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Posts By Katharine Shilcutt

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Unconventional Wisdom: Josh Eyler
3 years ago

Unconventional Wisdom: Josh Eyler

Illustration by Adam Cruft

In his first book, “How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching” (West Virginia University Press, 2018), Eyler identifies five broad themes — …
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A Composed Assignment
3 years ago

A Composed Assignment

Students have traded textbooks for primary sources and traditional papers for creative assignments in an innovative history class, Fighting the Atlantic Slave Trade. This firsthand approach to learning inspired Martel …
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Hurricane History
3 years ago

Hurricane History

The goal of the Harvey Memories Project is to build an open-access digital repository to collect, preserve and publish community-contributed memories of the storm in multiple formats, including photos …
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An Artful Season
3 years ago

An Artful Season

An artist whose acclaimed works are the product of cross-disciplinary collaborations with scientists, engineers, musicians, architects and programmers is taking over the Moody Center for the Arts this fall.


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Syllabus: Tracing City Histories
3 years ago

Syllabus: Tracing City Histories

More than 7 billion people live on our planet at this moment. Slightly half of those people live in cities, and that number is rising by the day. “By …
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Unearthing a Tragedy
3 years ago

Unearthing a Tragedy

What is convict leasing? Why do we know so little about it? The answers to these questions can be found in the Woodson Research Center’s Reginald Moore Sugar Land …
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The Founders
3 years ago

The Founders

Though he didn’t realize it at the time, Brock Wagner ’87 made Texas craft beer history in 1993 when he and Kevin Bartol ’81 started Saint Arnold Brewing Co. …
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Nice Wines Finish First
3 years ago

Nice Wines Finish First

Most of the year, Ryan Levy ’97 is traveling the world, heading to Greek islands such as Crete or Argentine wine-growing regions such as Mendoza in search of small, sustainable, …
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The Universe Re-Imagined
3 years ago

The Universe Re-Imagined

What possible correlation is there among poet Paul Scheerbart (1863–1915), architect Bruno Taut (1880–1938), painters Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) and Blinky Palermo (1943–1977), and musicians Sun Ra (1914–1993) and …
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Syllabus: Reality-World Learning
3 years ago

Syllabus: Reality-World Learning

In 2013, “Survivor” became the longest-running reality competition series on television. The show, anchored by seemingly ageless host Jeff Probst, continues to attract new audiences every year — and …
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