Category: Diss Me Baby!
Index: PhD Defenses
Coming soon: Ambarish Karmalkar and Arturo Osorio
Dr Linus Nyiwul, Resource Management
working the system: market enforcement of emission standards
Dr Siny Joseph, Resource Management
How COOL is your seafood?
Dr Anuj Pradhan, Human Performance Laboratory,
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Anuj in a suit
(on Risk Prevention and Awareness Training for young/new drivers)
Brains: “an entity yet to be seen in world politics”
The quote above is from a comment by blenCOWe to a blogpost, Theory of International Politics and Zombies, by Daniel W. Drezner. Drezner’s blog entry is an example along the lines of this youtube video, Gay Science Isolates the Christian Gene, and a powerpoint presentation made by MJ Bienvenu at the recent biennial … Read more...
Rock People and Feather People
One of my deep interests is change: particularly the relationship between personal change and societal change, and especially the individual and group tensions that are always involved. Is changing something we do from (internal) desire or willpower, or are we changed as a result of something (external) that happens to us? How is it that some people … Read more...
Frog Spawn or Bat Food?
1st Meeting of The Beginning
Sven thought it appropriate to frame our first meeting with a bio-fact he’d just learned from the local dinosaur museum. I’m not a biologist, so I don’t know the life chances of tadpoles, but I certainly hope the light of our collaboration isn’t so bright that we get eaten … Read more...
reassertion: dialogue not discourse
Re-reading this entry, “no mother tongue” (inspired by yesterday’s thrilling conversation with Rhona and Katya, grin) what re-jumps out at me, post-fieldwork, is “how language makes human interrelations visible.”
Yes. That is what my dissertation will strive to show. From the basis of choices that Members of the European Parliament make to use or … Read more...
Once and Future Missions
Forty years ago, my dad embarrassed me by stopping on a winding highway in the Colorado Rockies and waving down other drivers asking if they wanted to watch the moon launch. I was six years old. We were on the annual summer camping trip. Dad had had the foresight to load up our black-and-white portable tv with a powercord … Read more...
Y2K was the warm-up
Yep, I’m one of those.
It occurs to me, now, that the significance of Y2K wasn’t that so many of us were wrong, but that so many of us learned about emergency preparedness and crisis management. I, for instance, … Read more...
a new attitude?
The first question directed to last night’s speaker at Frank’s International Soiree had to do with survival, the second with definition. Suddenly we were immersed in the midst of a dialogic surge with all the characteristics of the storming stage in group development. I immediately began to wonder if we could turn this to a sustained dialogue? Or would … Read more...
Yes, but can you interpret?
Conference: Aptitude for Interpreting
Imagine my surprise upon entering the lobby at Lessius University and witnessing a conversation in American Sign Language! My brain has been so otherwise-occupied that it never once crossed my mind that
a) anyone other than European spoken language trainers/researchers would attend or that
b) I might actually know people!
It was absolutely delightful to … Read more...