The Quad [Nov. 1]: Four things to know from Worcester State, Holy Cross, Clark and Assumption

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Pre-Veteran’s Day talk at WSU looks at challenges for military families

Gabriela Misca, Ph.D., of the University of Worcester in England will speak on “Parenting Under Fire: Risk and Resilience in Parent-Child Functioning in Military and Veteran Families” tonight at Worcester State University.

Misca will look at the unique stressors that affect children of military and veteran parents, which in turn affect their mental health.

The lecture is set for 7-8:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 109, Sheehan Residence Hall.

Military family life often revolves around a cycle of deployment and its various stages: pre-deployment, deployment, post-deployment/reintegration, and re-deployment. Research indicates that this type of family life has an impact on resilience and approaches to risk.

Quinsigamond ribbon cutting

The Quad [Oct. 29-Nov. 4]: Four things to know from Assumption, Clark, Becker and QCC

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CNN faith and religion commentator to speak at Assumption

Assumption College will welcome Father Edward Beck, C.P. ’80, CNN’s faith and religion commentator, who will present “Religion, Church and the Media: A Delicate Balance” at  7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in the La Maison Auditorium, 500 Salisbury St.

The lecture will focus on the various portrayals of faith and religion in mainstream media. Beck will draw upon his 10 years of experience in network and cable news to examine the ways in which mainstream media cover faith and religion in television news.

The Quad [Oct. 25]: Four things to know from Worcester State, Quinsig, Holy Cross and Assumption

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WSU to screen of ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’

Worcester State University will host a screening of “In Inconvenient Sequel” at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Eager Auditorium.

The screening will follow a webcast Q&A with former Vice President Al Gore.

It is free and open to the public.

QCC to educate companies on available funds for employee training

Samantha Power

The Quad [Oct. 22-28]: Four things to know from Clark, Holy Cross, Assumption and Westfield State

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NAACP leader to discuss climate, racial justice Tuesday at Clark

Jacqueline Patterson, director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, will discuss links between climate and racial justice as she presents “Upholding the Beloved Community,” a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Jefferson Academic Center, Room 320, at Clark University.

Patterson has worked as a researcher, program manager, coordinator, advocate and activist on issues such as women’s rights, violence against women, HIV and AIDS, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental/climate justice. She serves on the International Committee of the U.S. Social Forum, the Steering Committee for Interfaith Moral Action on Climate, Advisory Board for Center for Earth Ethics and is on the boards of directors for the Institute of the Black World, Center for Story-based Strategy and the U.S. Climate Action Network.