What’s New at UVenus:
- Afshan Jafar for University of Venus at The Guardian UK with Consumerism in higher education: the rise of the helicopter parents .
What’s New With Our Writers:
- On January 19 Anamaria Dutceac Segesten participated in a public debate on the place of Europe in Copenhagen and on the nature of the relationship between Denmark and Europe. On the same panel participated Ian Manners, professor at Roskilde University, Eva Kjer Hansen, chair of the Danish parliamentary committee on EU-DK relations, and Uffe Andreasen, former ambassador and member of the UNESCO Board. Anamaria launched during the debate her new website collecting images of Eurosymbols from all over the world. Check it out: EUROSYMBOLS .
- Janni Aragon was interviewed: Saanich News Jan 20, 2012 Spectrum Living Library and CFAX 1070 Jan 19, 2012 Women and Politics and Social Media
- Bonnie Stewart joined the dialogue about proposed theoretical models for the Bachelor of Education program at the University of Prince Edward, as part of UPEI’s Faculty Education Committee.
Our Writers At Other Blogs:
- Melonie Fullick discussed the possible implications of SOPA/PIPA for higher education in the United States and for researchers internationally.
- Janni Aragon commented on Grad School  application process and her Fri Fun Facts discussed Reading  and she responded toLiana Silva as part of their Academics on Academia Series on how Pedagogy  can make the grad school experience better for grad students.
- Bonnie Stewart explored how personal, institutional, and peer-networked branding  operate in open online courses; and wrote about the gifts  of turning, erm, forty.
- In April 2012, Rosalie Hall will present her paper on the Philippine experience of military integration for the Military Mergers panel at the International Studies Association conference in San Diego, California. In March, she will be speaker at her high school’s (Zambales Central Institute) commencement program. She will join her fellow silver (25th) high school jubilarians in an alumni homecoming lunch and ceremonial turnover of donated school chairs.
- On 1 June Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe will join Yoni Applebaum from The Atlantic , Chris Cantwell from The Newberry Library , and John Fea from Patheos  for a roundtable on “The Perils and Promise of Popular History in a Digital Age” at The Historical Society’s 2012 Conference on "Popularizing Historical Knowledge: Practice, Prospects, and Perils" in Columbia, South Carolina.