy Stambach

Publication Date: April 17, 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

China’s investment in U.S. higher education has raised considerable debate, but little research has been directed to the manner in which this investment unfolds and takes shape on the ground in local contexts. Confucius and Crisis in American Universities fills this gap by closely investigating how Chinese-funded U.S. programs are understood and configured in the modern American university. Drawing on interviews with Chinese teachers and their American students, as well as conversations with university administrators, this book argues that Chinese investment in American higher education serves as a broad form of global policy, harnessing the power of intercultural exchange as a means of managing international diplomatic relations through the experiences of university students.

Website Spotlight

Think Cultural Health

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Minority Health

Think Cultural Health

About Think Cultural Health (TCH)

Think Cultural Health (TCH) is dedicated to advancing health equity at every point of contact. With growing concerns about health inequities and the need for health care systems to reach increasingly diverse patient populations, cultural competence has become more and more a matter of national concern.

Providers can take the first step to improve the quality of health care services given to diverse populations. By learning to be more aware of their own cultural beliefs and more responsive to those of their patients, providers can think in ways they might not have before. That can lead to self-awareness and, over time, changed beliefs and attitudes that will translate into better health care.

This website, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, offers the latest resources and tools to promote cultural and linguistic competency in health care. You may access free and accredited continuing education programs as well as tools to help you and your organization provide respectful, understandable and effective services.

Think Cultural Health is the flagship initiative of the OMH Center for Linguistic and Cultural Competence in Health Care. The goal of Think Cultural Health is to Advance Health Equity at Every Point of Contact through the development and promotion of culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

AHEAD - Association on Higher Education and Disability

AHEAD Association on Higher Education and Disability

AHEAD is a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.

AHEAD Diversity Initiative

"Diversity" is an emerging reality that presents challenges and opportunities for AHEAD, the disability services field, our members, and the constituencies we serve within higher education. AHEAD has embraced diversity as an organizational commitment and as a professional imperative.

Safe Schools NC

Safe Schools NC

Safe Schools NC is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to creating a safe and positive learning environment for all students and educators in North Carolina, with an emphasis on actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity.

Safe Schools NC's website has a bounty of resources and suggestions for teachers, students, and families to help make schools safe and supportive to LGBTQ students.

For teachers, there is an entire section with resources to use within the classroom. Integrate teacher-made anti-bullying and/or LGBTQ-inclusive curricular resources into your lesson planning. Administrators and teachers alike may use the school-wide bullying prevention strategies. Reading about the specific concerns facing minority students is also important. They also provide best practices for teaching LGBTQ students and children of LGBTQ parents to avoid some of the common pitfalls well-meaning people face.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

The 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and young people. This April, use your voice to impact our future.

This campaign provides tools on healthy adolescent sexuality and engaging youth. Learn how you can play a role in promoting a healthy foundation for relationships, health and sexual violence prevention.

By working together and pooling our resources during the month of April, we can highlight sexual violence as a major public health, human rights and social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts. Visit the SAAM in Spanish website, where you will find information and resources.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Website is also available in Spanish.

Mes de la Conciencia sobre el Asalto Sexual: Visita nuestra página en español de SAAM, donde puedes acceder a recursos e información.

For more information, visit the SAAM website.

SAAM Campaign: It's...time to talk about it!

It's Time

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