Monthly Archives: February 2014

Teaching Interdisciplinarity

One of the core purposes of University General Education programs it to help students develop interdisciplinary abilities.  Indeed, the University experience overall is meant to enhance such capacity.  So questions arise: Who is better at teaching interdisciplinarity? A disciplined person … Continue reading

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4,600-year-old step pyramid discovered in Egypt

“Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,600-year-old step pyramid in the ancient settlement of Edfu which predates the Great Pyramid of Giza by several decades.“

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A Solution for Bad Teaching

One of the myths of Higher Education is that research and teaching ability are correlated.  A related myth is that anyone who can research can teach.  A similar myth is “to become a great teacher, research more.”  Developing fine-tuned research … Continue reading

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“Birthright Blessings; Marriage in the Covenant” Genesis 24 – 29

My scripture studies article on Genesis 24-29 is here.  Quote from the opening paragraphs: “Studying the Old Testament is at once both a marvelous joy and a challenge.  Herein we find inspiring stories of faith, sacrifice and obedience of those … Continue reading

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8,000-year-old stone tools unearthed… by rabbits

“A family of rabbits have dug up a “gold mine” of 8,000-year-old buried treasure near Land’s End [Cornwall, England]. Archaeologists told yesterday how burrowing bunnies unearthed arrow heads, flint tools and hide scrapers ­­­­­­dating back to the neolithic age.“

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Creativity and Innovation: Coming to a University Near You

“Learning to Think Outside the Box: Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline”  These efforts are happening all over nation.  Even at BYU there are some very promising efforts already taking place such as at the Ballard Center for Social and Entrepreneurship, … Continue reading

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Remains of Roman temple found under Milan Cathedral

“The remains of a pagan temple believed to have been devoted to the goddess Minerva have been found under the Milan Cathedral.“

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