We Lead Interdisciplinary Lives. We Need Interdisciplinary Learning! – Dr. Rosanne Welch [Video] (26:32)

Thanks to having met Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal (Dr. Jawa) while we were both doing TEDx talks in 2016, he invited me to present on the pedagogy of the flipped classroom that I practice in my classes in the IGE Department for his panel: “Advances in Engineering Education Symposium” at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference held on the CalPoly campus last week.

Titled “From Atoms to Applications” this conference is the 99th annual Pacific Division Meeting of the group and the first ever held at CPP. 

We Lead Interdisciplinary Lives. We Need Interdisciplinary Learning! - Dr. Rosanne Welch [Video] (26:32)

 

 

I ended up using the title “We Live Interdisciplinary Lives/We Need Interdisciplinary Education” for my presentation and it dovetailed quite nicely with the other presentations made by Dr. Jawa on Framing as an Effective Pedagogical Approach, Paul Nissenson on Creating An Online Engineering Video Library At A State University, and Kamran Abedini on “Puzzles Principles“. Both Professor Abedini and Jawaharlal are past recipients of the Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching awards on campus so it was an honor to be asked to share the panel with them.

Each of us advocated for flipped classrooms and for hands on exercises and experiences that make learning something that lasts.

Rmw aaas 1We Lead Interdisciplinary Lives. We Need Interdisciplinary Learning! - Dr. Rosanne Welch [Video] (26:32)

More on Mazzei: Filippo Mazzei: Italian of the Week via the Sons of Italy Blog

Mazzei cover small 2This series will focus on material I found while researching my book, America’s Forgotten Founding Father: A Novel Based on the Life of Filippo Mazzei.

While I only used a portion of my total research, there are a host of little tidbits of information on this amazing man which I wanted to share here. — Rosanne.


Mazzei sons of italyFilippo Mazzei: Italian of the Week via the Sons of Italy Blog

Filippo Mazzei was born in 1730 in Tuscany, Italy. He studied medicine in his home country, but soon moved to London to try his hand at being a wine merchant. Thanks to his business connections, he befriended Thomas Jefferson, the two exchanged letters for several years before actually meeting. In 1773, Filippo – who had at that time adopted the name Philip – moved to Virginia. 

There he purchased some property and started his next phase in life as a farmer and revolutionary. During this time Filippo worked closely with Jefferson. The two would create and print various propaganda on independence and religious freedom, and he was among a select group who Jefferson asked to take a look at a draft of the Declaration of Independence.

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Speaking at American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Pacific Regional Conference – “From Atoms to Applications

Speaking at American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Pacific Regional Conference - “From Atoms to Applications

Speaking at American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Pacific Regional Conference – “From Atoms to Applications

My talk was Pedagogy of the Flipped Classroom

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From The Research Vault: Storytellers To the Nation: A History of American Television Writing by Tom Stempel

From The Research Vault: Storytellers To the Nation: A History of American Television Writing by Tom Stempel

This work shows the behind-the-scenes writers of the best and the worst American television shows. Writers instanced include Paddy Chafesky and Steven Bochco, recounting their experiences of working and fighting with network producers, censors and stars. The books uses interviews and ancedotes  — Amazon.com


 

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Preparing to speak at American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Pacific Regional Conference – “From Atoms to Applications”

My talk was Pedagogy of the Flipped Classroom

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04 How Monkees Directors & Who Is Rosanne Welch? from How The Monkees Changed Television [Video] (1:02)

What this entire presentation — How The Monkees Changed Television with Rosanne Welch, PhD (Complete Presentation and Q&A) [Video] (45:06)

04 How Monkees Directors & Who Is Rosanne Welch? from How The Monkees Changed Television

Rosanne Welch, PhD, Author of Why The Monkees Matter, presents “How The Monkees Changed Television” at a Cal State Fullerton Lunch Lecture on May 8, 2018.

In this talk, she shows how The Monkees, and specifically their presence on television, set the stage for large changes to come in the late 1960s.

 

Transcript

…and they won for Best Director who happened to be James Frawley who was a new young guy in town. He grew up to direct the original Muppets Movie and win several awards in his career. So this is how he got started and you’ll see some similarities between the four guys and The Muppets. They’re all just kind of characters having fun. So, just to let you know who I am as John was happy to say, I was television writer for many years. I wrote on Beverly Hills 90210, a show called Picket Fences which I adored but was canceled in its third season and I spent a long time on Touched By An Angel. I did a documentary for ABC News Nightline which was based on the American Legion Boys Nation group. There 50th anniversary year for 1963. They had all met President John F. Kennedy and 1993 Bill Clinton who was one of them was President of the United States and they had a reunion at The White House and so I got meet with them and interview them about their life and what they had lived through.


