Archive | December, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Storm in the North Sea, Oilfields Evacuated

NOS Reports (Dutch News Service). This is a repost and my own translation from Dutch to English. At these moments, there is a strong storm in the North Sea. I would like to draw your attention to what is being reported in the news and how the owners of the platform behave. For one, there [...]

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Happy New Year 2016!

Friends! It’s the end of the year, and time to count chickens, those that hatched at least. This year was great for the blog — for the first time since its foundation, more users come from abroad than from Azerbaijan. This means that the blog now attracts people from around the world and not only [...]

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On Writing, Honesty and Van Gogh

I have recently received two reviews on my writing pieces, which felt like a great achievement for a number of reasons. Five or six other journals rejected one article before it was actually reviewed. Another, a chapter for a prestigious collection, which I am co-writing with a colleague in Australia, finally got reviews from two [...]

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The Books I read in 2015

It becomes a nice tradition to report at the end of the year on the books that I had a blessing to read this year. I usually report on both academic and “fun” books that I discovered, read and enjoyed. This post is about the books that made my year 2015 so interesting! This year [...]

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Saturn Return at 28, Life Changes? Post # 100

A few days ago I came across this article by Karen Kelsky, the person behind an increasingly popular website for academics looking for a job — “The Professor Is In”. The article is essentially about looking at the Academy through the triad of mind-body-spirit, and not only through mind, as we, academics, so expertly do. [...]

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Отрывок из “Чумы” Альбера Камю

Когда Риэ добрался до своего старого пациента, мрак уже полностью поглотил небо. В комнату долетал отдаленный гул освобождения, а старик, все такой же, как всегда, продолжал перекладывать из кастрюли в кастрюлю свой горошек. – И они правы, что веселятся. Все-таки разнообразие, –сказал старик. – А что это давно не слыхать о вашем коллеге, доктор? Что [...]

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“Rethinking Travel of Ideas” chosen as a free article in Policy&Politics in December 2015

Once a month, Policy & Politics chooses an article that is branded as “free” on its website and twitter account. This month, my article “Rethinking the travel of ideas: policy translation in the water sector” was chosen! It’s a sign that the article is good enough to be show-cased as a piece of research that [...]

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