Fordham GSAS: Grad. Life: Hockey's back, and what that means for Grad Students

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hockey's back, and what that means for Grad Students

So, #hockeyisback! Starting January 19th, the NHL will begin a 48 game season, with a nasty 5 month long players v. owners lockout now over.
The question on everyone's mind now is:
What does this mean for GSAS students?
The real answer is, maybe nothing. 

But, as a hockey fan, I'd like to make a few possible suggestions for topics of discussion or study, for yourself or for your undergraduate students. 

1. Marketing, Finance, and Business: Effects of the Lock-Out on NHL Financial Projections, 2013-2023. 
2. Cold War Studies: The Effect of the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" and Relations between the United States and the USSR.
3. Cultural and Literary Studies: The Case for the Meaning and Symbolism of Hockey in North America. (See video below, which includes lines such as, "The routines and rituals that surround the rink are a language of dedication in need of no translation," and "Blood points a path directly to the heart.")

4. Urban Studies: Exploring the effects of a New York City Hockey Team on its Population, Growth, and Identity
Enjoy your "hockey studies!" 
Until next time, Liza

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