Monthly Archives: April 2008

del.icio.us follow up

Here’s the upshot of my del.icio.us workshop today. It’s useful to have seen my del.icio.us assignment, if you haven’t before. (Here’s an official del.icio.us blog post about its educational uses.)           4 information-management problems My bookmarks are on my work … Continue reading

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Last-minute local announcement: del.icio.us workshop today

CCSU readers may be interested to know that I’m doing a workshop on del.icio.us for the recently re-branded  Instructional Design & Technology Resource Center (the old FCC) this afternoon, 4/30, at 1pm.  Free registration is required: http://www.ccsu.edu/media/ExpertsRegistration.htm

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How to think about the promotion & tenure process

On campus today we had our annual workshop on the renewal, promotion, and tenure process, hosted by the provost, the union, and HR.  There was also a panel of deans, the chair of P&T, and two faculty who had recently … Continue reading

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Burke & prejudice

At some point over the past week, this poster appeared in the stairwell I use every MWF: “All that it takes for prejudice to prosper is for good men to do nothing.”  As you can see in this detail, this … Continue reading

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A public service: Merlin Mann on steampunk

It’s come to my attention that not every single person on the internet has seen Merlin Mann‘s steampunk video, so here’s the link.  Don’t watch it while consuming food. (And, yes, this will be the first 4 minutes of this … Continue reading

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The problem of false knowledge, or why many students seem to hate the web

One of the reasons Daring Fireball makes such compelling reading is that John Gruber frequently links to things that, while perhaps Apple-related in some sense, are really broader concerns about writing or thinking.  A couple of weeks ago, for instance, … Continue reading

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Another word for anticlimactic: Tenure

The interoffice mail has brought word from the provost’s office that I’ve been recommended for tenure, which will officially be conferred in May by the Board of Trustees.  Longtime readers will remember that I was promoted last year, but denied … Continue reading

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Spam-bots & vocabulary

From the looks of this subject line, today’s spam-bots don’t think the average internet user is smart enough to . . . read spam: A new approach for spam: Boost your vocabulary *and* your penis size!

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The National Conference for Undergraduate Research

The blog went quiet for a week because I took three of our Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day senior prize winners to the 22nd National Conference for Undergraduate Research, at Salisbury U in Maryland.  There were some technical difficulties–spotty … Continue reading

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Gender inequity in action

Our boy started playing in the local U-6 soccer league last fall, which has been fun for all of us.  He plays, and we have both held coaching and administrative roles with the league.  In the fall, I coached, and … Continue reading

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