University of Venus

University of Venus

GenX Women in Higher Ed, Writing from Across the Globe

October 13, 2011 - 10:00pm
The ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests have spread to Boston, and most notably to our university. International Affairs students particularly seem drawn to social activism of this sort and the opportunity to participate in a nationwide protest movement has brought a new sense of excitement to campus.
October 11, 2011 - 9:30pm
“What’s the point of this?” “Poorly argued.” “This isn’t about anything.” Lee Skallerup
October 9, 2011 - 9:30pm
“Dual use” is a term in my field, International Relations. Very simply put, it refers to the use of an item or technology for civilian and military purposes. Examples can be nuclear technology or satellites. One can use nuclear technology in order to build nuclear reactors for energy generation or to diagnose and treat illnesses in medical sciences (civilian use) or simply to build a bomb (military use).
October 8, 2011 - 9:45am
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October 6, 2011 - 10:01pm
It's that time of year. I've read through more resumes and essays than I care to remember. I have the luxury of reviewing applications written by the most accomplished young men and women at my university as they dream of life after the molly-coddling experience we in the US call 'college.'
October 2, 2011 - 9:45pm
I have been travelling quite a bit in recent months; I attended several conferences and met many new and interesting people. While many of the discussions in the presentation halls have been on the official topics of the conferences; the “unconferences,” the meetings during the coffee breaks and official receptions, have brought up other topics, and more often than not the question of being a women and an academic came up in the discussion.
October 2, 2011 - 11:30am
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September 29, 2011 - 8:15pm
September's UVenus question comes to us from Meg Palladino -- What is your favorite proverb or saying, and why? Afshan Jafar (US) My favorite proverb: "He teaches ill, who teaches all." As a teacher, I love the wisdom of this proverb: a good teacher leaves some room for students to make their own discoveries and arrive at their own conclusions instead of spoon-feeding all the answers to them.
September 27, 2011 - 10:15pm
Photo: Afshan Jafar Afshan Jafar

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