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What’s New at University of Venus? 14 July 2012

In Announcements on 2012/08/14 at 02:15
What’s New at UVenus:
  • Denise Horn at University of Venus with Academic stress: reaching the end of an unbalanced semester (Guardian UK).
  • Liana Silva at University of Venus with  Academic blogging: minority scholars cannot afford to be silent (Guardian UK).

What’s New With Our Writers:

  • Janni Aragon was interviewed by CTV News regarding the BBQ Chip Bandits in Victoria, BC;  CBC All Points West about the recent US Supreme Court decisions; and by the Times Colonist about social media and politics.
  • Mary Churchill was nominated to the board of Dudley Main Streets of Boston Main Streets, invited as a member of Boston City Council’s working group on education, and asked to join the advisory group for the re-design of her local neighborhood branch of the Boston Public Library.

Our Writers At Other Blogs:

Coming Up:

  • Don’t miss the next #Femlead Twitter chat, led by Brenda Bethman, on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 2-230pm EDT.
  • Lee Skallerup Bessette’s MLA Panel was selected to be a part of the President’s Theme. You can read the panel proposal/description here. Hope to see you in Boston in January!

This post was also published in Inside Higher Ed

What’s New at University of Venus? 30 June 2012

In Announcements on 2012/07/25 at 00:21
What’s New at UVenus:

●     Sarah Emily Duff for University of Venus at The Guardian with Could ebooks be the future for university libraries?

●     If you missed the #Femlead Twitter chat, on summer plans and productivity, led by Brenda Bethman (@brendabethman) on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 2-230pm EDT, you can read the archive of the conversation here.

What’s New With Our Writers:

●        Rosalie Arcala Hall attended the Asian Public Intellectual Regional Project assessment team meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia on 1-4 June and the culminating event in Bangkok, Thailand on 12-17 June. She chairs the assessment team, which spearheaded the reflection seminar on the regional project. The Bangkok event wraps up the 3-year regional project for which Rosalie participated as Philippine working group leader and foreign participant to the site visit in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

●        Rosalie Arcala Hall just got word that two collaborative projects she was invited to join in were approved for implementation in 2012: water governance under the UP System Emerging Interdisciplinary Research Grant and S.E.R.V.E., a community service project in Panay under the US State Department Alumni Fund.

●        Janine Utell led the inaugural #yearofulysses Twitter livechat on James Joyce’s Ulysses as part of the Modernist Versions Project (led by the University of Victoria). Check out the Storify here; read a lovely piece by fellow UVenus writer Lee Skallerup on her blog College Ready Writing here.

●        Bonnie Stewart is developing and launching a new, intensive UPEI Masters in Education course entitled Building a Culture for Reading in a Digital Age.

 

Our Writers At Other Blogs:

●        At her blog Speculative Diction, Melonie Fullick wrote a response to the Guardian article “Academia, stressful? Not for me!”, called “Bursting a bubbleprivilege and access to the academic life”.

●        Bonnie Stewart conducted a Shakespearean post-mortem analysis on her dead blog, and offered a *brief* history of reading and culture in her longest blog post ever.

 

Coming Up:

●     Don’t miss the next #Femlead Twitter chat, led by Curt Rice, on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 from 2-3pm EDT.

●     Rosalie Arcala Hall will present two papers (on asymmetric warfare and women in the force) at the International Sociological Association Research Committee 01 Interim Conference in Maribor, Slovenia on 08-12 July.  Her travel is supported by the UP Visayas and UP System Research Dissemination Grants.

This post was also published in Inside Higher Ed

What’s New at University of Venus? 16 June 2012

In Announcements on 2012/06/29 at 22:39
 What’s New at UVenus:

●        Janni Aragon at University of Venus at The Guardian with We should be paying more attention to the emotional labour of teaching.

●        If you missed the #Femlead Twitter chat, on the rewards and challenges of Ph.D.s choosing an administrative career path, led by Shannan Palma (@shannanpalma) on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 from 2-230pm EDT, you can read the archive of the conversation here.

What’s New With Our Writers:

●        Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe joined The Atlantic’s Yoni AppelbaumThe Newberry Library’s Christopher Cantwell, and Patheos John Fea in a roundtable discussion about “The Perils and Promise of Popular History in a Digital Age” at  The Historical Society’s 2012  conference.

●        Bonnie Stewart presented on Massive Open Online Courses and the New Game of Education at UPEI’s Graduate Research Day.

●        Janni Aragon participated in a live chat about Emotional Labour in Higher Education.  Janni also participated in a Mentoring Cafe about Working with Graduate Students at the Canadian Political Science Association Conference at Edmonton, Alberta and met with the 2013 Program Committee for the Canadian Political Science Association, which will take place at the University of Victoria where Janni will be the local site host.

