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.
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
The First Call for Papers for the conference "Animals in the Anthropocene: Human-animal relations in a changing semiosphere" has now been posted at the homepage of the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies (ISBS), with a link from the front page - see the CFP here.
Today I have stopped by at the multiple choice exam in Examen Philosophicum at University of Stavanger´s Department of health studies, responding to students who had questions about the exam questions.