A Wild Conversation: Self-Will, Ancestors, Norwich & Nature (Video)

Screen Grab: John Hausdoerffer talks with Sean Prentiss
Norwich University Office of Communications

November 29, 2017

Go deep with NU associate professor of English and award-winning author Sean Prentiss as he interviews John Hausdoerffer. A writer and professor of environmental sustainability and philosophy at Western State Colorado University, Hausdoerffer visited the Norwich campus earlier this month as part of the Norwich University Writers Series, an appearance co-sponsored by NU’s Center for Global Resilience and Security. Watch:

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NU Student Engineers Nerd Out to Solve Urban Water Challenges

Norwich engineering majors Austin Renzetti and Sarah Perry (screen shot from video)
Norwich University Office of Communications

February 1, 2017

At a busy gathering in Kreitzberg Library last December, civil and environmental engineering majors in Prof. Tara Kulkarni’s Environmental Engineering lab shared project designs that addressed major water management challenges in cities across the globe. The Norwich undergraduates worked on the four-week, group projects as part of a service learning partnership with a community partner, Friends of the Winooski River, to promote water education and outreach to local high school students. Watch:

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Armed With Cardboard and Duct Tape, Norwich Students Battle Like Ancient Greeks

Photo of Norwich students holding cardboard shields and wearing makeshift helmets in the style of ancient Greek Hoplite foot soldiers

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Norwich University Office of Communications

November 1, 2016

This fall, Norwich undergraduates tested their mettle as ancient Greek warriors. Using cardboard shields and makeshift foam spears, they assembled on the Upper Parade ground to recreate phalanxes of the fearsome ancient foot soldiers known as Hoplites. The exercise brought together students and faculty from a variety of courses and majors: history, military studies, and studies in war in peace to test theories of how the ancient warriors may have marched and fought so effectively. Norwich students Carly Rotter and Shane O’Neil talk about their cardboard armaments, while Norwich history professors Steven Sodergren, Emily Fischer Gray, and Christine McCann discuss the battle reenactment and its value as a learning exercise.

Ideas @ Work: #19 DIY Sports Reporting

33 ideas big and small from Norwich students, faculty, staff, and alumni that are transforming campus and the world.
The Norwich Record

Spring 2016

Director of Athletic Communications Derek Dunning finished the 2015 Boston Marathon in 2 hours 57 minutes. He can also drain the occasional jump shot while doubling as the George Plimpton of do-it-yourself sports reporting on campus. Dunning and his sports-com colleagues have challenged Cadets athletes to a number of sporting contests, from field goal kickoffs to soccer penalty shootouts. Video of the often-comic results can be seen at Norwichathletics.com. No word yet on a rugby challenge.

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Ideas @ Work: #19 DIY Sports Reporting

33 ideas big and small from Norwich students, faculty, staff, and alumni that are transforming campus and the world.

The Norwich Record

Spring 2016

Director of Athletic Communications Derek Dunning finished the 2015 Boston Marathon in 2 hours 57 minutes. He can also drain the occasional jump shot while doubling as the George Plimpton of do-it-yourself sports reporting on campus. Dunning and his sports-com colleagues have challenged Cadets athletes to a number of sporting contests, from field goal kickoffs to soccer penalty shootouts. Video of the often-comic results can be seen at Norwichathletics.com. No word yet on a rugby challenge.

Ideas @ Work: #8 CityLAB: Berlin

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33 ideas big and small from Norwich students, faculty, staff, and alumni that are transforming campus and the world.
The Norwich Record

Spring 2016

NU’s CityLAB: Berlin microcampus provides students from Norwich and other universities a life-changing opportunity to explore and experience the German capital—one of the Europe’s most dynamic cities with a population of 3.5 million. World-class faculty offer courses in Architecture + Art, History, Political Science, and Studies in War and Peace that challenge and inspire.

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