Exploring Rome through the Global Classroom Series Program

Posted by Nicholas Munson on May 8, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Every year, a group of Marymount University students visits Rome during Spring Break as part of the Global Classroom Series program.

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Preparing Future Educators to Teach with Technology

Posted by Nicholas Munson on May 1, 2020 8:50:00 AM

When it comes to technology and its impact on education, things are changing every day!

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Games and Case Studies for the Organic Chemistry Classroom

Posted by Nicholas Munson on Apr 24, 2020 1:59:18 PM

Organic chemistry has long been a notorious course for college students, and one that can be a "make or break" class for certain career paths.

Dr. Deana Jaber, who teaches chemistry courses at Marymount, talks about the importance of student research in the field, as well as her work in developing pedagogical tools for teaching organic chemistry.

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Topics: Chemistry, Student Research, Gamification, Organic Chemistry

Digital Technology to Explore the Built Environment

Posted by Nicholas Munson on Apr 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM

How is digital technology changing the study of interior design and architecture?

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Topics: 3D Printing

Maternity Experiences of U.S. Servicewomen

Posted by Nicholas Munson on Apr 9, 2020 9:00:00 AM

A key topic on the campaign trail in 2020 is paid parental leave. This issue has also been at the heart of Dr. Megan McFarlane's research in both Women's and Gender Studies and the U.S. military.

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Topics: women, gender studies, military, maternity

Effectively Preparing Students for Careers in Investigations

Posted by Nicholas Munson on Apr 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM

To break into the criminal justice field, it's important to not only have internships on your resume but hands-on experience as well.

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Topics: Criminal Justice, Internships, Criminal Investigations

Textbook Affordability and Open Educational Resources

Posted by Nicholas Munson on Mar 27, 2020 9:00:00 AM

As costs of higher education and textbook affordability remain critical issues nationwide, many schools are now utilizing open educational resources (OER's). They are free for educators to use, and they help save students thousands of dollars in textbook costs.

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Topics: Affording College, culture, OER, Open Educational Resources, textbooks

Learning about the Sanctuary Movement through Literature

Posted by Nicholas Munson on Mar 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The U.S. is dealing with an immigration crisis in the present day, but we're not too far removed from a very similar situation that occurred in the 1980's. Dr. Leigh Johnson joins us to talk about the Sanctuary Movement, immigration policies and more.

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Topics: literature, Catholic, Education, immigration, Catholic Church, culture

Teaching the Future Leaders of Catholic Schools

Posted by Nicholas Munson on Mar 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Many principals and administrators of Catholic schools in Northern Virginia and beyond have an important connection to Marymount University.

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Topics: Education Programs, Leadership, Catholic, Education

Belize, Sea Turtles and Community-Based Outreach

Posted by Nicholas Munson on Mar 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM

It began as a fun, immersive approach to research - but it has become so much more.

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Topics: Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies, Study Abroad, biology, Conservation, Turtles

Exploring Slavery in Antebellum America through Poetry

Posted by Nicholas Munson on Feb 28, 2020 10:23:11 AM

In this episode of "Faculty in Focus," Dr. Holly Karapetkova (Professor, Literature & Languages) focuses on her current poetry manuscript project, Planter's Wife, which uses primary source documents and historical research to explore slavery in antebellum America through the voices of plantation mistresses.

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Topics: English & Humanities, poetry, literature, slavery, fine arts

Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Work

Posted by Nicholas Munson on Feb 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM

"Faculty in Focus" is a new university-produced video series that puts the spotlight on Marymount faculty members, their classes and their impact on students. In these sit-down interviews, faculty discuss their unique approaches to teaching, research and service. We were honored to have Drs. Carl Sachs and Matthew Bakker join us for this inaugural episode.

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Topics: artificial intelligence, STEM

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"Faculty in Focus" is a new university-produced video series that puts the spotlight on Marymount faculty members, their classes and their impact on students. In these sit-down interviews, faculty discuss their unique approaches to teaching, research and service.

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