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We're moving our new stories to Denison.edu, the college's super-sweet mothership. Over time, we'll be moving some of our best past stories from TheDEN over there too. In the meantime, we've made available an archive of all stories here. This archive will be available for a few months before this site is permanently shut down. See you at Denison.edu! - June 2016

iTunes U: Learning on demand

Erik Klemetti, assistant professor of geosciences

At least for now, with finals looming, students aren’t going out looking for extra learning opportunities. Soon enough, though, those intellectually restless history majors will be looking to get their astrophysics on whenever they can—that’s liberal arts for you. At the same time, we know our faithful alums probably would give anything to be back in the classroom right now or, at the very least, would like to keep tabs on old professors and their latest research. Prospective students who can’t make it to campus? (Ed. note: You’re missing out!) Of course, you want to know what Denison professors are like (Ed. note: They’re really good!).

You’re all in luck—for you, we’ve got Denison on iTunes U. It’s not a substitute for the classroom experience, of course, but this virtual resource augments and enhances that experience. There are tons of podcasts, vodcasts, and full-length lectures on everything from medieval studies to the recent economic meltdown. As a preview, we’ve included below three recent lectures from the Tuesday Lunch Series for listening online or downloading to your iPod. But don’t take our word for it—whether you’re just beginning the college search; you’re way too curious for just four classes a semester; or you’re simply a lifelong learner, check out Denison on iTunes U today!

Volcanoes, the Internet and the Public’s Role in Science: How the 2010 Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland Was the First 21st Century Eruption (38:46)
Erik Klemetti, Department of Geosciences

Speaking and Organizing Across Difference: Multi-Racial Coalitions and the Work of Child Care (25:30)
Mary Tuominen, Department of Sociology/Anthropology

Neptune’s World: The Fascinating Origin of Earth’s Oceans of Water (37:06)
Robert Malcuit, Emeritus, Department of Geosciences

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