2018-2019 Series

Adversity and Resilience: Perils & Potential for Growth

Tracking people's lives through their words and stories

Some of the smallest, most forgettable words that we use in everyday conversations can reveal our emotions, our thinking patterns, and how we connect with others.  A revolution in computer-based text analysis has provided tools to analyze people's use of pronouns, articles, and other function words that serve as clues to tracking deception, stat

What it would take to eliminate health disparities for LGBTQ teens

LGBT youth face a number of health disparities, including increased risk for mental health and physical problems. What drives these disparities? Social determinants related to oppression and discrimination negatively impact the health of LGBT teens, and marginalization exists in multiple systems.

Brown STEM/White STEM: Latinx Students’ Experiences in a White-Dominated Field

Engineering jobs are critical to the United States’ competitiveness in the global market and represent careers that are projected to grow. Latina/os are sorely underrepresented across the engineering pipeline (National Science Foundation, 2013).

Beyond food and shelter: Caring for Refugee Children

There are now more than 65 million displaced people in the world and about half of them children. While the world community has done a decent job to provide food and shelter we fail to meet basic educational and psychological needs of refugee children.

Risk and Resilience: The Critical Role of Authentic Connections