Is Facebook Worth The Trouble?
May 28, 2012, 6:17 pm
By Claire Potter
Yesterday around midday I discovered that I could no longer post status updates to my Facebook page. This was no big deal, and would have represented the elimination of a major weekend time-suck, except for one thing. I couldn’t figure out why this was happening, which sets off a little alarm in my brain that Something Might Be Wrong, Something That Might Represent A Bigger Problem.
I don’t worry about being hacked. On the other hand, I never worried about identity theft until my debit card was canceled beca[......]
May 14, 2012, 10:59 am
By David Barash
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions, of which R2P would presumably constitute a subset (Wikipedia)
Writing a new edition to one of your own textbooks is a two-edged sword that leaves me suitably ambivalent. On the plus side, it’s encouraging that one’s book did well enough to induce the publisher to urge an update (even if part of the motivation is simply that used-book sales are beginning to impinge on the bottom line); on the minus, going over material that you’ve already written, and then rewritten in previous editions, can taste a b[......]
May 23, 2012
Tom Bruneau’s death on May 16, 2012 came as a great surprise to me.
Giles, Michigan is a small town in the Upper Pueninsula of Michigan in a rather poor area.
He tells the story that in high school, he was one of those who was told by teachers or counselors that he probably would not do well in college. and so he joined the US Navy. However, he received a Bachelors’s degree in speech education in 1967 and Master’s degree in speech education in 1969, both from the University of Wisconsin. He was then encouraged to go on for a doctorate, which he[......]
Mansoureh Sharifzadeh, In Honour of the New Birth of Professor D. Ray Heisey
(January 9, 1932 – May 20, 2011)”maen haenu:z kha:b mi binaem” (May 21, 2012 [Post 480]
Iran – Tehran
May 20, 2012
In 2009 one of my students; Mina wrote a letter to Professor D. Ray Heisey to condemn the US actions in the middle East especially Iraq. In reply, Dr. Heisey expressed himself about war and peace in the most humanitarian approach. In one of the paragraphs he wrote, “You are right that the American government has no right to “forbid someone from living,” “to get people’s houses,” to “make people hom[......]
Practical Aspects of International and Global Media
6.1 The Top Ten Newspapers in the World by Circulation (World Press Trends, 2008) :
(1) Yomiun Shimbun (Japan, in Japanese)
(2) Asaki Shimbun (Japan, in Japanese)
(3) Mainichi Shimbun (Japan, in Japanese)
(4) Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Japan, in Japanese)
(5) Chinichi Shimbun (Japan, in Japanese)
(6) Bild (Germany, in German)
(7) Reference News (China, in Chinese)
(8) The Times of India (India, in English)
(9) The Sun (UK, in English)[......]
Michael H. Prosser, Ph.D., Ancient and Contemporary Views of Attitudes and Values, May 11, 2012 [Post 478]
When we review the many values which may have been or were considered universal at different times and in different traditions, we can see that among these major values found in the Old Testament as a pseudo history, chronicles, and poetry, for the Israelites were the sacredness of life, the covenant with God, forgiveness by God to humans and forgiveness-seeking from humans by God, as in the Psalms of David, the brotherhood of man (but often in a particularistic dimension exclusively[......]
The world would be a worse place if Iran constructs a nuclear weapon. But engaging it on broader Middle East issues might make it rethink.
Western diplomats described last month’s talks between the P5+1 and Iran in Istanbul as “constructive” and “useful.” But the adjectives, although only guardedly positive, are certainly an improvement on the terms officials have used to describe previous Iranian diplomacy.
May 6, 2012
NYU Dean to Devote His
Sabbatical to Expanding U. of
By Peter Monaghan
Dalton Conley’s research on how social and economic opportunities are distributed has prompted him to get involved in bringing college-level teaching to students who need an education that costs next to nothing.
“Spreading education to populations that currently don’t have access to it might do some good in the world,” he says.
That reasoning led Mr. Conley, a prominent sociologist,[......]