Vol. 18 Iss. 32

Volume 18 Issue 32 - 08/13/2010

Running Scared

“All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears—of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, or speaking before a Rotary Club, and of the words ‘Some Assembly Required’.” Dave Barry Tonight, to celebrate Friday the 13th, my friends will be gathering to collectively shiver, shake, sweat,… Read more »

AUSU Update – Convocation 2010; AUSU Executive Election

Convocation 2010 AUSU wishes to congratulate this year’s graduates, whether attending Convocation in person or by distance. We wish you the best of luck in your future pursuits. You are an inspiration to all AU students! AUSU Executive Election AUSU has recently held its internal election for the Executive. We wish to congratulate Barbara Rielly… Read more »

From Where I Sit – I Do

On August 11, Roy and I will drop everything and set aside our work so we can head off to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It’s not one of the huge, party-worthy ones, but at big number 37, It’s nothing to sneeze at, either. we’ll drive for an hour to a nice restaurant and share a… Read more »

Write Stuff – Wealth and Words

It was a pretty exciting chain of events that got started in the 1600s, wasn’t it? You know, back when technology levelled the playing field of the written word, making it something for rich and poor alike. From Gutenberg to railways to public libraries, it sparked a glorious mash-up of developments that let everyone get… Read more »

Did You Know? – MIT OpenCourseWare

If You’re seeking supplementary material for your courses, familiarizing yourself with background subjects, or considering studying a new topic for personal enjoyment, you’ll be excited to learn about Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (?MIT?) OpenCourseWare initiative. The donations-funded online resource, which is free and requires no registration, includes materials from two thousand courses previously taught at… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Scaring Ourselves To Death

Halloween’s the perfect time to get spooked, but scary books and films need not be limited to one day a year. What better opportunity to give yourself an additional good scare than a Friday the 13th weekend? Read All About It There exist countless lists of the top scary books, but this CNN article from… Read more »