Vol. 20 Iss. 32

Volume 20 Issue 32 - 08/24/2012

Study Space – The Worm Turns

The early bird gets the worm, they say. To which I say: Let him have it. The only early thing I want is a very, very strong cup of joe. Getting up early is for the birds. Given the choice, I’d prefer to bury my head under the covers against the searing sunlight and sleep… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Vision of a Few, Efforts of Many

On a trip to Alberta’s Peace Country this summer, I insisted that we stop at Mayerthorpe, AB. My purpose: to visit the Fallen Four Memorial Park, a tribute to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers who lost their lives in the 2005 murder. For better or worse, Mayerthorpe will forever be associated with the tragedy…. Read more »

Write Stuff – Listen Up

Once upon a time there was a certain sense of accomplishment in ploughing through tomes like War and Peace or The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. It took effort and focus. Now we can listen to audiobook versions instead, but are audiobooks really the same as reading? Yes, and in some ways they’re even better…. Read more »

Around AU

PSYCH 200: Introduction to Career Development: This recently developed course might fit well into the lesson plans of some students. According to the official description in the syllabus, the course ?reviews the history of career counselling and discusses a sampling of career development theories, the general process of career counselling, the career concerns of diverse… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Time That Remains

Film: The Time That Remains (IFC Films 2011) Writer/Director: Elia Suleiman Cast: Elia Suleiman, Saleh Bakri, Leila Mouammar, Bilal Zidani ?Many critics of the Palestinians, especially those in Congress, think the current calm is merely the eye of the storm. That’s why the House of Representatives approved a foreign aid package last week that forbade… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Part II

To Make a Living Song The Carolina Chocolate Drops is an American acoustic band playing in a traditional string band style. The band’s instruments include four and five-string banjo, guitar, jug, harmonica, kazoo, snare drum, bones, quills, fiddle, beatbox, tambourine, mandolin, and cello. They use a mix of both traditional and original arrangements and perform… Read more »

Maghreb Voices – Autumn in Tunisia, Part III

A Seam of Gold at the Horizon ?I know, and all the world knows, that revolutions never go backward.? William Henry Seward In Part II of this series, I asked whether Tunisians have what it takes to battle uphill against the economic adversity, corruption, and religious extremism that have lingered in the wake of the… Read more »

Did You Know? – CanLearn’s Financial Aid Resources

You’re committed to the next step in your educational journey. Congratulations! Now comes the difficult question: how are you going to pay for it? Navigating the maze of financial aid information out there can be overwhelming, but CanLearn will give you a good start in the right direction. CanLearn, an online resource from the Government… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Vesuvius

Almost two millennia ago, Mount Vesuvius exploded in a legendary volcanic eruption that instantly destroyed the two cities thriving near its base. What exactly happened that day?and how can scientists predict when the next big eruption will be? Click through this week’s links to find out. Eyewitness Pliny the Younger’s letters, which describe what he… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Electronic Rubbernecking – Around the World: Toddler Fight Club

At Home: Electronic Rubbernecking Passing by a big accident? Think twice before Tweeting pics to your followers. As over 20 motorists recently discovered, you might end up with quite a different status than you’d intended. As CNews reports, ?Ontario Provincial Police laid charges of distracted and careless driving after drivers shot images of a collision… Read more »