Making Tracks

Making Tracks

James Pennebaker Symposium Interview from Faculty Innovation Center. Because more people than ever are signing up for degree programs, Pennebaker has been able to fund experimental testing regimes and pay Teaching Assistants to craft really good questions. People who don’t have to come up with good questions don’t realize how difficult it is to write a good test question. FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: TVZ

Wilderness Retreating

Wilderness Retreating

I’m here to talk to you about three terrible, awful mistakes that I think that you’re probably making in your work lives and quite possibly in your personal relationships as well. The good news is that I’m also going to tell you how to fix these mistakes. I’m just going to jump right in and tell you what these mistakes Mistake number one

Jacques Audiard

Jacques Audiard

Dheepan, a new Jacques Audiard film, is coming to theaters soon – if it hasn’t already arrived. The script, about three Tamil refugees from war-torn Sri Lanka seeking asylum in France, was co-written with Tom Bidegain – with whom Audiard also did The Prophet and Rust and Bone.

Bilingualism & Neuroplasticity

Bilingualism & Neuroplasticity

Ellen Bialystok [ University of Reading ] I’m going to be talking about my research that shows how a very ordinary experience — bilingualism — has the ability to change and improve cognitive function across the lifespan and even delay symptoms of dementia in older age. Thank you so much for this incredible honor. It’s tremendous to be here and I want to

Trash

Trash

Trash [ Brazil ] is a Brazilian-British adventure drama thriller film directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Richard Curtis, based on Andy Mulligan’s 2010 novel of same name. Trash follows three Brazilian street teenagers in Rio de Janeiro; Raphael, Gardo, and Rat (Jun-Jun) who spend their time picking through litter in the hope of finding useful waste. One day they discover a