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“ When Owen was 3, his comprehension of spoken words collapsed. That’s clear from every test. But now it seems that as he watched each Disney movie again and again, he was collecting and logging sounds and rhythms, multitrack. Speech, of course, has its own subtle musicality; most of us, focusing on the words and their meanings, don’t hear it. But that’s all he heard for years, words as intonation and cadence, their meanings inscrutable. It was like someone memorizing an Akira Kurosawa movie without knowing Japanese. Then it seems he was slowly learning Japanese — or, rather, spoken English — by using the exaggerated facial expressions of the animated characters, the situations they were in, the way they interacted to help define all those mysterious sounds. That’s what we start to assume; after all, that’s the way babies learn to speak. ”
“ Unlikely as it is that Roland Barthes could have imagined anything remotely like it, his essay “The Death of the Author” exactly prefigured the sense of collaboration informing Adventure Time, which is in every sense “a tissue of quotations drawn from the innumerable centres of culture” and “a multi-dimensional space in which a variety of writings, none of them original, blend and clash.” It is delightful to find that the basic tenets of twentieth-century French literary theory are the opposite of boring when harnessed in the service of a cartoon about a boy and his magical dog in a fantastical post-apocalyptic Earth. ”

2013-2014 Honors Forum Lecture Series

The Culture of Competition

 

MS. KIMBER LANNING

"Finding a Place in the New American Economy"

Wednesday, April 16th – 7:00 p.m.
Mesa Community College, Lawn Tent
1833 West Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85202

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Kimber Lanning is an entrepreneur, arts advocate, and community activist who works to cultivate strong, vibrant communities and inspire a higher quality of life in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Lanning is actively involved in fostering cultural diversity, economic self-reliance, and responsible growth for the Phoenix metropolitan area.  

    In 2003, she founded Local First Arizona, a grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to raising public awareness of the economic and cultural benefits provided locally owned businesses. In late 2005, Local First Arizona secured 501(c) 6 non-profit status, and proceeded with Lanning as the executive director. The organization has since mushroomed to over 1,500 members, and Lanning works extensively with city and state policy makers to create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs of all sizes.  

    Along with an advisory board of dedicated, local business owners and civic leaders, Lanning pursues the dual goal of establishing vibrant and culturally unique businesses at the forefront of the valley’s identity, as well as creating a sustainable and healthy region through the implementation of diverse local economies. She works to inform, educate, and motivate consumers to support local enterprises, and encourages public policy that enables locally owned and operated businesses to thrive.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: 

http://www.maricopa.edu/honors/forum

or contact Don Jensen-Bobadilla, 480.731.8296 or don.jensen-bobadilla@domail.maricopa.edu  

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theatlantic:

The First Emoticon May Have Appear in … 1648

The discovery would push back the pre-history of the emoticon by (at least) 200 years.
Read more. [Image: Robert Herrick]

theatlantic:

The First Emoticon May Have Appear in … 1648

The discovery would push back the pre-history of the emoticon by (at least) 200 years.

Read more. [Image: Robert Herrick]

Poetry and snacks!
In celebration of National Poetry Month, acclaimed poet, Simon Ortiz, will be reading his poetry today in the Two Waters Circle, 1:30-3:00. 
The Sun Earth Alliance Club will be making fry bread and tacos from 11:00-1:30.  Come by, support the club, and enjoy the poetry!

Poetry and snacks!

In celebration of National Poetry Month, acclaimed poet, Simon Ortiz, will be reading his poetry today in the Two Waters Circle, 1:30-3:00. 

The Sun Earth Alliance Club will be making fry bread and tacos from 11:00-1:30.  Come by, support the club, and enjoy the poetry!

superlinguo:

I’ve had a few people send me links to this great Rap Battle on Jimmy Kimmel Live in the USA. Three ASL interpreters take turns to simultaneously interpret Wiz Khalifa singing Black and Yellow.

My favourite part is at the end, when all three join in simultaneously to sign the final chorus. Here you can really see the personal spin that each interpreter puts on the lyrics, switching signing hands and generally conveying the flow and rhythm of the song.

It’s a pity that at the same time Kimmel declares this the first Sign Rap Battle on the show, he also says it’ll probably be the last - it’s be great to see more of this, and more sign language in the media space more generally.

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“ For Jamieson and Howard, plagiarism is not the product of unethical student behavior; rather, students plagiarize most often because they have an inadequate understanding of how to use secondary sources in their writing. Instructors have to do a better job of teaching students not only how to properly cite others’ work in their own writing, but also how to distinguish good sources from bad. Even more importantly, we need to help students understand the value of proper research, how to read sources critically, and how the best scholarship builds on other people’s ideas. ”
groveatlanticinc:

Roxane Gay tells Buzzfeed what being a “successful writer” means to her.  

groveatlanticinc:

Roxane Gay tells Buzzfeed what being a “successful writer” means to her.  

(via roxanegay)

lifehandsulemons:

allhaillokigodofmischief:

When school gets hard, just remember this….

This is really inspiring to me.

lifehandsulemons:

allhaillokigodofmischief:

When school gets hard, just remember this….

This is really inspiring to me.

(via redcloud)

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millionsmillions:

Canonical literature isn’t the only way to learn about America. The bestseller list can be equally as telling. Matthew Kahn is reading 100 years of No. 1 bestsellers from 1913 to 2013. He blogs about the books and discusses the project in an interview with Salon’s Laura Miller. When Miller asks what makes a bestseller, he claims, “A lot of it is just a matter of accessibility. A focus on plot and character rather than structure and the prose itself.”

millionsmillions:

Canonical literature isn’t the only way to learn about America. The bestseller list can be equally as telling. Matthew Kahn is reading 100 years of No. 1 bestsellers from 1913 to 2013. He blogs about the books and discusses the project in an interview with Salon’s Laura Miller. When Miller asks what makes a bestseller, he claims, “A lot of it is just a matter of accessibility. A focus on plot and character rather than structure and the prose itself.”

“ The mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled. ”
— Plutarch

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