Will we finally be able to experience a week with two regularly scheduled class sessions? I guess we’ll find out!
Working under the assumption that we’ll meet on Tuesday and Thursday at our customary times and in our regularly scheduled rooms, we’ll convene in Harkins Hall on Tuesday and wrap up our discussion of statistical modeling. Then we’ll proceed to the flexible budgeting content that was originally scheduled for last week.
On Thursday, we’ll convene in Albertus Magnus Hall to discuss the general structure of the term project. We’ll also review our first project-related assignment, which will be due the week of February 9th.
On a go-forward basis, please keep in mind that we are beginning each class session with a brief quiz that covers the intellectual content of the previous class session, as well as the advance reading (or other preparation) assignment for that day. And what are our advance assignments for this week?
For this Tuesday, please review a collection of 27 Sports Illustrated photographs entitled Sports In Unusual Venues, paying particular attention to the New York Liberty photograph #19 of 27. You may recall that we initially assigned this activity last week, before our plans were “scrambled” by the snowstorm cancellation.
And for this Thursday, please watch the first ten minutes of a Charlie Rose interview with Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. By the way, the remainder of that interview is very interesting too … as is the subsequent interview (in the video clip) of Keira Knightley! But we’ll only focus on the first ten minutes of Jeff’s interview in our class.
Sorry, Keira. You’re a wonderful actress, but you can’t help us now. :(
Annoyingly, the little time clock in the lower right corner of the video screen (that appears when you move your cursor over the screen while the video is playing) only displays “time remaining in video,” as opposed to “time already passed.” So, in order to watch the first ten minutes of this 53 minute video clip, you’ll need to watch until that little clock hits 43:00.
Finally, we are going to utilize a corporate cloud-based service known as Box.com to manage the documentation of our term project activities this semester. So, by our Thursday class session, please go to Box.com and use your Providence College email address (as a user identification) to open a free account.
So much to do, so little time! But we’re gettin’ there.