Monday, July 28, 2008

Costa Rica

IMG_0265, originally uploaded by eesley.

Had a great time in Costa Rica last week. Went ziplining, enjoyed the hot springs, saw the volcano erupt and the lava flow every night, went for a hike through the rainforest. I highly recommend Costa Rica, it was great and lots of fun practicing my espanol there!

Right now I'm swamped trying to get my dissertation and job market paper in order.

Headed to Anaheim, CA Aug. 8-13th then San Fran Aug. 13-19th then back to Boston briefly before a trip down to Duke and then back out to Stanford.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Boston evening

Boston evening, originally uploaded by bespam.

Boston in the summertime is really nice. (Not my photo, but again, thank you Flickr). Just had a nice day, biking up to Harvard and back and then dinner (very good Korean food) at Yoojin's place. I biked back and the view over the river was great.

Thurs. I am headed to Costa Rica for a conference. Up to Arenal/Fortuna to see the volcano and then back to San Jose for the conference. Can't wait!

Sylvain and Corine arrive tomorrow afternoon from Paris for about 3 weeks and then Aug. 8-19th I head to California for the Academy of Management in Anaheim and to visit the Bay area again.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Big Paycheck or Service? Students Are Put to the Test - The Tech

Fascinating debate . . . maybe Harvard should hit up alums for donations to non-profits (Gates Fdn) instead of these "seminars".

Big Paycheck or Service? Students Are Put to the Test - The Tech

A prominent education professor at Harvard has begun leading “reflection” seminars at three highly selective colleges, which he hopes will push undergraduates to think more deeply about the connection between their educations and aspirations.

The professor, Howard Gardner, hopes the seminars will encourage more students to consider public service and other careers beyond the consulting and financial jobs that he says are almost the automatic next step for so many graduates of top colleges.

“Is this what a Harvard education is for?” asked Professor Gardner, who is teaching the seminars at Harvard, Amherst, and Colby with colleagues. “Are Ivy League schools simply becoming selecting mechanisms for Wall Street?”

Monday, July 7, 2008

Boston Fireworks - July 4th, 2008

Boston Fireworks - July 4th, 2008, originally uploaded by nuudl.

Not my photo, but oh well, thank you Flickr...

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Chinese universities

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Great article in Science on China's efforts to create world class universities.