Category Archives: Resources

In the Spotlight: Global Health Corps Malawi

At the end of my Master of Public Health program, I was determined to work abroad to apply the skill and knowledge I had gained through my maternal and child health focus and my global health certificate. I was very much drawn to the mission of GHC, and how it is a community that values social justice and cross-cultural collaboration. One aspect of GHC that I was particularly interested in is having the opportunity to work with and learn from a national co-fellow, who is also based at your placement organization.

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In the Spotlight: Peace Corps Togo

As an EAFS volunteer, I don’t really have a “typical day”. Some days I am building a permaculture garden and surveying the tree nurseries of my reforestation team, and other days I am meeting with the women’s cooperative that I helped to create and running my girls club at the middle school.

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Evaluating Your Teaching

For many graduate students, a teaching assistantship may bring along excitement, nervousness, stress, and a giant fear of not being prepared– after all, this may be one’s first “real” teaching experience. For a more experienced faculty member, teaching can be a fun (or time-consuming) part of being a professor. Both types of teachers can benefit from getting evaluated on their teaching efficacy.

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Meatless Monday: Italian Style!

I grew up in a big, Italian family, which means that holidays (and regular days) were always filled with meatballs, sausage, chicken parmigiana, prosciutto, and other meat-based entrees. But you don’t need all of that meat to get a satisfying, flavorful, Italian-inspired meal. Today’s meatless Monday is an easy, healthier twist on an Italian classic- spaghetti pomodoro. (Pomodoro just means “tomato”

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How to Write “a Lot”

by Lisa Barrett     Most academics need to write. There are grant proposals, magazine articles, manuscripts for publication, class assignments, and blogs. I recently discovered a great resource for getting writing done: How to Write a Lot by Paul Silvia. In his short guide, Silvia instructs graduate students and professors about how to overcome writing misconceptions and how to

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