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University of Venus

GenX Women in Higher Ed, Writing from Across the Globe

July 29, 2011 - 6:46am
The University of Venus question of the month: What has been the highlight of your summer?Janni Aragon (Canada) Each year the highlight of my summer is the opportunity to work on my own projects. With my heavy teaching load, summer is the productive time of the year. And, at the same time, I just feel less rushed and enjoy time with my family. Summer means work splashed with lazy mornings. I am definitely a summer sort of person.
July 26, 2011 - 7:30pm
In the hustle and grind of academic life, there are those who are contented with their tenure position and just “teach and go.” Others labor under pressure to research and publish, churning in proposals, reports and manuscripts for the elusive promotion and recognition in their discipline. A few rise above these professional or livelihood imperatives to nurture and strengthen the University’s sense of community. They are problem solvers, social capital builders and serve as an overall repository of institutional memories.
July 24, 2011 - 4:00pm
During the Digital Humanities 2011 conference in Stanford, Bethany Nowviskie launched
July 24, 2011 - 7:15am
What’s New at University of Venus - Week Ending 23 July 2011University of Venus Around the Web:
July 21, 2011 - 9:45pm
I caught my first purchased paper this past fall in my composition class. When I did a Google search of the paper’s suspicious first sentence, the first hit I got was a “Buy this paper now!” website. Sigh.I’ve only been teaching for two years and had thought that going over the plagiarism policy on the syllabus the first day of class was sufficient. Plagiarism is not fun to talk about, but that purchased paper made me reconsider how I talk about plagiarism with my students.
July 19, 2011 - 9:30pm
Photo: Afshan Jafar Afshan Jafar Dear Anonymous,
July 17, 2011 - 9:15pm
Lately, I have given the concept of fear a lot of thought. Take the mutilation of the Bangladeshi student by her husband, so well discussed and problematized here at University of Venus. When I read that story, I was filled with lots of strong emotions: anger, revolt, pity, even helplessness. And a little part of me, the one that involuntarily identified with the attacked woman, also felt fear. Fear that this may happen again, to more people, even to people like me.
July 16, 2011 - 8:45pm
What’s New at University of Venus - Week Ending 16 July 2011University of Venus Around the Web:
July 14, 2011 - 9:31pm
When I opened the envelope that contained my tenure decision this past February, I wish I could say many incredibly deep thoughts went through my mind. But no, the only thought was, “I wonder if Starbucks is hiring.” Thank goodness I received tenure, because my local coffee shop had no need for another over educated, out of work barista that week.
July 12, 2011 - 9:45pm
What happens when your scholarship is considered a crime? When the state tries to stop you? What do you do when you know what you must write could potentially land you in jail? Do we have a responsibility to write, or is this purely a selfish endeavor?

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