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Are Social Workers Disempowering and Contributing to Widening the Power Differential

The last place one would expect to find ageism well and flourishing is in the helping professions, particularly among those who devote their careers to working with, helping, and advocating for older adults. Yet, we often see ageist attitudes prevail in these areas.  Not unnoticed are the …

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Are you one of those who’s argued an iTunes for news model could rebuild newspapers’

The Winnipeg Free Press is launching a paywall that lets readers pay by the article

Are you one of those who’s argued an “iTunes for news” model could rebuild newspapers’ business model? Look to Canada for a paper that’s going to give it a go.


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I was going thru old stuff and I found these panels I did back when i was Storyboard

Every single one of The Little People

I was going thru old stuff and I found these panels I did back when i was Storyboard Supervisor on AT. This scene happens at the end of Jesse Moynihan and Ako Castuera’s Season 5 board “All The Little People”. 

The numbers match the characters up to a gigantic list of little people (designed by Andy Ristaino) which I can’t find. This was maybe the most complicated thing I ever had to do for AT. I miss it.

“Good party. Oh, flip.”

Last fall Tyler McCubbin began substitute teaching and coaching track at Dowling Catholic

Iowa Students Stage Walkout After Catholic School Rejects Teacher For Being Openly Gay

Last fall, Tyler McCubbin began substitute teaching and coaching track at Dowling Catholic High School in Des Moines, Iowa. McCubbin, who received his teacher’s certificate in September, enjoyed his experience at the school, so he did what most aspiring instructors would do: he applied to be a teacher.

The first show where people likely began hearing of Ra Ra Riot happened in March 2006 It

Ra Ra Riot on their then careers, Jerk Magazine (2006)

Music, like any other professional field, requires hustle. It’s equal parts career and creativity after a certain point.

The first show where people likely began hearing of Ra Ra Riot happened in March 2006. It was Spring Break at Syracuse University, so the group decided to book a show in NYC. “I had been working at labels and doing internships, so I basically just invited everyone I knew from the industry out to see the band in the city,” said Josh Roth, longtime friend and manager of the band. “I knew this was awesome, they’re better than a run of a mill college band.”

The band landed at Piano’s, an intimate venue that holds about 150 in the main room. But what the venue didn’t anticipate was the word of mouth that built around the band on campus even that earlier. With Spring Break in full effect, SU students at home in the tri-state area gladly made the trip. It was perfect chaos, a basement off Euclid Avenue transferred into the most influential industry market on the east coast. “All of a sudden it was this crazy night,” Roth recalled. “We had sold out the main room at Piano’s and no one knew who the band was.”

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That’s right those ceremonial maces you see carried by academic leaders at big

Hidden UT: The Meaning Behind the Maces

What medieval knights once swung in battle, deans in commencement processions now calmly carry.

That’s right, those ceremonial maces you see carried by academic leaders at big University of Texas events like Honors Day (this Saturday, April 18) and commencement, have their roots in ancient weaponry, originally used to break an opponent’s armor.

And while UT’s collection of more than 40 maces serves a far more peaceful purpose, their story is steeped in tradition and powerful symbolism.

College and school maces have ornamental toppers that represent that unit’s field of study. The collection also includes maces with prominent university symbols such as the interlocking UT logo and Bevo (in honor of student athletes) or celebrating notable milestones like the UT’s 75th anniversary and the Commission of 125.

Another mace has been used only once: Topped with an eagle, it was carried by President Lyndon B. Johnson when he delivered the 1964 commencement address during his first year in office. The mace will be carried again only when another U.S. president serves as the commencement speaker.

The entire collection is on display on the first floor of the Flawn Academic Center (map).

So what symbols are featured on the college and school maces? Here are a few examples. Get more history and learn what tops the rest of the maces.

Cockrell School of Engineering
Mace 1: A carved wooden figure of Alexander Frederick Claire, the patron saint of the school. Also includes a “ramshorn” symbol, a checkmark with a curved top used by the college’s original dean as a mark of excellence.

Mace 2: A gear wheel, an electric lamp, a winged propeller, a diagrammatic sketch and a chemical tank symbolic of mechanical, electrical, aerospace, architectural and chemical engineering, respectively

College of Fine Arts: A lyre, a musical instrument used in ancient Greece, and also includes a mask; an artist’s palette; and a mallet, chisel and caliper to represent drama, art and sculpture, respectively.