 

Our Writers At Other Blogs:

●        Melonie Fullick wrote about writing and its strange rituals and discussed the Gates Foundation and the influence of large “venture philanthropies” on education research and policy, at her blog Speculative Diction.

●        Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe explored the connections between “May and Memory,” evaluated her life as a “Party Girl,” shared  her annual tribute to “Pomp and Circumstances,” and celebrated “Father Time.”

●        Bonnie Stewart bid farewell to six+ years of blogging at cribchronicles.com, and advocated pretty little man-dresses for Dad.

●        Janni Aragon blogged about Tips for the #CPSA and Being a Feminist.

 

 

Coming Up:

●        Don’t miss the next #Femlead Twitter chat on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 2-230pm EDT.

This post was also published in Inside Higher Ed

What’s New at University of Venus? 2 June 2012

In Announcements on 2012/06/06 at 05:05
What’s New at UVenus:

●        Curt Rice at University of Venus at The Guardian with Why Women Leave Academia and Why Universities Should Be Worried.

●        If you missed the #Femlead Twitter chat, on Research and Writing as Leadership, led by Liana Silva (@literarychica) on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from 2-230pm EDT, you can read the archive of the conversation here.

 

What’s New With Our Writers:

●        Melonie Fullick attended and presented  at Canada’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, held this year in Waterloo, Ontario. Her two presentations, for the Canadian Communications Association, were on journalism ethics (co-written and presented with Maija Saari) and media coverage of university education in Canada.

●        Sarah Emily Duff participated in a live chat on international student mobility on the Guardian Higher Education Network’s blog.

●        Afshan Jafar’s TEDx talk on “Progress and Women’s Bodies” can be found here.

●        Bonnie Stewart presented – and met Melonie & Lee in person! – at Canada’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciencesin Waterloo Ontario. She spoke to the Society for Digital Humanities on Massive Open Online Courses and their implications for higher education. She also appeared in Charlottetown on a PEI Writers’ Guild panel about writing and monetization.

●        Janni Aragon organized three professional development talks for the Academic Women’s Caucus. One talk dealt with how the University of British Columbia women faculty responded to findings that demonstrated a gender salary differential and the next two talks centred around choices and balance. Janni took notes and hopes to heed the speaker’s astute advice! Janni is also in the planning stages of organizing Mentoring Cafes for undergraduates. She’s excited and will keep readers posted.

●        Janine Utell appeared on the Guardian Higher Education Network talking about leadership in highered (highlights from a live chat held on 21 March 2012).

 

Our Writers At Other Blogs:

●        Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe wished everyone Happy Mother’s Day and shared the Mystery of the Bunbeg Mainer.

●        Melonie Fullick (at Speculative Diction blog)  wrote about the Canadian government’s cuts to education research, and discussed the implications of two new legal decisions for Canadian universities.

●        Bonnie Stewart shared information on living organ donation, and working from home prompted her to write Care & Feeding of Networked HumansA Primer.

●        Janni Aragon  explained why she broke up with Four Square and  weighed in with a review of the movie Battleship.

 

Coming Up:

●        Don’t miss the next #Femlead Twitter chat, on the rewards and challenges of Ph.D.s choosing an administrative career path, led by Shannan Palma (@shannanpalma) on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 from 2-230pm EDT.

●        Sarah Emily Duff will be attending and presenting at the Colonial Girlhood/Colonial Girls Conference at the University of Melbourne in June. Her paper discusses attitudes towards working-class girls in late-Victorian Cape Town.

●        Janine Utell will be heading up to Brown University in Providence, RI for the annual meeting of the Space Between (14-16 June), where she’ll be speaking on Sylvia Townsend Warner and Valentine Ackland.  And, on June 8, she’ll be doing an informal talk at Philadelphia’s Plays and Players on Tom Stoppard’s Travesties and James Joyce.

 

This post was also published in Inside Higher Ed

What’s New at University of Venus? Week Ending 12 May 2012

In Announcements on 2012/05/19 at 10:58
What’s New at UVenus:

What’s New With Our Writers:

  • Lee Skallerup Bessette at ProfHacker’s Teaching Carnival.
  • Ernesto Priego will present a poster at the 1st meeting of digital humanists Red HD in Mexico City. Ernesto has also been organising the book launch of the graphic memoir for children he edited. It will be on Monday 28th May at the Free Word Centre, in London, England.

Our Writers At Other Blogs:

Coming Up:

  • Don’t miss the next #Femlead Twitter chat, on writing and leadership, led by Liana Silva (@literarychica) on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from 2-230pm EDT.

