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MPP Workshop Brings Italian and American Students Together

By Angelie Roche, St. Mary's College of Maryland On October 11, Umbra’s Multicultural Psychology program held a workshop entitled “Can you meet me halfway?” which taught students to use their similarities and differences as “a starting point for inclusion” through...

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Multicultural Psychology Students Visit National School for Guide Dogs

Last Friday, Multicultural Psychology Program (MPP) students went on a field trip to Florence, where they visited the National School for Guide Dogs. The school endeavors to change the lives of the blind/visually-impaired individuals by training 30 dogs each year....

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Mind, Body, and Soul: Staying Healthy While Studying Abroad

by Emma Albertoni, University of Denver and Umbra Rep Fall ’19 Studying abroad can be one of the most exciting, wonderful, and rewarding experiences during a student’s time in college. Many universities offer programs all over the world for students...

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Former Student Returns as Professor to Teach Cultural Communication

[caption id="attachment_63837" align="alignright" width="250"] Rocco Catrone (right) and some students after their art therapy clinic at the Umbra Institute[/caption] An article by Rocco Catrone— adjunct faculty and Behavior Analysis practitioner at Elmhurst College, visiting professor and alumnus of the Umbra...

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Author Idanna Pucci Urges Students to Embrace Curiosity and Perseverance

On February 19th, the Umbra Institute hosted “An Evening with Idanna Pucci,” author of The Trials of Maria Barbella: The True Story of a 19th-Century Crime of Passion. The novel tells the compelling story of Pucci’s great-grandmother, Cora Slocomb, who...

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Employability Development: Closing the Divide Between Students and Employers

How does study abroad prepare students in terms of their employability? Dr. John Dennis, a professor in Umbra’s Multicultural Psychology Program, is currently engaged in research to uncover how educators can help close the divide between students and employers. Through his research,...

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