As the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) reaches its 25th anniversary, my group in special education read “No Pity” by Joseph Shapiro. The book charts the course of the Disability Civil Rights movement at its height. It also inspired us to create a series of important projects that we would like to share with theContinue reading “Celebrating Deaf Culture and Civil Rights”
While listening to the latest Freakonomics podcast (http://freakonomics.com/podcast/ask-not-what-your-podcast-can-do-for-you/), I was delighted to hear about efforts to personalize the education experience for high school students through that medium. For those of you not yet in on the fun, podcasts are recordings that can be either streamed or downloaded. You can find podcast channels with segments onContinue reading “Podcasts in the Classroom”
There is a great upcoming event at the National Hellenic Museum on January 28th. “Greek Philosophers, Founding Fathers, and American Law” will address how our government and its laws have been influenced by Greek classical thought, especially Aristotle. The event is free for students and you can sign up at the link above.
Four years ago this month I began teaching. This past year was the most successful and intellectually engaging year yet. It began in January with my teaching evaluation process at Harper College. I decided to improve Diversity, Inclusiveness, and Inequality Education (DIIE) in my classes. Throughout Spring courses, I provided a short survey to studentsContinue reading “Teaching: The Year in Review”
Check out my recently published article in the Summer/Fall 2015 issue of Political Science Educator. The article starts on page 7: PS Educator Vol19issue2
http://www.flickr.com/people/23960434@N03 Constitution Day 2015 is scheduled for September 16, 2015 at Harper College in room J 143 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. The Harper community will be invited to attend. The format for this year’s program will be a panel presentation and discussion. The topic is “ Drones, Your Privacy and Due Process: HowContinue reading “Celebrate Constitution Day at Harper College”
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Please take a minute to look at my Non-Western Comparative Politics students’ final projects. They have done an amazing job learning about these developing countries and really show tremendous insight into how critical challenges such as pollution and gender inequality are being addressed.
Choose Chicago, the local tourism bureau, has begun adjusting (and shrinking) its international presence. According to Crains, the bureau is closing its office in the Netherlands. It is also ending its contracts with tourist agents in London, Frankfurt, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo. Meanwhile, it will retain its offices in Mexico City and Toronto and expandContinue reading “Chicago Tourism’s Global Presence: Goodbye Europe, Hello China”
It’s not every day that important negotiations take place outside of national capitals. The The US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade summit is no exception. Today’s negotiations in Chicago are just the second time in a quarter of a century that they have been held outside of Washington or Beijing. And the stakes areContinue reading “US-China Trade Negotiations in Chicago Today”