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Lucinda Walker

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March 2020

Read to Live

National Book Award winner Katherine Paterson speaks on the importance of literacy and developing a love for reading, which was the inspiration for her latest novel My Brigadista Year, the story of a Cuban teenager who volunteers for a national literacy campaign to teach others how to read. Read More »


April 2020

Art, Technology, and Connected Learning

Champlain College professor emerita Ann DeMarle examines how computing straddles art and technology, the challenges this can pose to education, and what she has learned in creating groundbreaking degree programs that merge these disciplines. Read More »


May 2020

Why We Need Artemisia

Who was Artemisia Gentileschi, and why does she elicit such a wide range of critical responses? As a female artist working in 17th-century Rome, Artemisia was already exceptional. But as Middlebury professor Katy Smith Abbott explains, it is Artemisia‚Äôs personal history with violence and misogyny, and her exploration of these themes in paint, that resonates most deeply with contemporary audiences. Read More »

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