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Grad Wins Award at Brown

In Students on September 29, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Mark Bouchard ’10 Named Darrell M. West Scholar

After graduating from Quinnipiac this past year with a degree in Political Science and minors in Economics and History, Mark Bouchard ventured off to Brown University to work toward a Master’s Degree in Public Policy. His selection as a Darrell M. West scholar is in recognition of his excellence in academic and community involvement during his first year in the program.

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Sustainability at Quinnipiac

In Campus on September 26, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Bringing Green to Campus

Through Quinnipiac’s Sustainability Committee, Kristen Richardson–a laboratory instructor in the Biology department–has been working to make the Quinnipiac community more aware of the environmental impact of the University. While the University as a whole has been working to minimize its carbon footprint through alternative energy such as wind and solar, individuals around campus can also make a difference through their actions.

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Music Censorship

In Faculty, Music, Research on September 22, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Music Censorship: When, Why, How, and So What?

by David Valone, Professor of History

I recently took an extended car trip. Since my car is old and therefore lacks much in the way of modern technology, I spent a lot of time listening to the radio. I actually find the opportunity to listen to the radio immensely enjoyable—I have a long-time connection with radio going back to the days when I worked at my college radio station in the early 1980s—and even beyond to my childhood when I would sneak a little transistor radio into my bed and listen to music under the covers before falling asleep. Having the leisure and opportunity to listen to the radio for many hours, I began to think about the level of censorship that exists in music played today on the public airways, and this led me to think about how, why, and when music got to be so censored.

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QU’s First Student Fulbright

In Students, Teaching on September 19, 2011 at 6:28 pm

CAS Student Jenna Wallace wins award to Indonesia

Before 2011 Quinnipiac graduate Jenna Wallace left the comfort of home for her year teaching English in Indonesia, she spent weeks alternating between nervously anticipating the unknown – and more nervously anticipating the heat and the far-from- luxurious conditions she knew she would encounter. In the few weeks since her arrival in that distant land, she has given an impromptu lesson on American culture for curious high school students, eaten decapitated cobra (and worse!) and generally been the subject of intense interest by the locals in Pekanbaru, the city she will call home for the next 10 months.

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9/11 Commemoration

In Event, Faculty, Students on September 15, 2011 at 4:16 pm

9/11 at Quinnipiac: Commemoration and Examination

by Anat Biletzki, Albert Schweitzer Professor of Philosophy

Remembrance and commemoration wear various garbs–from personal to public, from ritualistic to casual, from formal to spontaneous. Ways of remembering seem to fit their context. The New Yorker, for instance, devoted its pages of “Around Town” to ten writers, each writing about their memories and thoughts during, after and about 9/11.

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Rolling in the Deep

In Faculty, Research on September 8, 2011 at 1:19 am

Wonder Beneath the Waves

Ever wonder what is going on beneath the waves as you sun on the beach? Associate Professor of Biology Lisa Kaplan’s knowledge of marine  biology may be vast, but the immense undersea world still holds plenty of wonder for her. Dr. Kaplan spent her summer swimming eye-to-eye with sea life in Utila–one of the Bay Islands of Honduras–where she was reminded that “there is more to our world than the human mind can conceive.”

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Welcome to CMA

In Faculty, Research on September 8, 2011 at 12:50 am

What is Creative Minds in Action?

Welcome to Creative Minds in Action, a new web publication of the College of Arts and Sciences at Quinnipiac University. Envisioned, produced, and overseen by the faculty, administration, staff, alumni, and students of the College itself, Creative Minds in Action will seek to provide a forum to explore the ideas and activities of all the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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