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January 23, 2011 - 7:45pm
I just found out that I didn’t win a dissertation prize for which I had submitted my 300+ page work (I got honorable mention), so now I am brushing off the old girl for publication.
January 23, 2011 - 7:00pm
The micro-history that started it all was Mark Kurlansky's 1998 Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World.From Cod, I was hooked. My brain understands the world best through a narrow lens. If a micro-history is released as an audiobook (unfortunately not always a sure bet), then I'm a reliable consumer.Great Audio Micro-Histories That I Loved:
January 23, 2011 - 7:00pm
Did you buy your domain name this year? Did you purchase YourName[dot]com? Did you start a new blog?I have observed a massive upswing in both new web domains and blogs amongst the student affairs professionals that I follow on Twitter. It would seem that buying your name as your web address and starting a blog on said URL is the "in" thing to do in 2011. While a lot of people have been blogging for several years and/or already have a registered domain name, it would seem that a large swath of professionals have recently begun to dip their toes in the student affairs techie pool.
January 23, 2011 - 6:05pm
I welcome the opportunity to provide recommendations for outstanding students. I believe it is part of our mission as faculty and as administrators to facilitate continued success for the top students. I always try hard to capture the essence of the student I’m recommending so that whoever reads the recommendation has both a better understanding of the student and of my motivation for providing the recommendation.
January 23, 2011 - 4:30pm
 Higher education in England is currently the subject of an extraordinary experiment in the allocation of public funding: the question is, will the patient survive, and if so, in what state?
January 23, 2011 - 4:07pm
I have been thinking, and talking with other parents, a great deal about parenting styles in the wake of the Amy Chua flapdoodle. Everyone, it seems, has regrets about past decisions. But everyone's regrets are different. Some wish they had been stricter with their children, others that they had relaxed the discipline and allowed their kids more wiggle room.
January 20, 2011 - 9:11pm
“The President can’t make it. Can you step in for him? It starts in ten minutes.”Uh, sure.That isn’t the worst. I’ve actually been called on to “say a few words” on the spot. That’s always a little unnerving.
January 20, 2011 - 9:00pm
I think I’m having an identity crisis. I recently joined sites like LinkedIn and Academia.edu based on the suggestions of those around me, but the thing is, I don’t really know what I am. Am I a student? Am I staff at a University? Am I a writer?
January 20, 2011 - 8:45pm
Please help.What I Need:The ability for faculty to write on PowerPoint slides during lecture capture recording sessions (ECHO 360 and TechSmith Relay).What I Think I Want:A cheap Windows 7 tablet computer with stylus. I just purchased a Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 Laptop for $359. I trust Lenovo, and want a stylus capable Windows 7 Tablet at somewhere around this price point.Why I'm Confused:
January 20, 2011 - 8:12pm
In economics, we sometimes describe economic activity as being able to be modeled by what we call a “well behaved function,” meaning that it meets certain usual assumptions that are necessary to proceed with a mathematical analysis.

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