Cross-Cultural Communication

The field of human services calls upon cross-cultural communication as a crucial skill and constant companion. In true Northeastern form, experiential education is the name of the game. To put theory into practice, undergraduate students in Ruth Economou and Jordan Fox-Kemper’s Human Services Counseling classes participated in cross-cultural interview exchanges with students in several sections…
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Published On: October 24, 2014 | Tags: ,,,,
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“Back to School” Has a New Meaning

Julie Miller is a gerontological social worker by training and a filmmaker by hobby. She came to MIT’s AgeLab (where she and her colleagues how people can live better lives in old age) by way of Northeastern University, where she teaches, and The University of California, Berkeley, where she received her Masters in Social Work.

Published On: October 21, 2014 | Tags: ,,
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Fostering Collaboration Through Common Language Social change partners must understand the why before digging into the what

Social change often depends on collaboration between industries or organizations that possess different but equally valuable expertise. To foster these collaborations, partners must first understand where there is overlap in their missions and why each organization stands to benefit from the other. But this can be difficult when the language that industries and organizations use to describe their work makes similarities opaque.

Published On: September 23, 2014 | Tags: ,,
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3Qs: Quelling the unrest in Ferguson with Gordana Rabrenovic

In order to rebuild trust between the community and the police, the political leaders, the community members, and the representatives of the local government need to critically examine the excessive use of force by police in Ferguson. They need to look at formal police procedures and the actual outcomes of encounters in the community.

Published On: August 21, 2014 | Tags: ,,,,
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Pioneering course’s final exam: charitable giving

The final exam for Northeastern’s mas­sive open online course on effec­tive char­i­table giving was not a tra­di­tional essay or a multiple-​​choice test. Instead, stu­dents made a social impact by selecting non­profits to receive grant funding to help sup­port their missions.

Published On: June 11, 2014 | Tags: ,,,
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