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About cstabile

Carol Stabile is a founding member of Fembot , an online collaboration of scholars conducting research on gender, new media, and technology. She teaches at the University of Oregon.

Wikipedia Projects

Hi, everyone. I thought I’d post some information about completed Wikipedia Projects, so you can see what other students worked on last quarter:

KJ and Garrett created terrific pages for Casey Miller and The Handbook of Non-Sexist Writing.

Grace created a very thorough page for Vonda McIntyre’s The Moon and the Sunincluding a section on the forthcoming film version.

Naomi and Eliza massively revised Ursula Le Guin‘s Wikipedia page.

Naomi also substantially expanded and revised the page for The Left Hand of Darkness.

Gabrielle worked on Suzy McKee Charnas‘ page. Dylan’s page on Charnas’ The Vampire Tapestry just got accepted!

Kim revised Joanna Russ‘s page and Austin revised Russ’s How to Suppress Women’s Writing.

Laura and Genevieve did a great job revising Eleanor Arnason‘s page. 

Aimee created a page for Sally Miller Gearhart’s The Wanderground and also did extensive editing on Sally’s Wikipedia page, including a fabulous new picture of Sally in Eugene.


Grading

I know that I said that I would have all final grades posted by Sunday, 15 December by 5 pm, but it looks like I’m going to need an extra day. I expect to be halfway done by the end of the day today, but won’t have all final grades posted until tomorrow, Monday, 16 December by 5 pm.

We’ve been given an extra day to get grades in, so I won’t post grades until Wednesday morning. Email me if you have any additional questions.

Also, I’m providing brief feedback on the blog and on Blackboard on your final project. If you’d like to talk more about your final projects, please send me a pdf of your paper and come by my office hours in January (1-3 pm on Wednesdays in Hendricks Hall).


Removing stub status from Wikipedia pages

Hi, everyone. Aimee asked this question about how to remove stub status, so I thought I’d share the response with everyone.

 

Shortcut:

Once a stub has been properly expanded and becomes a larger article, any editor may remove its stub template. Noadministrator action or formal permission is needed. Stub templates are usually located at the bottom of the page, and usually have a name like {{something-stub}} if you are using the classic wikitext editor rather than VisualEditor.

Many articles still marked as stubs have in fact been expanded beyond what is regarded as stub size. If an article is too large to be considered a stub but still needs expansion, the stub template may be removed and appropriate {{expand section}} templates may be added (no article should contain both a stub template and an expand template).

Be bold in removing stub tags that are clearly no longer applicable.


Digging Out

Hello, everyone. I’ve graded all assignments that have been completed. Please let me know if you have any questions via email.

Because of the snowstorm, I’m going to give you an extra day for the final projects. All assignments are due this Friday, 13 December, by midnight. I will have all final grades posted by Sunday, 15 December by 5 pm. I won’t post grades until Tuesday morning, so email me if you have any additional questions.

Please remember to fill out evaluation forms.

And thank you for a wonderful quarter. I know it sounds banal, but it really was my privilege to teach you all. 


Office Hours during Finals Week

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My office hours will be next Tuesday, 10 December, from 1:30-3:30 in Hendricks Hall. If you can’t make it then, but need to talk to me, email me and we’ll figure out an alternative.

Special Collections is open for its usual hours through finals week.

Enjoy the snow!


Joanna Russ and the Westinghouse Science Talent Search

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I’ve been thinking a lot about Russ, science, and SF — tried to outsource this work to students, but no one took the bait. 

So yesterday, I had my engineering partner look into this (which turned out to be very easy — google search) and this is what he found. 

Joanna  Ruts Russ was 15 years old, a student at William H. Taft High School in New York when she was a finalist for the Westinghouse. Her project was entitled “Growth of Certain Fungi under Colored Light and in Darkness.” 

You can see her joining a fellow award winner on the third slide of the show with the caption

 “Dr. Alexander Wetmore of the Smithsonian Institute and Milliam Mann of the U.S. National Zoological Park get a lesson in eating buffalo steak from STS 1953 Finalists Joanna Russ and Edward Menhinick.”


Discussion about Butler

Just wanted to share this quote from a student’s response, because I think it’s worth talking more about today: “Wow I didn’t realize how much this story has to say about race, I was so blinded by the feminism on my second reading.”

See you soon.


James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award

"Best way to teach flying is to fly." - Joanna Russ

Queer Geek Theory

"Best way to teach flying is to fly." - Joanna Russ

Comments for SF Signal

"Best way to teach flying is to fly." - Joanna Russ

io9

"Best way to teach flying is to fly." - Joanna Russ

Ursula K. Le Guin: New on the Website

"Best way to teach flying is to fly." - Joanna Russ