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Prof. Katherine K. Merseth interactively lectures on rural education before a video conference with Colorado Sen. Mike Johnston during her US in the World 35 class on Monday.

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Ed School Offers Gen Ed Course

For the first time this year, Graduate School of Education Professor Katherine K. Merseth is offering a Gen Ed course "Dilemmas of Equity and Excellence in American K-12 Education" to students at the College.

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Attendees at the fifth Science & Cooking Public Lecture take a whiff of sample cocktails prepared by guest lecturer Grant Achatz.

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Ec10 Nabs Top Spot in Course Enrollment Numbers

With “Justice” out of the running this year and Life Sciences 1a coming in third, Economics 10: “Principles of Economics” took the lead as the most-enrolled course this semester.

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Science of Cooking Lecture

Dave Arnold. left. and Harold McGee explain and demonstrate the properties of gelatin in the lecture "Historical Context and Demos Illustrating the Relationship of Food and Science." The public lecture series accompanies the General Education course Science of the Physical Universe 27 Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter.

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Shoppers Overflow Lecture Halls

Peter Chen ’13 had shopped the perennially popular Sociology 109: “Leadership and Organizations” last fall, so he expected the course to be somewhat crowded when he visited it again Wednesday on the first day of shopping period.

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The Science of General Education

While some science professors are embracing Gen Ed by using innovative teaching methods, other faculty members have kept their courses—holdovers from the nearly defunct Core Curriculum—virtually unchanged.

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The Evolution of Medicine and More
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The Evolution of Medicine and More

Samantha Singh '14, presents her novel hypothesis on the evolution of rabies yesterday during a poster fair at the Holyoke Center. The new General Education class, The Evolution of Medicine, will compile all the students' corresponding papers into a journal of evolutionary medicine.

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Gen Ed SLS 21 Presents Projects

Students presented their “novel hypotheses”—original interpretations based on research on diseases—for SLS 21.

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Conant Prize Recognizes Creative Science Projects

For the first time in its over 50-year history, the James Bryant Conant Prize is being awarded to a project consisting of wood, clay, twisted wire, and beams of light rather than a collection of words on a page.

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Number of Seniors In Gen Ed Doubles

The proportion of seniors completing the General Education program has doubled from 10 to 20 percent since the start of the academic year, according to the Gen Ed office.

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Students Study ‘Tangible Things’

After teaching fellows distributed chips to the roughly 300 students in the audience, history professor Laurel T. Ulrich and senior lecturer Ivan Gaskell, who co-teach the course, instructed students to write down observations about the chips they held in their hands.

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Seniors Petition for Core Class Credit

About 300 juniors and seniors have petitioned to receive Core credit for departmental courses this year.

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Science and Cooking Course at Harvard To Be Offered Again

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences announced its decision Wednesday to continue its relationship with the Alícia Foundation and famous chef Ferran Adrià—founders of the popular course Science of the Physical Universe 27: “Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter”—following a successful first semester of the class.

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