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NEW COLLEGES FORMED A plan to reorganize the College of Integrated Science and Technology into two colleges took effect July 1, 2012. The new colleges are the College of Health and Behavioral Studies and the College of Integrated Science and Engineering.

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Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program News

JMU Graduate Presents at Alumni of Color Conference

By Amanda Rivera
Posted: February 22, 2008

 A graduate of the Combined-Integrated doctoral program in 2007, Dr. Leticia Solorzano has wasted no time working her way up in the world of academia.  On February 23, 2008, Dr. Solorzano will be presenting research from her dissertation study at the Alumni of Color Conference, hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Her session, entitled, Access and barriers to parent involvement: Latino parent perceptions, will stem from research that parental involvement in a child’s education reflects positive outcomes.  Despite this significance, these levels of involvement in Latino parents were found to be low.  Examining this finding, Dr. Solorzano’s research will focus on the attitudes of Latino and Caucasian parents, involvement practices and the factors that promote as well as inhibit their involvement.  This CISAT graduate is currently a post-doctoral Fellow in Psychology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

CI student to Contribute to Conference for Liberian Faith leaders

By Amanda Rivera
Posted: February 22, 2008

One of JMU’s own will be representing the university proudly at the Healing through Faith: A training conference for Liberian faith leaders in the Diaspora on March 7-8 in St. Paul, Minnesota.  A Combined-Integrated doctoral psychology student in her second year, Katherine Luci was asked to facilitate a workshop focusing on Pastoral Care and Counseling.  This conference will help Liberian Diaspora faith leaders to prepare their congregation for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) public hearings scheduled in Monrovia and the United States.  These hearings are used to report human rights violations and determine reconciliations.  In preparation for their arduous journey ahead, faith leaders from Liberia will be able to attend skill-building sessions and hear from various presenters, such as the counseling staff from the Center for Victims of Torture.   Katherine’s skill-building session will include training in several basic counseling skills, including the attachment theory.  For more information on the Liberian Diaspora and the TRC process, visit http://liberiatrc.mnadvocates.org/.       

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