Vol. 17 Iss. 46

Volume 17 Issue 46 - 12/04/2009

Dear Barb – Balance Guidance with Independence

Dear Barb: I am a single mother of a 12-year-old daughter. We have always been really close, until recently. Melissa has changed so much over the last few months. She is hanging around with a new crowd of girls that I don’t approve of. She has always been rather modest in her dress but now… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – New World Coming: The Sixties and the Shaping of Global Consciousness

Book: New World Coming: The Sixties and the Shaping of Global Consciousness Publisher: Between the Lines Publication date: 2009 Eds. Karen Dubinsky, Catherine Krull, Susan Lord, Sean Mills, and Scott Rutherford The Other ?60s ?From Brazil to Vietnam, from the Dominican Republic to Algeria, from Mali to Indonesia, from Bolivia to Greece, US fleets, air… Read more »

From Where I Sit – I Wish

December is traditionally a time for making wishes. So even though I haven’t believed in Santa for a few years now I’m going out on a limb here and sharing my hopes with you. If there is any justice in this world some wish-granting entity will hear my plea. Read on to see if you… Read more »

AU Options – Learning French, Part II

While most AU students enjoy the flexibility of distance education and the freedom it gives them from the confines of scheduled classes, there are also inherent difficulties in the process. For example, when learning French by distance education, how are students to cope with distance education’s lack of face-to-face interaction? ?An essential aspect of language… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Cynthia Sayer, Part I

Cynthia Sayer is a New York-based jazz banjo phenomenon whose latest album, Attractions, on Plunk Records, was recently reviewed in The Voice. She recently took the time to talk with Wanda Waterman St. Louis about her childhood, jazz banjo, and why she decided against a legal career. The Childhood My early childhood was in Massachusetts,… Read more »

Did You Know? – Academic Earth

Sometimes, a different explanation is all it takes to make a difficult concept stick or bring a dry subject to life. If You’re looking for a little academic inspiration?or just love learning?you may want to check out Academic Earth. The site offers free video lectures from leading universities, including Berkeley, Princeton, MIT, Yale, and Harvard,… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Matchless

Last week we looked at the hidden beauty in tendrils of smoke. This week we get a little closer to the source of that smoke: the humble matchstick. Painting with a Matchstick Sometimes, it pays not to think big. It can even pay to think very, very small. As small as the end of a… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Taxes may put the brakes on Dutch bikes at Olympics – In Foreign News: Harvard Law School tuition program suspended

At Home: Taxes may put the brakes on Dutch bikes at Olympics The Dutch government hopes to promote a healthier lifestyle by bringing hundreds of bikes to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. But high import taxes might just derail the plan, as the CBC reports. Amsterdam, the Dutch capital, is ?widely recognized as the most… Read more »