Tuesday, April 18

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 13, and I've re-arranged the Modules area in Canvas so the new week is on top. If you didn't do any reading yet this week, to day is the day to do some reading. Here is a link to this week's assignments.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. Yesterday I worked through the backlog from last week, so now I am back on track to get through the whole stack this week! Meanwhile, you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment email.

Weeks 13-14-15. As we get close to the end of the semester, make sure have a plan in place so that you can finish up with the points you need. You can use this Progress Chart to see if you are on track, and if you have any questions about that, just ask!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Reading. Here are some thoughts to keep in mind as you do this week's reading! Everything I Need to Know, I Learned from a Book. :-)

Life. It's like "being the change you want to see in the world," but with a fire-breathing dragon.

Words from India. The word SWAMI comes to English via Hindi and Sanskrit:

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Indian Epics class: The Ravana Diaries. For many years, an archaeologist has been excavating ancient sites on the island of Lanka, seeking to learn more about Ravana, King of the Rakshasas. Finally one day he discovers just what he has always hoped to find: Ravana's own diary.

Free Book Online: Today's free book is Legends of Florence by Charles Godfrey Leland. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. You will find legends here about all the famous sites in Florence like Santa Maria Novella, the Campanile, and the Bargello, as shown here:

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is A book should be luminous, but not voluminous (an aphorism by Christian Nevell Bovee). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. When books are short, that means you can read more of them!

Video: The video for today is Prabhujee. You can find out more about Ravi Shankar and George Harrison at Wikipedia.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is learning to be fearless: Don't let your fear paralyze you. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: Come enjoy a delicious free dinner and the Ballet Folclórico Xochipilli thanks to HASA at the Sam Noble Museum tonight starting at 6PM (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

April 18: Gustave Moreau. Today marks the death in 1898 of the great French painter, Gustave Moreau; he was born in 1826. Moreau is famous for his paintings on subjects taken from classical mythology, and you can read about his life and works in this Wikipedia article. One of his most famous paintings shows Oedipus and the Sphinx:

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