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How Europeans See America

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Book: Interior Chinatown (2020)

 From the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe comes a deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play. 

Interior Chinatown

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COVID-19 disrupting mental health services in most countries, WHO survey

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in 93% of countries worldwide while the demand for mental health is increasing, according to a new WHO survey. The survey of 130 countries provides the first global data showing the devastating impact of COVID-19 on access to mental health services and underscores the urgent need for increased funding.

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On-line Intercultural Learning Curriculum Resources

This collection gathers together  a variety of on-line instructional resources, most of them pre-existing courses, that support continued development of intercultural competence in a time of pandemic and study abroad cancellations. All resources have been "backwards-designed", e.g. they begin with specific learner outcome goals, most derived from the AAC&U intercultural knowledge and competence rubric, to advance through targeted intercultural exercises and reflective practice to guide the learner  towards intercultural and/or diversity-inclusion competence.

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The Shadow Side of Empathy

Empathy, or the ability to identify with or to interpret the world through the feelings and perspectives of another person, figures as a highly desirable skill for intercultural competence or effectiveness -- and rightly so if the goal is to bridge cultural differences. Yet Paul Bloom's The Case Against Empathy (2016) and Fritz Breithaupt's The Dark Sides of Empathy (2019) suggest that empathy is not an end unto itself. In fact, it is also used as an intentional or unintentional tool for exploitation and reinforcing power differences. The activities and articles in this collection include an exploration of the shadow side of empathy -- something that can help intercultural learners grasp the complexity of intercultural relations and consider their own values and motivations for developing and using empathy.  

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Journal of International Students

The journal publishes scholarly peer-reviewed articles on international students in tertiary education, secondary education, and other educational settings that make significant contributions to research, policy, and practice in the internationalization of education worldwide.

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Self-care: Take Care of Your Mental Health During COVID-19

Self-care can be whatever you want or need it to be. The best part about a self-care plan is that it’s your plan, and nobody else’s. These tips from the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) curriculum can help you practice self-care and take care of your mental health during COVID-19.

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Intercultural Learning: Remotely using the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES) and AAC&U VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) rubrics to assess intercultural student development and needs

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The gender gap in mental well-being during the Covid-19 outbreak: Evidence from the UK

Citation: Etheridge, Ben; Spantig, Lisa (2020) : The gender gap in mental well-being during the Covid-19 outbreak: Evidence from the UK, ISER Working Paper Series, No. 2020-08, University of Essex, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), Colchester

In this paper the authors use rich and representative longitudinal data to document a large decline in mental well-being after the Covid outbreak in the UK. Consistently with the existing evidence, they show a disproportionate decline for women, twice as large as for men.

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Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad

FrontiersThe Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad is a platinum open access journal. All articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication and at no cost to readers or authors.

Frontiers is published by The Forum on Education Abroad, which funds the fully open-access model.

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Journal of Intercultural Communication Research

The Journal of Intercultural Communication Research ( JICR ) is a publication of the World Communication Association. JICR publishes qualitative and quantitative research that focuses on interrelationships between culture and communication. Generally, research published in JICR emphasizes non-mediated contexts. Submitted manuscripts may report results from either cross-cultural comparative research or results from other types of research concerning the ways culture affects human symbolic activities. Studies reporting data from within a single nation/culture should focus on cultural factors and explore the theoretical or practical relevance of their findings from a cross-cultural perspective.

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International Journal of Intercultural Relations

IJIR is dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of theory, research and practice in the field of intercultural relations, including, but not limited to, topics such as immigrant acculturation and integration; intergroup relations, and intercultural communication that have implications for social impact. 

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Active Learning in Higher Education

Active Learning in Higher Education is an international, refereed publication for all those who teach and support learning in higher education and those who undertake or use research into effective learning, teaching and assessment in universities and colleges. The journal has an objective of improving the status of teaching and learning support as professional activity and so looks at academic theory and practice applicable in/to all disciplines and contexts/countries in higher education.

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Intercultural Education

Intercultural Education is a global forum for the analysis of issues dealing with education in plural societies. It provides educational professionals with the knowledge and information that can assist them in contributing to the critical analysis and the implementation of intercultural education.

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Documentary: Mucho Mucho Amor (2020)

This documentary features interviews with American Latinos who found a connection to their heritage in Mercado’s ubiquitous presence on Spanish-language television for several decades.

Walter Mercado's Legacy in Netflix's “Mucho Mucho Amor” – NBC Palm Springs  – News, Weather, Traffic, Breaking News

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Movie: Moonlight (2016)

The film presents three stages in the life of the main character: his childhood, adolescence, and early adult life. It explores the difficulties he faces with his sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he endures growing up.

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Self-Care Tips for Taking Care of You During the Coronavirus Pandemic

COVID-19 has upended our daily routines, our future plans, and our lifestyles. Here are some of the best ways to manage stress, sleep, physical activity, eating well, and more to take care of you right now.

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2021 CILMAR Seed Grant Informational Meeting

At the informational meeting, we talked about the process of proposal submission. In particular, we introduced the priority areas that we are looking for, who are eligible to apply, guidance for application, criteria for proposal review, what products we expect you to accomplish through the grant, and key dates you need to be aware of. It also included a Q&A session at the end.

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Iceberg activity

Iceberg was one activity in the "Worldview Workshop". As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Understand the iceberg analogy of culture. 2. Articulate whether some aspects of culture are visible or invisible. 

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Pacing activity

Pacing was one activity used in the "Worldview Workshop". As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. "Identify three primary patterns of communication pacing. 2. Identify how people using different pacing patterns might perceive one another. 3. Identify effective ways to manage pacing patterns" (Stringer & Cassiday, 2009, p. 111).

 

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Development and validation of the Miami University Diversity Awareness Scale (MUDAS)

Mosley-Howard, G. S., Witte, R., & Wang, A. (2011). Development and validation of the Miami University Diversity Awareness Scale (MUDAS). Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 4(2), 65–78. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0021505

This study chronicles the validation of the Miami University Diversity Awareness Scale (MUDAS). This instrument is designed to measure the level of student awareness about issues of culture, intergroup interaction, social justice, and the degree to which students believe these issues are presented in the college classroom. 

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Movie: The Namesake (2006)

The Namesake depicts the struggles of Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli (Irrfan Khan and Tabu), first-generation immigrants from the East Indian state of West Bengal to the United States, and their American-born children Gogol (Kal Penn) and Sonia (Sahira Nair). The film takes place primarily in Kolkata, New York City, and suburbs of New York City.

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Movie: Picture Bride (1995)

The film follows Riyo, who arrives in Hawaii as a "picture bride" for a man she has never met before. The story is based on the historical practice, due to U.S. anti-miscegenation laws, of (mostly) Japanese immigrant laborers in the United States using long-distance matchmakers in their homelands to find wives.

Picture Bride movie review & film summary (1995) | Roger Ebert

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Risk and Resilience in Family Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Prime, H., Wade, M., & Browne, D. T. (2020). Risk and resilience in family well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. American Psychologist.

The current article draws from pertinent literature across topic areas of acute crises and long-term, cumulative risk to illustrate the multitude of ways in which the well-being of children and families may be at risk during COVID-19.

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