November 18, 2007
In this podcast, we feature part two of a phone interview with Saint Anselm History Professor Beth Salerno who is spending this academic year in South Korea as part of the Fulbright Scholar program. Read more
October 26, 2007
Can you imagine living in a country where everything you say gets consistently lost in translation? How about the feeling of always being stared at because you look so different? And could you eat food that you don’t even know how to pronounce?
Saint Anselm History Professor Beth Salerno is having just this kind of experience in South Korea, where she is currently living and teaching as part of the Fulbright Scholar Program.
In this podcast, we feature part one of a two-part phone interview with Professor Salerno from her home in South Korea. We discuss why she chose to go to South Korea and live within a culture so very different from her own, the tourist experiences she’s had, and what the food is really like.
She also tells me why she doesn’t always feel so far away from the United States when it comes to her students’ choice of attire.
Professor Salerno is blogging about her adventures in South Korea this entire academic year. She includes entries about her cultural experiences along with many photos documenting her life in Asia. You can access Professor Salerno’s blog at www.anselm.edu/koreablog.
Be sure to look out for part two of my interview where I ask Professor Salerno about living so close to North Korea, the South’s views toward its northern neighbor, and the first thing she wants to do when she returns to the United States.
Photos courtesy of Professor Beth Salerno
August 27, 2007
Follow Prof. Beth Salerno, associate professor of history, as she blogs about her experiences in South Korea during the 2007-2008 academic year. Prof. Salerno was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at Pyeongtaek University in South Korea through June 2008. She is teaching courses in U.S. history, including issues of gender, race, and citizenship.
You can visit Prof. Salerno’s blog at http://blogs.saintanselmcollege.net/bethsalerno where you’ll find photos and a recounting of her day-to-day life in South Korea. If you want to receive her blog posts by e-mail on the day they are posted, an e-mail subscription form is provided on the blog.
In the past two weeks, Prof. Salerno has settled into her apartment, gone shopping, and has made her way around using public transportation. Her classes begin this week.
Prof. Salerno is one of approximately 800 American faculty and professionals selected to travel abroad through the Fulbright Scholar Program this year. The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 to strengthen international peace and understanding through scholarly exchange.
June 3, 2007
Students from Saint Anselm College join the University of Oklahoma Center for Classical Archaeology and Civilizations in Italy this May and June. You can follow the progress of the excavation by visiting www.anselmclassics.com. Students will be blogging, podcasting, and posting photos regularly during the time of the dig.
The excavation project is near Castel Viscardo, a town located at the southwest edge of Umbria approximately 8 miles northwest of Orvieto. Preliminary inspection of the area indicated the remains of what seems to be a Roman villa. This ‘villa’ lies immediately at the base of the immanence on which Castel Viscardo is located.
Last season (2006) uncovered many intriguing finds which posed more questions than answers. This 2007 season will focus on expanding trenches and unearthing clues which we hope will help us to unlock the mystery of the site.
Included below are links to some recent blog posts and podcasts.
Links ›› About the Project • Podcasts • Photo Gallery • Project Blog
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July 27, 2006
A story about the archaeological dig in Italy run by David George, classics professor and chair, and Linda Rulman, classics lecturer, and including seven Saint Anselm students ran July 16 in the New Hampshire Union Leader.
You can visit the Classics archaeological dig blog and podcast at www.anselmclassics.com.
June 8, 2006
As first reported in this blog on May 7, seven Saint Anselm students, along with classics professors David George and Linda Rulman, have joined students and faculty from the University of Oklahoma Center for Classical Archaeology and Civilizations in Italy for a month-long archeological excavation.
You can follow the progress of the excavation by visiting the project’s Web site at www.anselmclassics.com. Throughout the month of June, the dig’s participants will be documenting their experiences through their blog, podcast, and photo gallery.