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Q: Do you have any specimens you took from the field?
A: Yes, absolutely! This is not a very gorgeous piece, but it’s a lava I collected in Iceland. Basically, we teach this course, we’re teaching it this spring, we’ve only offered it two times before, once in 2014 and one in 2018, so it’s not very frequent, and we meet in the spring semester once a week and we talk about all kinds of aspects of Iceland, not just the geology. Each student has to do a research project on what we are talking about that interests them and then we finish the semester; two weeks later, we meet in Minneapolis and we fly to Iceland ... we’re there for about 12-15 days, and we go all around the island. Students go finish their papers and then we go to the location of their research and talk to someone that is an expert in their field. So, for example, we’ve had students study a specific volcano, and we’ll get as close as we can to it. It’s a lot of fun.

TU Cribs: Don’t take these office hours for granite

Macks Cook, Pulse Editor September 30, 2021

Have fears of the unknown ever kept you from attending office hours? Are you nosy about the interests of your professors, but you can’t quite find a proper reason to sign up for a meeting with them?...

Q: What classes are you teaching this semester?
A: This semester I’ve got three, [which is] not unusual for a visiting professor… Afterlives of Antiquity, a course on traditions of poetic image and filmic images of the afterlife and the underworld; FYE HUMA with my peer tutor Audrey Newman, and, in kind of an innovation for the department, intermediate and advanced Greek together... which is especially exciting because the topic [Biblical Greek] was chosen by student initiative.

TU Cribs: These office hours come with homemade cookies

Mackenzie Cook, Pulse Editor September 9, 2021

Have fears of the unknown ever kept you from attending office hours? Are you nosy about the interests of your professors, but you can’t quite find a proper reason to sign up for a meeting with them?...

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