Vol. 22 Iss. 16

Volume 22 Issue 16 - 04/18/2014

Mind Mapping your way to Better Grades

If You’re already using colour and shapes in your note-taking, you may be ready for the next level: mind mapping. Mind mapping is a highly visual method of keeping notes and thoughts organized. Particularly useful for students, mind mapping techniques brings your study notes to life. Mind maps are powerful memory aids incorporating the whole-brain… Read more »

Meeting the Minds – Dr. Vive S. Kumar

Dr. Vive S. Kumar has been tutoring Computing Science courses at AU since July of 2008. Tutoring Comp 268, 272, 347, and 494 at the undergraduate level, he’s responsible for the education of approximately 270 students. Dr. Kumar kindly consented to be interviewed by The Voice Magazine, and here is the gist of that interview…. Read more »

Primal Numbers – Mind Control

We know It’s a trick, but we can’t help being fascinated as an illusionist bends a spoon with his mind. There’s something intriguing about the idea of moving objects with our brains. Now, from exoskeletons to ball games, science is bringing that vision closer to reality. The only trouble is that our fractured attention spans… Read more »

In Conversation with Patrick Woodcock, Part II

Patrick Woodcock uses poetry to document the suffering of humanity in war-torn countries? a kind of poetic nonfiction. (See Voice review of Echo Gods and Silent Mountains: Poems, his book of poems based on his time in Iraqi Kurdistan.) Recently he took the time to answer Wanda Waterman’s questions about literary forms, his childhood, and… Read more »

Did You Know?

Focus group needed: Newer students in Edmonton A working group from the Student SUCCESS group is looking at the Undergraduate Student Orientation that was developed last year. The first thing they are looking into is overall usability of the product itself. They need a group of 8 – 10 newer AU students in the Edmonton… Read more »

Dear Barb

Dear Barb: I am in my early twenties and the youngest of three kids. My parents are great and have always been there for all of their kids. Recently I discovered that on Saturday nights they go to different friends’ homes and they all smoke marijuana. I was shocked when my cousin told me about… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Great Beauty

Film: The Great Beauty Director: Paolo Sorrentino Writers: Paolo Sorrentino & Umberto Contrarello “Rome is a place where, more than any other city, the sacred and the profane go together.” -Paolo Sorentino in an interview with Larry Rother for The New York Times Have you ever experienced that peculiar astonishment that follows profound loss, that… Read more »

From Where I Sit – I’m Sick

For Ukrainians the world over, the current crisis in Ukraine is tragic. It has captured the attention and concern of thinking people everywhere. It’s been dubbed the greatest threat to world security in the 21st century. World leaders have been weighing in on the matter since late November 2013 when the first grass roots protests… Read more »

Editorial – Too Many Eggs in One Basket

Easter is upon us. When I was young, I used to enjoy the holiday, and we’d make a ritual out of boiling the eggs, and finding new and interesting ways to apply the dye to make them so brightly colored. My favorite was wrapping the egg up in a paper towel, twisting it tight, and… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – In The Game

Video games?and their benefits and drawbacks?are constantly in and out of the news. They teach role-playing. They teach violence. they’re interactive. They discourage interaction. they’re contributing to a nation of couch potatoes. they’re harmless entertainment. Instead of reading yet another opinion on the merits or lack thereof, enjoy these descriptions and depictions of video games… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home and Around the Globe

At Home: Government Sued over Law School Approval In British Columbia, a group of five lawyers is suing the BC government over advanced education ministers Amrik Virk’s decision to approve the controversial Western Trinity University’s school of law, according to a story in The Globe and Mail. Western Trinity University requires all students and staff… Read more »