Dean's Corner

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Get Some Rest, But Have Some Fun

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A week from now, you all will be unbound from the academic commitments of the semester.

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A Tasty Treat

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Most of you likely are going to be living in your parents’ home again until spring semester starts on January 11.

Emily Harrington free climbing in Yosemite National Park.

Hold On

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“The final stretch is the hardest part”—you’ve heard that saying. We are nearing the end of the semester, and getting to the finish line after months of preparation can be tough.

The words thank you in multiple languages.

Giving Thanks

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I grew up not knowing about Thanksgiving, as this is mostly a celebration in the United States and Canada. But I have come to love this festive day which kicks off the holiday season.

Dr. Seuss' Sam I Am holding up green eggs and ham.

Turning Barriers Into Opportunities

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Dr. Seuss’s publisher once challenged him to write a children’s book using only 50 different words. Could you do it? Dr. Seuss could, and did. He wrote Green Eggs and Ham to answer the challenge.

A cartoon of a woman struggling with the fall time change.

Daylight Saving Time Ends

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It's that time of the year again: specifically, the end of Daylight Saving Time. I woke up on Sunday morning and saw one clock reading 7 a.m. and the other 8 a.m.

Movie poster for My Octopus Teacher featuring a man diving with an octopus.

My Octopus Teacher

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Nature is always teaching us something.

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You Are Stronger Than You Think

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We are midway through the semester, as hard as that is to believe. Strict social distancing and virtual teaching have made it a hard semester.

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Email Tips from Dr. Lopez

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As probably often happens to you, when I was searching the Internet, a series of articles appeared at the bottom of the screen, and one in particular caught my attention: “How to Write Email

Your Future is Our Focus

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Dr. Irma Lopez welcomes you with the Fall 2020 Matriculation message!