Tag Archives: academia

Some Reactions to the 2018 Hugo Award Finalists

For my own take on the 2018 Hugo Award finalists as well as the 1943 Retro Hugo Awards finalists, go here. Meanwhile, reactions from around the Internet are trickling in, though the debate seems rather muted this year, compared to … Continue reading

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Cora guestblogs elsewhere and remembers Ursula K. Le Guin

First of all, my pals at the great podcast The Skiffy and Fanty Show are holding a “Month of Joy” event to celebrate the launch of their new website and they invited plenty of folks they interviewed over the years, … Continue reading

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Vechta Photos and the Best Bakeries in Northwest Germany

I’ve been keeping this under wraps until all the papers have been signed, but in the fall semester I will be teaching English at the University of Vechta again. I already taught English at Vechta a couple of years ago. … Continue reading

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Off to Halle

I’m putting on my linguist’s hat again, because tomorrow I’m off to Halle on Saale for the North German linguistic colloquium at the Martin Luther University, which happens to be one of the oldest universities in Germany. I’ll be presenting … Continue reading

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An interview and two political plagiarism links

For those of you (if any) waiting for my comments on the Lower Saxony state elections, you’ll have to wait a bit longer, because I currently don’t feel able to comment, largely because the results baffle me. Meanwhile, I was … Continue reading

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Scotland Photos, Part 2: Old Aberdeen

Old Aberdeen – not to be confused with just plain Aberdeen, of which I shared some photos a few days ago – is a formerly independent town that is now part of the city of Aberdeen. Though nowadays, Old Aberdeen … Continue reading

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Gone Away Linkdump

From tomorrow on I’ll be in the UK for a couple of days. In urgent cases, I can still be contacted via e-mail or cellphone. And the office is still occupied in case someone desperately needs to get hold of … Continue reading

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It’s plagiarism season again

It seemed as if the political plagiarism frenzy had come to an end after the last of the politicians found to have plagiarized their doctoral thesis lost her degree in a revision of a decision from the 1980s. Now, however, … Continue reading

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Cora Hits a University Reading List

Today I noticed some web traffic coming from a mysteriously named WordPress site I had never heard of. Since I’m curious by nature, I clicked on the link and came across the course description of a class on social information … Continue reading

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