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Embedded in Art Seminar

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 4:23 pm

As many of you know, I am a HUGE fan of the American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. HUGE. So when I noticed that Peggy Smith in the Art Department was teaching a seminar on him this semester I asked her if I could sit in on the class in return for being the ‘embedded’ librarian and helping her students with research. She agreed and over the break she shared her syllabus with me and I, in turn created a research guide for the class. yesterday was the first day of class. I had expected mostly Seniors, but the makeup of the class ranges from Sophomores to Seniors with various experience with and knowledge of Wright. The assignment for the first day had them interview two people about what they knew about Wright and to Google him and find out an interesting fact. It turned out to be a great way to get the class talking and as various issues were brought up in the discussion I was able to find more information online and I posted links on the ‘Class Notes’ tabs for students to refer to later. I will also be helping students research for various class presentations and their final paper. I am REALLY looking forward to the class and will post updates during the semester. I leave you with a great Wright quote: “A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.”

3 Responses to “Embedded in Art Seminar”

  1. Roz-

    This is really great, and I’m jealous. what a great opportunity for one who loves FLW as I know you do! A great nickname for you in this course might be “Falling Research.”

  2. Another example of how your job loves you as much as you love your job!

  3. Great opportunity to teach what you love. Good idea Roz! I’m happy for you.

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