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Games for Change

In Students, Teaching on February 29, 2012 at 1:37 am

In the Game Design 101 class, students learn through project-based assignments, both as individuals and teams. The learning objectives for the course are primarily related to game design and secondarily to project management, though the skills learned (like observation, creativity, and clear written communication) are applicable across many disciplines. Students identify and discuss these learning objectives on the first day of class, and they are reinforced throughout the course.

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History Students in Orlando

In Research, Students on February 15, 2012 at 10:27 pm

National Phi Alpha Theta Honors Conference Presentations

Four CAS students and their adviser David Valone traveled to Orlando, Florida in January to present papers at the biennial national meeting of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honors society for history. The four–all history majors–Mark Firmani, Andrew Lavoie, Ryan Walker, and Emily Zwart, presented papers based upon original research they had conducted during the past year.

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Honors Retreat

In Event, Students on February 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm

A trio of professors (Kathy Cooke and David Valone, History, and Pattie Belle Hastings, Interactive Digital Design) and a large number of CAS students participated in the 7th annual honors retreat late in January. The retreat, held at Camp Hazen in Chester, Connecticut, was organized by Kathy Cooke, who serves as the director of the University Honors Program. Much of the retreat was led by CAS students on the Honors Leadership Board, particularly co-Presidents Julianne Gardiner (Gerontology) and Erin Hodgson (Sociology) along with Meghan Crehan (English), Mark Firmani and Andy Lavoie (both History), and Katie Thompson (Mathematics), among others.

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The “End” of the UC Core?

In Faculty, Teaching on February 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm

by David A. Valone, Professor of History

Note: This is an editorial, and represents the views of the author and not of CAS or the University.

As we continue to attempt to re-envision ourselves in the context of the New Synthesis initiative and development of the Essential Learning Outcomes and coming e-Portfolio implementation, I believe it is time that we take a serious look at the University Curriculum as a whole and consider how it fits into our new “Learning Centered” community.

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