Great Books instructors at Pepperdine typically teach the courses in sequence from I to IV. There is also an optional course on Asian Great Books alternately taught by three other faculty, and students are most encouraged to take them. But out of needs and schedule, my first couple of years began with III and IV. For 2015-2017, I will teach the four-semester cycle as originally intended.
Posted on FB on April 26, 2015 The Cornell Vietnam Speakers Series asked last week, “What is on your mind about the Vietnam War as we approach the 40th anniversary of its conclusion?” Here are the things that I jotted down between grading and seeing students as the semester wound down.
Posted on VSG on April 14, 2015
On this day, a dozen of scholars in history, religion, and the social sciences gathered at Occidental College for meals and conversations. KEEP READING!
I returned to South Bend for dissertation defense in March 2013 and wrote the acknowledgements a week later. It’s probably the best part of the dissertation, ha! To my eternal regret, however, I completely neglected to acknowledge the office administrators at ND Department of History. A special if belated appreciation goes to Myrtle Doaks and Jeanette Torok. As they had done for many history grads over the years, they helped me with many things – and always with good cheer – during and after my years in residence. Ladies, thank you so much!