Vol. 19 Iss. 06

Volume 19 Issue 6 - 02/11/2011

Editorial – Possessive

With February 14th just around the corner, the card companies, chocolate manufacturers, and florists are out in full force. With all that comes the inevitable barrage of Valentine?s-related media, ranging from romantic classics marathons on the old movies channel to pop psychology articles encouraging us to use the holiday as a springboard to improve relationships… 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 – Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow?

A good hair day is much like the coming of a comet: it doesn’t happen that often, but when it does, It’s a joy to behold. It also means that It’s a day when you won’t see that passive-aggressive girlfriend who spins like a weather vane, your ex-boyfriend, or anyone who can advance your career… Read more »

Write Stuff – Google Lit Trips

Even before humans began preserving stories in print, epic tales transported us to faraway lands. Not physically, of course. But from The Epic of Gilgamesh to One Thousand and One Nights, we’ve imagined the sights and sounds of our favourite stories, conjuring those worlds in our minds. Now, there’s a website that takes readers even… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Stacey Kent, Part I

Stacey Kent is an American jazz chanteuse with a large and zealous worldwide cult following. Her meticulous, understated phrasings and deeply sensitive renderings of standards and original tunes have won her many accolades and enthusiastic reviews. She sings in both English and French. Stacey began her musical career after completing a Masters degree in comparative… Read more »

Health Matters – Aphrodisiac Foods

In early February those intriguing articles start appearing, claiming aphrodisiac properties for certain foods. Yet we eat many of these foods on a regular basis, without any?well, noticeable effects. Is there any fact behind these claims, or is the truth interwoven with fiction? Almonds Almonds are considered to be an ancient symbol of fertility. In… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Bee Mine

Tired of chocolate, flowers, and the same old displays of affection that the commercial world’s been selling us for years? Maybe we could take a few cues for originality from nature?or perhaps not. This week, in honour of Valentine’s Day, we look at a few of the more unique (and downright bizarre) mating rituals from… Read more »

Did You Know? – MERLOT

Do studying and Merlot mix? They do if we’re talking about the web-based MERLOT, also known as Multimedia Educational Resource for Online Learning and Teaching, a ?continually growing Open Educational Resource (OER) of online teaching tools and support resources.? The free resource, a project of California State University, is a goldmine for those who want… Read more »