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Orhan Pamuk | 2010 Norman Mailer Lifetime Achievement Prize

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Mavi Boncuk |

The Norman Mailer Center and The Norman Mailer Writers Colony is proud to announce this year?s Mailer Prize winners to be honored at the Center?s Annual Benefit Gala, which will be held on October 19, 2010, 7:00 PM at Cipriani 42nd Street, in New York City.
Orhan Pamuk | 2010 Norman Mailer Lifetime Achievement Prize
GlobalPost (blog)
The 2010 Norman Mailer Lifetime Achievement Prize will be awarded to Orhan Pamuk, the great Turkish writer and winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature

Are PDFs immoral?

from Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology ? A Group Blog by Rex

Academic PDFs are rapidly approaching the situation the MP3s hit with the rise of Napster. Our Napster of PDFs is much more diffuse than Napster?s well-defined network: we visit websites with PDFs of whole books (not scanned ? leaked from publisher?s computers, as far as I can tell), we drop emails to friends at other universities for PDFs of articles they might have access to, we Tweet out requests or make them in Facebook updates or post them in private listservs. We subscribe to Scribd, which appears to exist only to pirate scans of work by pretty much anyone except the person who posts them. You know what I?m talking about.

What Motivates International Students?

Survey finds different priorities send them to different destinations. more

The NRC’s Questionable Doctoral Rankings

Hello. Inside Higher Ed has updated its website with an article on the National Research Council’s long-awaited rankings of doctoral programs, which were just released. While the rankings and the information underlying them have been much anticipated, just how useful they will be is in serious question. Even officials at the research council declined to defend its mechanism as a tool for ranking graduate programs, and others argued that the years-old nature of the factual information underlying the rankings made it only marginally useful.

For our full coverage of the rankings, please visit
http://insidehighered.com/news/2010/09/29/rankings

Mohammed Arkoun: A farewell to an intellectual revolutionary by Hiam Nawas & Michel Zoghby

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Op-Ed
That he welcomed two complete strangers knocking on his door on a rainy Parisian summer day is yet one more testimonial to the late Professor Mohammed Arkoun?s kindness and humility.

[ #cefpi #tep10 ] Clicks & Bricks: When digital, learning and physical space meet

from edu.blogs.com by Ewan McIntosh

School buildings as influencers of future practice, not responsive to existing practice

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