If you have an immediate negative reaction to the idea of unionizing sign language interpreters, then I would like to ask you—politely, please—to pause for a moment and recognize bias.
Most of us have no idea what it could mean to become a Union. In fact, I am still learning. I’m eager to find up to a dozen … Read more...
June 9 – 13, 2010
TEACHING, RESEARCH AND PUBLIC SCHOLARSHIP
ABOUT COMMUNICATION, DISASTER AND RISK
2010 Summer Doctoral Seminar at Wayne State University
Disaster is non-discriminatory; it does not care whether the people affected speak the same language or not. Recruiting and retaining qualified language interpreters and learning to utilize rudimentary machine translation are first steps in … Read more...
23:30 pm, November 4: My colleagues (ahem) made up in a single evening, all the time that I’ve been late to events so far this year. It was nice that most of them eventually did arrive! 😉 Volunteering at the American Club‘s election eve event was the way to go; at least we were guaranteed entrance! … Read more...
Quoting from a Reuters article by Eric Auchard about Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, on “good, evil and monopoly fears“:
When he first joined Google as CEO seven years ago, Schmidt acknowledged thinking the “Don’t be evil” phrase was a “joke” being played on him by founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
Schmidt recalled sitting in Google’s offices later
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An impressive coalition is supporting this conference on media and the labor movement: Labor’s Voices 3.
Thanks for the email notice from Amanda. 🙂… Read more...
You may or may not be aware that Comm-Grads have an established reputation (Nov 14, 2005 Rally for our Pay!) for activism (April 22, 2005 A21 Walkout and Boycott) concerning campus labor issues.
One of our very own is President of GEO this year, Srinivas Lankala.
Many of us attended a bargaining session on March 13, 2005 … Read more...
Coming in March to a PBS station near you:
Quoted in full from an email by the Justice for All moderator and passed along…thanks!
PBS Documentary Explores 200 Years of Deaf Life in America
“Through Deaf Eyes,” a two-hour PBS documentary exploring nearly
200 years of Deaf life in America, will air early next year. The
film was inspired by … Read more...
This sentiment haunts The Jacket, a film about consciousness. Although no plausible physical mechanism is provided for time travel, we witness the lead character adapt proactively to the most improbable scenario: discovering himself in a future timespace in which he has already died. Instead of engaging a futile struggle to avoid what has been foreordained, Jack uses the forays … Read more...
…but it is happening somewhere. Look carefully at the poster.
What is “it“?
To see more images, go to http://www.walker.ag, pick your language, then “work”, then Amnesty International. There are posters in China, Iraq, Liberia, Myanmar, and Sudan.
Shared via email from David, thanks.… Read more...