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Great Hunger Museum Visit

In Art, Campus on December 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm

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On Saturday, October 27th, students in adjunct Christopher Rempfer’s EN101 sections traveled to Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum (3011 Whitney Avenue) and were introduced to the collection by Grace Brady, Executive Director. This trip informed their study of “The Arts of the Contact Zone” by Mary Louise Pratt – art and literature that emerges in the space where cultures meet, clash, and create the narratives of world history.

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IDD Showcase

In Event, Faculty, Students on December 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm

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by Courtney Marchese, Assistant Professor of Interactive Digital Design

Thursday, November 29th, was the annual Interactive Digital Design Internship Showcase hosted by IDD full-time faculty members, Pattie Belle Hastings, Courtney Marchese and Charmaine Banach. The event is held each fall as a way for IDD students to share summer internship experiences with their classmates and for the faculty to help IDD majors prepare for the internship process. After a brief presentation by Prof. Hastings, Angela Mascio, Breanna Shappy, and Zach Freed shared their exciting summer internship experiences at The Elvis Duran Morning Show, Stony Creek Brands, and Digital Surgeons. It was impressive and inspiring to hear the students speak with such passion and professionalism about their different experiences, while encouraging their colleagues to confidently apply, interview, and participate. Faculty and students discussed preparing resumes, cover letters, sample portfolios, in addition to finding and applying to internships. The showcase consistently helps provide valuable information and support for an intimidating process for students. Every fall semester, it is exciting to hear about and see the student’s first professional design experiences as they share their knowledge and help prepare others to follow suit.

Anthropology Outreach

In Faculty, Students on December 4, 2012 at 3:58 am

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by Jaime Ullinger, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

This semester, 100 students from Karen Shilling’s 7th-grade Social Studies classes at Hamden Middle School visited the Center for Anthropological Research (CAR). In CAR, which acts as both teaching and laboratory space, the students were asked to “think like anthropologists.” They started off “in the field,” where they encountered a mock archaeological excavation unit. They then moved “into the lab” where hands-on activities illustrated the ways in which anthropologists interpret the past. They were encouraged to assemble a human skeleton, organize artifacts, and examine casts of human ancestors.

This truly was a collaborative project. People involved included anthropology faculty, undergraduates in anthropology courses, members of the Society for Anthropological Research, undergraduate members of the QU Future Teachers Organization, and the Bristol Myers Squibb Center for Science Teaching and Learning (BMSC).

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