What’s New at UVenus:
- The Education Writers Association has honored the University of Venus with second prize for community blogging in the association’s annual contest.
- Afshan Jafar for UVenus at the Guardian with Stop competing with your academic colleagues, join forces with them.
What’s New With Our Writers:
- Janni Aragon had several Breath Now meetings as the women’s conference date approaches (April 14 and 15 2012).
- Bonnie Stewart finished teaching for the term, and was part of an exciting revisioning process for UPEI’s Bachelor of Education program.
- Sarah Emily Duffhas booked her ticket to attend the Colonial Girls/Colonial Girlhoods conference at the University of Melbourne in June. She was also one of a group of lecturers honoured as inspiring teachers by Stellenbosch University.
Our Writers At Other Blogs:
- Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe draws attention To the Worst Day in American History, Which No One Remembers, confesses to An Unrequited Love, and sends a Love Note to Neighborhood Schools.
- Bonnie Stewart took up the issues Pinterest raises for digital identity practices, and the tradition – and the IKEA revival – of kit homes in North America.
- Sarah Emily Duff writes about the implications of the Republican assault on contraception for those outside of the US, and about bananas and tax evasion and nutrition advice in women’s magazines.
- Janni Aragon wrote about Young Adult Literature and her Fri Fun Facts.
- At her blog Speculative Diction, Melonie Fullick critiques media discourse on postsecondary education by analyzing a television panel on universities, and discusses the ways in which students’ past experiences inform their present assumptions about education.
- Ernesto Priego offered some notes on the “vicious cycle” of academia, the perpetuation of privilege and other money matters on his HASTAC blog.
- Bonnie Stewart’s proposed session “Beyond the Walls of the Academy: Massive Open Online Courses and the New Game of Higher Education” was accepted to the Society for Digital Humanities SEMI at Canada’s Congress 2012.
- Ernesto Priego will be a guest speaker at the “Cradled in Caricature” symposium at the University of Kent. His talk is titled “Enabling Comic and Cartoon Art Digital Research: The British Cartoon Archive Online as an Open Educational Resource. A Digital Humanities Perspective”. The draft programme is here.
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