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DEED Logo 2.0

So, what do you all think about our new logo? This one, an iteration on Grace Salem’s version from 2008, is courtesy of the very talented?Madhav Tankha. We wanted to

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When in Colombia…

by Rashid Adetokunbo Okikiola Owoyele, DEED ’12 This has been my first trip out of the US and I am feeling so blessed to have had this opportunity. Though my

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We have a Story to share

On Tuesday night alumna and research fellow Daphna Lewinshtein (DEED ’12) and faculty member/director Cynthia Lawson will be pitching scarves made by Ajkem’a Loy’a in San Lucas Tolimán at Story

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Communities of (Reflection)

Please join us for two “Communities of (Reflection)” events that continue the conversation from last semester’s on-campus exhibition. As you know, the “Communities of _______” symposium was cancelled because of

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Communities of _________

NOTE: This symposium was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Stay tuned for the new date, for sometime in the spring semester (most likely towards the end of February.) DEED started

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Mind, Body, Spirit, & Gratitude

By Lindsey Jochets, DEED ’12 What is human composition? Is it a scientific interpretation of the body; oxygen and breath, or the unification and movement of atoms to form blood

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Day 3: Anserma

What a fantastic day. Although never made explicit, the big difference between yesterday and today was our group agreeing that we should have “demonstration of entrepreneurial spirit” as a criteria

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Day 2: San Lorenzo

Our town visits started today with an afternoon in San Lorenzo, about 2 hours from Manizales. In true plan-all-you-want-but-this-is-real-life-style, the plan we finalized yesterday evening with the student team had

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Town (and craft) hopping

And we’re off! We’ll be town-hopping through Thursday. Our first stop is Rio Sucio, in which an artisan association in an indigenous reserve focuses on weaving baskets and accessories. Then,

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Debriefing and team dynamics

We’re not sure what is the exact formula, but we are, each time, impressed and pleasantly surprised, by the fantastic team dynamics our students engage in when participating in our

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Day 1: Manizales

Most of the DEED student team has arrived in Manizales and the project has been kicked off with a bang (and an activity-filled day.) An event with several speakers inaugurated

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Colombia – here we come!

We are thrilled to have been invited by colleagues in the Universidad Autónoma de Manizales to join them in early June and develop a collaborative DEED program in the beautiful

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