1. CDS Undergraduate Education


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    Documentary work is creative and artistic, driven by personal motivations and talents; it is also a public process of engagement and a powerful tool for communication and for fostering understanding and change. Documentary Studies courses allow undergraduate students to connect their educational experiences and creative expression to broader community life through documentary fieldwork projects, while they also examine theoretical and practical issues related to this work through readings, screenings, and classroom discussion. Taught by CDS staff, faculty members, and adjunct instructors, these courses provide community-based experiences using the mediums of photography, film and video, audio, and narrative writing. For more information, please visit us at http://documentarystudies.duke.edu/classes/undergraduate-education

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    • Celebrate A&S: 2012 Hall of Fame Inductee Louis J. Swift


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      Lou Swift graduated from Johns Hopkins in 1963 and joined UK’s faculty as the chair of the newly reformed Department of Classics in 1970. His research interests focus on the study of early Christianity, including the issue of war and peace in late antiquity, and the relationship between religion and politics in America. Though he officially retired in 2001, he continues to teach an undergraduate course on the connection between religion and politics in America. In addition to his teaching duties at UK, Swift also served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs from 1996-1998, the Dean of Undergraduate Studies from 1990-1999, and the Director of the University Studies Program from 1986-1999. He was also recognized by the National Academic Advisors Association in 1997 with the Pace Setter Award. During his tenure at UK, he was instrumental in forming the Central Advising Office, the Undergraduate Research Program, and the Preparing Future Faculty Program.

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      • Diversity Fair - Dr. Freeman Hrabowski [56min.]


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        Lessons Learned: Strategies for Success Among Underrepresented Minorities and Women in Undergraduate Education Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III - President, University of Maryland Baltimore County. Keynote Speaker @ Diversity Fair 2009, College of Engineering Introduction by Derrick Rollins, Assistant Dean for Diversity, College of Engineering, Iowa State University Gregory Geoffroy, President, Iowa State University For more info: http://www.engineering.iastate.edu/diversityfair.html

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        • DIY U Author Has Opinions!


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          Anya Kamenetz shares her perspectives on U.S. Higher Education from a student point of view. She challenges the status quo and points out some rising trends.

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          • Introduction to the Red Balloon Project


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            The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is launching its Red Balloon Project. It is focused on helping member institutions re-imagine undergraduate education. AASCU VP George Mehaffy describes the project.

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            • iPad App demonstration With Physics Professor Mike Cavagnero


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              The 26 A&S Wired students registered for Mike Cavagnero's eight-week class: "The Science of Measurement" tackle projects from around campus and complete the endeavors using iPad measuring tools. The iPad can serve as a compass to measure magnetic fields, has a built-in camera, so it can serve as a spectrometer to measure light sources and an accelerometer, which can measure how fast it is moving. Watch Mike Cavagnero show off a couple of the capabilities of the iPad.

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              • Learn @ UNH Manchester


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                The University of New Hampshire's campus in Manchester offers unique opportunities for research, internships, leadership, and innovation. Find out more, join us at an open house, www.manchester.unh.edu/openhouse. (Close captioning: this video includes the use of music but does not include spoken words.)

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                • Multidisciplinary Mindsets and More about Creativity


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                  The Bachelor of Arts & Science Program at McMaster was designed to provide students with a broad-based, liberal education in the disciplines of both arts and science with a focus on inquiry into issues of public concern. This talk was part of an innovative new program. Alumni provide a job shadow, mentoring and come to speak to the class about a theme and how it applies to their profession. The theme of this class was creativity. How a multidisciplinary mindset can be valuable, in particular in a technology career is discussed, as well as myths around creativity.

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                  • Student Speakers


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                    Groundbreaking conference bringing together leaders from government, K-12 schools, higher education institutions, academia, non-profit community and corporate sectors to discuss the cultural, social and academic factors that impact the academic achievement of Chinese students. Metropolitan College of New York Purpose 3 teacher candidates discuss the instructional and curricular strategies they used to facilitate learning for Chinese students within the context of a single lesson. Each candidate reflects on the time, work, and effort that went into crafting a lesson that supports all learners in their classroom, particularly the Chinese students they support.

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                    • The Exchange: A Design Intervention for the University of Kentucky


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                      Last spring, as a senior undergraduate at the University of Kentucky, I participated in my final College of Design: School of Interior Design studio. In that studio, my classmates and I were posed with the following question: How do we foster community on our campus? This question stemmed from UK President Capilouto's declaration of "The Kentucky Promise," an ongoing commitment between the state's land-grant university and the citizens it serves...a dedication to "foster the potential and brilliance" of future and current students. However, President Capilouto questioned how we could transform our nearly 150-year-old campus into a 21st century network for living, learning, and working towards the highest of dreams. Our design studio worked tirelessly on separate proposals for rebuilding the University of Kentucky. This video outlines my personal design proposal for the University of Kentucky's campus. I focused on designing for a community of exchanging. Exchange of healthy lifestyles, challenges, emotions, and ideas lies at the center of my design intervention, as does the transformation of a portion of the Rose Street Corridor into a pedestrian main street. Watch the video and feel free to leave comments regarding the proposal. Thanks!

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