Vol. 19 Iss. 26

Volume 19 Issue 26 - 07/15/2011

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 – Jerry

Jerry Seinfeld, recently in Edmonton for three sold-out shows, dazzled thousands with his probing look at everyday life. Listening to him take on one mundane issue after another made the 13 years since his sitcom ended fall away. The exasperated squeaky voice rose as he drove to his point. The familiar hoarse indignation cued us… Read more »

Write Stuff – Book Drive

It’s summertime and the reading is easy. Whether you’ve loaded your beach bag with paperbacks or filled your e-reader with hundreds of titles, you’ve probably got more books than you have time to read them. Which is why it might startle you that, for millions of people, simply getting access to books is still a… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Ajami

Film: Ajami (2010) Directors: Scandar Copti , Yaron Shani Cast: Shahir Kabaha, Ibrahim Frege, Fouad Habash, Youssef Sahwani, Ranin Karim, Eran Naim, Scandar Copti ?Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil, but as a necessity, even a duty.? ?Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Drums Between the Bells

Album: Drums Between the Bells a spoken word collaboration between musician Brian Eno and poet Rick Holland) ?. . . You really seem to see the real The exact and actual reality Of the real in things you seem to see The real thing . . .? Rick Holland, in Drums Between the Bells Of… Read more »

Study Space – Take a Stand

The sky is sunny and the temperature’s warm?so why aren’t you feeling more motivated? After all, the distracting gloom and cold of winter have long since passed. It’s surprising, but true: the summer’s not always a particularly productive time. Whether You’re working, studying, or both, It’s hard to stay focused at that desk when the… Read more »

Did You Know? – Just Ask TED

Bored? Stuck in a rut? Maybe you just need an influx of something fresh and new. Look no further than TED.com, a ?global community? created by non-profit organization TED, whose singular mission is to propagate ?Ideas Worth Spreading.? The organization sponsors conferences and prizes, but its website is accessible to all. It hosts nearly 1,000… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Abracadabra

Even Muggles are getting excited about this weekend’s opening of the final film in the Harry Potter franchise. To join in the spirit, this week’s links shed some light on the intersection between modern technology and the wizarding world. It’s truly magical! Hide Need to make yourself scarce, hide that stain on the living room… Read more »