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K-State Survey Indicates Lower Farmland Prices, More Non-Performing Loans in the Short-Term Outlook

The agricultural lender sentiment for the end of 2014 shows that lenders have decreased expectations for the short- and long-term outlook. Respondents of a Kansas State University Agricultural Lender Survey expect farmland prices to decline and non-performing loans to increase. 425 more words


Pictures from the UCLA party at the LSA in Portland!

UCLA linguists had a mini reunion at the recent meeting of the LSA in Portland. The get-together was organized by Pat Keating and Bruce Hayes. Here are some candid shots (thanks to Sameer ud Dowla Khan (Ph.D. 56 more words

Graduate Students

The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies at UWaterloo

A new issue of The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, edited by UWaterloo English Professor Jay Dolmage, is now live. English PhD candidate Sarah Gibbons is Assistant Editor and Social Media Editor. 170 more words


Getting into grad school: The stuff I wish I had known

There is a saying that being nervous is a side effect of being unprepared. This may not be true for all situations, but it was most certainly true when I was applying for graduate school. 581 more words

Public Health

Book of the Month: To Repair the World

     “We often forget that we are privileged, and that privilege comes with obligations to others and especially to the poor”

To Repair the World is a collection of speeches from humanitarian, Dr. 92 more words

Public Health

Applying to Grad School? A Little Advice

The Rhetoric of the Dreaded Statement of Interest

The following is drawn from a presentation I used to give at Trent University for years. It, in turn, is drawn from advice I received and also a SSHRC funded study by… 1,082 more words


Leading a discussion of a scientific paper

I’m teaching a graduate class in Entomology this term, and part of that class involves students leading discussions about scientific papers in our discipline. These discussions are typically between 60 and 90 minutes, with a small group (4-6 individuals). 863 more words