Monthly Archives: July 2014

Local high-school students learning by leaps and bounds at MSU

Local high-school students learning by leaps and bounds at MSU MSU Upward Bound’s 2014 Academic Showcase started with a bang last Friday evening (7.25.14) in the Kellogg Center, as physics teacher Ms. Schoch set off a series of small explosions, … Continue reading

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Mao’s Sarcophagus and Other Constructions

In […] “The Crystal Sarcophagus” […] and the other tales in “The Dog,” [Jack] Livings demonstrates his virtuosity as a storyteller, his ability to immerse us instantly in the lives of his characters, to conjure the daily reality of the … Continue reading

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Welcome international students

If you have any students who would be interested in helping, please tell them about this opportunity. Amber Cordell If anyone is in East Lansing August 11-22, I really need some volunteers to welcome new students, especially at the International … Continue reading

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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

The problem: “A 2012 study comparing 16-to-65-year-olds in 20 countries found that Americans rank in the bottom five in numeracy. On a scale of 1 to 5, 29 percent of them scored at Level 1 or below, meaning they could … Continue reading

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The Impact of Study Abroad on the Acquisition of Sociopragmatic Variation Patterns: The Case of Non-Native-Speaker English Teachers

This just in from IALIC: The Impact of Study Abroad on the Acquisition of Sociopragmatic Variation Patterns: The Case of Non-Native-Speaker English Teachers By Anne Marie Devlin Oxford: Peter Lang 293 pp. | ISBN 978-3-0343-1702-3 | £44.00 “This book investigates … Continue reading

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Senator’s Thesis Turns Out to Be Remix of Others’ Works, Uncited

7.26.14. NYT follow-up. First thought: if he’s “100% disabled” (see linked Bozeman article) then what’s he doing out there making laws? Second: since when is a master’s thesis 14 pages long? That’s a term paper. And he can’t write even … Continue reading

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Top Ten Books on Teaching

according to CHE. What are your picks, and why?

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