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Rosanne Welch, PhD is a writer, producer and university professor with credits that include Beverly Hills 90210, Picket Fences, Touched by an Angel and ABC NEWS/Nightline. Other books include Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture (McFarland, 2017) and Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection (ABC-CLIO, 2017), named to the 2018 Outstanding References Sources List, by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association. Welch has also published chapters in Torchwood Declassified: Investigating Mainstream Cult Television (I.B.Tauris) and The American Civil War on Film and TV: Blue and Gray in Black and White and Color (Lexington Books, 2018) and essays in Doctor Who and Race: An Anthology and Outside In Makes it So, and Outside in Boldly Goes (both edited by Robert Smith). By day she teaches courses on the history of screenwriting and on television writing for the Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting programs. Her talk “The Importance of Having a Female Voice in the Room” at the 2016 TEDxCPP is available on YouTube.

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Dejected and disillusioned about his family, Filippo returned to London and in 1764 he opened a shop selling imported Italian wares including wine and olive oil. He named the shop Martini & Company to avoid incurring a reputation as merely a shopkeeper, since he still didn’t know what the future would hold. While he had decided not to pursue medicine anymore, he felt he had simply fallen into business and wanted to stay open to other opportunities as they arose.

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More on Mazzei: 30 Days of Thomas Jefferson on Wine – Day 10

Mazzei cover small 2This series will focus on material I found while researching my book, America’s Forgotten Founding Father: A Novel Based on the Life of Filippo Mazzei.

While I only used a portion of my total research, there are a host of little tidbits of information on this amazing man which I wanted to share here. — Rosanne.


More on Mazzei: 30 Days of Thomas Jefferson on Wine – Day 1030 Days of Thomas Jefferson on Wine – Day 10

Since this series is intended to focus on ‘Thomas Jefferson on Wine’ I will try to stick specifically to the subject, and not ramble too much about TJ’s drinking buddies.  I am deviating slightly from our course by introducing one of the more interesting characters in Jefferson’s life, Philip Mazzei.  Like most posts in this series, this one is by no means an exhaustive treatment of the life of a very complex man.  Instead, this is merely an introduction to someone who played a significant role in Jefferson’s life – politically, personally and with wine.

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From The Research Vault: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

From The Research Vault: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

From The Research Vault: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

 The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

Here is the story of a precarious childhood, with an alcoholic father (who would die when she was nine) and a devoted but overburdened mother, and of the refuge a little girl took from the turmoil at home with her passionately spirited paternal grandmother. But it was when she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes that the precocious Sonia recognized she must ultimately depend on herself.  She would learn to give herself the insulin shots she needed to survive and soon imagined a path to a different life. With only television characters for her professional role models, and little understanding of what was involved, she determined to become a lawyer, a dream that would sustain her on an unlikely course, from valedictorian of her high school class to the highest honors at Princeton, Yale Law School, the New York County District Attorney’s office, private practice, and appointment to the Federal District Court before the age of forty. Along the way we see how she was shaped by her invaluable mentors, a failed marriage, and the modern version of extended family she has created from cherished friends and their children. Through her still-astonished eyes, America’s infinite possibilities are envisioned anew in this warm and honest book.  — Amazon.com


 

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03 How The “Why The Monkees Matter” Book Was Created from How The Monkees Changed Television with Rosanne Welch PhD

What this entire presentation — How The Monkees Changed Television with Rosanne Welch, PhD (Complete Presentation and Q&A) [Video] (45:06)

03 How

Rosanne Welch, PhD, Author of Why The Monkees Matter, presents “How The Monkees Changed Television” at a Cal State Fullerton Lunch Lecture on May 8, 2018.

In this talk, she shows how The Monkees, and specifically their presence on television, set the stage for large changes to come in the late 1960s.

 

Transcript

Meeting all those folks was really interesting and I realized I had much more material than just for that article. So then I started looking around and I realized there were critical studies books explaining Gilligans Island and The Brady Bunch and Hogan’s Heros and there wasn’t a book about The Monkees, which shocked me and I also knew at that time that their 50th anniversary was coming up so that’s a great time to get some free publicity so I put the book together and was able to put it out that same year so that was really a lot of fun. So we’ll talk about how The Monkees Changed Television. First of all, you’ll notice in this picture — the show on 2 Emmys in its first year. So this isn’t some piece of fluff that’s just for little children. They won for Best New Comedy Series which ranks them right up there with Seinfeld and The Big Bang Theory and all the major shows.


 Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture

    

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About Rosanne Welch, PhD

Rosanne Welch, PhD is a writer, producer and university professor with credits that include Beverly Hills 90210, Picket Fences, Touched by an Angel and ABC NEWS/Nightline. Other books include Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture (McFarland, 2017) and Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection (ABC-CLIO, 2017), named to the 2018 Outstanding References Sources List, by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association. Welch has also published chapters in Torchwood Declassified: Investigating Mainstream Cult Television (I.B.Tauris) and The American Civil War on Film and TV: Blue and Gray in Black and White and Color (Lexington Books, 2018) and essays in Doctor Who and Race: An Anthology and Outside In Makes it So, and Outside in Boldly Goes (both edited by Robert Smith). By day she teaches courses on the history of screenwriting and on television writing for the Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting programs. Her talk “The Importance of Having a Female Voice in the Room” at the 2016 TEDxCPP is available on YouTube.