This site focuses on some interests of mine:
• communication and journalism,
• preparing students for great careers;
• social justice and how to make a difference with your life; and
• technology--how to be cutting edge in a competitive field.
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The website “ConfrontGlobalPoverty.Org” interviewed me about teaching young adults to do advocacy. Here is a portion of the interview. Young adults today are growing up in a time of political polarization, cynicism about leaders and often a lack of inspiration. They are disengaged from the traditional processes of citizenship. While they are often generous and […]
Refugees Seeking Safety simulation began as a topic of study within a course, grew into a Cabrini Day project, but then continued outside of class through the spring semester as new opportunities occurred. What engaged these students and how did their engagement grow? 1. Finding a topic. The topic itself, within the broader course theme, captured […]
#114961781 / gettyimages.com The sad story of Somaly Mam admitting she stretched the truth and even fabricated her own story with regard to sex trafficking. She had become an icon of the battle against sex trafficking, gaining support from Nick Kristof and Sheryl Sandberg. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/30/world/asia/anti-trafficking-activist-quits-amid-charges-stories-were-fabricated.html Particularly provocative are the points made at the end […]
For several years I have been posting internships and jobs that came my way to this site. From now on, these career opportunities will be posted on a new site CabriniCom.com, under three headings – Internships, Scholarships, and For Recent Alumni. As always, the most comprehensive listing is at the Center for Career and Professional Development. […]
Felicia Melvin was the first. She made a great video. Then the Wolf went into Philly on Wednesday. Cabrini Convergence went to Philly and DC on the weekend. Kelsey, Danielle, and Roxanne headed up to NYC. “ ON OUR WAY TO NEW YORK! Excited to see the MSCs and #OccupyWallStreet! @kelsey_kastrava @DanielleAlio Prayers much appreciated! […]
With the provocative title, “Now Grandma Can Win a Trip Too,” Nick Kristof opened up his contest to people over 60. One young person and one old person can report with him in developing countries. Here’s my entry.
In addition to Evernote (noted below), some new iPhone apps I’ve found interesting/helpful: -Dragon Dictation. Free speech recognition software! It immediately transcribes what you say to it. You can then email the transcription to someone. I’ve tested it and it’s reasonably accurate. It’s made by the company that makes the best speech-to-text application for computers: […]
I have come to rely on Evernote, the most handy, flexible, ubiquitous note-keeping site around. It describes itself this way: “Use Evernote to save your ideas, things you see, and things you like. Then find them all on any computer or device you use. For free.” Evernote is free. However, because I find it so […]