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Nexus: Your Union news Source

There's always something happening at Union - and here's where you find out the latest news. From alumni achievements, university accolades, and commencement updates to authors of Union, social justice features, and more. Stay connected and engaged with all the latest Nexus news.



Guest Lecture

WEDNESDAY, August 10, 2022 | 3:00pm ET

Join us as Union Institute & University features “Service Experience through the Lens of Social Justice” presented by a guest lecturer from the University of Professional Studies, Accra (USPA) Vice Chancellor & Professor Dr. Abednego F.O. Amartey.

This special presentation illustrates Union Institute & University’s expansion of its mission to provide educational equity worldwide with the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) in Ghana. The partnership will enable Union to offer a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Educational Studies, Ethical & Creative Leadership, Humanities & Culture, and Public Policy & Social Change.

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Union Institute & University offers numerous free and paid on-demand events and training on a variety of topics. Learn more and view all of our on-demand events and webinars.

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Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist

David Hartsough knows how to get in the way. He has used his body to block Navy ships and trains loaded with munitions; he has marched with mothers confronting violent regimes and stood with refugees threatened by death squads. Waging Peace is a testament to the difference one person can make.

Hartsough's story shows how the struggle for power and the effectiveness of organized nonviolent action is waged all over the world by ordinary people committed to ending the spiral of violence and war.

Inspired by the examples of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., Hartsough has spent his life experimenting with the power of active nonviolence. This is a recording of Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist, written by David Hartsough, read by Stewart Burns.

University podcast

Hosted by President Karen Schuster Webb and other university faculty members. You'll hear discussions on timely topics like issues in the news, mental health, social justice, and more. Listen to the Union Institute & University podcast.

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Learn more about Union’s Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies

Join us for a conversation about Union's Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies, which highlights students who focused on Humanities & Culture, Education Justice & Equity, and Public Policy & Social Change. Together they talk about how they found Union, identify highlights from their experience there, and share thoughts for future students.

Humanities & Culture: Dr. Tamara White graduated from Union's Ph.D. program, earning a doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies and certificates in Museum Studies and Design Thinking. Dr. White's work focuses on the intersection of art and social justice

Education Justice & Equity: Angie Brown is a Ph.D. candidate at Union. Every day she progresses toward completing her dissertation, which focuses on parental involvement in public schools at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public Policy & Social Change: Dr. Jen Kramer-Wine also graduated from Union's Ph.D. program, earning a doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Specialization in MLK Studies. Kramer-Wine's work focused on restorative justice policy creation, adoption, and implementation in two urban school districts.


 University calendar

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The university calendar is your source of key dates and events, including term start and end dates, commencement, holidays, and more. View the full Union Institute & University calendar and stay in the know.