May 24 2022
I don’t think anyone is going to be surprised regarding the reason this modest article is being submitted for your kind consideration.  To be brief and to the point, I will pose the following, simple question:  How many of us do not have a mind full of near useless thoughts and concerns that distract us from the truly important things upon which we should focus?  There may some... Read more >
May 23 2022
Games, the Web, and Porn: A Parent's Guide to the Jungle of Digital Childhood and Puberty is the name of a new book by UNYP instructor Michaela Slussareff. Dr. Slussareff teaches in the Communication and Media and Digital Media Arts major, and in the fall will be teaching the History & Theory of New Media class. We asked her a few questions about her new book, and if she lives by the rules... Read more >
April 30 2022
 When asked to contribute to this month’s newsletter, I knew exactly who to feature. In the Spring of 2021, I asked (though maybe “required” is a better word here) my first-year writing students to develop their own commentary piece on the pandemic. To encourage those students to explore their interests and create their own research space, I left the topic open-ended. The only true... Read more >
April 30 2022
Please don’t be offended by the title of this article! We don’t want to insult anyone, but for successful conflict management, we need to point out that there can be great differences between the way you think, present your ideas and intentions, and consider yourself…and the way that others feel, think, emote, or respond…to you.   It is easy to label people with whom you disagree as “... Read more >
April 01 2022
The Russian invasion of Ukraine poses some challenges for students of International Law and Diplomacy in terms of what they have were taught and what they have come to expect of the discipline. Since World War II, there has been no major wars in Europe, and despite Russia’s incursions into Georgia in 2008, the annexation of Crimea, and support for separatist groups in Donbas in 2014, Europe has... Read more >


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