Achieving environmental sustainability requires creativity and active involvement, not just understanding. Greenhouse students who took Mary Arthur’s 1-credit course, “Real World Sustainability: Stepping into the Community” during the spring 2015 semester share their experience in this video. The course provided students with the opportunity to learn how others have developed new ideas in the service of sustainability, and how they are implementing those ideas through the development of various types of organizations.
In the final part of this series, this Transnational Lives podcast focuses on social theory and the intersection of Spanish and American culture. In this podcast, Cate Gooch, a graduate student from the Department of English, Josh Martin, a graduate student from Hispanic Studies, and Yorki Encalada, a graduate student from Hispanic Studies, speak with William Nericcio about Mexican transnationalism and the development of his studies with “Mextasy,” his fight against stereotypes.
In part two of a four part series, this Transnational Lives podcast focuses upon social theory, language, and society and the roles they play in diversity. In this podcast, Sheryl Means, a graduate student within the College of Education, Anna Stone, a graduate student in English, and Jonathan Tinnin, a graduate student in English, speak with Otto Santa Ana about his work within sociolinguistics, his focus on English and Spanish, and how his interest in this field began. Otto Santa Ana is Professor at the César Chávez Department of Chicana & Chicano Studies, University of California, Los Angeles and his work, spanning across many platforms, focuses on the interplay between language, society, and immigration.
Connecting with people from around the world is much easier now than it has ever been before. With the internet, phones, and fast travel, we can build relationships and networks in new ways - breaking through the barriers of national boundaries. This development of relationships and their influence despite national borders is known as transnationalism, a social phenomenon that we will be focusing on throughout a four part series. Join the conversation as we kick off the series with Lauren Copeland, a graduate student from the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, Pathmanesan Sanmugeswaran, a graduate student in Anthropology, and Agata Grzelczak, a graduate student in Hispanic Studies, as they interview Nina Glick-Schiller, one of the pioneers of transnational studies. Glick-Schiller’s research has spanned across her career, influencing scholars both in the humanities and social studies.