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Teaching for Doing: Constructivist Educators Meet at SLU

This week St. Lawrence University is hosting the 9th annual Constructivist Conference. Educators from all over New York State practicing what they call "learning-centered" teaching skills. In learning-centered classrooms, the focus is on doing things, discussing things, not reading and lecturing about them. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Robert Wells: the Politics of the "Bare Bones" Budget

The New York State budget was due April first--this week legislators in Albany are working on a "bare bones" budget to tide the state over. But major spending issues are unresolved, and there'll be plenty of time for more contention. St. Lawrence University Government professor Robert Wells offers analysis of the politics behind the plan.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence University to Open New Teacher Training Center

Professors at St. Lawrence University will get help keeping up with new skills for the classroom at a new training center. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Watching the Summer Stars

The summer solstice and watching the stars--Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue.  Go to full article

SLU Nepal Returnees in Katmandu During Royal Family Murders

Martha Foley catches up with a group of faculty and students from St. Lawrence University who just returned from Nepal. They were in Katmandu when members of the royal family...  Go to full article

SLU Students Bike Across Montana for AIDS Research

To date, 19 million people have died of AIDS worldwide, and another 34 million are infected with HIV, the virus that causes the disease. Like all research projects funding is...  Go to full article

Elsa Hilger at 97

The life and music of Elsa Hilger -- Todd Moe chats with 97-year-old Elsa Hilger, the first woman hired full-time by a major symphony orchestra. She lives in Vermont and...  Go to full article

The Spring Night Sky

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University Physics professor Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue about spring star gazing.  Go to full article

Back to Nature with Amazonian Shamans

Martha Foley talks with Dr. Françoise Barbira-Freedman, who teaches medical anthropology at Cambridge University. She has spent many years working with shamans in Peru and...  Go to full article

Curbing Alcohol Abuse on College Campuses

Alcohol consumption and alcohol related problems are a significant concern on our nations college campuses. Studies over the last ten years show the highest proportion of...  Go to full article

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