Tuesday, week 8 (Oct. 13)

Today is Tuesday of week 8, October 13.

I don't have much to mention at the top right now, I just want to draw your attention to this useful resource: a series of short video lectures from Prof. Mullaney on Youtube. His production runs a bit behind on the schedule of the Modern China and the CUE course, but it may be useful as you're reviewing materials to gear up for a larger project or just if you're curious about Chinese history, so check out his Youtube playlist on modern China.

The quality of production is much better than anything you'd get from me, and he's a really good historian, so I have no hesitation recommending his videos. I also enjoyed reading his book, The Chinese Typewriter, about the history of -- you guessed it!-- a Chinese typewriter.

Schedule for today

Drop-in tutorials

Drop in tutorial: 2-3 pm, open to all.

  • Option 1: reserve a spot on this Google appointment page
  • Option 2: "drop in" anytime, but you may have to wait a bit in the waiting room.

Both are for a Zoom meeting, using the Green Link on your respective Canvas SECRETS pages (or find the info in your Canvas Calendar).

  • Add your comments for your colleagues' Week 7 Reflection posts on textiles, using Hypothes.is by tonight, 11.59pm.
  • Your Initial Post for Week 8 is due at 11.59pm tonight. Don't forget to add an image!
  • Remember to collect your points in the Canvas declaration quizzes for both these tasks.

Event: The 2020 Elections: The Politics of a Divided America.

7 pm: live webinar, find links and details on the website

Dr. Chris Borick will host a live webinar with G. Terry Madonna, Director of the Franklin & Marshall College Poll. From the organizers of the event: "Terry Madonna is a frequent participant in our bi-annual election series programs. He's an expert on elections and polling and always delivers an interesting and insightful presentation."

Tuesday tech-tip: schedule emails and blog posts in advance:

  • If you worry about disturbing your professor (or a friend) in the middle of the night with an email;
  • if you don't want others to know that your most productive time is 3.12am because it's your little secret;
  • if you worry you'll forget to publish your post by the deadline, but you're not quiiiiiite ready yet to publish it really:

Then consider the following tricks:

  • Schedule your email in advance in the Google mail website! Click on the little arrow next to the blue "send" button, and pick a time that seems more reasonable.

  • Write your blog post the previous day and schedule one (or a few days) in advance:

    • In the editor window, in the right hand sidebar for the post, under the Document tab, you see "Publish: Immediately".
    • Click on "Immediately", and pick a time that does not give away your secret as a lover of the wee little hours of the night.

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