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January 8, 2012
Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has created an institute comprised of scholars who support her political positions to reexamine the way the nation's history is recorded.
January 8, 2012
A weekly update on what's happening with the University of Venus writers. 
January 6, 2012
This is a story about a professor who wanted his students to use Twitter to continue an in-class discussion. As we all know, Twitter is an amazing way to communicate, collaborate and converse.  You could make a good argument that every course would benefit from a hashtag, and that some smart LMS company will build auto-generated hashtags and seamless Twitter integration deeply into the learning platform design.   
January 6, 2012
I have a confession: I love snow. You might not understand the profoundness of this confession, but I was born and raised on the Central Coast of California in a city slightly north of Santa Barbara. The ocean and 70F weather were normal for my family during the winter. We would make regular trips to the beach, eat Jalama Burgers (a delicious treat from my hometown), and chill on the sandy shore with the water lapping slowly at our feet. However, one thing the Central Coast doesn't have is snow. That part of California is a too far south and too close to the ocean for snowy weather. 
January 5, 2012
The Boy got a 1254 piece (honest!) milennium falcon Lego kit for Christmas. He disappeared into the basement at 2:00 on Christmas Day, and re-emerged six hours later with a fully built ship.
January 5, 2012
When my daughter was first learning geometry, she came home one day to proclaim "I know what a ray is, mom. It is a line pointing in only one direction." She then went on to tell me that math was becoming her favorite subject. Of course, this was music to my ears.
January 5, 2012
Same tired arguments against tenure. I have a slightly different response. Hint: it's about the money.
January 5, 2012
Race Against The Machine is a 67 page count-argument to Tyler Cowen's excellent (128 page) The Great Stagnation.
January 5, 2012
Some thoughts on our ability to sustain open iniatives, particularly in light of the proposed Research Works Act, legislation that would end open access requirements for federally funded research.
January 5, 2012
While I have not always agreed with some of the tenets of the phenomenon known as "personal branding," I do value the importance of certain aspects.

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