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Identities Forged by the Khmer Rouge: There Is More to the Man Named Marin Yann

April 17, 2013 by


April seems to be a terrible month in recent history.  Columbine, Virginia Tech, Boston, what happens in the Middle East everyday. Its also Genocide Awareness month, the month where just about every genocide in recent history has began. I don’t know what the hell it is with April. But from enormous stories of tragedy, there […]

The Usefulness of the Anthropological Approach: Deconstructing and Contextualizing Caricatures

April 8, 2013 by


My Story into Anthropology Many many many many many many times I have been asked and ask myself why I’ve gone to graduate school in Anthropology and for “just” an M.A. at a state school. Well, I’ve had a pretty romantic view of Anthropology and scholarship dating back to my sophomore year in college in […]

The Stupidity of Telling Derrick Rose What to Do With His Body

April 7, 2013 by


Summary:  As a Bulls follower, the past few months, I’ve waited anxiously for the return of MVP point guard Derrick Rose. I’ve clicked on and re-freshed the Bulls RealGM Boards.  In the middle of the day, I’ll go on to random Google searches for “derrick rose”, hoping for new news articles to appear saying something […]

Bullying Humor against Minorities: Case of Suzy Lee Weiss vs. the Ivy Leagues

April 6, 2013 by


I don’t know Suzy Lee Weiss, or what applicants got in to the schools that she applied to. If you don’t know, she’s a high school senior who wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal to all the Ivy League schools who rejected her. I know the tone of her article was to be […]

How To Survive the Khmer Rouge and Kao-I-Dang Refugee Camp

April 5, 2013 by


Your Problem:  During this Genocide Awareness month or any other month, you talk to a survivor of the Khmer Rouge and the Kao-I-Dang Refugee Camp in Thailand whose lost his entire immediate family, and you wonder:  how did he survive? Short Answer:  Find a way to read the story of The Last One by Marin […]

Design for Learning by Dirksen

April 4, 2013 by


Dirksen, Julie. 2011. Design for How People Learn. New Riders. Findings: When it’s two different teachers, some of the differences are due to personality or charisma, but those aren’t usually the only differences. And when it’s an e-learning course, there’s no teacher at all. How is a really good e-learning course different from just reading […]