“I don’t know what it means to be a professor,” Shane Underwood told me. We were sitting in his office on an early afternoon of spring semester 2017 with about four other students crowded in on whatever available chairs they could find. Others stand in the doorway or spill out into the hallway, playing live action Frogger trying to stay out of the way of the passing professors. The low light from the desk lamp, the mini fridge and TV monitor on the walls conveyed …
Honors students shine bright at research conference
Nervous laughter and chatter filled the hallways of the University of Irvine on Saturday, March 26, creating an exhilarating atmosphere when hundreds of community college students gathered to present the results of their research during the annual Honors Transfer Council of California (HTCC) conference.
English professor discusses literature in the Anthropocene
For hundreds of years, our perception of nature as a momentous, constant force was exemplified in literature by cascading waterfalls, snow-tipped mountains and dependability of the seasons. But as the planet warms and the climate changes, professor Robert Oventile told PCC students Tuesday that the way we interpret literature from the past and write new literature is also changing.