Welcome to Heads Up, a blogging experiment that aims to:
- connect the people, parts, and principles of Durham Academy;
- share ideas about learning and human development;
- spotlight a few of the many wondrous things I get to see every day at Durham Academy.
Thanks for reading the posts below — and sending news, links and ideas worth sharing.
Michael Ulku-Steiner, Head of School
Among the best guest speakers I can remember at Durham Academy was E. O. Wilson, “the father of sociobiology” and “father of biodiversity.” Wilson was over 70 at the time of his visit. Still he riveted our students like few ever have – with tales of his research on ants, his travels to all parts of the globe, his love for various ecosystems, and his passion for the powers of simple, wide-eyed observation.
Click here for a great (multimedia) introduction to Wilson (named in 1995 by Time magazine one of the most influential 25 Americans and in 2005 by Foreign Policy one of the world’s 100 leading intellectuals).
This week DA parent Catherine Clabby was happy to announce a birth of sorts. For two years she has worked as Senior Editor on E.O. Wilson’…
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