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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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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Stress Less: 8 Easy Ways to Calm Your End of Semester Jitters

It’s that time of the semester when you have projects, final tests and presentations due and not nearly enough hours in the day to do them. Many of us will inevitably experience a little bit of stress in our lives as we scramble to get everything done. Some stress is good. Research has shown that it can actually make us more productive, creative and fit. Yet too much stress in our lives can cause a number of health problems. To help you through the end of the semester, I’ve compiled a list (and links) of tried and true stress busters. Relax, study, and enjoy!

1.) Smell this.

Take a whiff of some of these calming scents such as coconut lavender and chocolate to slow down your heart rate and help you to refocus on your studies. Try scented candles or even a bath with a homemade scented sugar scrub.

photocredit carjet.com

photo credit carjet.com

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Survival Guide: Exam Week

As a graduate student I have tried nearly every strategy to get through exam week, from pulling all nighters, living on coffee, and listening to lectures while I’m sleeping. Some things work, and some definitely don’t! Here are some tips and services you might want to take advantage of around campus and Buffalo.

Extended Library Hours
Can’t get any work done at home? Take advantage of our school’s extended library hours the week before exams and the week of exams.


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