Inter-country adoptions gone awry have a way of capturing headlines. Karen Rotabi (Virginia Commonwealth University) says overseas adoptions, while a source of hope and love for many families, can have a dark side. Also featured: Baseball leagues for kids with disabilities have sprouted up all over the United States. Matt Lucas (Longwood University) put together a team in rural Virginia and discovered that the games were just as valuable to the parents — who have a chance to bond with other parents of disabled children.

And also featured: The Hispanic population is the fastest growing in the U.S. but Mirta Martin (Virginia State University’s School of Business) says too few are getting a college education.  Martin says historically black colleges and universities are best positioned to meet the needs of students who are often the first in their family to attend college.

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