UMFA: “What’s Hip-Hop Got to Do with Education?”

UMFA: “What’s Hip-Hop Got to Do with Education?”

We’re examining hip-hop as a force for teaching and learning—from the corner to the classroom. Based on the idea that knowledge is the “fifth element”…

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University of Utah removes references to anti-LGBT groups from bio of honorary degree recipient

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Ethnic Studies major, Alama Uluave, featured in @TheU

Ethnic Studies major, Alama Uluave, featured in @TheU

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Utah civil-rights legend France Davis marks 42 years at Calvary Baptist Church

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PAVING THE WAY

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Ethnic Studies Courses Reveal Benefits for At-Risk High School Students

Ethnic Studies Courses Reveal Benefits for At-Risk High School Students

A recent Stanford study reveals that Ethnic Studies helps at-risk students succeed in ways that other approaches haven’t. This pilot program comes as a handful of states…

Become smarter! Major in Ethnic Studies!

Become smarter! Major in Ethnic Studies!

A new op-ed piece for the New York Times points to research that highlights the benefits of diversity: “Diversity improves the way people think. By disrupting…

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WHY ETHNIC STUDIES?

 

Ethnic Studies classes takes a more critical approach to traditional disciplines, and thus, makes a great double major. Our graduates work in various fields, including human services, law & politics, healthcare, nonprofits, education, business, and many go on to attend graduate school. Experience what it’s like to take classes with the most diverse faculty on campus who will challenge your view of the world and prepare you to work and live in an increasingly diverse world.

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WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN ETHNIC STUDIES MAJOR?

Ethnic Studies doesn’t prepare you for a career. It prepares you for multiple career choices! Employers teach you the job skills you need, but they don’t teach you how to successfully navigate an ever-changing and increasingly diverse world. Based on a 2008 Utah Bureau of Economic and Business Research report, Utah is in the midst of an unprecedented demographic transformation, meaning the state is poised to become more racially and culturally diverse. Among five Wasatch Front counties (Salt Lake, Summit, Tooele, Utah and Weber), ethnic minorities currently constitute between 14% and 23% of the population, but by 2050, this will increase to 41% in Salt Lake County alone. Are you ready for change?

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

 

First, make an appointment to meet with the Ethnic Studies Academic Program Manager and Advisor, Dr. Archuleta at elizabeth.archuleta@utah.edu. Next, check out our website. (Map)


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ACME: What's Hip-Hop Got to Do with Education?

May 11, 2016, 7:00pm

Join us at 6:30 pm for music, art, and refreshments! We're examining hip-hop as a force for teaching and learning—from the corner to the classroom. Based on the idea that knowledge is the "fifth element" of hip-hop, we will ask questions such as: What kinds of learning take place through hip-hop? How can hip-hop culture help us rethink our approach to education? The session will be an inclusive, multigenerational dialogue featuring short presentations and performances from local artists and educators. Session leaders: • Jarred Martinez, Anita Juarez, Saia Langi, and Rudy Medina of Truth Cypher—a local community of writers, storytellers, and spoken word artists • Luis López, University of Utah senior and Programs Coordinator at Artes de México en Utah • Paul Kuttner, Education Pathways Partnership Manager at University Neighborhood Partners • Zach Franzoni, Mestizo Institute of Culture and Arts Event partners: Truth Cypher and University Neighborhood Partners ACME (Art. Community. Museum. Engagement.) Sessions are bimonthly roundtable public exchanges where participants can dream and articulate new models of education and engagement through art. Presented by the UMFA in partnership with Salt Lake City Public Library. umfa.utah.edu/acme

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