A New Generation of Student Veterans Enrolls
Sit next to Brendan Poelaert in a sociology class, and you might not notice much to separate him from other students. Sure, he’s a little taller than most, with rusty red hair, calming blue eyes, and a lean but rugged build. Possibly an athlete. Definitely a Red Sox fan. ›› Read more.
On the Ground in Rome
Associate Professor of Classics Scott Smith took on a gargantuan job this past academic year: he was lead teacher and onsite administrator for the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (ICCS-Rome), an intensive study abroad program for select North American college students with a love of classics. Smith taught 74 students Latin, Greek, and the challenging “City Course,” the centerpiece of the 45-year-old program. ›› Read more.
Mapping the Body
Jolene Harju was lying on her back, right hand on her upper torso, left hand on her abdomen, simply breathing. She was paying attention to what her lungs were doing, what her stomach was doing, picturing their movement in and out. She had learned that the ribs should move during breathing, so she wanted to feel the expansion, see it in her head. But she noticed, instead, that her ribs were barely moving. Somewhat perplexed, she adjusted her air intake to fully fill her torso. Her ribs expanded. She inhaled deeply—more deeply perhaps than she ever had. And with the fresh air, a new range of possibility opened up. ›› Read more.
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