Frozen as Metaphor for Academia

From PhD Comics via Marc Cortez. On a related note, I finally got to watch the movie Frozen on the plane back from Israel yesterday, and really enjoyed it. [Read more...]

Required Religion

I am grateful to Stephen Carlson for directing my attention to Required Religion on Tumblr, which is gifs depicting the experiences of a religion professor. There are so many I can relate to, such as this one, depicting how a professor feels when students won’t talk: And this one, “How I feel when I find [Read More...]

What Is Open Access?

From the creator of PHD comics, courtesy of the Chronicle of Higher Education. I was glad to discover that there is in fact a PHD comics YouTube channel, with other cool stuff, such as this: [Read more...]

GERT at SBL

Randall Tan passed on this information, which is also on the Biblical Humanities website: The proposed Global Education & Research Technology (GERT) section at SBL is organizing additional meetings on Friday, Nov 22, 2013, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., just prior to the start of the SBL Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. This is in addition [Read More...]

Undergraleks

From PHD Comics   [Read more...]

Post-Doctor Who?

From Piled Higher and Deeper   [Read more...]

When To Cut Your Losses

Menachem Wecker has written an article for The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s “Vitae” online career hub, on when to decide to leave a job, drop a book project, or otherwise cut one’s losses and move on. Click through to read it. I get quoted in it! [Read more...]

A Professor’s Prayer

And a couple more great recent items from PHD Comics:   [Read more...]

Call for Letters in Support of Christopher Rollston

Bob Cargill has posted a call on his blog for letters in support of Christopher Rollston, whose position at Emmanuel Christian Seminary has been placed in jeopardy by a small number of people who objected to an article he wrote. His post includes links to blog posts by those of us who have already spoken [Read More...]

On Installing a New University President

Yesterday, after the subject had come up of Butler University having recently installed its new president, someone asked me why it is that universities have this custom of hiring a new president and then, some months later, having an “installation.” I thought for a second and then replied, “It is a technological metaphor. For the [Read More...]


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