Saturday, February 25, 2012
Mark Saltzman and Nanotechnology vs. Cancer
6:25 am est
of Yale biomedical and chemical engineering professor W. Mark Saltzman was featured this week in a New Haven Independent article, part of its series on nanotechnology.
Mark Saltzman’s work as a leader of seminars,
through the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute and its National Initiative, was referenced in a January 2012 (January 28) blog post below on “Science Teaching and Learning.”
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Respecting Teachers and Their Voices
6:40 pm est
The U.S. recently launched the RESPECT Project. According to the Department of Education, “The RESPECT Project (Recognizing Educational Success,
Professional Excellence and Collaborative Teaching), is a national conversation led by active classroom teachers working temporarily
for the Department to help provide input on the administration’s 2013 budget proposal, and on the broader effort to
forum for recognizing teachers and their voices is the National Teachers Initiative of StoryCorps.
A May 2011 post treated related issues and organizations.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Blood and Other Donations
8:15 am est
A 2010 UConn graduate, Michelle Carter, wrote a December 21 Hartford Courant op-ed in which she argued, “There are many ways to be altruistic without spending a penny. My favorite
is giving blood. Most of us are healthy enough to give several times a year. It’s
a precious commodity in high demand.” This persuasive article – with other suggestions for
how people might donate clothing, food, and/or time to worthy organizations – helped remind me to give blood December 23, which allowed me to do so again yesterday, eight weeks later.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Careers Beyond Finance
10:08 pm est
NPR reported today on efforts at campuses including Yale to encourage more graduates to consider careers outside of finance. April 2009 blog posts discussed related issues and referred to three of the “opinion articles” listed on this website, from
1997 through 2000.