Symposium Wrap Up: Part II

Picture of Rosanna Furgiuele, Neena Sethi, Susan Bibler Coutin at Symposium Dinner

(Left to Right) Rosanna Furgiuele, Neena Sethi, Susan Bibler Coutin

 

As you may have read in a previous post, I was a team member of USA Symposium 2014. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to get to know many of the panelists who participated. Many of our panelists were referred to us with the help of Fulbright Canada, who administer the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program; a program that supports educational exchanges of Canadian and American scholars.

On April 25/14, five (5) of our panelists contributed to a post on the Fulbright Canada Blog. I feel their comments have further confirmed the tremendous success of USA Symposium 2014.

On a more personal note, the comments made by the (5) panelists on the Fulbright Canada blog validated the work I put in ensure our panelists had a rewarding experience. It feels good to have my work recognized!

I hope you take a moment to read our scholars comments on the Fulbright Canada Blog. 

Ttyl,

Neena

Is there anyone else out there who is a recovering caffeine addict like me?

On April 9/14, after my last exam, I decided to stop drinking coffee and tea. At that time, I was drinking 3 cups of coffee/tea a day, I was getting 5 hours of sleep a night, I was eating terribly and I felt like crap. Did I mention the weight gain?

How did things get so bad?

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Symposium Wrap Up: Neena Sethi, Panelist Coordinator

5 Panels, 12 Panelists, 5 Moderators, 7 Coordinators, 1 Supervisor, 20 + Volunteers.

USA Symposium 2014 Program and Name Tag for Neena Sethi

The United States: The Neighbour You Don’t Know

USA Symposium 2014 was one of the most amazing experiences I have had as a student to date.

It was also the most exhausting – but well worth it. Continue reading

No really, bossy is gendered.

linguistic pulse

My post on the gendered use of the word bossy has gotten a lot of attention in the past week. In it, I presented a modest bit of data to support Sheryl Sandberg’s campaign attempting to raise awareness of the obstacles that hinder young girls from developing leadership skills. Writing for The New Republic, Alice Robb used my own and other linguists’ data to argue that usage of the word bossy is gendered.

However, Sandberg’s campaign has had many detractors, and thus so did Robb’s article. As a result, the legitimacy of my own and others’ arguments about language has been questioned by Sandberg’s critics. For example, writing for Reason, Cathy Young questioned the entire campaign around bossy suggesting that it was designed to address “a fictional problem”.

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I don’t work 9 to 5, but you get the idea

Hi Friends,

Apologies up front- I am late in my post. Last week I promised you a post USA Symposium 2014 wrap up. I am all excuses this week as there is simply too much to do for the end of term – I have essays, exams and presentations – you name it, I got it. It’s crazy! My post-symposium wrap up will come next week. Promise.

This week, I am going to leave you with the classic song, 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton, in salute of my G7 team. Thank you ladies for coming together – our event was truly successful all thanks to our hard work and dedication.

Salud!