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Today is National Adjunct Walkout Day; Tomorrow, we make conditions better for all faculty.


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 25, 2015 - 2:18pm


Today is National Adjunct Walkout Day.

From Inside Higher Ed:

 

The International Journal of Listening


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 24, 2015 - 2:17pm


I edited this journal for four years. Read, submit!

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The International Journal of Listening
www.tandfonline.com/HIJL

Editor:
Margarete Imhof
Johannes Gutenberg University

NEW CONTENT
Take a look at the most recent issue of The International Journal of Listening, Volume 29, Issue 1. Access the articles by clicking on each title below, in PDF format or view in HTML format, and make sure to download the Open Access article!

Listening in the Multicultural Workplace: A Dialogue of Theory and Practice
Michael W. Purdy & Linda M. Manning

 

Another Personal Post: Ode to My Advisor on His Birthday


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 22, 2015 - 4:47pm


This is another indulgently personal post, to my MA and PhD advisor, on his birthday. I have deleted his name. You will only know who I am talking about if you know both me and him. Don't want to embarrass him too much.

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Paczki Day


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 17, 2015 - 7:28pm


While I am excited, always, to maintain this blog, largely for the CFPs and TOCs at the left, I rarely let it become a personal platform. But I am excited. It's Paczki Day, and for the first time in my adult life, I have met someone who knows what that means.

Would you like to join me in some Paczki?

http://fox6now.com/2015/02/17/crowds-of-people-show-up-to-national-baker...

 

Stripping a Professor of Tenure Over a Blog Post


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 11, 2015 - 12:42pm


Stripping a Professor of Tenure Over a Blog Post

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/02/stripping-a-profess...

 

EJI'S New Lynching Report Documents An Era of Racial Terrorism


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 11, 2015 - 12:18pm


EJI'S New Lynching Report Documents An Era of Racial Terrorism

 

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

 

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.

 

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.