News archive - 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

Arab Culture Festival Recap

Arab Cultural Festival Participants

On Sunday, November 24, Studies in Islam hosted their annual Arab Cultural Festival. The Canadian Arabic Orchestra was the opening act. The performance included the junior ensemble who played a melody of Arabic and Canadian classics, followed by a poetry reading by five local poets.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Using zombies to teach teamwork


EMLS instructors Claudia Labahn and Winona Phachanla created an escape-room-style educational challenge designed to develop students’ teamwork skills. The challenge was designed using the four C’s—collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. 

Friday, October 25, 2019

Jeff Wilson delivers keynote speech at Duke University symposium

On October 12 Jeff Wilson presented the keynote address at a Duke University symposium, “The Philip Kapleau Papers: Zen Buddhism in Post-World War II Japan and the United States.”  The symposium celebrated the donation by the Rochester Zen Center of letters, tapes, photographs, and other materials related to its founder, Philip Kapleau.  As Jeff explained in his talk, “Grist for the Mill: The Philip Kapleau Papers in Context,” the papers represent a treasure trove of materials that will now be professionally preserved for current and future generations of researchers.  Similar archives, suc

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Exploring the impact of on-line blogging in an EAP pronunciation class

Christa Schuller and Maggie Heeney presented at the 11th annual Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT) Conference which was held September 12-14, 2019 at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Yan Li's novel turned into a documentary film

Yan Li’s award winning book, Faith Fears No Distance, published in Shanghai in 2018, is turned into a documentary film, Faith Fears No Distance-Rediscovering Norman Bethune.

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