Patricia O’Hara, the Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Chemistry, teaches a First Year Seminar called "Liquid Gold" about olive oil. In the class session the students are making soap, which in France was traditionally made with olive oil.

The interdisciplinary field of Education Studies examines the history, purpose, politics, and consequences of education. Students who major in Education Studies will draw on a range of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches to think through crucial questions for democracy: education’s role in the production of citizens and nations; education’s role as a tool of cultural reproduction and transformation; the sources and mechanisms of social inequalities; how teaching and learning happen; and how and why schools and school systems look the ways they do.

A warm welcome from the new Education Studies department

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