Tuesday, January 14

Today is Tuesday of Week 1, and if you have not logged on at Canvas to get started with the class, today is the day to do that! Here is a link to this week's assignments. Happy Blogging! :-)

Class Procedures and Reminders

Monday announcements. If you didn't get a chance to read yesterday's announcements, you can do that now: Monday announcements. And you can subscribe to the announcements by email if you want; there's a subscription box in the right-hand sidebar of the blog here.

Blog network. Congratulations to everybody who has their blog set up already! The blog stream is really going strong now, with lots of posts in both classes; about half of the blogs were up and running at the end of the day Monday. To take a look, you can click on the "Blogs" button in the Canvas menu, or you can see both blog streams side by side.

Blogs and Comments. By the end of the day today, everybody will be blogging! My goal this week is to read and comment on all the Favorite Places posts, and I'll be reading Introduction posts this week and next. In Week 2, you'll all be commenting on each other's blogs too!

CAS Orientation. You may have received an email from the College of Arts and Sciences about an online course orientation; you do not need to do that CAS orientation for this class. The week-long Orientation for this class will cover everything you need.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Blog Stream. Here's another wonderful photo from a favorite place post; this is Anhthu's picture taken in Moah, Utah:

Twitter Stream. One of my favorite cartoonists is Tom Gauld, and I total endorse his New Year's Resolution: I will read for fun (use link to see larger view).

Indian Epics. Today's character is BRAHMA, the creator god of India. You will find Brahma links and videos here: Brahma. He is easy to recognize with his four faces: Epified animation:

Myth-Folklore Video. Here's another Crash Course video for your viewing enjoyment, carrying on with the theme of creation:

Words. Today's word from mythology comes to English from India: JUGGERNAUT, from Sanskrit Jagannatha, World-Lord. You can find out more here: juggernaut.

100-Word Stories. Today's story is from India: The Snake and the Frogs (click title for more info).

HEART Video. And here's a video to inspire you as you are out and about in the world today: Ballet Revolución.

Event on Campus. The opening reception for Institute of American Indian Arts will take place today from 4:30-6PM in the Fred Jones Art Center. Details at the OU Daily.

January 14: Ingres. Today marks the anniversary of the death of the great French Neoclassical painter, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, in 1867. You can read more about Ingres's life and career in this Wikipedia article. He painted many mythological subjects, and one of his most famous paintings is this depiction of Oedipus and the Sphinx; you can read about the Oedipus legend here.

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