Today was the first day I had without obligations, but only because I asked a colleague to fill in for me for a 1-4 pm meeting. My in-laws were in town, we had a morning brunch, watched the Spanish Grand Prix, and then I ran a bit of cable in […]
I am been doing a lot of that lately…so I am unable to blog regularly. I realize it is no one is losing sleep over my absence, but I do miss blogging on a regular basis. There are lots of stories I have come across and events that have happened […]
Last night I was the guest speaker at the College of Information Sciences and Technology’s IDEAS dinner. This is a forum for undergraduate research. In this talk I asked how we can or should use information techonologies to create commnunity within the Scheryer Honors College. I also challenge some notions […]
It has been a very long week and Friday and yesterday was spent all day with alumni and students for the annual Spring scrimmage known as “Blue White Weekend.” Today I am trying to take it easy. We had a lot of rain which left the flowers soaked in beauty.
This weekend is “Blue White Weekend” at Penn State which is nothing more or less than a scrimmage of our own team. We (the Schreyer Honors College) have made this weekend our reunion as well so I am/will be quite busy. It was also a chance for a photo shoot […]
I am not saying that the student doesn’t have the academic freedom to do a project such as this (although the more I ruminate the more I might change my mind about that). What I am saying is that I believer her project crosses a number of boundaries, none of […]
This time they are in our yard. I still don’t have enough time to blog properly and there is a lot going on that I would take note of (see, for example, Chris Heard’s series on Expelled here and here). And AKMA posts one of my favorite Dorothy L. Sayers […]