Imagination to Invention

Imagination to Invention

Would you expect to see a patent held by Michael Jackson for anti-gravity shoes at the National Archives in Washington, DC? An exhibit, “Making the Mark: Stories through Signatures,” features selected signatures complemented  by documents and artifacts to illustrate the

Success for first generation college students

Success for first generation college students

According to the College Board, one out of every three 5-17 years in the United States is a first generation student.  A first generation student is an individual from a family in which neither parent has gone to college or

Developing Next Generation Leaders

Developing Next Generation Leaders

Leaders of the 21st century will be much more than “bosses” who dictate standardized practices to subordinates. Rather, successful leadership in the 21st century combines cognitive strengths with emotional connectivity.  “To me 21st century leadership is about leading with the

Characteristics of Creative People

Characteristics of Creative People

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in his landmark study, Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention, identified several prominent characteristics of creative people  He defines creativity as “any act, idea or product that changes an existing domain (e.g., science, art, music), or that transforms an

Understanding the Diversity of Islam

An Interview with Dr. Akbar Ahmed Global awareness helps us make sense of the world.  Opportunities to meet new people, travel and study multiple histories and cultures set in motion new ideas that enrich our lives.  Dr. Akbar Ahmed, former

Fulbright Exchanges and Global Awareness

Fulbright Exchanges and Global Awareness

The Fulbright teacher exchange is one of the most esteemed programs for teacher professional development in the world. The rationale behind the Fulbright Teacher exchange program is to increase mutual understanding and to share pedagogical practices among teacher-citizens in the

Global Learning Experiences Change Lives

Global Learning Experiences Change Lives

Bailey Kaiser is a college graduate who majored in Spanish and Sociology.  She applied what she learned in school to a life-changing sojourn in Uruguay.  Originally from a small farming community in Wisconsin, Bailey comments on the impact of international