Episode 13

Episode 13: Sometimes, Even Though It’s Difficult, It’s Good to Know

In this episode, Sometimes, Even Though It’s Difficult, It’s Good to Know, Anne and Steve are joined by Justin Pool, Lecturer in Biological Sciences and the Online Course Development Coordinator in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Fordham University, who shares his thoughts about teaching at a distance and how science can help offer a greater understanding of the science behind our current crisis.

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Show Notes

Complete Anatomy

Fordham University Louis Calder Center

Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Dashboard

Episode 12

Episode 12: Protect Your Energy

In this episode, Protect Your Energy, Anne and Steve are joined by Christiana Zenner, Associate Professor of Theology, Science and Ethics in the Department of Theology and affiliated faculty in Environmental Studies at Fordham University. Since January, she has been Associate Chair for Undergraduate education in Theology at Fordham College Lincoln Center. Christiana shares her thoughts about the importance of rituals, the disparate impacts of the current crisis and the ways communication technologies can be leveraged to pursue social and environmental justice.

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Dr. Zenner’s book, Just Water: Theology, Ethics, and Fresh Water Crises and an article on the Fordham website about it here.

Clifford Geertz, “Religion as a Cultural System.” Pp. 1–46 in Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion, edited by M. BantonASA Monographs 3. London: Tavistock Publications.

Catherine Bell, Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice

Emilie Townes, Dean of the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University

Episode 11

Episode 11: When the World Stops, Learning Continues

In this episode, When the World Stops, Learning Continues, Anne and Steve are joined by Matt Butler Director of Military and Veterans’ Services, who shares his thoughts about supporting student veterans, strategies for adapting to our new reality and the importance of staying connected.  

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Show Notes

What Kind of Leadership Does Our Nation Need?

Resources for Student Veterans at Fordham University

For additional information email veterans@fordham.edu

Episode 10

Episode 10: Your Students Will Never Go Deeper than You

In this episode, Your Students Will Never Go Deeper than You, Anne and Steve are joined by Sarah Gambito, Associate Professor of English and the Director of the Creative Writing program at Fordham University. Sarah shares her thoughts about teaching, strengthening ties and deepening connections through creativity and determination. She is the author of three collections of poetry, Loves You (Persea Books, 2019), Delivered (Persea Books, 2009), and Matadora (Alice James Books, 2004).

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Show Notes

@kindredaccelerator (instagram)

Kundiman

English Department Mighty Networks

The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker

Lucille Clifton, “Won’t You Celebrate with Me”

Episode 9

Episode 9: Assessment and Accessibility

In this episode, Assessment and Accessibility, Anne and Steve are joined by Mary Byrnes the Director of the Office of Disability Services at Fordham University who shares her thoughts about the various issues instructors should consider when assessing students.

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Show Notes

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Ariel Fishman discusses what disability teaches us about adaptation, innovation, and – most importantly – our sense of identity. Following a serious car accident in 2012, Ariel has served as a volunteer speaker for the New York Blood Center and Challenged Athletes Foundation and been credited with raising over 1,000 blood donations. He currently works at Fordham University, having previously worked as an administrator and faculty member at Yeshiva University.

Episode 8

Episode 8: Bad Screen, Good Screen

In this episode, Anne and Steve are joined by Lindsay Grippo, a senior at Fordham University majoring in English and minoring in communications and culture. She currently works in the Underwriting department of WFUV Public Radio and served on the staff of The Fordham Ram, Fordham’s student-run journal of record, for Volumes 100 and 101, as the publication’s Copy Chief and Editorial Director, respectively. As part of her last semester at Fordham, Lindsay is conducting thesis research with Anne Fernald on Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women as it relates to poststructural feminist ideas around women’s writing. 

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Show Notes

Zoom Could Spell the End of the Snow Day

Collective Accountability is Necessary to Reduce Coronavirus Spread

WFUV

Tired of looking at bad screen. Can’t wait to get home and look at good screen.

Episode 7

Episode 7: Sitting at My High School Desk

In this episode, Sitting at My High School Desk, Anne and Steve are joined by Kaylee Wong, a Senior in the Gabelli School of Business majoring in Public Accounting  who serves as the Executive President of the United Student Government at Fordham University. Kaylee shares her experiences as a graduating senior and offers her insights about the current situation from the student perspective.

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Show Notes

United Student Government at Fordham University Rose Hill

Episode 6

Episode : Solving the Puzzle

In this episode, Anne and Steve are joined by Natasha Burke, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Fordham University who shares her experiences as an instructor and researcher making the transition to online while trying to support to her students and stay connected to her work in these challenging times.

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Show Notes

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Fordham Community Mental Health Clinic

Learn more about our guest, Natasha Burke

Episode 5

Episode 5: Learning to Swim

In this episode, Learning to Swim, we are joined by Eva Badowska, the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Associate Vice President of Arts and Sciences at Fordham University who shares her thoughts about facing challenges, making choices and maintaining connections.

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Show Notes

Regular and Substantive Interaction: Backgrounds Concerns and Guiding Principles

Joseph Aoun, Robot Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Joan Beder, “The Loss of the Assumptive World

Cathy Davidson, The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux

Bruce Lee: Be Water, My Friend

Episode 4

Episode 4: We Validate Before We Challenge

In this episode, Anne and Steve are joined by Jeffrey Ng, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Fordham University. Jeffrey shares his thoughts about how we can be supportive and kind to each other and ourselves during these turbulent and uncertain times.

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Show Notes

Linda Barry, The Sanctuary of School. Check out her Interview on NPR.

Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Rutgers University

Harry Harlow’s Rhesus Monkey Experiment

Additional Reading

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC): Virtual Learning Guide

College Made them Feel Equal. The Virus Exposed How Unequal Their Lives Are. by Nicholas Casey, New York Times, April 8, 2020.

Zoom Exhaustion is Real. Here are Six Ways to Find Balance and Stay Connected. by Steve Hickman, Mindful, April 6, 2020.