11 novembre 2014

'Crownfeathers and Effigies'

By Oronte. Crownfeathers and Effigies. Jerry Bradley. Lamar University Press. March 2014. $15.00.
Review by Katherine Hoerth
Recently, The Los Angeles Review of Books published a “Poets’ Roundtable on Person and Persona.” In the introduction, Lynn Melnick says the Confessionalist ”I” in poetry rose and fell, and “now poets who write in this vein—women, it seems, more than men—are viewed through a movie-of-the-week lens.” Still, she suggests, the “I” may be getting a “new embrace,” and in the conversation that follows, different voices wonder if this lens is a liability or if it offers an edginess that draws readers in. Read more...

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Double or Nothing

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/provost.jpg?itok=k-3W3N__By Herman Berliner. University Business recently reprinted an article from the Orlando Sentinel noting that University of Central Florida students were protesting a Florida law that students who “take at least 10 percent more credits than required for their degree will pay double for the extra classes.”  And as noted in the article, the UCF Student Senate “unanimously opposed the surcharge and asked that it be scaled back.”
When I started college, I really didn’t know what I wanted to major in. Read more...

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FTC Principles for “Free” Internet

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/law.jpg?itok=7sode5LvBy Tracy Mitrano. I have had an interesting week at work. On Tuesday I met the newest Federal Trade Commissioner, Terrell McSweeny. Responding to a tweet she made about student privacy, I wrote her. Thank heavens our democracy still does exist, she offered an invitation to talk. Very grateful for the opportunity, I used the time to share with her my concerns about student privacy in general and FERPA in particular in light of some unregulated practices in education enterprise cloud computing. Read more...

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A Tentative Taxonomy of Writing (in Grad School)

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Emily VanBuren. Before you ask, yes, I am aware that my title sounds like something a nineteenth-century anthropologist might pen. And yes, I am aware that nineteenth-century anthropologists might not be the best role models. But I want to suggest, here, that developing our own classification schemes for our writing can be extremely beneficial to our writing process and to our emotional well-being. Read more...

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6 Tools to Make Archival Research More Efficient

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Emily VanBuren. As an historian, I spend a lot of time in the archives, rifling through dusty old boxes in search of treasure for my dissertation. Learning how to do archival research has been an exercise in learning to work more efficiently. Because grant budgets can only go so far, it’s important to make use of every minute when visiting faraway libraries and repositories, capturing as much information as possible to bring home with me. Here at GradHacker, we’ve featured many tools for organizing your research data once you’ve already collected it. Read more...

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Know What You Know

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Erin Bedford. Hopefully, our grad student friend will one day find a balance between fearing that she doesn’t know enough and thinking that she knows everything. Underestimating what she knows can lead to impostor syndrome, while overestimating it leads her to academic arrogance. She isn’t alone—many of us find ourselves drifting between the two during our studies. Read more...

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Words to Live By

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/StratEDgy%20Graphic%20Resized.jpg?itok=kIrUoz70By Margaret Andrews. Steve Jobs famously mentioned a poster he saw as a young boy and how the message stayed with him throughout his life, helping him to know when it was time to make a change. The poster Jobs remembered said something to the effect of “If you live each day as if it were your last, one day you’ll most certainly be right.” Read more...

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Upcoming Appearances: Co-Learning, Digital Humanities, and Alt-Ac

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/CRW.jpgBy Lee Skallerup Bessette. How is it that it’s already mid-November?
I’ve got a busy two weeks coming up.  This week marks the beginning of the Co-Learning unit of the Connected Courses online project. Like many things, I signed up for the whole thing, but time got away from me. However, co-learning is something near and dear to my heart, so I got in touch with Mia Zamora (whom I met at DHSI) and said, what can I do? Read more...

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Talk MOOC to Me

By Jackie Vetrano. Four ladies, 45 minutes. Can it be done? We’ll find out. The Penn State Design team looked at MOOCs, specifically the Epidemics MOOC at Penn State.
What’s a MOOC? It’s a Massive Open Online Course. But, what is massive? The average enrollment for a MOOC is 43,000, but it can greatly change based on course material. MOOCs are “open” because they’re free; but you get what you pay for. More...

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Spurring Innovation in Healthcare Using MOOCS

By Kevin A. Schulman, Margo Selzter and Regina E. Herzlinger. A computer scientist, doctor, and business professor all walked into a MOOC…
Well, not exactly, but it is not far off from the HarvardX MOOC on healthcare innovation organized by Regina Herzlinger of Harvard Business School and featuring domain experts such as Dr. Kevin Schulman of Duke and me. More...

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