Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Local News Coverage of SU Students' Show

Today's TV 3 Winchester story about SU student roundtable Fridays at 11.


Everything Is As It Should Be

Spitsbergen is a Norwegian island in the Svalbard archipelago. It has spectacular mountains, abundant glaciers and desolate tundra, where stones are littered over a flat and mostly featureless terrain. In places on this tundra, the stones are arranged in a remarkable way; they lie not in a chaotic, haphazard jumble but in an ordered array of hauntingly beautiful, nearly perfect circular piles.

Today NYTimes blogger and theoretical physicist Mark Buchanan links these stones to human social patterns in some lovely and reassuring ways:

Although we tend to think of ourselves as individuals making up our own minds, we’re obviously influenced by what others around us do. Social patterns routinely emerge that have little to do with the character of individual people.

Check out the link at:


and a study from UC Santa Cruz on the crazy Norwegian stones:


Monday, May 07, 2007

National Geographic Levees Story

Photog pal and National Geographic New Orleans go-to-guy Tyrone Turner is at it again - this time with a breaking news story on the city's breaking levees. His full post-Katrina layout makes the cover of National Geographic's August edition... but this news was so big NG released it early to its website and to other news organizations including the New York Times. This is the first time ever the magazine has previewed a story in this way.


And a New York Times article reacting to the story using a Tyrone photo:


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Fridays at 11 - Talking about Campus Safety

On the latest Fridays at 11 – SU students in their weekly roundtable talk about the recent explosion of a homemade bomb on SU campus and the steps being taken to insure safety and responsibility. Be sure to watch it now and post your comments on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1jBDsK-9r4 – 6 minutes in length.

Brought to you by SU students Lacey Rollins lrollins@su.edu and Raul Hasbun rhasbun@su.edu.