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AAC Approved Scheduled Lectures

Fall 2017


What: Students as Researchers Studying Topics About Themselves

Who: Jon Grahe, Ph.D.

When: Tuesday, September 12th @ 8:00am

Where: Plaza M205

Details: Emerging Adulthood is a period of time between the ages of 18-28 where youth have not fully transitioned into all aspects of adulthood. To study this topic, contributors from 32 different institutions collectively administered a survey measuring Emerging Adulthood markers as well as 15 other psychological measures. A summary of the methods and snippet of results will demonstrate the capacity for students to contribute as researchers while learning how to be researchers while learning a little about what one might expect during the transition phase known as Emerging Adulthood.


What:  Psychology Major Informational

Who:  Chris Garris, Ph.D.

When:  Monday, September 25th @ 5:00pm

Where: Plaza M205

Details:  Representatives from the Department of Psychology will tell you all about the psychology major at MSU-Denver.  This will cover not only the academic requirements for achieving a psychology major, but also career-related information.  A couple of the questions we’ll answer at this session:  What are some of the typical careers pursued by psychology degree-holders?  Will the information/skills that I gain from a psychology major apply to a broad range of careers?


What:  Author Talk – In the Country We Love

Who: Diane Guerrero, Actress/Author

When: Wednesday, October 25th @ 11:00AM

Where: Tivoli Turnhalle

Details (provided by 1Book, 1Project, 2 Transform): “In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman's extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven't been told. Written with bestselling author Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author's and on a system that fails them over and over. 

Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family.”


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