Open Thread

This Open Thread Is Learning Something New

Oh, the things that grandmothers say. Mine has always been a big fan of acquiring knowledge. She used to nag us endlessly to sign up for all kinds of courses. And you know what? I can’t help but feeling that I should have joined that Italian exchange program. Maybe laziness wouldn’t win me over so […]

Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: I Know Now

I turned 31 over the weekend.

Women In Academia

How to Encourage Knowledge Building

Working with undergraduate students is one of my favorite parts of my job. I’ve written before about how exciting and formative one’s undergraduate experience can be, and I admit that I’m biased, but undergraduates are probably my favorite age-group of students to work with. However, they can be sort of tricky in the classroom. And […]


Women in Academia: Getting Back to School

Since graduate school application deadlines are coming closer and closer, and since the prospect of starting graduate school can be daunting, especially for students who have taken time off between college and grad school, today let’s talk about getting back to school.

Op Ed

On Football and Calculus

Learning about football is like learning about anything else ““ you watch it and read about it and before you know it, facts have burrowed into your brain like so many ground-dwelling owls burrowing into the ground. Players’ names, and not just the ones you’re cheering for or even like, get shoved in there.  Those […]

We try it!

Estudio Español con Rosetta Stone

In my field, fluency or even conversational Spanish is exceptionally valuable. I know a little, and I pick up languages pretty easily, but what I really want is to be able to actually speak Spanish. Like, have a conversation. Have a client come in and feel like they can trust me because I speak their […]