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Dr. Betsy A. Bowen

Professor of English
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Changing lessons in teaching 9/11

Fairfield University music professor Laura Nash put aside Mozart on Friday to discuss why popular culture has not responded as deeply as she thought it should to the tragic event. She also pointed out that one of the first public events following the attacks was a concert by the New York Philharmonic of Brahms' Requiem. Tracey Robert, a counseling professor at Fairfield University uses 9/11 to teach students how to respond to trauma and crisis situations. In Betsy Bowen's advanced composition course for future secondary school teachers, 9/11 is an introduction into how not to shy away from sensitive topics. "The idea is you can treat difficult, controversial world events. You don't have to run away from it, but you also have to treat it  with some circumspect," said Bowen.

Published in Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, Danbury News Times on 9/11/11

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