A Golden Globe for best drama? Ouch. Most of my friends and colleagues will be disgusted. There is barely even a story in Avatar, because the re-presentation of the colonizing logic that elevates white men as heroic figures is left completely unproblematized.
I am not supposed to like Avatar. There are so many problems with it. Really. And … Read more...
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)
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...
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...
Stockbridge 217, UMass
Dr Linus Nyiwul’s dissertation defense was conducted almost exclusively in the language of math, with very little generic English explanation for the non-resource management layperson. So I cannot write very much about it, except that it was obvious that his faculty members are excited about the potential of this framework Dr Nyiwul has created … Read more...
For her final oral examination for a Ph.D in Resource Economics, Siny Joseph presented an analysis of Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for seafood. I echo the words of the external member of her committee, who said,
Dr Siny Joseph’s field is I.O. Economics – … Read more...
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...