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October 1, 2009 - 11:32pm
Today I’m pleased to bring you an interview with Philip Graham, author of the novel How to Read an Unwritten Language, the story collections The Art of the Knock and Interior Design, and three other books of memoirs and prose poetry. His latest book, about to be released from The University of Chicago Press, is titled The Moon, Come to Earth: Dispatches from Lisbon.
October 1, 2009 - 9:43pm
The announcement today of Cisco's offer of $3 billion to buy the video conferencing company Tandberg could potentially have significant implications in the lecture capture market.
October 1, 2009 - 9:19pm
There's a thought-provoking piece in IHE this week by Charles Middleton, President of Roosevelt University, about hiring senior administrators from outside of higher education. It touches on themes I've addressed in part before, but is worth some reflection in its own right.
October 1, 2009 - 8:29pm
Ok, so I admit it. I am not a good cook, and, on top of it, I spend a lot of time driving my daughter around to various lessons and even doctor’s appointments. Although I know better, the other day I drove through McDonald’s in an effort to get something resembling dinner in her. I have done the calculations of what the best deal was in order to feed her, and have decided that, at this point in her life, the Happy Meal offered the right size portions for the best price, with options not available otherwise.
October 1, 2009 - 8:24pm
... be sure to check your under-seat cushion, which can be used as a flotation device in the entirely likely event of a water landing.All right, not all than entirely likely, at least not this week. But almost entirely likely this century, and I don't mean just the last few years thereof.
October 1, 2009 - 10:49am
As Stanford University reported a couple of days ago and Inside Higher Ed noted, the estate of James Joyce, headed up by James Joyce’s grandson, Stephen James Joyce, has lost a lawsuit with English professor Carol Loeb Shloss and must pay her lega
September 30, 2009 - 9:37pm
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September 30, 2009 - 9:29pm
This week I’m teaching Frankenstein in a lower-level women’s literature course. Among the host of meaty issues, we discuss the ways that Mary Shelley’s novel critiques the male scientist’s obsessive and isolating pursuit of knowledge at the expense of family/romantic/community ties. At the novel’s end, Victor Frankenstein counsels the explorer, Captain Walton, to “seek happiness in tranquility, and avoid ambition.”
September 30, 2009 - 8:37pm
Techsmith is my choice for the hottest company in educational technology.Criteria:1. Trajectory: The company's products and/or services are on a fast growth trajectory of adoption and usage. 2. Innovation: The company's products and/or services are leading and facilitating innovation in learning. 3. Value: The company's products and/or services offer a compelling value proposition for higher education.
September 30, 2009 - 8:25am
A radio interview I heard yesterday completely derailed the blog theme I’d planned for this week (I’ll have to save the sex topic for next time). Let’s just say I’ve become a little obsessed with obsessiveness since hearing the program. The interview (from CBC radio’s “The Current”) was titled “Obsessive Work” and featured an ornithologist named Glen Chilton who’s just published a book about his 15 year obsession with tracking down every stuffed specimen of the extinct Labrador duck.

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