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Has focus on STEM aided the (re)rise of Populism?

The answer to the above question is probably no, but I believe that a preoccupation with output, how we can use people to deliver the most economic gain, viewing education as a means to an end, rather than focusing on the joy of knowledge itself, is a clear manifestation of the way many governments are thinking at the moment, and it is the same type of thinking that can be associated with populism. 1,762 more words


Publish or Perish @Bristol Improv Theatre - Recap & photos

‘Is Taylor Swift really swift?’ With this crowd-sourced question pulled from a top hat, the audience of Play This Show! loaded up Publish or Perish… 227 more words


Publish or Perish

I’m on the verge of finishing the master’s degree in English Literature that I started twelve(!) years ago. It will be a nice accomplishment, but I have no intention at the moment of pursuing an academic career. 124 more words


It's Not You, It's Me

I am intrigued about the connections between relationships and writing. We all have our honeymoon moments with our writing projects, and we have moments when we want to kill them. 711 more words


Janet C. Michalak, EdD

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Niagara County Community College
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

Janet C. Michalak, Professor Emeritus at Niagara County Community College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in teaching.

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Research symposium write-up: Objects, Extensions, Prosthetics

Last week I organised a research symposium on the topic: Objects, Extensions, Prosthetics: The body and subjectivity in the pre-modern period. This was an opportunity for postgraduates and early career researchers to come together and discuss ongoing research and ideas surrounding the themes of the seminar, and also included a keynote from Professor Helen Smith (University of York). 240 more words


Ulrich Lehner and the prevalence of post-Enlightenment Pelagian thinking

I am reading through a short but powerful book God Is Not Nice by Ulrich Lehner. I am taking notes which I plan to publish along with a short review. 363 more words