Monthly Archives: May 2016

2016 Graduate Student Commencement Address: Purpose, Possibility and Love

On Monday, May 23, 2016 I was honored to deliver the 2016 Graduate Student Address at Lehigh’s 148th Commencement Ceremony. The subject of my talk was Purpose, Possibility, and Love. As I thought about what message I wanted to share … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, Lehigh Culture & Community, Literature & Social Justice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Nourishes Us?: Summer Reading 2016

“Reading to me was fundamental, as fundamental as food.”  –Bich Minh Nyugen, Stealing Buddha’s Dinner As in the past two years, Lehigh’s Summer Reading Program for the Class of 2020 is centered around a theme; for 2016, it’s Food: What Nourishes Us? The books … Continue reading

Posted in Lehigh Culture & Community, Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reflections on a Year of Connected Academics

When I applied to the MLA’s Connected Academics proseminar early last summer, I knew I wanted to explore alt/non-academic career options, but I wasn’t quite sure what that meant. So in my application, I focused on three ideas: my “commitment … Continue reading

Posted in Advice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting In and Fitting In: First-Generation Students in Graduate School

As a college education becomes more financially feasible and socially expected for a greater portion of the population, historically disadvantaged students and those from working class families are entering colleges and universities at a higher rate than prior decades. Though … Continue reading

Posted in Advice | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What’s Happening?: May 2016

We have one more week of classes this May, with four exciting events still to come before we wrap up the year. TODAY, Monday, May 2, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm stop by the Global Commons (Williams Hall) to pick … Continue reading

Posted in Lehigh Culture & Community | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment