First day back–old office packed up, key acquired, meetings attended–big thanks to Helene, Ada, Aparajita, William, Stacy, and Gregory for helping me get things sorted out today! Love my new office!
Happy Samhain aka Happy Mercury Retrograde aka Happy Halloween!
Talk about Mercury Retrograde–I cannot drive until I get cleared from my neurologist.
I had a grand mal seizure Tuesday afternoon after a pretty pleasant English faculty meeting. I suffer from high blood pressure and intracranial hypertension aka pseudo tumor. One minute I was standing up to go get my jacket that was still in the office, and 20 minutes later I was quivering in a small pool of urine waking up to my colleagues trying to keep me calm as the EMTs attempted to put me on a stretcher with straps to get me to hospital. I was not very cooperative, I’m afraid, but I ended up in ER with my colleagues Aparajita (from my last podcast, remember?) and Helene riding with me in the ambulance. Many thanks go out to April (another one of my podcasts this year) who was able to calm me down enough to keep me from running away from the EMTs–I really do have a problem with people in uniform telling me what to do.
Several hours later I was home after being prodded and poked and examined. I’ve already seen my GP and I will see my neurologist the same day I see my shrink.
Unrelated visits but both downtown.
I hate not being able to drive without a doctor’s approval.
I can still write, though.
Words like equity and humanities, as well as phrases like “pathways for a better life” are skeletons of concepts we will unpack and discuss as part of a larger conversation about changes coming to the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) that will help faculty, students and administrative leaders bring fairness and success to every community and collective in the DC metropolitan area. This will be a roundtable discussion with UDC’s President Ronald Mason, Jr., Dr. Aparajita De, Associate Professor in the English Program, Chenequa Holland, student and blogger, and your host, Dr. Cherie Ann Turpin, Associate Professor. Join us as we discuss challenges and visions for a regenerated and renewed UDC. #equalfundingudc
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Check out my new podcast going live tonight with my own dean Dr. April Massey!!! We will talk about women making moves in higher education, as well as building leadership opportunities for faculty and students.
April Massey, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia, has earned degrees from The Ohio State University, the
University of Cincinnati, and Howard University. A speech-language pathologist by profession, she has nearly 20 years of administrative experience and has served in the
capacity of dean for five years. Dr. Massey uses her disciplinary training to consider the liberal arts and
careerist needs of students and the research, teaching, and leadership interests of faculty. With newly launched initiatives in signature work, women’s leadership, faculty development, STEM pipeline, faculty learning hubs, and scholarship of
practice, her work emphasizes learning by doing and lived experience as content and context for teaching and learning.
Writing for the Web: Digital Humanities Class – I did my class live today on my podcast channel!
Writing for the Web: Digital Humanities Class
At the Edge discusses ideas, crossing cultural boundaries to expand ideas about art, writing, knowledge, publishing, and production, while contending with challenges about access, virtual space, political context/challenges, and incursion of cyber cultures.
SEASON TWO 2018-2019