2 Minutes with Professor Seidman

Professor Derek Seidman is the new man on campus.

Okay, so this is really his third semester, but he still has that new professor smell.

I had the chance to interview Professor Seidman last spring. During the interview we cover huge issues, such as which came first the chicken or the egg? I have had the privilege to take classes with Professor Seidman and his classes are always filled with great information; he really challenges student to think objectively and create their own opinion. History is not always black and white, so he allows us to use colored lenses (if you will) when viewing history and uncovering the myths from the facts.

Take a look at this entertaining and informing video. You won’t regret it.

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Things I Wish I Knew as a Freshman

urlAs a freshman once upon a time, I can recall wandering the hallways and looking for my class in Bauer only to realize that I was lost in KAB. It takes some time to get a grasp of your surroundings, but give yourself some credit. You’ve come so far! Perhaps you’ve left the nest and are now learning to live on your own. Maybe you are still at home and commuting to school. Nonetheless, you’ve graduated high school and you’re at D’Youville now. That in itself deserves a pat on the back!

As I enter the upper years of my degree, I can recall the many things that I wish I knew as a freshman. Here are some tips that hopefully will be of use to you.

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The Art of Medicine: Education, History, and Adventures in Florence, Italy

For the past two weeks, I had the amazing opportunity to travel with some other students from D’Youville College to the city of Florence, Italy. The purpose of the trip was to take a two week course designed specifically for us by the University of Florence, in cooperation with D’Youville’s Math and Natural Sciences Department. italy groupAlthough it may seem so, this trip wasn’t strictly business. While working towards getting our credit for the class, we were allowed plenty of free time to explore, shop, and most importantly, to have fun!

I’ll start with some facts about the city, tell you about the course we took, and then list some information so you can get involved for next year!

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Wanderlust: Ways to Cure the Curiosity on a Student Budget

images (1)D’Youville’s motto ‘Educating for Life’ subtly echoes the inquisitive and ambitious nature of their students & alumni.  Surely, it doesn’t end at our intellectual education alone.  Being a Canadian student living in America, I continue to be excited by the slight differences between the two countries.  One thing that particularly disappoints me is that, as a student, I have few resources and time to travel and do the things that I enjoy.  Over the past year, however, I’ve learned to make lemon juice out of my lemons; let me share with you what I mean.

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