Magnolias Project

Sustainability through Place Values

2015-03-24T15:51:00-04:00December 7th, 2013|Categories: Academics, Culture, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|Tags: , |

Photo credit: Ken Bennett Students in my fall 2013 Literature and the Environment seminar (ENG 341G) spent the semester exploring different sites of belonging through world literature. Their course work carried them through critical discussions on the anthropocene, bioregionalism, deep ecology, ecotones and general systems theory. In their final class unit, they targeted their [...]

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Community of Scholars Grows

2015-03-24T15:41:44-04:00September 30th, 2013|Categories: Academics, Conference, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|Tags: , |

Eleven faculty members from across the disciplinary spectrum came together on May 15-16, 2013 for the 2nd annual Magnolias Curriculum Project. This year’s workshop was facilitated by alumni from last year’s inaugural project: Sarah Mason (mathematics) and Luke Johnston (religion). The aims of the workshop are to build a transdisciplinary community of scholars committed to addressing [...]

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Writing 111: Thinking Like a Mountain

2015-03-24T15:41:28-04:00September 27th, 2013|Categories: Academics, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|Tags: |

A few years ago I happened upon an intriguing article written about an indigenous tribe nestled deep in the amazon forest. Some members of this tribe, as far as researchers can gather, have never had any substantial, meaningful contact with the modern world. Observed only from a distance, the Awa know nothing of the cultural and [...]

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