Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Scholars and students

If you ever played Dungeons and Dragons, you'll find this funny. You may even if you didn't.

Meet the Bloggers

Probably not news to any regular visitors here, but links to 3 of the 4 panelists' (absent Berube) talks from the MLA Meet the Bloggers panel are available at The Valve.

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

New website

You can preview it here. Note the integration of Google calendar on the events page.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Press and a picture

Here and here.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Wild rumors!

Wild (and false) rumors about graduate admissions over at Livejournal!

(This has no educational value to it, but it is interesting how the web has changed the exchange of information vis-a-vis graduate admissions. See also the "who got in" community and thegradcafe.com.)

Saturday, January 13, 2007


Jason Jones is having his students construct a timeline in his survey course. Check it out.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Trying this out

I've set up a blog for one of the courses I'm proposing to Spelman as part of my application for the Mellon Teaching Fellowship. You can find it here.

Setting up the blog on blogger was very easy to do, and I think that this could be a useful tool in future courses that I teach. Obviously, there won't be a lot of content added to the blog, until 2008 (and probably not even then since the odds are slim for the fellowship). But I thought you all might get a kick out of it.

Monday, January 08, 2007

The End of an Era

Final post on "Le Blogue Bérubé" today. I find it extremely interesting that his primary reason is that he feels the medium is too constraining. I wonder what this means for the future of blogging and the academy. We should be sure to ask Dr. B about this when she visits.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

In the press

More on networking

Flavia has her own post on networking here. One of the things she says that I like is that it is not just about you reaping the benefits of getting to know other people: other people will reap the benefits of getting to know you. This is true even if the other people are more senior and better accomplished than you are.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Dr. Crazy on Networking

Dr. Crazy has a very interesting post about networking inspired by the MLA. It is not anything we haven't heard before, but a very thoughtful and detailed consideration of the way our profession works. The comments posted so far are also worth reading.