CREDIT: E. Kang, Xiamen, 2015

For Students

DePaul University’s Writing Center recently summarized a 2013 study citing the 5 most common mistakes of APA formatting – worth looking over. On the topic of writing, Rachel Torr gives great practical tips to help writers over the hump and highlights habits of productive writers. Steven Pinker’s cult classic Why Academic Writing Stinks provides additional suggestions on how not to write like an academic (a good thing).

To speak up (or not) during classroom discussions –  Gerald Graff’s insights are spot on, An Argument Worth Having

HIV/AIDS Resources

  • AIDSVu is an interactive online map illustrating the prevalence of HIV in the United States, developed by the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in partnership with Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • GREATER THAN AIDS is a leading public information response to the U.S. domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic with a focus on areas and people most affected, through targeted media messages and community outreach. Very creative and accessible tools.
  • UNAIDS Infographics are visual representations of how communities and regions are affected by HIV…and you can download these free printable files. 
  • Lancet HIV
  • DC-Center for AIDS Research seeks to support multi-institutional research aimed at ending the HIV epidemic in Washington, DC and beyond in partnership with local government and community. Great network of  researchers from various disciplines. 

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Current Reads

International agencies unwittingly created a market where stories about being HIV positive could be bartered for access to resources. This disrupted existing moral economies that had linked disclosure, trust, and social belonging. Might practices that sort or triage people in Cote-d’Ivoire’s time of AIDS and the forms of therapeutic citizenship they constituted also bring into being new population and news divisions?” (Nguyen, pp. 33, 126)