Today Weds. 4/11 follows a FRIDAY class schedule

Hello All,

This is a reminder that TODAY, WEDNESDAY 4/11, FOLLOWS A FRIDAY CLASS SCHEDULE AT BMCC.

That means we do not meet and you should go to your Friday classes.

We will meet again on MONDAY 4/16.

See you all Monday,

Prof. Jaime Weida

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Class WAS Cancelled Today

Hello All,

Yes, I cancelled class today because I am not feeling at all well. I apologize profusely if there was no cancellation notice posted – I called in sick several hours ahead of time and requested a cancellation notice be put on the classroom door, but it can sometimes be tough to get things done in Fiterman Hall. Please check this website for updates about upcoming things. I will post more when I am feeling better.

Best,

Prof. Jaime Weida

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Final Paper and Important Reminders

Hello All,

As we discussed in class tonight, our FINAL RESEARCH PAPER WILL BE DUE BY 8 PM ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 23.

Friday 3/30 – Sunday 4/8:

  • SPRING BREAK – NO BMCC CLASSES MEET DURING THIS TIME!

Monday 4/9:

Wednesday 4/11: 

  • FRIDAY CLASS SCHEDULE – WE DO NOT MEET.

Have a safe and fun Spring Break,

Prof. Jaime Weida

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Upcoming Things

Hello All,

We are coming up on Spring Break very soon.  Please see below for a schedule of upcoming things of which you should be aware:

Wednesday 3/28:

  • We will be discussing the final research paper.  This paper will be due during the final exam period (date TBA) and is worth 50% of your final grade.

Friday 3/30 – Sunday 4/8:

  • SPRING BREAK – NO BMCC CLASSES MEET DURING THIS TIME!

Monday 4/9:

Wednesday 4/11: 

  • FRIDAY CLASS SCHEDULE – WE DO NOT MEET.

Best,

Prof. Jaime Weida

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Updated Class Materials

Hello All,

Here are some of the class materials I have showed recently.

Click the image of Radclyffe Hall below for the info I showed about her in class recently:


Enjoy,

Prof. Jaime Weida

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BMCC IS CLOSED WEDS. 3/21!

Hello All,

Due to the incoming winter storm, BMCC is CLOSED all day Wednesday 3/21.  This means we do not have class on that day.

We WILL have our in-class essay on Monday, 3/26.  Please remember that our in-class essay will be about either or BOTH:

See you all next week,

Prof. Jaime Weida

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Scientist Stephen Hawking Dead at 76

Hello All,

This is not related to our class content, but something about which I think you should know.  Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking just died at the age of 76.  For those of you who do not know who he was, Hawking was one of the most brilliant scientists of our time.  He helped develop the theory of the big bang and revolutionized our understanding of black holes.  He also was one of the first “celebrity scientists” who, like Neil DeGrasse Tyson, helped interest non-scientists in science and make science “cool.”  He is perhaps best known for his famous book, A Brief History of Time.  Most recently, Hawking was speaking out about the dangers of climate change.  Hawking was also a fan of pop culture and did voices for The Simpsons and Futurama.  He also guest-starred on The Big Bang Theory.

Hawking was diagnosed with degenerative motor neurone disease in his twenties and was not expected to live past 25.  In the half-century since then, he completely changed the field of astrophysics and our understanding of the universe.

Click the picture of Hawking below to read the obituary from The Guardian:

As many of you know, I used to be in science (I have degrees in astrophysics and physics) before switching to English as a career.  Whenever people ask me why I left physics, one answer I almost always give is, “I realized I would never be Stephen Hawking.”

Best,

Prof. Jaime Weida

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