08/12/2016 David Montgomery and the latest research to link geologic and oral histories
A recent study led by Chinese researcher Qinglong Wu, provides evidence that supports oral stories of a flood that took place in China about 4,000 years ago. In an accompanying commentary, David Montgomery discusses how the study is the latest to provide historical and geologic support to traditional tales. Read more about the findings and David Montgomery’s commentary here.
07/29/2016 David Montgomery discusses how we can save civilization
How do we sustain civilization? Professor David Montgomery‘s research and ideas on the topic were recently highlighted in the Lancaster Farming: A Farmers Choice newspaper, the leading Northeast and Mid-Atlantic farm newspaper, in the article Slowing Erosion Could Sustain Civilization .
12/30/2015 Jen Marlowe end-of-year review
Tireless human rights advocate Jen Marlowe summarizes the accomplishments of this past year in her end-of-year newsletter. Continue supporting Jen’s ventures through Donkey Saddle Projects here.
12/29/2015 Jen Marlowe: Black Children Matter
As the news is still echoing in our ears that the police office who shot 12 year-old Tamir Rice will not be indicted, read human rights advocate Jen Marlowe‘s latest blog post on the subject.
12/29/2015 Dave Montgomery and Anne Biklé on Wisconsin Public Radio
Listen to co-authors David Montgomery and Anne Biklé on The Joy Cardin Show out of Wisconsin, talking about microbes and their new book, The Hidden Half of Nature.
12/22/2015 Prof. Montgomery’s new book reviewed in The Guardian
Prof. Dave Montgomery‘s new book (created with co-author Anne Biklé) is called The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health, and it has been reviewed by the British newspaper, the Guardian. Read about their remarkable journey from gardening to beating cancer. Stay tuned for more information on a new lecture based on this book!
11/09/2015 Rebekka Armstrong Featured in POZ Magazine
Rebekka Armstrong’s highly informational, entertaining and powerful take on sex education is highlighted in POZ Magazine.
08/24/2015 Elissa Washuta’s student’s launch new journal
Elissa Washuta has served as the faculty advisor for the new online journal from the Institute of American Indian Arts MFA program. The first issue of Mud City Journal is now online!
07/27/2015 Loung Ung’s work to be adapted for Netflix by Angelina Jolie
Author and activist Loung Ung survived the Cambodian Genocide as a child. Now her internationally recognized memoir ‘First They Killed My Father’ is going to be adapted for film by Netflix and Angelina Jolie. Oscar-winning actress Jolie Pitt, who directed 2014’s Unbroken, read Ung’s book, which was published in 2000, and the two became close friends.
“I was deeply affected by Loung’s book,” Jolie Pitt says in a statement accompanying the Netflix announcement. “It deepened forever my understanding of how children experience war and are affected by the emotional memory of it. And it helped me draw closer still to the people of Cambodia, my son’s homeland.”