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Academic First Year Experiences

Freshman Faculty Series: Spring 2008 Events (click links for more information)

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Breaking the Spell of Self-Absorption: Introducing U100 Freshmen to the World Beyond Themselves

Blackbird gazing with love at his or her own image in a mirror

Presentation by Ronit Sarig, University 100 faculty member.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon in the CIELO Conference Room (SH 439) .

Ronit's handout from this event (Word .doc file)

Website for the report Amita mentioned: "California's Future: In Your Hands" by Marc Baldassare, Public Policy Institute of California.

Whether you've taught University 100 ten times, never, or only once, you may have noticed how hard it is to get new first-year students to pay attention to--well, lots of things: election issues; world news; information about passing your class (or someone else's); and so on. Join Ronit as she shares ideas about breaking the spell of freshman self-absorption.

Coffee, tea, water, and light snacks provided. Feel free to bring your lunch!