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December 14, 2011
We just had our annual “Four Families” holiday dinner.  My husband says this name makes us sound like a crime syndicate or something, but it’s the affectionate way in which we refer to four families who met when our oldest children were in kindergarten together.
December 13, 2011
They're not perfect, but neither am I.
December 13, 2011
Less than a month ago, I returned from a working visit to Hong Kong. I benefited from a scholarship awarded for teacher mobility at my home institution and could travel to a partner university in Hong Kong where I held a series of lectures at various levels with Europe and the European Union in focus. Now that I am back, I am sharing with you my thoughts about the lessons I took home from this experience. 
December 13, 2011
YouTube announced YouTube for Schools today, a variant of YouTube designed to be more education friendly.
December 13, 2011
In this post, Andrea Zellner talks about how to deal with the stress of grad school over the holidays.  Whether it be that you are agnostic about the holiday season or not, there really seems to be no escaping it. With campus closing down for next few weeks, the pressures build as we prepare for gift giving, traveling, and generally surviving the holidays.  On Monday, Amy Rubens gave us some sage advice about how best to prevent potential mishaps that result when leaving our grad school homes for our homes of origin. While troubleshooting is one excellent way to handle and prevent some of the stress associated with this time of year, I believe there are particular stresses that are come with being a graduate student at the holidays.
December 13, 2011
Peru is one of the last countries in South America to implement an accreditation program for higher education.  And the experience has been different than elsewhere. 
December 12, 2011
The Boy’s team competed in the local Lego league championships last weekend.
December 12, 2011
I've been playing with the Canvas for iOS app on my iPhone and iPad for the past couple of days.
December 12, 2011
This is the season of Advent, the beginning of the Christian year. In the Episcopal tradition in which I grew up, and whose rhythms still influence my own, Advent is a season of lights — the Advent wreath, with its four candles (one for each week of the season), is its primary symbol. It is also a season of anticipation, of waiting, and of hope.
December 12, 2011
According to multiple reports, the percentages of Americans who believe that (1) climate change is real and (2) humans are responsible for most of it continue to fall.



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