- Instructional Technology Jump Start:
Navigating MyShelton, Blackboard, and Smarthinking
Social Media and Careers
Tuesday, February 4, and Wednesday, February 5
Tuesday, February 11, and Wednesday, February 12
Tuesday, February 18, and Wednesday, February 19
Tuesday, February 25, and Wednesday, February 26
- Managing Personal Finances:
Saving vs. Spending
Avoiding Credit Card Traps
Where does your paycheck go?
Tuesday, March 4, and Wednesday, March 5
Tuesday, March 11, and Wednesday, March 12
Tuesday, March 18, and Wednesday, March 19
- Communication Counts:
Do’s and Don’ts of Communication with Faculty, Staff, and Employers
Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Skills
Are you résumé ready?
Tuesday, April 1, and Wednesday, April 2
Tuesday, April 8, and Wednesday, April 9
Tuesday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 16
Tuesday, April 22, and Wednesday, April 23 (
The SOAR Institute offers Technology Basics seminars every Monday from 1:00 – 2:00, which provide an opportunity for students to get one-on-one or small group assistance with basic technology tasks such as attaching a file to an email, formatting documents, and more.
In class we talked about proximate cause (or foreseeability) as a limitation to liability for negligence and strict liability. This doctrine comes from the case of Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad. You could read the case (written by the illustrious Justice Benjamin N.Cardozo), or you could watch this Lego reconstruction:
In class today, we discussed the case of Lisa, who was injured in the “Ring of Fire” contest at the Berlin (CT) Fair. Here’s a video we watched in class of the same contest at at different fair (where no one required hospitalization):
After watching the video consider whether the fair organizers might be liable in this case:
- Could Lisa sue for an intentional tort?
- Would the fair organizers have any defenses to an intentional tort claim?
- Could Lise sue for negligence?
- Would the fair organizers have any defenses to a negligence claim?
- Could Lisa sue under a theory of strict liability?
- Would the fair organizers have any defenses to a strict liability claim?