Learning Places is an interdisciplinary course, taught by Profs. Anne Leonard (Library) and Jason Montgomery (Architecture). Students have been reading, writing, and thinking about the future of Wikipedia, in preparation for an upcoming assignment in which they will choose a Wikipedia article to edit or create, related to the NYC locations they’re studying. They’ve also added their reflections and site reports about a recent visit to nearby Vinegar Hill and Farragut Houses. Take a look through this dynamic and well-organized course site!
A group of Hospitality Management students is participating in an exchange program with students from Universite d’Evry in Paris for the month of June. They’re taking turns writing “Paris Correspondent” blog posts reflecting on their activities each day, including plenty of photographs! It looks like a great experience, and we’re happy they’re sharing it with the OpenLab community and beyond!
This project was created by students in Prof. Laura Westengard’s course, ENG 3407: Gothic Literature and Visual Culture. Students have posted photographs, video, and written about numerous Gothic sites in New York City, analyzing them through the theories and concepts they’ve been learning in class. For those interested in taking their own spooky tour, the students created a Google Map that includes all the locations on the site. Check it out, but as they warn, enter at your own risk!
Students in Prof. Claire Stewart’s Culinary Improvisation course are reflecting on their cooking techniques and the foods they use for weekly improvisational challenges in the kitchen. We were impressed with the detailed descriptions of their process, accompanied by photographs they took themselves. By reading through their posts and comments they’ve made on each other’s work, you get a sense of the community they’re building in the class. Take a look at what they’re up to, but with a warning that it might make you hungry!
In Inna Guzenfeld’s Historical Preservation course, students are considering questions such as how historical significance is determined, and researching examples of cultural heritage preservation. They’ve also done field research at a historic district in NYC, documenting their observations about the site and its architectural significance. The course site is clean and well-structured, making everything easy to find. Take a look!
Professor Michael Krondl‘s Culinary Tourism course is, as the site tagline says, “exploring New York’s exciting food landscape,” and one of the great things about the course site is that it shares those experiences with us on the OpenLab! The class has already taken a few culinary field trips–or walking food tours–of the Flatiron, Astoria, and Williamsburg neighborhoods, during which they sampled food in each neighborhood and wrote about their experience on the course site. By the end of the semester students will be creating a culinary walking tour of their own. They’ve also been trying out a new food and blogging about it, under the “food first” category. In addition to the great interactive work students are doing, the site includes many resources for all the foodies out there in the Blogroll and Links sections in the right-hand sidebar. Check it out!