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“When you can’t”

July 20, 2022 | Comments Off on “When you can’t”

July 20, 2022 Dear Cultural Enrichers, Today marks 48 years since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus that catapulted 1 in 3 residents of the island into life as refugees, my family included. Data from the UN Refugee Agency show that…

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CEC in Numbers – 1.2%

November 5, 2021 | Comments Off on CEC in Numbers – 1.2%

Images of how the van Gabby Petito shared with her fiancé Brian Laundrie looked beforeand during the emergency stop.Image credit: https://www.the-sun.com/news/3702224/bodycam-chaos-gabby-petito-van-brian-laundrie/ Nov. 5, 2021 Dear Cultural Enrichers, Gabby Petito shared her struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) when police officers responded to the…

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CEC in Numbers – ∞

June 2, 2021 | Comments Off on CEC in Numbers – ∞

June 2, 2021 Dear colleagues, As summer is an opportunity to pause and reflect, I want to share Constantine Cavafy’s poem “Ithaka” with you. The poem builds on Odysseus’ epic journey home to Ithaka after the Trojan war, made legendary by Homer’s “The…

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CEC in Numbers – 1 in 9

May 12, 2021 | Comments Off on CEC in Numbers – 1 in 9

May 12, 2021 Dear colleagues, Do you ever think about who washes the dishes in your favorite restaurant and why? What about who picks the strawberries you buy? Migrant workers are instrumental to the developing world’s economic growth. At the same time,…

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Cec In Numbers – 7,674,000,000 Article

CEC in Numbers – 7,674,000,000

April 14, 2021 | Comments Off on CEC in Numbers – 7,674,000,000

April 14, 2021 Dear colleagues,  Herbert Simon, Nobel Prize winner and faculty in my alma mater Carnegie Mellon University, wrote in his book The Sciences of the Artificial (1982, p.129): “Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into…

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CEC in Numbers – 4,158,000,000

March 25, 2021 | Comments Off on CEC in Numbers – 4,158,000,000

March 25, 2021 Dear colleagues,  Today marks 200 years since Greek independence from Ottoman rule. The Greek revolution (1821-1830) followed 400 years of hardship, taxation, intellectual drain, family separations, and societal divide. As we pave the way for building communities…

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CEC in Numbers – 2,800

March 3, 2021 | Comments Off on CEC in Numbers – 2,800

March 3, 2021 Dear colleagues,Through the end of 2020, Stop AAPI Hate counted over 2,800 firsthand reports of anti-Asian hate crimes across 47 states and DC since the pandemic took a global hold. These included physical assaults, verbal harassment, and being purposely coughed…

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CEC WEEKLY TIES – Toward Consider Culture

February 4, 2021 | Comments Off on CEC WEEKLY TIES – Toward Consider Culture

Feb. 4, 2021 Dear colleagues,  Cleaning out all the boxes my mother has been saving since my elementary school years took much of my December break. That is how I discovered this photograph from the 1980s, when I was an…

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CEC WEEKLY TIES – Landscapes of Hope is now a searchable map!

January 26, 2021 | Comments Off on CEC WEEKLY TIES – Landscapes of Hope is now a searchable map!

January 26, 2021 Dear colleagues,   I am excited to share that Landscapes of Hope is now a searchable map! Landscapes of Hope is a collection of over 200 stories from buildings and places in the Twin Cities where protests occurred following…

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CEC WEEKLY TIES – Rethinking time as we know it

January 11, 2021 | Comments Off on CEC WEEKLY TIES – Rethinking time as we know it

Dear colleagues,   Underneath this ground covering lies what I imagine to be an exquisite mosaic of the three Horae, daughters of Zeus and Themis, and sisters of the three Fates, patron Goddesses of time and the seasons. Waiting patiently to…

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