Category Archives: Alma College

Feasting the Staff

Yesterday on twitter a friend asked ‘what are your favorite distractions?’ – this was easy for me – conversation. I love engaging with other people, whether the conversation is serious or superfluous. And conversations lead to opportunities and new ideas … Continue reading

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Tweeting Indigenism

I want to write a bit about the experience I had using Twitter this semester with my upper level class.  David Silver just wrote a nice piece about his experience with Twitter this semester, and while I was nodding my … Continue reading

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Please help me find great books!

This term my Introduction to Anthropology students are reading The Price of Stones: Building a School for my Village, by T. Jackson Kaguri. (He’s coming to speak in Alma next week, if you want to come to his lectures!).  This … Continue reading

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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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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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