Lessons in Reading and Resilience

“Life is a succession of lessons,” counseled nineteenth-century writer Ralph Waldo Emerson, “which must be lived to be understood.” The Emmanuel community is being schooled in some difficult lessons as together we navigate the abrupt pivot to a remote campus and fully online teaching. Faculty and students alike mourn for daily routines now completely upended. […]

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The Science Behind COVID-19

This post originally appeared on Dr. Vincent Cannataro’s personal blog. Updated resources and additional links may be available there as COVID-19 progresses. I spent a large chunk of my graduate training researching and modeling novel pathogen spread, and I am currently teaching both a “Current Topics in Biological Research” class and an “Introduction of Evolutionary […]

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Managing the Transition to Online Courses

When thinking about the return to classes after Spring Break, no one could imagine it looking like this.  But during this unprecedented time, colleges are figuring out the balance of public safety and enforcing social distancing, while trying to recreate the college experience that you are used to. While this new format of learning can […]

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7 Techniques to Help You Make the College Jump

As colleges and universities across the country officially kick off another academic year, a new class of freshmen is both excited and nervous about joining the ranks as college students. For those feeling some apprehension about starting the next chapter of your lives, I say to you: don’t worry, you’re not alone! One of the […]

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Mindfulness: The Practice of Living Breath by Breath

Jon Kabat-Zinn, a leader in the field of mindfulness, describes mindfulness as, “paying attention in a particular way… on purpose, nonjudgmentally, and with acceptance.” Living mindfully is simple, but not easy. Practicing mindfulness means being attentive to what is happening in this moment, without judging your experience, and without trying to change anything. Just being […]

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Teaching through Travel: How Short, Immersive Experiences Abroad Enhance Classroom Learning

It’s difficult to argue the benefits of study abroad for college students—cultural immersion, language skills, new friends and professional connections, personal development and, for some, graduate school and career opportunities. But many students are unable to dedicate an entire semester to traditional international travel, due to financial constraints or an already rigorous course load. Since […]

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3 Time Management Tips for Academic Success

Every year during summer orientation, I have the opportunity to gain feedback from all incoming students about their greatest academic concern as they transition to college. And year after year, the most popular concern is this: time management. Students entering college are often used to having their time scheduled for them in a predictable, structured […]

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