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Photo of a young Korean-American girl looking at the camera as she leans over a railing

To Want the Tough Conversations

Psychology professor Richard Lee studies family dynamics in the United States, and in particular families who have internationally adopted Korean children. He has noticed one thing in particular—that parents “really had a hard time knowing how to talk about ethnic and racial differences in the family,” he says, “and how to help their kids deal with the racism in society that they’re going to encounter, and are encountering.”
Yefei Jin sits at a table with a high school aged girl as she completes her homework

CLA Alumnus Wants to Help English Learner Teachers Share Their Lessons

Alumnus Yefei Jin with a degree in theatre arts and Asian languages & literatures, is developing a project to make sharing lesson plans and other resources easier for teachers who work with English language learners. He conceived it after hearing from Twin Cities teachers how hard it is to find classroom materials that fit their students' language skills. "These teachers often find themselves creating materials from scratch," Jin said. "Such a platform could be a game-changer."

Upcoming Events

July 26, 2016

Under the Gaslight

Expertly performed melodrama and musical olios aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat for the final season. Board this floating palace, as thousands have for decades, to enjoy traditional...
July 27, 2016

Under the Gaslight

Expertly performed melodrama and musical olios aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat for the final season. Board this floating palace, as thousands have for decades, to enjoy traditional...