Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 19 03:33:46 UTC 2013

The university I retired from has been attempting to recast its image for
several years now by touting its "immersive learning programs."  These are
courses that groups of students sign up for, taking full load credit (15
hours, I think) for a semester.  The courses involve student research,
community work, and joint development of some sizable product for public
presentation at the end of the course.  Faculty receive a full semester's
credit for offering such courses.


On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 9:21 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at>wrote:

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> OED marks this "obs." for 400 years, but it's making a comeback in the new
> sense of "tending fully to absorb the attention; enthralling; riveting."
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> :    the raid on bin Laden's compound is immersive and well executed.
> Nearly 8 million raw Google hits, 16,000 of them in ref. to the movie _Zero
> Dark Thirty_.
> JL
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