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‘Her Painting of Apricots’: The Invisibility of Mary Beale (1633–1699) | Forum for Modern Language Studies | Oxford Academic
Abstract In 1663 Mary Beale recorded her thoughts on how to paint apricots. Beale's statement, Observations by MB , is the first known text in English about the…
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2 days ago by asaltydog
The Uselessness of Freedom

I sincerely hope that you remember this line. How can we avoid such a tragic scenario? For graduates of Fudan University, I believe that one was is by keeping the unofficial school motto in mind. The prerequisite for freedom is its uselessness. In discussing the concept of ‘uselessness’ in 2017 I said something to the effect that the ‘uselessness’ of Fudan is not that of [the third-century BCE Taoist thinker] Zhuangzi, who spoke about the uselessness of the serrate oak [or ‘Tree of Heaven’, 樗樹 chū shù, from which nothing utilitarian could be made] and commented that ‘Axes will never shorten its life, nothing can ever harm it. If there’s no use for it, how can it come to grief or pain?’ [as translated by Burton Watson]. Rather the ‘uselessness’ about which I’m talking about here is that of Immanuel Kant who reasoned that humanity was an end in itself [something related to his views on ‘Ding an sich’] and not merely a tool to be used for some other purpose.
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4 days ago by aries1988
Aaron Donald has training center at Pitt named in his honor after pledging hefty donation – Daily Breeze
Rams defensive star says he's humbled to have facility on campus with his name on it
Rams defensive star Aaron Donald has long been true to his school, and officials at the University of Pittsburgh formally acknowledged his devotion Wednesday night.
The university officially unveiled the newly dedicated Aaron Donald Football Performance Center on the ground floor of Pitt’s Duratz Athletic Complex practice facility, where Donald still trains during offseasons.
Pitt officials announced in April that Donald, the Rams’ reigning two-time NFL defensive player of the year,  had made a seven-figure financial commitment to the Pitt Football Championship Fund. The donation made Donald, 27, the youngest seven-figure donor in the history of the University of Pittsburgh, according to a school news release.
Donald, a four-time All-Pro who led the NFL with 20.5 sacks last season, said Pitt was his “dream school” as a youth, and was happy to be able to repay the school for helping mold him into a successful professional. Donald, a Western Pennsylvania native, starred at Pitt from 2010 to 2013 before the Rams made him the 13th pick of the 2014 NFL draft.
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4 days ago by rgl7194
Virtual Reality Comes to the Classroom - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Ed-tech experts predict an acceleration of activity, but they caution that it needs a strong pedagogical foundation.
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5 days ago by basemaly
How Oxford university shaped Brexit — and Britain’s next prime minister | Financial Times
Simon Kuper returns to the place where Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt began their climb to power
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5 days ago by pozorvlak
Pitt officially opens Aaron Donald Football Performance Center
Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is one of the best players ever to come out of the University of Pittsburgh. He was dominant for the Panthers during his college days and after seeing what he’s accomplished in the NFL, he’s easily among the greatest ever to hail from Pitt.
He was honored on Wednesday for all he’s done for the football program. The school officially opened and unveiled the Aaron Donald Football Performance Center, which is where the weight, training and locker rooms are located.
Here’s a look at Donald and his kids flipping the switch and dropping the curtain.
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6 days ago by rgl7194
Today with Dr. Kaye
Baltimore, Maryland (September 17th 2017) – From speaking at the White House to speaking in the classroom, Dr.Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead is known for having an informed opinion about issues that are happening withinBaltimore City and around the country. Passionate, edgy and unapologetic, Dr. Kaye writes monthly Op-Eds in both TheBaltimore Sun and The AFRO or in K-12 and college classrooms, Dr. Kaye finds ways to engage her audience by challenging them to think deeply about political, social, and cultural issues—sometimes with humor, sometimes with sadness, but always with an ear that bends toward the truth. This fall she broadens her platform with the launch of her daily talk show, Today with Dr. Kaye—“I believe that everyone should do the hard work to uncover the truth and speak it as loud as possible, even if no-one is listening. Your life and what you stand for will be recorded by history and your truth will be carried by the wind.
Starting October 2nd at 3pm daily, on Today with Dr. Kaye, she will cover multiple topics, capturing every mood with clever,smart and thoughtful conversation—discussing everything from politics to prose; parenting to peace studies; statutes tostatues; education to evangelicals; and Taiwan to Trump. If it is important, if it is interesting, if it is happening in yourcommunity or around the country; and, if it has your ear, then it has Dr. Kaye’s attention. At once personal and political,socially aware and socially responsible, Today with Dr. Kaye will create an environment where all voices are heard, all perspectives are respected, and everyone has the space to speak up and be heard.
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8 days ago by dbourn

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