I’m thrilled to announce here that we’ll be welcoming Eden Robinson to the University of Vermont from October 3-5. She’ll be visiting my Canadian literature classes, Jamie Williamson’s Native American lit classes and giving a public reading on the afternoon of October 4th. Please join us on October 4th if you can to hear one [...]
Take a look at George II singing “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” a clip on Google Video which is making the rounds on some very fine blogs.
Thanks to Nancy Welch for pointing out this terrific (and lengthy!) review of our colleague John Gennari’s great new book, Blowin’ Hot and Cool: Jazz and Its Critics. Critical acclaim does not get much better than this: And so Gennari’s book does for jazz critics what most of them were unable to do for themselves, [...]
There I am, in the news again…. As I don’t have anything better to do. Harper lashes out at Martin for criticizing Afghan mission: Prime Minister Stephen Harper slammed Paul Martin on Tuesday for saying there’s too much of a military emphasis on the current mission in Afghanistan.
Below you’ll find a note from Eric Wright from English 180B inviting you to be part of a great event. I’m going to up the ante a bit here and offer to cover the $50 registration fee for the first team from English 180 and/or English 005 who signs up for this tournament. Paul. Student [...]
This story on NPR yesterday highlights the massive oil boom Alberta’s north is experiencing. 60 Minutes also ran an interesting story on the oilsands earlier this year.
I’m glad to see the Maher Arar case getting the international attention it deserves. This should have never happened and the Canadian government needs to be held accountable.
an international expert on the cultural impact of Tim Hortons! You think I’m joking, don’t you? Oh well, at least my sister‘s proud of me! I’m feeling more like Homer Simpson every day…. But seriously, doesn’t my freshman seminar sound like fun? I don’t have Tim’s on the official itinerary for our Ottawa trip, but [...]
ATTENTION ENGLISH MAJORS: FREE FOOD! English Major’s Barbecue Tuesday, September 19, 2006 6:00~8:00 p.m. Old Mill Annex Courtyard, South Side Music provided by “Alex Toth Quartet”
Just took a few minutes to watch “Did You Know?,” an interesting powerpoint presentation by Karl Fisch. The powerpoint really puts a few things into perspective, namely how much the world is in the process of shifting more rapidly than we realize. For teachers and professors, as Karl points out, we’re actually in the process [...]