By Jennifer Epstein, USA Today
In his first year as an assistant professor in the University of Iowa’s archaeology department, Matthew E. Hill made a move that many other junior faculty would have considered risky: he said he wanted to teach an undergraduate seminar on animals and culture.
“When I first proposed the course, I thought I would get a more negative response — ‘Oh, it’s fluffy’ — and I still worry about some of my colleagues having that attitude,” he says. “But my chair and other people have been supportive, interested.”
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