Monthly Archives: June 2013

Travels to China – Part 7: Beijing

There are two things that have become immediately apparent to me during the two days I’ve spent in Beijing: The people here have been welcoming and friendly. The air quality is at least as bad as everyone said. Let’s talk … Continue reading

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Travels to China – Part 6: I visit a Chinese College Fair

After the long day visiting Hong Kong, I decided to pass on the next day’s tour of Macco.  So instead I spent time exploring Gaungzhou with my new friend, Charles Boyer, the dean of agriculture at Fresno State. In the … Continue reading

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Travels to China – Part 5: Hong Kong

On Thursday, a group of us from the conference I’m attending in Guangzhou had the opportunity to visit Hong Kong as part of a commercial tour.  Hong Kong was an amazing city, and the tour was a fascinating experience on … Continue reading

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Travels to China – Part 4: Graduation Day

Wednesday was our big day and the ultimate purpose for the trip: Graduation Day! As I’ve mentioned before, I’m here in Guangzhou, China for a conference on 1+2+1 college programs where students from China spend 1 year at a Chinese … Continue reading

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Travels to China – Part 3: Going Shopping

When I was in my doctoral program at Arizona State, I took a course in the Sociology of Everyday Life, a class my wife has always lovingly referred to as the “Riding the Bus.” class. The central subject of the class … Continue reading

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Travels to China – Part 2: Exploring Guangzhou on Foot

Got my first breakfast in China yesterday morning, though it was a bit of an adventure. I went down to the hotel front desk, but no one there spoke English, which I really can’t complain about given that I know … Continue reading

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Travels to China – Part I: Leaving on a Jet Plane

For the next week I’m visiting China as part of an exchange program between my university (University of Nebraska at Kearney) and Chinese universities.  I’ll be posting photos and my notes on my travels here.  Some of these posts will … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 4 – Thinking about Anne Frank

When my family went to Europe five years ago to visit our son who was studying in Germany, one of the most profound things we did was visit the Anne Frank house where she and her family hid from the … Continue reading

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Remembering Journalist Michael Hastings

Rolling Stone and BuzzFeed contributor Michael Hastings died Tuesday of injuries suffered in a car crash in Los Angeles. Hastings was best known for his 2010 profile of Gen. Stanley McChristal that ultimately led to President Obama firing him as … Continue reading

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Media News Update

Hi, everyone.  Been away on vacation, so no recent posts.  Here’s a roundup of some recent media news of interest: So is it ok to have sexual exploitation featuring men in ads? Kraft is following in the footsteps of the … Continue reading

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