Vol. 21 Iss. 38

Volume 21 Issue 38 - 10/11/2013

Editorial – Giving Thanks

Thankful for the past, thankful for the present, and thankful for the future: popular sentiments at Thanksgiving, but this year I feel particularly overwhelmed with gratitude for all three. When I began as The Voice‘s new managing editor back in 2010, I saw it as a wonderful opportunity to work closely with writers with a… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Making Memories

As I toiled in the yard, cutting back perennials, I was feeling good. Some years the weather and personal circumstances don’t give me the chance to proactively lay the groundwork for next year. Presumably this prep will pay dividends in spring, though to be honest, I wonder if leaving taller growth doesn’t provide a better… Read more »

AUSU Update

Dear Members, You may have recently seen information on the internet speculating about the future of Athabasca University. These reports suggest that the Alberta government may broker a merger between AU and University of Alberta, and that this may result in drastic changes to the services and programs offered to students AU students. We want… Read more »

Primal Numbers – Artificial Intelligence

Think You’re smarter than a fifth grader? You probably are, but don’t get too comfortable about your awesome intelligence yet. Even if your IQ makes you sound more like Einstein than Jughead, artificial intelligence could soon replace you, at least on the job. According to one prediction, it will only be another five years before… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The World Before Her

Film: The World Before Her Director: Nisha Pahuja Genre: Documentary ?At least he let me live.? Prachi, a young woman in the Hindu Nationalist movement in India Each year in India 750,000 girls are aborted, and It’s unknown how many are killed at birth. When Pooja Chopra’s mother knew she was having a second daughter,… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Einaudi Essentiel

Album: Ludovico Einaudi, Einaudi Essentiel “This isn’t avant-garde enough It really isn’t hard enough It isn’t avant-garde enough for me . . .” Wendy Cope The Crest of the New Romantic Wave I’ve often mentioned that avant garde movers and shakers in the arts world have already ushered in a neo-Romantic movement possibly in reaction… Read more »

Did You Know? – Quizlet

Those midterms are coming up fast?and It’s time to start thinking of study strategies. Quizlet, whose goal is to ?build beautiful, simple software that helps students learn,? is free web-based software that allows you to search for study aids or create your own. Originally created by a high school student to help him study better,… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Thanksgiving Table

Happy Thanksgiving! While dinner’s in the oven, enjoy discovering a different side of turkey, cranberries, vegetables, and pie. Whether You’re celebrating with a vegetarian feast or cooking the ?traditional? turkey and trimmings, these links serve up some unique table talk: Turkey Tale Ever wonder why turkeys share a name with a country on a different… Read more »