Monthly Archives: September 2010

And the Emmy goes to…

One of my new colleagues, Dr. Stephany Slaughter, just won an Emmy for the documentary she helped to produce! That’s so exciting – I’ve never known an Emmy winner before. Stephany is a faculty member in the Spanish Department at … Continue reading

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Frankenfish? what about Frankenmaize?

I’ve been following the news of the ‘Frankenfish’ – the genetically modified salmon that folks are trying to get approval to distribute, with a lot of interest.  The name ‘Frankenfish’ is presumably based on the cult horror movie of the … Continue reading

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Women in Archaeology

I used to have a quotation from Ivor Noël-Hume on my office door, and I’ve just found the print-out, so it is going up on my current office door tomorrow. I thought I’d share it here too.  These days it … Continue reading

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Encouraging college students to mate randomly: teaching population genetics in the classroom

Today in my Introductory Class we did a population genetics activity that I made up.  It worked well, so I thought I’d share it. I wanted students to understand these four causes of population variation: Mutation – the actual transformation … Continue reading

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What’s the best way to study? To teach?

Two interesting articles about learning that I’ve read this week come from the New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits (NYT 9/6/10) What’s the Problem with Quiet Students? Anyone? Anyone? … Continue reading

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Classes have begun!

Classes began here at Alma College yesterday, and both of my courses started today.  I’ve started a course blog for each of them.  Introduction to Anthropology can be found at soa111.wordpress.com and Introduction to Cultural Anthropology can be found at … Continue reading

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