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The 2015 Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy Emerging Scholar Fellowship Program for Graduate Students


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 6, 2015 - 1:15pm


Amelia Hardee Arsenault, aarsenault@gsu.edu

The 2015 Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy Emerging Scholar Fellowship Program for Graduate Students

Milton Wolf Seminar 2015

Triumphs and Tragedies: Media and Global Events in 2014

Vienna, Austria,

April 19 – April 21, 2015

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Rhetorician as Creative Writer: "Where the Nights Are Twice as Long"


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 4, 2015 - 6:00am


WHERE THE NIGHTS ARE TWICE AS LONG: LOVE LETTERS OF CANADIAN POETS, edited by David Eso and Jeanette Lynes.

"At times beautiful, at times rueful, Where the Nights Are Twice as Long is a collection of letters written by Canadian poets to those they loved. The result is a diverse portrait of the life cycle of a romantic relationship, from first infatuation to I-still-can't-forget-you melancholy." — CBC Books

This anthology contains work by rhetorician and poet Stephen Pende (http://www1.uwindsor.ca/crrar/stephen-pender)

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E-book edition of Floating Gold free in February


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 2, 2015 - 12:38pm


Ambergris is truly a testament to the transformative powers of nature. Secreted in the digestive tract of a sperm whale and excreted as whale dung, it floats for years in the sea, and changes, by the time it finally washes ashore, into a sweet-smelling waxy compound—one of the world’s most expensive substances—used in perfumes for centuries. Holy grail of beachcombers, immortalized by Herman Melville in Moby Dick, precious lumpy ambergris is the subject of our free e-book, Floating Gold: A Natural (and Unnatural) History of Ambergris by Christopher Kemp.

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CRRAR Seminar Schedule


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 1, 2015 - 10:21pm


CRRAR Seminar Schedule
https://railct.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/crrar-schedule-of-seminars.pdf

Jan 14 MR. MICHAEL A. YONG-SET (Student Research Fellow).
The fallacy-spotting heuristic: Some critical reflection on critical thinking.
Jan 28 MS. JANE MCARTHUR (Student Research Fellow).
Exploring discursive and rhetorical barriers to the recognition of
occupationally related breast cancers.
Feb 11 DR. FRANK ZENKER (Visiting Research Fellow, Univ. of Lund, Sweden).
The four-fold path to debiasing: Motivation, cognition, technology, error
avoidance.

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Hybrid Open Online Course (HOOC) at Pitt


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 1, 2015 - 7:52pm


Hybrid Open Online Course (HOOC) at Pitt
"Art, Communication, and Contact Zones" is a free, open online course now accepting enrollments via Blackboard's Open Education platform:

https://openeducation.blackboard.com/mooc-catalog/courseDetails/view?cou...

Course description:

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On Varieties of MOOCs and Varieties of Implications for Learning

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Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 31, 2015 - 6:44pm


"While xMOOCs “extend” the traditional, lecture-based classroom into virtual environments, cMOOCs have been quietly revolutionizing what we can do as learners and as educators. (If you’ve never done so, take a peek at ds106 for a really cool example.) I’m currently participating in the second networked learning opportunity coming out of Northwestern University’s Masters in Learning and Organizational Change program.

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Free webinar, “Teachers as Writers: How to Find Time to Publish”


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 27, 2015 - 11:21am


Free webinar, “Teachers as Writers: How to Find Time to Publish”

Greetings. Please join the Christianity and Communication Studies Network (http://www.theccsn.com) and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff, Biola University, for our first webinar of 2015 titled "Teachers as Writers: How to Find Time to Publish," on Wednesday, January 28, 8-9 pm EST (http://theccsn.com/upcoming-webinars/?r=5021)

This free webinar is open to the public. Use the link above to register, or click here: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/4887502171877655298

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Gender in a Transitional Era: Changes and Challenges


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 27, 2015 - 11:20am


Amanda R. Martinez (Davidson College) & Lucy J. Miller (Texas A&M University) We are pleased to announce that our co-edited book, Gender in a Transitional Era: Changes and Challenges, is now available (December 2014; Lexington Books).

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In Media Res theme: Street Art


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 27, 2015 - 11:19am


This week’s In Media Res theme focus is Street Art (January 26 - January 30, 2015).

Here's the line-up:

Monday, January 26, 2015 - Imani Wadud (University of Regensberg) presents: Temporary Sites of Memory & the Spectacle: The Performance of JR’s Unframed Project as Cultural Identity

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - Ryan Schnurr (University of Illinois—Chicago) presents: OBEY Giant: A Case Study in the Semiotics of Consumption

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - Sunny Stalter-Pace (Auburn University) presents: Stations of the Elevated and the Genealogy of the Street Art Film

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Race, Rhetoric, and the State


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 26, 2015 - 5:59pm


The editors of Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, are pleased to announce the CFP for a special issue on Race, Rhetoric, and the State. The issue will be published in fall 2015. Here is the link to the CFP:

http://www.presenttensejournal.org/race-rhetoric-and-the-state-special-i...

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