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January 29 2019
Too often we get caught up in the day-to-day tensions that arise between our co-workers or fellow students.  Although we ourselves may remain mostly uninvolved in the conflicts that come about through the normal discourse of our activities, the animosities and disputes between our colleagues can be distracting, and even harmful to the objectives of our workplace or classrooms.  For this... Read more >
January 25 2019
I was asked to write an article for "The Chronicle". I thought of writing something about your "future", but then I was told that my article should be two pages long, maximum! The problem is that I don’t even need that much space to talk to you about your future – your parents, professors, friends and even mere acquaintances have already told you a lot about it. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised... Read more >
January 17 2019
This month the University of New York in Prague is proud to host the third International High School Model UN conference, organized by the MUNYP student club. MUNYP emerged nine years ago as a platform for students who are passionate about international relations so that they can debate current global issues. Over the years, MUNYP's members have shown interest in participating in domestic or... Read more >
December 13 2018
When I’m speaking about what I do, I’m often simply asked “What’s the value of the SUNY Empire State College degree in Prague (or any location outside the United States)”?  Why would any student want to commit to all that work and a longer completion time? The SUNY ESC degree takes four years instead of the three years that the European degree takes—what happens in that extra year? ... Read more >
December 11 2018
I see it over and over again – my students showing up to class in the middle of a personal crisis. Granted, I teach freshmen, so perhaps that should be no surprise. The stress and drama of adjusting to university, compounded by a seemingly chaotic world, without boundaries, defined by an amorphously digital existence – these things weigh heavily on my students. Yet, the one source of comfort... Read more >

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