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College of Education and Human Development
104 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr. S.E
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Saturday Scholars

Saturday, October 25, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center

Registration is open!

Resilience and Risk

We often hear about children who are "at risk" or communities that are "marginalized." Yet the capacity for overcoming adversity is not rare. In fact, we all face challenges both large and small throughout our lives. Resilience arises from common processes that allow many people to adapt, recover or even thrive in very difficult life situations. Come hear from a wide range of CEHD faculty who are working to understand resilience and risk throughout the lifespan.

Schedule of Sessions

8–9 a.m. — Registration, continental breakfast, and opening welcome

9:10–12:10 p.m. — Concurrent Sessions

Face and Facebook: Social Media, Identity and Language Learning with Somali Newcomers
Martha Bigelow

Developmental Adapted Physical Education: Fostering Resiliency through Physical Activity
Jessica Braun and Kathy Healy

Social relations matter: Learning and future earning of youth from marginalized environments
Joan DeJaeghere

Marital First Responders: How Friends Help Friends with Relationship Challenges
Bill Doherty

How can research help us create nurturing communities that promote school readiness and success?
Scott McConnell

Exploring adversity and resilience with refugee trauma survivors
Patricia Shannon

Early experience and brain development: The role of brain plasticity in lifelong learning
Kathleen Thomas

And more...

12:15–1:30 a.m. — Lunch and keynote discussion

The Ordinary Magic of Resilience
Ann S. Masten
Regents Professor, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychology, Distinguished McKnight University Professor

*Sessions feature concurrent presentations. Topic and presenters subject to change.

Cost & Registration

$30 per person for general public and non-Alumni Association members
$25 per person for Alumni Association members
$15 per person for students

Registration is open.

Directions, maps, and additional information will be emailed before the event.  Saturday Scholars is a casual event, so wear your University or other campus-comfortable attire.  Contact 612-625-1310 or if you require any special dietary or accessibility accommodations.


This event will provide CEUs for teachers and administrators. Call 612-625-1310 for questions on CEUs for other professions.


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