Friday, November 05, 2010

Financial Rounds: The Unknown Students Nail an Exam

Financial Rounds: The Unknown Students Nail an Exam:
"This semester, I made a conscious decision to really push my students - since the first week of September, they've two exams, three very involved problem sets (with a lot of curves thrown in - the typical one takes about 3-5 hours to complete), eight online quizzes, and short pop quizzes (they typically last 5 minutes or less and contain 1 or 2 basic questions on the material to be covered for the day's class) on average every other day, and almost constant cold-calling in class (in a 50 minute class, I typically call on 15-20 students). I like to think that I've set the bar at a far higher level than the other sections of the intro class being taught this semester. In fact, some of my students have told me that I've brought the class together - they're getting together in study groups of as many as 10 at a time (and there was supposedly a study group the night before the first exam of almost twenty students).

I've also made a decision to teach in full-blown crazy mode.

Hats off to the UnknownProfessor!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Think You Know How To Study? Think Again : NPR

Think You Know How To Study? Think Again : NPR:
"Information learned in a hurry is lost just as fast. Carey likens cramming your brain to speed-packing a cheap suitcase — it all falls out. So if you really want to learn, space out shorter, hourlong study sessions."

Friday, October 22, 2010

Nice letter to the editor from Fr Jud in Camden about BonaResponds!- Opinion

Letter to the editor - (Oct. 22) - Opinion:
"Father, can you build me a wheelchair ramp?'

Vinnie, an occasional parishioner at our church in Camden, St. Anthony of Padua, cornered me at a parish event. In Camden, N.J., one of the poorest and most dangerous cities in the United States, requests for help are frequent and often impassioned. I immediately gave Vinnie some stock responses: 'Have you tried the county office for disabilities?'; 'It's a very busy time, can you ask me again in a few weeks?'; 'Let me see if someone on the staff has any ideas.' I could tell from Vinnie's expression he had heard all this before, so I said, 'Let's pray that the Holy Spirit sends us someone who can build you a ramp.'

Within 48 hours, Professor Jim Mahar messaged me on Facebook: 'Given that the Northeast U.S. has been pretty lucky disaster-wise recently, BonaResponds has no clear-cut 'must help' site for our midterm break (Oct. 8-12) ... so I was wondering if you need any help? Would you like 15-20 volunteers for a long weekend of work? We could bring tools, are very skilled at wheelchair ramps etc...'
be sure to also read the second page!

Thanks Fr. Jud!

Monday, October 18, 2010

401 answer Key

1 A    2. c   3. c    4. c   5 c   6.c  7d 8b  9b 10c 11a 12a 13d 14d 15 c 16 a 17a 18a 19a 20b 21b 22c 23a 24 c   25a  26B  27C 28C 29A 30A 31B 32C 33D 34A 35A 36D 37B 38B 39D 40A 41A 42B 43A 44C 45C 46B 47D 48C 49C 50B 51 B 52 A 53A 54 B 55B 56C 57C 58C 59D 60B 61A 62B 63B 64B 65C 66C 67C 68D 69B 70D

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Monday, September 06, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

BBC News - Honeybees 'cleverer in the morning'

Should we have more morning classes? UGH...

BBC News - Honeybees 'cleverer in the morning':
"...earlier research had already established that bees' behaviour is very dependent upon the time of day. As far back as 1960, one researcher actually flew a group of bees from Paris to New York and found that the 'jet-lagged' bees maintained their Paris-timed daily cycle of activity.

But this, the researchers say, is the first study to show that bees are better able to learn in the morning.

In their journal article, the team wrote that this effect was probably a result of bees and the flowers they pollinate 'co-evolving"

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Talk about grade inflation!

In Law Schools, Grades Go Up, Just Like That -
"The school [Loyola Law School Los Angeles] is retroactively inflating its grades, tacking on 0.333 to every grade recorded in the last few years. The goal is to make its students look more attractive in a competitive job market.

In the last two years, at least 10 law schools have deliberately changed their grading systems to make them more lenient.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Growth of Unpaid Internships May Be Illegal, Officials Say -

Growth of Unpaid Internships May Be Illegal, Officials Say -
"Convinced that many unpaid internships violate minimum wage laws, officials in Oregon, California and other states have begun investigations and fined employers. Last year, M. Patricia Smith, then New York’s labor commissioner, ordered investigations into several firms’ internships. Now, as the federal Labor Department’s top law enforcement official, she and the wage and hour division are stepping up enforcement nationwide.

Many regulators say that violations are widespread, but that it is unusually hard to mount a major enforcement effort because interns are often afraid to file complaints. Many fear they will become known as troublemakers in their chosen field, endangering their chances with a potential future employer."

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Time Is Money. How Much Are You Wasting? : Work At Home Covert Opps!

Time Is Money. How Much Are You Wasting? : Work At Home Covert Opps!:
"Now I’m not calling anyone lazy or anything like that, if you’re in this position now, you’ll know it. You’ll find that it feels like you’ve been working really hard, but not actually going anywhere. You’ll wonder how you spend so much time at the computer, wake up, and keep having to do it all over again, but still, you’re not moving forward. If this is the case, the first thing I suggest you do is eliminate your distractions, stop waiting for things to happen, sit down at your computer and be pro-active instead of reactive."

I am as guilty as anyone, but still good advice!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

On Job search from Career Center

Did you know 65 to 85% of jobs are found through networking?

Join us Friday, February 12, in the Hall of Fame Room (Reilly Center) to practice networking skills and pick up tips and advice from recent Bonaventure graduates.

From Here to Career - 4 to 5 p.m.
Young alumni share their stories on transitioning from college to career via panel presentation.

Meet and Mingle: Student-Alumni Networking Reception - 5 to 6 p.m.
An opportunity for students to casually meet and network with alumni from a variety of career fields.

Pre-registration with the Career Center is required for both events. Sign up in Reilly Center, room 216, by e-mailing or by calling (716) 375-2384. Light refreshments will be provided. Business casual dress is recommended.

The Career Center

Friday, January 22, 2010

MBA 610 chapters

For the five week session (Hilbert)

So far we have covered chapters...

Chapters 1-12 + 14 so far...

For the "On campus class":

Chapters 1-3 so far

hope this helps!