Want some quick entertainment? Pull up any news story online and take a peek at the comments. The more controversial the story, the crazier the things that get posted. But It’s not all harmless fun; hiding behind a veil of anonymity, posters can get rude, abrasive, and downright offensive and threatening quite quickly. Even good-news… Read more »
AU Students urge candidates to improve university funding AU students are concerned about the financial health of Athabasca University and the effect of recent news stories on the reputation of the AUSU membership. A recent CBC report notes that in recent years the university has made a series of reserve draws to cover budget shortfalls,… Read more »
The big event I coordinate is over (except for the post-mortem analysis and final report). The bedding plants are potted and the beds are weeded (until the next big flush). The house was clean (until Grady showed up for the weekend). The new iMac sits invitingly on my desk (yet frustrates me at every turn)…. Read more »
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?Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.? Those words come from Oliver Wendell Holmes, who retired from the Supreme Court of the United States at the age of 90. Not surprisingly, the inmates who form such a large part of that court system are often those who could most… Read more »
Film: Certified Copy (IFC Films 2010) Writer/Director: Abbas Kiarostami Cast: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carrière, Agathe Natanson, Gianna Giachetti, Adrian Moore ?Answer the question. Is she or isn’t she? What? A phony. I don’t know. I don’t think so. You don’t, huh? Well, you’re wrong. She is. But on the other hand, You’re right,… Read more »
?Music means to me eternal life, freedom, the extreme expression. I’ll die without music. Music kills the barriers and lifts the soul to a very, very high degree.? Cairo musician Ousso Recently, Nour Eldin Nageh Ali, composer and vocalist for the Lel Wa Ain band in Cairo, took the time to talk with Wanda Waterman… Read more »
At Home: Nightmare For the millions of children afraid of the dark, nighttime and sleep can be a painful ritual. For the millions of adults who suffer from insomnia, nighttime and sleep can be a painful ritual. Coincidence? Maybe not, according to Canadian researchers. As the CBC reports, researchers at the Sleep and Depression Laboratory… Read more »
Whether You’re in need of supplemental material for a course, want to hone your skills or brush up on the basics over the summer, or just have a keen interest in pursuing a subject a little further, be sure to check out the customizable learning modules at Connexions. Connexions, which describes itself as ?the textbook… Read more »
So you’ve graduated?congratulations!?and now comes the fun part. Well, maybe not so much fun. In today’s economy, getting a job or applying for a promotion is a full-time job in itself, and certainly a frustrating and stressful one. Check out these links for inspiration and helpful tips. Social Media Social Media is the big bad… Read more »
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