Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. Blow

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Fire Shut Up in My Bones opens with the author driving down the highway, crying, screaming, with a gun on the car seat beside him, headed toward revenge. Then we’re pulled back into the childhood of that wounded man, a story told so well that by the time we come to that scene’s resolution, we’ve almost forgotten it.

Manage projects and collaborations with Open Science Framework

Open Science Framework is a free and open source tool that can be used for managing projects and collaborations in any discipline. OSF is a great way to keep track of all of the different files that are part of a complex research project. You can store files directly on OSF cloud storage (unlimited number of individual files that are under 5 GB each) or sync popular third-party applications such as Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, Amazon S3, GitHub, figshare, Mendeley, and Zotero to the project.

Posner Intern: Zhouna Ma

Zhouna Ma, a sophomore in Mathematical Sciences, is the current Posner Intern, whose exhibit on Peking Opera is in the Posner Center January 26, - April 30, 2018. We spoke with Zhouna about her experience with the internship.

How did you hear about the internship?

I found out about the internship from IDEATE weekly emails. 

Why were you interested in curating an exhibit on the topic of Peking Opera?

I decided to design an exhibit on Peking Opera because:

Blue Horses by Mary Oliver

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Blue Horses (New York: Penguin Press, 2014) is a slight book of deceptively simple poems, “something/inexplicable/made plain” as Mary Oliver says in “What We Want.” It’s only when you think further into them that you realize these poems have a lot to say. Oliver’s spirituality, like her imagery, springs from the natural world and the senses.

Adding transparency and reproducibility to your literature searches

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If you’re conducting a comprehensive literature search, perhaps for a dissertation literature review or a grant proposal, how do you know when you’ve done enough? This is a common question and there’s no simple answer. However, there are some methods that can help you feel more confident that you’ve done your due diligence and that other researchers can pick up where you left off if need be.

Two Views of Columbine

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A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold

I didn’t plan to review this book, but halfway through my reading, news broke of the Parkland, Florida shooting. So, sadly, the topic is freshly relevant.

Fair Use Week: Elena Deng

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In recognition of Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2018, we recognize student work that represent the doctrines of Fair Use. This post was submitted by Elena Deng, a freshman in the School of Design, about her collage, "10th Street Bridge." Additional examples of student art can be found in the exhibit "The Art of the Remix," on the first floor of Hunt Library through March 30, 2018. 

Fair Use Week: Keegan Barone

To Play Football Video

In recognition of Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2018, we recognize student work that represent the doctrines of Fair Use. This post was submitted by Keegan Barone, a sophomore in the School of Art, about her video remix, "To Play Football." Additional examples of student art can be found in the exhibit "The Art of the Remix," on the first floor of Hunt Library through March 30, 2018. 

Trumpet by Jackie Kay

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Trumpet by Jackie Kay


How much of our gender shows in the way we act, dress, move, speak? How much comes from others’ perceptions? How many of our life choices are constrained by sexism and racism? As I read Jackie Kay’s novel Trumpet, these questions swirled in my head.

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