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The Commons
 is a faculty-essay series published by the School of Arts and Sciences on topics that address a general audience in order to encourage the sharing of ideas, increase the dialogue among disciplines, and enrich the life of the University through inter-disciplinary engagement among faculty and students across campus.

Enjoy each essay below, and if you are a member of faculty at the University of Bridgeport (in any discipline), please download our Submission Guidelines (PDF). Thank you for your interest!

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My Long Awaited Homecoming (PDF)
by Yanmin Yu, Ph.D. 
Professor, Chair for Mass Communication and Global Media and Communication Studies
(University of Bridgeport, 2016)

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The Mindfulness Revolution (PDF)
by Donna Oropall
Lecturer of Human Services
(University of Bridgeport, 2015)

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Resident Alien (PDF)
by Roxie Ray, Director, First Year Studies and Academic Resource Center
(University of Bridgeport, 2015)

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Unspoken Connections: How I Learned to Love Punctuation (PDF)
by Amy Nawrocki, Senior Lecturer of English
(University of Bridgeport, 2014)

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Yours Truly: The Practice of Writing Letters (PDF)
by Eric D. Lehman, Senior Lecturer of English
(University of Bridgeport, 2014)

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Why We Learn: What Can Ethology Tell Us About Educating Social Animals (PDF)
by Kathleen Engelmann, Professor of Biology
(University of Bridgeport, 2012)2)

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Variations on a Schubert Commute (PDF)
by Jeffrey Johnson, Assistant Provost for Student Success
(University of Bridgeport, 2012)

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The Cave (PDF)
by Timothy Eves, Associate Professor of Philosophy
(University of Bridgeport, 2012)

Contact details:

The Commons Editorial Team
202 Bryant Hall
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 576-4504
thecommons@bridgeport.edu