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Splash at Northwestern: March 2nd, 2024!

NU Splash Biography

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JARED DAVIS, NU Graduate Student studying Education

College: Northwestern University

Major: SESP - Secondary Ed. English

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a Master of Education student at Northwestern University and an alumnus of The University of Chicago.

I have taught for Splash and Cascade at The University of Chicago, and continue to help with some board responsibilities at The U of C Splash. When I heard a Northwestern based Splash would start in Spring 2010, I decided to pitch in with the board and with teaching.

I am an educator by choice; after graduating, I plan to teach the English language, composition and literature in a Chicago area high school. My background in philosophy gives me a special perspective on verbal and written communication; and my love for well-told stories motivates my love of teaching.

My favorite author is Herman Melville. My favorite book is probably "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert. My favorite movies are Orson Welles' "The Trial" and "The Chimes at Midnight." Musically I am open to anything from JS Bach to Nas to The Rolling Stones to Willie Nelson. My favorite sport to watch is futbol americano; my favorite sport to play is baseball.

Past Classes

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A5: Moving Pictures in Splash 2010 (Apr. 03, 2010)
The word "cinema" is derived from the root word "kine," which means movement. Thus a "cinema" is a place where movement, specifically moving pictures, take place. We often don't think of it this way, but movies are nothing more than moving pictures organized a certain way, so as to tell a story. In this class, we will see how the cinema developed starting in the 1890s and moving into today's blockbusters. We will see examples of how cinema works as well as try out different ways of organizing moving pictures into a story.