Why we need to expand our environmental vocabulary

Before we make giant leaps toward a sustainable world, Zoe Nyssa suggests we start with a small step. In her lecture “We Need to Talk (About How We Talk) About the Environment,” the assistant professor of anthropology explores how simply expanding our environmental vocabulary can potentially lead to more innovative responses to climate change. “When […]

Redesigning communication

As her students say, Melanie Morgan has a knack for making even the murkiest, most complicated material seem crystal clear. Such is the art of communication, the subject she has been teaching at Purdue for the past 16 years. An associate professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication, Morgan is a recipient of the […]

‘Hamilton’ musical phenomenon becomes course

Eight years ago, at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word, actor-composer-playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda breathed new life into American history. He unfurled the story of the nation’s first Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton, in a raw, riveting rap song, which went on to become the opening number in his groundbreaking Broadway musical, […]