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Friday Quick Hits and Varia

A little gaggle of quick hits on a bright and sunny Friday.

First, the former cook of the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project, obviously scarred by his time working for scraps for a group of scrooge-like archaeologists, takes to the streets on tax day to promote a universal living wage. (Bret Weber holds is the tall guy holding the banner sign).

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(Photo Grand Forks Herald)

There are lots of cool things taking place over the last couple week at the University of North Dakota. The Ceramics Department is celebration the 100th year of ceramics at UND with a a Centennial called 50/50. The name represents the 50 years of ceramics at UND under Margaret Cable’s guidance and the 50 (plus 1) years since her retirement in 1949. Here’s the link. The Theater Department is producing Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice.

If you haven’t checked out Teaching Thursday this week, you should. Rebecca Romsdahl’s thoughts on graduate education are insightful and productive. In some ways, Rebecca’s thoughts complement those offered by Kostis Kourelis on the same day. I need to use more reflective practices in my classes. For more on teaching, check out Mark Grabe‘s Learning Aloud project with its helpful blog. There has also been a good bit of activity over at UND’s Graduate School Blog including a flashy new advertisement:

And they now have a YouTube channel!

Have a good weekend!

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