Robert Reich: The Triumph of Progressivism:... →
robertreich: Many of you soon-to-be college graduates are determined to make the world a better place. Some of you are choosing careers in public service or joining nonprofits or volunteering in your communities. But many of you are cynical about politics. You see the system as inherently corrupt. You doubt…
While the high jobless numbers are partly a legacy of the Great Recession, the...– Where Have All the Jobs Gone? (via azspot)
Researching in Public on Tumblr - ProfHacker - The... →
anasalter: aliceindataland: I wrote a post on ProfHacker today about using Tumblr for research blogging and collecting :-) What I’m up to over at Alice in Dataland.
Social Movements—Summer II, 2013
Social Movements Course Summer II 2013 M-Th 10:15 am - 12:15 pm July 8 - August 15
Poster: Social Movements Course →
I’m teaching Social Movements again this summer at UMass Lowell in Summer Session II. Click the link to get the poster.
Today is April Fools’ Day, the day for pranks and hoaxes. One such famous...– The Writer’s Almanac for Tuesday, April 1, 2013 with Garrison Keillor
"Napster, Udacity, and the Academy" – Clay Shirky
Clay Shirky (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I’ve just been reading a thread on an academic listserv about Coursera. This led me to the following post by Clay Shirky about massively open online courses or MOOCs. Can you get your University education for free?… View Post
FAA Releases New Drone List - Is Your Town On the Map? Reblogged from LeakSource: 02/07/2013 The Federal Aviation Administration has finally released a new drone authorization list. This list, released in response to EFF’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, includes law enforcement agencies and… View Post
Fascinating new research by my University of Chicago colleague, Jeffrey Grogger,...– Freakonomics » How Much Does It Cost You in Wages if You “Sound Black?” (hint: this is at least one reason why appropriating AAVE is super shitty. b/c not everyone is good at code switching. and we non-Black ppl often appropriate for ‘cool’ when this actually has real world consequences)
Perhaps for today’s discussion of hip hop culture, I should have played Macklemore and Lewis, “Same Love.” Is Macklemore pushing the boundaries of hip hop culture with this song?
This is the song I played in Intro Soc this...
Twitter Hacked; Company Says 250K Users May Have...
For your information. Following a string of revelations this week from several media companies who announced they had been recently hacked, Twitter announced on Friday that it had also been the target of a sophisticated attack.The company wrote in a blog… View Post
This is the song I played at the beginning of...
Students Promote Bread and Roses Strike – Zinn... →
Sociology, history, gender studies, political science classes, and the freshman honors program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell spent several weeks learning about the 1912 Lawrence, Mass., textile strike.
This selection from the Harry Potter soundtrack...
Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow...– – Charles M. Schulz As seen in class / “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.” – Charles M. Schulz
48.484 Industry Internship
In Spring 2013, the Department of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell will be offering 48.484, Industry Internship. Open to all majors in Humanities and Social Sciences. Provides practical experience of work using critical thinking and communication skills in industry and/or using high technology. Today’s business environment is rich with social media. Students with...