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The Path of an Olympian's Dream
The Path of an Olympian's Dream

Jan 28, 2021

Briana Scurry is widely recognized as one of the best women’s soccer players of all time who, as one of the first African American professional female soccer players, helped diversity the sport. But it wasn’t always easy.

English class gets cool nod in Singaporean novel
English class gets cool nod in Singaporean novel

Jan 28, 2021

A group of Heidelberg students from Barry Devine’s “The Empire writes Back” literature course back in 2019 have left their mark halfway around the world in Singapore. 

One of the novels the class read was “If We Dream Too Long” by Goh Poh Seng. It was written in English, and is considered to be the "first Singaporean novel" and is now a classic in Asian literature. 

Across the Divide: The meaning of 'never again'
Across the Divide: The meaning of 'never again'

Jan 27, 2021

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Heidelberg was the co-host – along with the Together We Remember Coalition – for a global virtual event, Speaking Across the Divide. The presentation featured United Kingdom-based storytellers Dr. Noemie Lopian, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, and Derek Niemann, the grandson of a Nazi SS officer.

Derek and Neomie shared their family stories as a warning of the perils of extremism and to inspire greater understanding.

Taking notice: '10 alum finalist for national teaching honor
Taking notice: '10 alum finalist for national teaching honor

Jan 26, 2021

Many times, the work of classroom teachers goes unnoticed. But Krystina Pratt’s outstanding teaching of her elementary students in New Albany, Ohio, caught someone’s eye.

Kryssie, ’10, is a state finalist for a 2021 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. It’s the nation’s highest honor for math and science teachers, and recognizes outstanding teachers for their contributions to instruction and learning and their ability to help students make progress in those subject areas.

Faculty (+ a few students') research to take center stage
Faculty (+ a few students') research to take center stage

Jan 26, 2021

Like so many other events during the pandemic, the Faculty Research Symposium will look different this year, moving to a virtual format over four days. The 26th annual celebration of faculty creativity and scholarship will take place via Zoom on Feb. 1-4, beginning at 3:00 or 3:30 p.m. each day.

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