This post was also published in Inside Higher Ed

What’s New at University of Venus? Week Ending 28 April 2012

In Announcements on 2012/05/09 at 21:50

What’s New at UVenus:

What’s New With Our Writers:

  • Dr. Liana Silva successfully defended her dissertation on April 23rd, 2012 at Binghamton University.
  • Anamaria Dutceac Segesten participated with a paper on religion and nationalism at the 17th Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, New York
  • Melonie Fullick joined the McMaster Public Intellectuals Project (Twitter page is here) working on social media management and research/editing.
  • Janni Aragon participated in a presentation about Twitter Outside and Inside the Classroom; gave a presentation on the 2012 Presidential Election to Silver Threads, a local Active Seniors organization; and co-organized-Breathe Now, a women’s conference.  Janni is finishing up her first year as the Chair of the Academic Women’s Caucus and looks forward to next year’s array of event.
  • Afshan Jafar was a speaker at TEDxConnecticutCollege, April 14, 2012. The theme for the event was “Rethinking Progress” and she spoke on the subject of “Women’s Bodies”. Link to videos coming soon!

Our Writers At Other Blogs:

Coming Up:

This post was also published in Inside Higher Ed

What’s New at UVenus? 14 April 2012

In Announcements on 2012/04/26 at 00:08

What’s New at UVenus:

●        Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe for University of Venus at The Guardian with What Would You Teach if You Could Teach Anything?

●        If you missed our recent #femlead Twitter chat on Sponsorship and led by Jo VanEvery, you can catch up by reading through the archives on Storify.

 

What’s New With Our Writers:

●       Janni Aragon attended the International Studies Association ( #isa2012 #genderingISA ) and gave two presentations. One on the Teaching Innovations in Feminist International Relations  and the other on Writing Op-Eds. With both presentations she was able to speak to feminisms, gender, and social media.

●        Deanna England presented her paper on Slutwalks at the University of Winnipeg Women and Gender Studies conference last weekend, as a result is now part of a feminist book club – because apparently she doesn’t already have enough reading to do.

●        Mary Churchill and other members of the Education District Committee met with Boston’s Mayor Tom Menino to discuss priorities for Boston’s new Education District in Dudley Square in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston.

 

 

Our Writers At Other Blogs:

●        Janni Aragon commented on Students and Email and also commented in two parts about an anti-bullying workshop she attended.

●        Melonie Fullick discussed #DayOfHigherEd, and also Canada’s new Senate Committee report on post-secondary accessibility, at her blog Speculative Diction.

 

Coming Up:

●         #Femlead Twitter chat on Public Engagement, Higher Education, and Women’s Leadership, led by Mary Churchill (@mary_churchill) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 2-230pm EDT.

This post was also published in Inside Higher Ed

What’s New at University of Venus? 31 March 3012

In Announcements on 2012/04/14 at 22:39

What’s New at UVenus:

  • If you missed the recent #femlead Twitter chat on Mentorship, led by Brenda Bethman, you can find the transcript here.

What’s New With Our Writers:

Our Writers At Other Blogs:

Coming Up:

  • Jo VanEvery will moderate our next #femlead chat on Twitter. April 10, 2012 at 2pm EST. The topic will be Sponsorship.
  • Tomorrow, Monday April 2, will be the first #dayofhighered. Please write, talk, take pictures, and share what your day is really like as a higher education professional.

This post was also published in Inside Higher Ed

What’s New at University of Venus? 24 March 2012

In Announcements on 2012/04/06 at 00:10

What’s New at UVenus:

  • If you missed our #femlead Twitter chat on Bridging the Global Divide in Higher Education, hosted by Anamaria Dutceac, you can find the transcript here.

What’s New With Our Writers:

  • Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe attended Northwestern University’s 2012 Best Practices Forum: Ideas to Action and acted on the networking lessons of the UVenus Challenge.
  • Melonie Fullick spoke about academics “building paths to impact” using social media,  at TEDx York U in Toronto on March 10th.
  • Deanna England will be presenting a paper on the implication of skin in relation to the SlutWalk movement at the University of Winnipeg Women and Gender Studies Colloquium on March 31.
  • Janni Aragon gave an invited lecture for the UVIC Recruitment offices to prospective students and their parents and she was on the Real Parenting Radio Show CFAX 1070 talking about Breathe Now and Tweens, Teens and Popular Culture.
  • Mary Churchill acted as a process observer at the March 10th launch of the Improving School Choice initiative with the Boston Public Schools.

Our Writers At Other Blogs:

Coming Up:

  • Don’t miss Tuesday’s #femlead Twitter chat on Mentoring, hosted by Brenda Bethman.

This post was also published in Inside Higher Ed.

What’s New at UVenus? 17 March 2012

In Announcements on 2012/04/02 at 22:22

What’s New at UVenus:

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:

Coming Up:

  • 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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