Event promotes dialogue of inclusion

first_imgHoward Hall sponsored the Tunnel of Love event Wednesday to promote discussion about diversity and inclusion in light of the alleged hate crimes against two black student organizations that occurred before spring break. Assistant rector Bridget Nugent said Howard Hall wanted to create a way to promote a different dialogue about diversity on campus. “Notre Dame is more diverse than some appreciate and we wanted to see all the different forms of diversity we have on campus,” she said, “We wanted to show not just the obvious differences but also the different worldviews and perspectives.” To show these different perspectives, students covered the Howard Hall tunnel in pictures and images representing diversity on campus. Nugent asked campus groups such as the Asian American Association, the Black Student Association and CORE council to submit artwork and photos as a way to showcase the differences the campus holds. “People have different ideas of what diversity is,” she said. “Some people think that Notre Dame is not a very diverse campus. The pictures can help show how diverse and vibrant campus really is.” Nugent said some of the photos came from the Real Me Project, a photo project celebrating diversity on campus. “We asked groups to send pictures they thought would symbolize the different types of diversity on campus,” she said. Nugent said 750 students signed a banner that read, “We are fighting for inclusion” and 600 participants received a bandana to commemorate the event. Nugent said signing the banner showed solidarity with diverse groups on campus and promoted a spirit of inclusion. “We have minorities on campus that have beautiful things they contribute and we want there to be a sense of inclusion,” she said. Nugent said after the event the banner will be used as a backdrop for the opening night of Race Monologues and then will be donated to a multicultural campus group. “We really want the banner to be a way to give back to the community,” she said. Nugent said the event was a success and hopes the creativity of the event can help promote discourse. “We need the recognition that we can rely on discourse to engage that tension and work towards finding a solution,” she said. “The more we rely on discourse, then we can move toward resolution and ultimately inclusion.” Contact Anna Boarini at [email protected]last_img read more

Army Kills FARC Leader Who Participated in Kidnapping Twelve Legislative Deputies

first_imgBy Dialogo February 18, 2010 Colombian forces in the south of the country have killed four FARC guerillas, including a leader believed responsible for an attack on the Palace of Justice in Cali in 2008 that left four dead and believed to have participated in the kidnapping of twelve regional deputies in 2002. EFE received confirmation of this today from the head of the Pacific Joint Command, Gen. Justo Eliseo Peña, who specified that the operation was carried out Monday in the town of López de Micay, in the department of Cauca (in the southwest), where the leader known as “Narices” [‘Noses’] died. Iván Cárdenas Carrillo or “Narices” was, according to General Peña, the commander of the “Manuel Cepeda Vargas” Front, a faction of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). He added that following the joint operation by the Colombian army, navy, and air force, more than twenty weapons and documents in the power of the rebels were recovered. “Now it will be the responsibility of the Attorney-General’s Office to verify the authenticity of the document that one of those killed was carrying and from which we know that he was the man known as Narices,” Gen. Peña indicated to EFE. With the death of Narices and three other FARC guerrillas, “we’ve taken a weight off of Cali and the south of the country in general, since they were committing crimes in this region,” the officer explained. Among the charges against the guerilla leader were attacks on police stations in Buenaventura and the kidnapping of the twelve regional deputies from El Valle in 2002. In 2007, eleven of the twelve regional legislators died while in the hands of the FARC, in a confused encounter between rebel factions. He was also accused of responsibility for the attack on the Palace of Justice in Cali, which cost four lives and left another twenty-six people wounded, and of numerous kidnappings in the Colombian southwest.last_img read more

Autistic brains “organised differently” say scientists

first_img Share Tweet HealthLifestyle Autistic brains “organised differently” say scientists by: – April 4, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! 25 Views   no discussions Better understanding of autistic brainsPeople with autism use their brains differently from other people, which may explain why some have extraordinary abilities to remember and draw objects in detail, according to new research.University of Montreal scientists say in autistic people, the brain areas that deal with visual information are highly developed.Other brain areas are less active. The National Autistic Society says the findings significantly increase understanding of the condition.The research, published in the journal Human Brain Mapping, pulls together 15 years of data on the way the autistic brain works.Better at visual tasksIt suggests that the brains of autistic people are organised differently from those of other people; the area at the back of the brain, which processes visual information, is more highly developed.That leaves less brain capacity in areas which deal with decision-making and planning. That may be why people with autism can be better than others at carrying out some types of visual tasks.For example, some are able to draw highly accurate and detailed images from memory. However, they can find it difficult to interpret things like facial expressions.The condition varies in severity, with some people functioning well, but others completely unable to take part in normal society.The researchers believe their findings may lead towards new ways of helping people to live with the condition.“For example, this may show a means to help people to literacy in a much more natural way than the usual methods of helping autistic people,” said Dr Laurent Mottron from the University of Montreal.“The natural tendency is to think that autism is a form of disorganisation. Here, what we see is that it is a reorganisation of the brain,” he said.Understanding autismAutism experts regard the research findings as significant.“This review highlights that autism should not only be seen as a condition with behavioural difficulties, but should also be associated with particular skill,” said Dr Christine Ecker from the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College, London.“It offers us unique insights into the way people with autism perceive their environment and helps us to understand some of their behaviour.”She said it added to the understanding of autism. “Knowing the strengths and difficulties of someone with autism may help to better understand their needs and help them maximize their potential.”Carol Povey of the National Autistic Society said: “This study is interesting as it begins to demonstrate why people with autism often show a strong single channel for focus and attention.“Some adults with autism develop their own ways of coping with this experience, some seek out calm and quiet places, whilst others find creative outlets, like art, can help them both process the information as well as give others an insight into how they see the world.“The more insight we have into the way autism affects sensory processing, the more people with autism, their families and professionals can develop strategies to make daily life easier.”By Jane Hughes Health correspondent, BBC Newslast_img read more

WATCH: Justin Turner blasts 2-run HR to give Dodgers Game 1 lead

first_imgFans react to Turner home run. Ball kept going and going and… @OCRegSports @InsideSoCalSpts pic.twitter.com/hA5x7o2oWa— Jonathan Khamis (@JonathanKhamis) October 25, 2017 It’s nothing personal, JT does this to everybody. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/nBOgZ9Sxsi— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 25, 2017 “We need some runs.” “OK.” –@redturn2 pic.twitter.com/TvCUYYhQHp— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 25, 2017 — J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) October 25, 2017 Breathe, Keuchel pic.twitter.com/XZ0cOGWgbB— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) October 25, 2017 Turner’s 26 postseason RBI tied Duke Snider for the most in #Dodgers postseason history. He has 14 RBIs this postseason, a team record. https://t.co/HkLVueFRPtcenter_img JUSTIN TURNER DELIVERS2-run homer off of Keuchel gives the Dodgers a 3-1 lead https://t.co/uVRQ6ZzNZF pic.twitter.com/uA4GSWRhWK— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 25, 2017 taylor and turner. turner and taylor. 2 reclamation projects are their key guys (and take heart mets fans, taylor was never a met). 3-1 LA— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) October 25, 2017 Justin Turner strikes again! The slugger gives the Dodgers a 3-1 lead in World Series Game 1. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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