Faculty and staff from La Salle University spoke with the media recently about COVID-19 vaccines, the future of workspaces, Dr. Seuss books, the overlap of baths and mindfulness, and more.
Here are some March media highlights:
How to take a mindful bath
Mashable | March 22
Achieving mindfulness can improve life satisfaction and lower depression, said LeeAnn Cardaciotto, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and associate dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.
La Salle’s latest study abroad programs don’t require travel
KYW Newsradio | March 19
In the absence of physical travel, Lyman Stebbins, Ph.D., associate professor of history, and other faculty have created virtual travel study opportunities to Ireland, Iran, and elsewhere.
Empty offices? Will working at home remain after the pandemic is over?
NBC10 | March 12
More than a year into the pandemic, office buildings and skyscrapers remain largely unused. What will the future hold for these spaces? NBC10 spoke with Swee-Lim Chia, Ph.D., co-chair and associate professor of marketing.
Neighbors want beaver visiting Penn Treaty Park to stick around
KYW Newsradio | March 16
For the first time in a long time, there has been a beaver sighting at Penn Treaty Park. Where did it come from? Where will it settle next? Ecologist James Church, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, weighs in.
How vaccines are made and why we can’t just make them faster
KYW Newsradio | March 4
The processes for producing and distributing a vaccine is complicated. Virologist Jason Diaz, Ph.D., assistant professor of integrated science, business, and technology, explains why.
A year of changed minds: I changed my mind on the American dream
Philadelphia Inquirer | March 7
One’s viewpoint on the significance of professional titles and corporate structure can vary. The pandemic changed hers, wrote Queen Muse, ’12, M.A. ’14, visiting assistant professor of communication, in a Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed. “I give myself as many titles, challenges, breaks, or vacations as I see fit.”
La Salle utilizing tool that helps grads prepare for ‘big interviews’ online
KYW Newsradio | March 22
In an increasingly virtual world, La Salle Career Center director Nikki Bailey and her team have students turning toward a tool that preps them for virtual job and internship interviews.
Philadelphia-area schools, bookstores respond after six Dr. Seuss books stop publishing due to racist, insensitive imagery
CBS3 | March 2
The recent Dr. Seuss conversation is an appropriate time to discuss diversity and representation in children’s literature, said Laura Roy, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of education, in an interview with CBS3.
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