Monthly Archives: December 2014

From Penguin to Oblivion

This essay was written at the end of June 2013 as the culmination of a course in creativity and play for professors at my university. As faculty development seminars go, this was certainly longer and much more engaging. If ever … Continue reading

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This I Believe: The Opposite of Magic

The history of child and social welfare in Rhode Island has been a research focus for me for more than ten years now. What is most intriguing for me in this work in the invisible nature of this history. While … Continue reading

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This I Believe

This essay was written in the spring of 2007 and submitted to Rhode Island’s NPR station for their series, This I Believe. It was not published but does not mean it should be posted here, as ideas in process. It … Continue reading

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On Diversity: Lessons from Diversity University

For several years, I have been involved in the Diversity University event at Bryant University. Led by staff members, this challenge invites students to use creative means to tell a story about diversity that means a great deal to them. … Continue reading

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The university of the web

There‚Äôs been lots of talk about MOCCs and about the power (and threat of the internet) to disrupt university education, as we know it. On the other hand, there have been lots of articles and reports written that suggest the … Continue reading

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