Blogging and the Creative Process: The View From Here

I’ve been teaching writing in one way or another for over forty-five years, and yet on my sabbatical in 2014-15, I discovered an entirely new approach to the conquering the practical challenges of knocking out a piece of writing—the blog. But that wasn’t even the best part. What really surprised me was that blogging profoundly […]

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Growing Portfolios in the Classroom

Taking advantage of the D-Center as a resource, Professor Mike Schlig asked Summiyah Sideeq, who coordinates the center, to visit his classroom to discuss ways to improve on student portfolios. Here is Dr. Schlig’s recap of the experience: The students in this semester’s iteration of Spanish 380 topics course (Between “El Dorado” and the “Madre Patria:” […]

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Think Global: Part 2 What’s Next?

This week marks the return of over two hundred Scotties embarking a weeklong Global Journey’s Trip. As the upperclassmen enjoyed two full weeks of Peak Week and Spring Break, first class students were traveling to over 14 places including New York, Morocco, Chile, Manchester, Trinidad and Central Europe. Upon returning we’ve heard nothing but great […]

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The Irvine Tip of the Day: Images

(reprinted from February 7, 2017 Irvine) A picture is worth a thousand words, or so they say, but at the very least, a snappy little image can certainly enhance your The Irvine post. To get the most out of your post, we have some handy-dandy tips to share. Image Choice – Choose carefully  Make a […]

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Illustrator v.s. Photoshop

Nowadays,  when we talk about graphic design, there are two major software: Illustrator and Photoshop. Adobe Illustrator is an advanced vector-based software which is used to edit words and texts. Even though its function is similar to Photoshop, the graphical construction is totally different from Photoshop. Illustrator uses mathematical constructs to create vector graphics while […]

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Is Getting More Women Into STEM Enough?

Carolyn Phenicie recently posted an article on Medium titled “New Report Makes a Case: Build Your STEM Program Around Diversity and Students Will Come”, claiming that in order to promote diversity in STEM classrooms, schools need to expend more of their effort on making classroom spaces inclusive for girls. How will this work? Phenicie proposes, […]

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