Tag: education


Smithsonian on Silkworm Farming

Via Boing Boing, I discovered that the Smithsonian has an article up about silkworm farming: Silkworm farming [in Italy] was a brutal job. Since silkworms require a constant, mild temperature, entire sections of farmhouses were […]

A vision of students today

I found this getting ready for my freshman seminar, and wish I could make every faculty member I know watch it. This is from the maker of the wonderful “what is web 2.0?” video. I […]

Vectors of Disease online course

Tulane is offering a free web course: “Vectors of Disease in Disasters“. “The course not only covers the description of the principal vectors encountered in times of disasters, such as the typical species of rats, […]

Conservation Reserve Losses

A lot of people that aren’t aggie nerds like me have never heard of NRCS, or the conservation reserve programs. Until the New York Times covered them, anyway: Thousands of farmers are taking their fields […]

Are professors’ lectures copyright protected?

I can’t decide where I come down on this one–I can see elements of both sides. It does seems a bit excessive, though, to claim that you own all the words you utter in a […]

$1,000 For Teachers From Toshiba

Toshiba America Foundation gives grants to teachers in grades K-12. Elementary school teachers (K-6) are eligible for up to $1,000 to support their ideas for project-based learning in science and mathematics. Funded projects in grades […]

Evolution: Education–new issue!

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that the latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach is now online, and open access! [Volume 1, Number 2 / April, 2008] There was a very nifty […]

Quote of the the Day: Education

This is for all the PhD’s and grad students out there in the Cult of Academia :D “Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot […]

Good Michigan news, for a change

Following on the happy news that the speech by racist Jared Taylor would be canceled, the student behind the Young Americans For Freedom group at MSU is stepping down: “EAST LANSING – Kyle Bristow, the […]