College of Liberal Arts
Mace 1: A terrestrial globe representing human life and activity

Mace 2: An inkwell and four quills symbolic of writing and literary pursuits

College of Pharmacy: A mortar and pestle and the “Rx” symbol

McCombs School of Business
Mace 1: Replicas of the six most commonly minted coins in U.S. currency, a dollar sign to represent finance, a ledger for accounting, a letter for general business and a credit card for marketing

Mace 2: A coin showing a likeness of Liberty comparable to the design of the Liberty head coins, or Morgan dollars, minted from 1878 to 1921. On the sides of the mace’s head, a picture of a board of directors at a conference table represents management, and a cash register and bar code are symbolic of marketing administration.

Moody College of Communication
Mace 1: A radio broadcast microphone, a television set and an image of The Daily Texan

Mace 2: A satellite dish, symbolizing the college’s state-of-the-art response to the world’s changing communication needs

School of Architecture: This school’s mace features the most famous piece of architecture on campus: the university’s iconic Tower and Main Building.

School of Law
Mace 1: Judge’s bench and a witness stand

Mace 2: The balancing scales of justice

School of Nursing: A burning lamp, in honor of famous nurse and “The Lady with the Lamp” Florence Nightingale. It also symbolizes the enlightened vigilance of nurses caring for those in need.

Honors Day photos by Marsha Miller.

The University of Texas at Austin is a vast place, with more than 40 acres of campus containing untold collections, artifacts and treasures. Our #HiddenUT series shines a spotlight onto UT’s unheralded gems.

Hear our interview with her including her first reaction to being asked to host the White

Cecily Strong is joining the impressive list of female comedians who are taking their talent beyond the Saturday Night Live stage. Cecily has been asked to host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner later this month, and she’s appearing in her first movie, “The Bronze,” this summer.

Hear our interview with her, including her first reaction to being asked to host the White House Correspondents’ dinner, why she stopped doing “Weekend Update” and what recent SNL skit made her “terribly nervous.”

Image courtesy of NBC.

This week on Eating Disorder solo host Crazy Legs Conti is going rogue and welcomes James

This week on Eating Disorder, solo host Crazy Legs Conti is going rogue and welcomes James Splendore and Mike Sullivan of the podcast “Fink Beats The Stomach” featured on the Heavy Hitter Network. Talking competitive eating with the guys who are big fans of the sport, Crazy Legs breaks down strategy and recalls tales of epic eating competitions such as the infamous Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest held over July 4th which he recently qualified for! Mike and James go on to share how they met and developed the podcast along with their search for the perfect show name. After the break, the guys talk more competitive eating shop and preview what’s on the horizon as the season heats up. Tune in for a classic podcast cross-over episode! This program was brought to you by Roberta’s.

Many students will agree that learning science in schools is less hands-on and more

Many students will agree that learning science in schools is less “hands-on” and more “hands-on-pencils,” due to the heavy emphasis on written work in accordance with the National Curriculum. This begs an important question: Are students getting the practical experience that they need to develop a career in microbiology?

Image Credit: “Bacteria” by  Umberto Salvagnin. CC BY 2.0 via Flickr.

Hear our interview with her including her first reaction to being asked to host the White

How dare you delegitimize my 1776 the musical Jefferson/Adams fanfiction.

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I love it here man I love my teammates I love the city I don’t really think about

“I love it here, man. I love my teammates, I love the city, I don’t really think about anywhere else. I hear it all the time, don’t get me wrong, and once you hear it you’re kind of like looks up, thinking . But for me, I love staying in the moment, and I’m one of those guys that would love to stick it out with one team my whole career.Kobe Bryant , Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki type. That’s awesome. But you never know what the future holds sometimes and how teams may feel about you after a while, but I love it here and I would love to get my jersey retired here.” -Kevin Durant

Okay we’ve officially jumped on board the periscope train It’s such an awesome app

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Okay, we’ve officially jumped on board the periscope train. It’s such an awesome app idea. Basically, it allows Twitter users to LIVE stream anything straight from their phone. People can join in on watching these live streams, comment, like and interact with the person who’s streaming. Let’s just say it’s pretty addicting! Follow me on Periscope steezdiaz for some behind the scenes at TréCreative as well as some editing tips and tricks (and other random life stuff of course).

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