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Semester in Shanghai

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures is announcing a study abroad program available to all Queen's University students in their third year who would like to spend fall semester 2014 at Fudan University in Shanghai.

The application is now open and the deadline is 28 February 2014. For more information about the program and application, please visit the Semester in Shanghai website.

International award recognizes outstanding teaching

John Smol recently received the Ramon Margalef Award for Excellence in Education from the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), the same organization that recognized his research excellence five years ago.

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Curriculum changes reflect changing trends in student learning

The new Languages, Literatures and Cultures department (LLCU) is making some curriculum changes as part of an annual review of its overall academic program.

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Teacher’s Test Produces Stunning Results

By Katrina Heer/For The Whig-Standard

When Queen's University professor Anne Godlewska encountered a large class size last year, her first thought wasn't about how she was going to handle the workload, it was about how she was going to teach her students.

"I thought to myself, 'I don't want to teach huge classes of people I never get to know' … there's just no joy in teaching that way," she said.

Instead, she decided to conduct a study and the early results were remarkable.

PSYC 100 has been Redesigned

PSYC 100 has been redesigned.  The new PSYC 100 brings students together two hours per week instead of three; one hour for a lecture and one hour to work though activities in small tutorial groups.

In recent years, we have become concerned about the level of student engagement in PSYC 100. Student engagement is the result of active and collaborative learning, something that is hard to achieve in a large introductory course such as the Principles of Psychology with its 450-700 students per section!

Dr. Peter Loock, Bithun Sarkar (Eng. Chem. 2011) and Tragically Hip guitarist Paul Langlois demonstrate the “Photonic Guitar” in a 5 min clip shown by the Discovery Channel.

Dr. Peter Loock, Bithun Sarkar (Eng. Chem. 2011) and Tragically Hip guitarist Paul Langlois demonstrate the “Photonic Guitar” in a 5 min clip shown by the Discovery Channel. Paul plays a custom-built acoustic guitar made by Dagmar Guitars (luthier: Pete
Swanson). The “Photonic Guitar” is interrogated with laser light and is equipped with 7 fiber-optic sensors which act as pick-ups for the vibrations of the guitar body.

For more information and to watch a short video, please visit the Department of Chemistry website found here.

School of Music Concerts

Choose from among more than a dozen musical events taking place on campus in November and December.

School of Music Calendar...

Attracting more women to the world of computing

KINGSTON, ON – This week, Queen’s University’s School of Computing will host the Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing. The first in Canada held under the U.S. Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) umbrella, it brings together students, faculty, and professionals from around the province.

Queen's professor shortlisted for international writing prize

Dr. Robert Morrison of the Faculty of English has been nominated for a top British literary award for his biography of Thomas De Quincey, The English Opium Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey.

“I am gobsmacked,” Morrison said in a news release. “Being shortlisted for the oldest literary prize in Britain seems impossible. I am absolutely elated.”

Second Juno Won in School of Music

School of Music instructor Marjan Mozetich is the 2010 winner of a Juno—Canada’s biggest music award—in the classical composition of the year category.