The CNPC International Financial Training Class graduates on May 22, 2015 after a rigorous program that began with four weeks of language and cultural training in December of 2014.  Their program was sponsored by the University of Houston’s Asian American Studies Center Global Leadership Program directed by Dr. Yali Zou. While the Culture Bump Approach […]

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    A memorial for Brad Leon Powell was hosted by the Language & Culture Center at the A. D. Bruce Religion Center at the University of Houston on Friday, September 5. The first image of Brad – always – is that amazingly gorgeous smile.  It is a fitting image because that smile is symbolic of the […]

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We have learned that February was a time for preparation in the Texas Revolution – a time of building walls, packing, and arriving at the final place to fight Mexico.  And now, we learn that March of 1836 might be named “Battle Month”.   March 1st: A blizzard drops a foot of snow in many […]

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February in the Texas Revolution

For Liberty and For Texas “The Texas Revolutionary Experience:  February 1st to May 1st, 1836” Part One:  February 1836 Rev. Mark Adams, D.Min., (March, 2014) During this historic month in Texas,  it seems appropriate to reflect on the struggle for liberty in the Texas Revolution. We will look at what was happening 178 years ago here in Texas.  Who were […]

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LCC Hosts Conversations for Connection Workshop

In this world of perpetual chaos, we can come together in appreciation of what separates and categorizes us, but rather than focusing on understanding those differences, how much more beauty lies in unearthing the unique connection of our shared humanity! Johanna Campbell’s quote sums up the experience of the group of multi-national participants who experienced […]

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Auburn certified Culture Bump Trainers  exploring multiple venues internationally From Western Canada to the tip of Florida and from the East Coast to the West Coast, the core team of Culture Bump Trainers are taking their newly certified skills and materials on the road and to the world.   And today Ms. Gina Cantrell, Administrative […]

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The Prefecture of Okinawa chose twenty of their top students to spend three weeks at the University of Houston where they studied leadership, English language and the Culture Bump Approach to understanding cultural differences.  During their stay, they visited in host family homes and experienced dorm life at a major urban university.  They received instruction […]

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We had a culture bump with American people.  We went to the restroom and noticed that there is a lot of space under the bathroom stall.  There were some Americans who opened the door, entered the stall and locked the door.  We were shocked, embarrassed and confused about what was happening. In Japan, restrooms are […]

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     I had a culture bump with American people at the University of Houston. When I crossed the street, I pushed the button of the walking traffic light and I was waiting for it to turn from red to white, but American students by my side didn’t wait and just crossed the street. I was […]

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       We had a Culture Bump with American students.  They are drinking and eating something in classrooms.  When we looked at them, we were surprised and unbelieving at what we were seeing.  And we were confused as to why they are eating and drinking.  “Can we eat and drink like them?”, we thought. […]

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