Facebook and other social media give a resonant voice to more people. By Kris Dreessen Facebook allows users to see what their friends across town are thinking and learn about the life of a Serengeti safari guide with little more than a click. Since its launch in 2004, Facebook has grown to more than 2 billion monthly users worldwide. More voice to more people is a key tenet of the company’s philosophy,” says Facebook’s director of...
In 2014, the college launched Digital Thoreau (digitalthoreau.org), a digital humanities project featuring the writings of Henry David Thoreau (American, 1817-1862). The project encourages and enhances the study of Thoreau’s classic work, “Walden,” and promotes worldwide, online discussion of the text among scholars, students and general readers.
In the popular current “Sherlock” TV series, actor Benedict Cumberbatch is always reaching into his “mind palace” to retrieve vital information to solve the case. Which he always does. Justin Vossler ’11, too, has an impressive “mind palace,” and can even tell you the origins of the technique. The class of 2011 history major and now history teacher, won five times on Jeopardy! last summer.
A week before this past August’s “Great American Eclipse,” Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Anne Pellerin gave a community talk about the event at Wadsworth Library in Geneseo. “There were 5-year-old kids, there were elderly people — all ages, just being excited about science,” says Pellerin. That energy carries her: “It’s what wakes me up in the morning, and is really why I’m doing that job as a teacher. I want to share the excitement.”
Step into the time machine! Though high-waisted jeans may have peaked in the 1980s, they are making a strong comeback. Clothes that emphasized the waistline were all the rage at New York Fashion Week 2018.
Jeanine Lupisella ’87/MS ’92 was at a point in her life when she was in a hurry to help. As a middle school principal in the Honeoye Falls-Lima district south of Rochester, N.Y., she had planned to travel to a developing country to help promote literacy — after retirement. Then, in 2011, she found herself going to a lot of funerals, sometimes for people of her generation.