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Non scholae sed vitae 2: The profit in non-profit

Last semester, I mentioned how I’d been exploring the implications and applications of my education to the real world through community-based learning and engaged pedagogy. Moving forward, my goals are to expand my thinking about university teaching and research on...

A Graduate Student Reflection on the COP 21 in Paris

The 21st Conference of Parties (COP) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 1992 (UNFCCC) was recently held in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015. The COP was attended by over 40,000 delegates which included representatives from more...

My Grad-Student New Year Wish/Resolution List

Keep my notes organized, and not use cookie-smeared napkins as convenient parchment to write down important bits of information during seminars. Do a better job of explaining to my family what it is I do, and how exactly I spend my time. Start convincing my 4-year old...

My Grad-Student New Year Wish/Resolution List

Keep my notes organized, and not use cookie-smeared napkins as convenient parchment to write down important bits of information during seminars. Do a better job of explaining to my family what it is I do, and how exactly I spend my time. Start convincing my 4-year old...

Non scholae sed vitae 1: Adventures in engaged pedagogy

Most of us in academia, and maybe especially those of us in the darker recesses of the Humanities, are well familiar with the hand-wringing around the pertinence of our research to the “real world.” Obviously, the skills often touted in conversations around this –...

My Summer Project: The Impact of the Barbour Scholarship

I spent this past summer as an intern for Rackham Graduate School working on programming around the Barbour Scholarship. U-M Regent Levi Barbour endowed this scholarship in 1917 after meeting three women in Japan and China, who were educated at the University of...