Winter is here, I think. The high yesterday was 0 (and the low was -16). That was pretty cold. The air in buildings is so dry and no amount of water can keep you hydrated. It’s like working in a desert (but it’s a dry cold).
But, the show must go on here in North Dakotaland! Some varia and quick hits:
- Can you summarize your research in a tweet? Check out the efforts of graduate students around the work to Tweet their thesis (#tweetyourthesis).
- In related news, scholarly articles that are tweeted are more likely the be cited.
- But Jstor turns away over 150 million users a year and now they’re beginning to explore ways to monetize that.
- Virtual space and learning (a literature review).
- David Pettegrew’s Corinthian Scholarship in December.
- Some more assorted things on the Bakken oil formation, Western North Dakota, and law enforcement.
- I think it’s pretty cool that Williams F1 always has Ayrton Senna’s double Ss on their car somewhere. And it’s a good story that there will be a Senna in a Williams again.
- I’ve complained that recent efforts to shape university learning and research space at UND have followed paradigms established in industrial era (rather than our own information era). I like the new Fog Creek offices. Perhaps they are not ideal for academic work space, but they offer a different perspective from the open-plan, foosball-table equipped, internet start-up office.
- The UND Honors Program turns 50.
- Whoa! What happened here? Cricket in Pakistan has had a rough year. This is a great story.
- We rock.
- Arcade Fire at Austin City Limits.
- What I’m reading: M. N. Michael, et al., Ottoman Cyprus: A collection of studies on history and culture. (Wiesbaden, 2009).
- What I’m listening to: Peter Gabriel, New Blood; So.