Wednesday, January 28

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 3. If you have not turned in your Week 2 Project assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit, and Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the Reading Diary that was due on Tuesday — and if you missed them yesterday, here's a link to Tuesday's announcements.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. I'm still working my way through the enormous stack of Project assignments that people have turned in. If you turned in an assignment on Sunday before 5PM, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in later on Sunday or on Monday or Tuesday, it is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it. If you want to check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. Please wait to get my comments before you go on to the next Project assignment — although you can certainly keep working ahead on other assignments in the class while you wait! The Project assignment is the only item each week where you need to wait for my comments back to you.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Multiple Intelligences. Some of you may have encountered the work of Howard Gardner and his theory of "multiple intelligences." You can learn about multiple intelligences from the infographic below and/or from the video, both by Marek Bennett.

Words to Watch: Today's words to watch out for are DOSE and DOZE. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: The Roaring Lion: Demons and the Desert Fathers. In this Storybook, a man named Adam journeys on a spiritual quest to Saint Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai desert, and in a series of earthly encounters and heavenly visions, he is transformed.

FREE eBook: The Ramayana of Valmiki translated by R.T.H. Griffith. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book: this is a complete verse translation into English of Valmiki's Ramayana, with a free audiobook version at LibriVox also!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Failures are the pillars of success (a Welsh proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is such an important idea to keep in mind for school and work and life in general: failure comes first, and that is how you learn what you need to do to succeed!

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image is Jatayu Fighting Ravana. This is a contemporary mural from South Kolkata.

Wednesday Event on Campus: Naomi Lindstrom will be giving a talk, "The Visionary Narratives of Angelina Muniz-Huberman," at 7PM in the Sooner Room of the Union (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Note: You can page back through older blog posts to see any announcements you might have missed, and you can check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.