Today I have taken part in a Steering Committee meeting for the Estonian-Norwegian research project "Animals in changing environments: Cultural mediation and semiotic analysis", for which I am the Norwegian Project Leader.
Monday, 24 November 2014
Excerpts of my video clip "Wolf play", which has to date been seen some 59.000 times on YouTube, were featured in a documentary series that aired on Discovery Channel this Spring. The excerpts, recorded by me during field work involving socialised wolves in Polar Zoo in 2010, appears in episode 7 of the series Deadly dilemmas, produced by London-based October Films, in the timespan 19.56-20.02 and then again 22.01-22.06. I am acknowledged ("Archives": Morten Tønnessen ...) ca. 22.19-22.22. Series producer is Paul Connolly.
Friday, 21 November 2014
In my capacity as webmaster of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS) I have just updated the NASS webpage with recent info on NASS IX, which is to take place in Tartu next summer.
Thursday, 20 November 2014
UiS Head of Department´s stance on climate change attacked in Stavanger Aftenblad letter to the editor
Yesterday a letter to the editor by Professor emeritus Gunnar Kvåle was published in the Norwegian regional daily Stavanger Aftenblad, entitled "Er det greit at en instituttleder ved UiS fnyser av FNs klimarapport?" [Is it OK that a Head of Department at University of Stavanger /rejects/ the UN´s climate report?]. This concerns Hans Borge, Head of department at Department of Petroleum Engineering. Kvåle cites my chronicle, published earlier this month, "10 spørsmål om fremtidens UiS" [10 questions about the future University of Stavanger], and claims that rector of UiS Marit Boyesen (see her reply chronicle) avoids replying to my questions regarding the actuality of climate change.
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Yesterday I graded 201 Multiple Choice exam papers in Examen Philosophicum at University of Stavanger´s Department of Social Studies (pass/fail only).
Yesterday I graded a Multiple Choice exam paper and two home exam papers in Examen Philosophicum for University of Stavanger´s Department of Health Studies. This was an extraordinary (not regular) exam.