The “Wonder” of Teaching and Learning

Please put the Renwick Gallery on your “must-see” list if you are visiting Washington this month or next. Located directly across from the White House, the Renwick was the first building built in the US specifically to house an art museum. It recently completed a major two-year renovation before reopening last fall. Since November 2015, […]

Look Outside the Classroom to Draw Students in  

Back in January, when the lottery jackpot pool topped $1 billion, I broke down and bought a couple of tickets for the first time in my life. I know, I know. I had a far better chance of getting struck by lightning, or being bitten by a shark. But each workday evening I wait by […]

E-Cigarettes and Cambrian Fossils

One of Washington’s pleasant surprises has been how frequently my wife Erin and I get to see friends and colleagues who are passing through town. In one recent week, for example, we had a chance to see my former Battelle colleague Hyoshin Kim, and Erin’s colleague Jean-Bernard Caron from the Royal Ontario Museum. Hyoshin is […]