Interdisciplinary Studies

Synthesis

When you order at Chipotle, they ask you if you want a burrito or bowl, white or brown rice, black or pinto beans, for here or to go. With the line out the door and anxiety perched on my shoulder, I would often just pick one or the other for ...
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Network

Networking events have multiple purposes: making connections, personal exposure, finding a job. As a full-time student that has multiple commitments within my university, it becomes challenging to make time to leave campus to attend events like this. In the way that a true interdisciplinary would, Dr. Robin DeRosa helped her ...
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Citation

“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinctions between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, ...
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Grateful

While I was home for this past Thanksgiving break, I found a journal I had kept from my freshman and sophomore years of college. In black ink, I had written: 4/29/15  13 days left of school. Just under two weeks. The entry before that was about leaving school. The ones ...
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Authenticity

Authentic brands have a kind of magic about them that help them to successfully persist within a commercialized market. While conspicuous brands continue to suffer, authentic brands captivate consumers and make them loyal- some paying homage to their favorite brands in unique ways. On one episode of “LA Ink” tattoo ...
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Empathy

In the fall of 2015 when I had moved home from Boston, my mom told me our very close family friend was sick. “Sick with what” I asked “Just sick” she responded. *** He was our neighbor growing up, the father of my childhood best friends. Our families became inseparable, ...
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Sfumato

In Italian, the word sfumato literally means, “going up in smoke” but is recognized to artists as a technique that allows colors to blend without borders. Leonardo Da Vinci was a master at this technique and displayed his sfumato talents in works like The Virgin of the Rocks, and St ...
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Oceans

Most people recognize sharks as a fish with large teeth, dorsal fins, and who are scary by nature. Sharks in the business world are thought of as slick, skilled in their activity, and are often deceptive. Both these sharks have something in common: they’re carnivorous. In the way a real ...
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Prospectus

Karl Lagerfeld believes that analysis kills creativity. Andrew O’Hagan of the New York Times Style Magazine quoted him saying, ‘‘Analysis? What for? To get back to normality? I don’t want to be normal.’’ Fortunately for Karl as the Head of Design and Creative Director of Chanel, he has an entire ...
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Thumbnails

In visual arts, a thumbnail sketch is a way to lay out multiple ideas quickly- outlining specific elements. This is a good way for artists to decide what their overall composition will look and feel like, before they being working. I’ve thought about this brainstorming process for the research paper ...
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