Is an NSF Grant Just Another Cult Fetish?

I made a somewhat off-hand comment one of Ryan’s posts about graduate education on Savage Minds.Org some time ago.  I warned graduate students about “fetishizing” various types of grant sources like NSF, NIMH, Fulbright, and the various others sources of grad student funding which students compete to get.  This initially got me a deserved sharp … Continue reading Is an NSF Grant Just Another Cult Fetish?

The Educated Class in the United States: It still pays to be wealthy!

Here is a really cool graphic describing the advantages of class and wealth in the United States from DegreeQuery.com.  It is a good reminder that there is indeed a strong correlation between wealth and advantages in the American education system.  It is also very nicely presented!

Return of Vigango statues from Denver museum to Kenya

There is a nice article in the New York Times about the repatriation of Kenya's Vigango funerary statues from a museum in Denver here.

Troping the Enemy: Culture, Metaphor Programs, and Notional Publics of National Security

By Robert Albro American University   The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) – established in 2006 in the spirit of the Pentagon’s DARPA to sponsor research for groundbreaking technologies to support an “overwhelming intelligence advantage over future adversaries” – is a little-known US agency that social and behavioral scientists (especially sociocultural anthropologists) should pay … Continue reading Troping the Enemy: Culture, Metaphor Programs, and Notional Publics of National Security