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[11 Oct 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
Too Much is Enough! (An Open Letter to a Future Grandmother)

Dear Me in 35 Years (Give or Take),
I am writing to you at 3:09 in the morning in my chilly home office in Rome, Italy the day after my son’s second birthday on October 11, 2011. Can you remember now why you’d be up so early when you have three classes to teach tomorrow and the daily grind to attend to? Remember you are also 29 weeks pregnant and in dire need of some proper rest.
You can’t sleep because you feel overwhelmed. Not by student loan debt which used to …

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[13 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Cups of Coffee

Written by Summer Aura’s House Intern, Elise Cevetello:
I moved not only to a different country but to a different continent at age 18. It was a hard first three or four months, but I learned a lot about who I am. The Professor of my Freshman Seminar class helped me to do that by sharing with me the following article:

The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Cups of Coffee
When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day …

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[1 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Media, Art, and Social Activism Course Blog now Up

Hi All,
My new course that I am teaching, COM408 Media, Art, and Social Activism at The American University of Rome is now up and running. Check out our new blog here. Both myself and the students will be blogging daily/weekly.
This hybrid course, blending aesthetics and civics, will focus on media and art that have been created expressly for communicating and/or promoting positive social change; it will also provide a forum within which to consider how to engage in a global community.
Special thanks to Professor …

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[1 Aug 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Community Conversation: What’s the Nicest Thing You’ve Ever Done for Somebody?

..Or if you are too stumped (it can be hard to pick just one thing…) put down a few, or answer: What are some nice things people have done for you?
Please leave your answers by adding a comment.