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In Bhutan, Collaborating to Ethically Preserve an Indigenous Bioculture 

In 2017, Dawn Murray, a Professor in the Environmental Studies Department and Director of the BS in Environmental Studies, Sustainability, and Sciences, traveled to the Kingdom of Bhutan by invitation from the Monpa people to collaborate with them to document the knowledge of their last community healer, Ap Tawla. Ap Tawla, who was in his 80s, feared that his death would mark the extinction of much of the Monpa people’s collective wisdom, which like a braid reaching back in time, connects them with their ancestors. 

Claudia Kielich Publishes Greek Island Adventures

Claudia Kielich ’04, ’06 (Los Angeles, BA and MA in Organizational Management) recently published Greek Island Adventures: Escapades for the Sophisticated Traveler, which includes tales of romance, humorous escapades, charming…

Shannon Kringen Publishes New Book of Poetry

Shannon Kringen ’13 (Seattle, UGS) published a poetry book entitled Kringonian Pizzazz: KringSPEAK Poetry Goddess KRING. The inspiration for this book was Kringen’s synesthesia, which is when your brain routes…

S6 E1: Supporting Non-Traditional Learners Starts With Respecting Their Knowledge

For those of us who have been shut out of higher education in the past, the path back to being a successful student is full of obstacles. The right support can make this a little easier, though.  In this episode, we explore this question with Russell Thornhill and Kathryn Pope, the Co-Directors of the BRIDGE program on Antioch’s Los Angeles campus—a financially free program that has helped over 700 students gain experience and credit studying at the college level. We try to answer how best to support each other as we advance in knowledge and power.