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Plant pathology instructor Marshall Hayes uses role play to teach PLPA 2950: Biology of Infectious Diseases, by having his students reenact a crucial meeting that occurred during the London cholera outbreak of 1854. The reenactment takes place inside Cornell's Sage Chapel crypt.

Hayes talks about his teaching method, called "Reacting to the Past," and his students, Paige Kulling and Brent Gudenkauf, describe the experience. Laura Brown, vice provost for undergraduate education, and Carol Grumbach, who uses a virtual world to teach GOVT 3102: Topics in Law & Legal Ethics, also share their insights on student learning and engagement.