In Academia news, Attractions: football, cinema, music, Documents on December 19, 2009 at 10:28
from Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Rex
Deadlines for graduate school applications are coming up again. Last year I wrote some quick pointers on applying to graduate school but since then I’ve developed my boiler-plate for our school even more as additional requests for information have entered my mailbox. So here is the latest iteration of my advices for applying to graduate school. Although it is written for where I teach, most of what I say is applicable to anywhere. Good luck!
from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin
Yesterday, news broke that insurgents used a $25 application available online to hack into US military drone video feeds, and view, copy, and potentially distribute their contents. Hmmmm… Unauthorized copying of audio and video material? Some on Twitter have suggested that we might just send the MPAA or RIAA after them — then, for sure we’ll at last find Bin Laden. But Wired Danger Room’s Noah Shachtman says,
from Contemporary Art Daily by Forrest
Artist: Herbert Brandl
Venue: Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck
Exhibition Title: Spektrolith
Date: November 14, 2009 – January 29, 2010 Read the rest of this entry »
In Announcements, Documents on December 12, 2009 at 18:19
From the Poster4Tomorrow site:
We’re happy to unveil the 100 best posters from Poster4Tomorrow’s contest. You can see them at any of the 24 openings that are going to take place worldwide today, but if you’re not in the mood for going not, please check our web gallery.
Please note that the posters are in no particular order.
Every selected poster is a winner, there are no first or second places.
The content and statements made by the designers in this competition do not necessarily represent the view of our endorsees, sponsors or the organisers.
Freedom of expression
Ankara, Turkey Read the rest of this entry »
In Documents on December 11, 2009 at 21:15
… Nobel Peace Prize committee…
This morning, President Obama spoke at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo, Norway.
President Obama at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony
from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
US President Barack Obama defends the waging of “morally justified” war as he collects the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.
from Mark Mardell | The Reporters by Mark Mardell (the Reporters)
The president of war and peace appears to have pulled off a difficult balancing act, by refusing to bask in the glow of merely being the “anti-Bush”. In Oslo, Obama told his European audience what many Americans will see as some hard truths. Read the rest of this entry »
In Documents, Turkish Society on November 3, 2009 at 10:28
In Documents, Turkey and Kurds, Turkey in Europe, Turkish military on October 29, 2009 at 15:30
Instead of self-congratulations here how we stand at our human rights record:
Turkey’s dirty stories on display – Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
October 26, 2009
The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, and other laws and policies contributed to the generally free practice of religion; however, constitutional provisions regarding the integrity and existence of the secular state restrict these rights.
The Government generally respected religious freedom in practice. There was no change in the status of respect for religious freedom by the Government during the reporting period. The Government continued to impose limitations on Islamic and other religious groups and significant restrictions on Islamic religious expression in government offices and state-run institutions, including universities, for the stated reason of preserving the “secular state.” Authorities continued their broad ban on wearing Islamic religious headscarves in government offices as well as public schools. The Government also continued to oppose “Islamic extremism.” Religious minorities said they were effectively blocked from careers in state institutions because of their faith. Minority religious groups also faced difficulties in worshipping, registering with the Government, and training their followers. Although religious speech and persuasion is legal, some Muslims, Christians, and Baha’is faced some restrictions and occasional harassment for alleged proselytizing. Read the rest of this entry »
In Documents on October 22, 2009 at 00:47
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A documentary by Ümit Kıvanç. “Justice for Hrant Dink” in Turkish…
In Announcements, Cyberculture, Documents on October 15, 2009 at 08:32
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