June at the Center for Hellenic Studies

The Sunoikisis internship at the Center for Hellenic Studies offered me a wonderful opportunity to observe and contribute to the planning for the upcoming Sunoikisis courses on Greek literature of the Hellenistic period and Latin literature of the Empire (70–180 CE). Prior to my internship at the CHS this June, I had been a student … Read moreJune at the Center for Hellenic Studies

Same Time, Many Locations: Online Education Goes Back to Its Origins (CHE)

By Goldie Blumenstyk   JUNE 14, 2016 One of the hottest tickets at the University of Texas at Austin these days is a seat in a face-to-face classroom for an introductory psychology course. Most of the 1,500 undergraduates who take the course each semester watch the lectures online, but 24 are chosen to attend in person … Read moreSame Time, Many Locations: Online Education Goes Back to Its Origins (CHE)

Does Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning? (CHE)

By Emma Pettit   JUNE 22, 2016 Seven years ago Naomi S. Baron walked past her campus bookstore, noticed a sign advertising digital-textbook rentals, and started to worry. Ms. Baron, a professor of linguistics at American University and author of Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World, studies the knotted relationship between technology and language. … Read moreDoes Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning? (CHE)

How to Prepare Professors Who Thought They’d Never Teach Online (CHE)

By Jeffrey R. Young Mark Bradbury has brought along plenty of apprehension to a summer workshop here on how to teach an online course. Mr. Bradbury, who directs a master’s program in public administration at Appalachian State University, prides himself on drawing out students in his face-to-face courses and feeding off their questions and interests. … Read moreHow to Prepare Professors Who Thought They’d Never Teach Online (CHE)

Seminar | Hellenistic Greek Literature 2016

The Center for Hellenic Studies would like to express its deep gratitude to the participants in the 2016 Sunoikisis Greek Course Development Seminar. From Saturday, June 11th to Tuesday, June 14th, participating faculty members gathered at the CHS in order to develop an interinstitutional course on Hellenistic literature scheduled for this year’s fall semester. During … Read moreSeminar | Hellenistic Greek Literature 2016

Seminar | Common Day 2016

After the Hellenistic Greek seminar, participants from both Sunoikisis seminars came together for a common day on June 15 to discuss Sunoikisis’ format, Sunoikisis courses in translation, and Sunoikisis’ future. Prof. Kenneth Morrell (Rhodes College) led the common day session. The first session was devoted to improving the common sessions in Sunoikisis classes. The participants … Read moreSeminar | Common Day 2016