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Archive for August, 2009

August 30th, 2009
Posted by: Samantha Leigh Miller in Projects / Comments (3)

I’ve never been very good at naming things, giving titles, coming up with captions, etc.  I’ve always been all too aware that stating what a thing is, is the same as stating what a thing is not.  Language shapes meaning.  Form influences content and whatnot.  Both of my children have a name that—between first, middle, [...]

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August 25th, 2009
Posted by: Audrey Iffert in Reflections / Comments (179)

Nearly one out of every four women between the ages of 15 and 59 are currently infected with genital human papillomavirus (HPV), and about 50% of sexually active men and women will acquire HPV at some point in their lives. HPV is a sexually transmitted infection (STI), which can lead to the development of cervical [...]

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August 24th, 2009
Posted by: Maggie McGannon in Reflections / Comments (2)

Around here, we talk a lot about personality – how people think and what makes them the way they are. Since we work collaboratively in a team environment, it makes sense to spend time understanding each other and ourselves. In doing so, we are best able to work as a group and produce a high-quality [...]

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August 23rd, 2009
Posted by: Samantha Leigh Miller in Reflections / Comments (1)

Fellow’s training was last week and for the first time all five of us were working together—an experience that (for me, anyway) was challenging, inspiring, and at times, downright exhausting.  We are all so very different—not only in our personal backgrounds and areas of study, but in the ways that we think, how we view [...]

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August 8th, 2009
Posted by: Chris Meierling in Reflections / Comments (0)

Last Friday I was on a conference call with colleagues in my office and two researchers from the Student Experience Lab, a project launched by the Business Innovation Factory and supported by the Lumina Foundation. The Student Experience Lab’s project goal is to “assess high-impact opportunities where the [student] experience can be improved to increase [...]

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August 6th, 2009
Posted by: Jacqueline Smith in Fellows Bios / Comments (3)

I just finished loading up my aunt’s car with 7 years of memories.  Trust me, it was no easy task compartmentalizing and organizing the books, clothing, appliances, photographs, and knick-knacks I acquired as an undergraduate and then law student at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  My Mom and Aunt Joyce are driving the packed car [...]

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August 4th, 2009
Posted by: Audrey Iffert in Fellows Bios / Comments (5)

Sitting in a comfortable-enough looking room on an assortment of beanbag chairs, pillows, and throw rugs, the girls quietly chatted in cliques. Nervous giggles erupted from time to time as they eyed one another, then the stranger in pearls and heels standing before them. I cursed myself, wishing I had worn jeans and sneakers, maybe [...]

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