Union Institute & University Alumni News

  • Social Justice: Empowering the Incarcerated through Education
    You are invited to a free webinar, Social Justice: Empowering the Incarcerated through Education, a thought-provoking discussion on social justice, art, and mass incarceration on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. (ET). Register Now The event is hosted by Union doctoral faculty members, Dr. Anu Mitra and Dr. Diane Allerdyce....
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  • Union Institute & University Celebrates Founders’ Day April 2, 2021
      Each year, the university devotes a day in the spring to recognize the unique and historic vision of its founders in creating the blueprint for our journey forward. Union Institute & University was founded during the tumultuous 1960s, a time of change and transformation throughout all facets of our society. Looking...
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  • Women’s History Month – Alumna fights for women’s rights
    Juli Parker, Ph.D., organized her first women’s rights cause in college and hasn’t looked back since. “I took a Women’s Studies class as a junior, and I learned about women’s issues and activism. I started volunteering at the campus women’s resource center where the director, Sharon Barker, became a...
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  • Social Justice Webinar: Saturday, March 20, 2021 - Restorative Practices: Learning About Reciprocity, Courage, and Inclusion
    Union Institute & University’s Ph.D. program is pleased to present Restorative Practices: Learning About Reciprocity, Courage, and Inclusion on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 11 a.m. (ET). Join Ph.D. alumna Dr. Linda Kligman, recipient of Union’s 2020 Virgil A. Wood Award for Excellence, and moderator Dr. Stewart Burns, professor in...
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  • Kudos to Team Union
    Congratulations to the following Team Union members for continuing the mission of transforming lives and communities. President Webb’s Service on Boards Union President Dr. Karen Schuster Webb has been appointed to the Indiana University School of Education Advisory Board in Bloomington, and the Hoxworth Blood Center Community Advisory Board in...
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  • Authors of Union - March '21
    Welcome to Authors of Union, highlighting our many published authors. Each month, we will highlight a selected few of our accomplished community of writers who are transforming lives and communities. The Glorious American Essay Dr. Philip Lopate, (Ph.D. 1979) is an award-winning author, essayist, editor, educator  and film critic. His latest...
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  • Women’s History Month Spotlight on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority - “To be supreme in service to all mankind.”
    To be a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) is to be part of something larger than yourself. Kristina James “Membership is a commitment to a lifetime of service,” said Kristina James, 2016 Union alumna (Master of Science in Organizational Leadership), and a management consultant with Accenture. “The sorority has...
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  • U.N.’s World Day of Social Justice resonates with Ph.D. students through Penumbra, Union’s journal of critical and creative inquiry
    The United Nations sets aside February 20 annually to observe an international day of Social Justice. Students in Union’s Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary Studies examine social justice within a context of academic excellence every day of the year. One vehicle Union has created to examine and further social justice is...
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  • Authors of Union - February '21
    Welcome to Authors of Union, highlighting our many published authors. Each month, we will highlight our accomplished community of writers who are transforming lives and communities. Peter Lazes From the Ground Up: How Frontline Staff Can Save Americas Healthcare Dr. Peter Lazes is passionate about transforming the healthcare system. He believes, “All Americans...
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