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Together, Science And Art Can Provide Answers In Search For Truth, Carla Poindexter Mar 2013

Together, Science And Art Can Provide Answers In Search For Truth, Carla Poindexter

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As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of UCF this year, we are reminded that the core benefit of an upper-level education is the opportunity to pursue and obtain insight and knowledge over blindness and ignorance.


In Attempt To Quell Violence, Don't Publicly Identify 'Mentally Disturbed', Carla Poindexter Jan 2013

In Attempt To Quell Violence, Don't Publicly Identify 'Mentally Disturbed', Carla Poindexter

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I am certainly not in a position to judge whether a student appears mentally disturbed or unstable in the sense that he or she might be a threat to society or to themselves. However, as a university-level educator who spends most of my working hours with young people in their late teens and early 20s, I have witnessed and experienced situations that were a cause for concern in which I felt compelled to act, intervene or respond in ways that we, as research professors, are often not trained to do. Although most of these situations have been resolved with a ...