Friday, April 29, 2011

how many toothpicks ?

Scott Weaver's Rolling through the Bay from Learning Studio on Vimeo.

If you are in SFO go see it!

Finally a sunny day

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Brooksley Born - "The Warning"

Watch the full episode. See more FRONTLINE.

Diversity in the classroom

HigherEd Jobs site reference to LinkedIn group on issues of diversity in the classroom.

In bloom

In memory of Jane and SH Ou.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

In memory

In remembrance.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

In memory


where morality lives

From Sunday's Boston Globe Ideas section -
Patricia Churchland interviewed by Joshua Rothman
read the entire article, below is an extract from the end...

"IDEAS: Why is knowing that morality’s based in the brain liberating or humanizing? Some people would say the opposite: That tying morality to the brain is limiting.

CHURCHLAND: It’s liberating because it’s an explanation of why, for so many people, there is a commonality—why there can be a meeting of minds, why they can connect and feel the kindness and generosity and welcomingness of people who are so very different in their cultural practices....And it also helps explain those very differences in cultural practices....You come to see that the brain is very, very sensitive, as it grows up, to the demands of the social world, and that conscience is built from those demands; intuitions are formed and made from social pressures....We’re living in a connected world; we need to understand these [differences], and to resist ideological fanaticism, whether it’s within our own culture or within other cultures."

Monday, April 25, 2011

In memory

Sunday backlit.