Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Plaid Avenger with Friends

The Plaid Avenger occasionally shows up in Boyer’s class to chill! Here are some pictures of the international super spy with some of his friends over the course of the semester! If you have any pictures of yourself or friends with him that you’d like to share, please send them to wrblog@plaidavenger.com!

 

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Inception?

Yep, we watched Inception for our last international movie night. While Inception isn’t really international (it was made in America), it was still a good movie and a fun night! For that reason I’m not going to discuss the movie much, seeing as it’s pretty mainstream, but here’s the trailer for the film!

And while I’m at it, here’s a song from the soundtrack, because the music in here is excellent, too!

Lecture: 12-5-2011

Our final lecture of the semester – a very sad but fun day! We had our interview with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and at the end of the lecture, there was a group of dancers who performed for us! It was a great lecture and good end to the semester (though we did have one more movie night two days later).

Topics discussed included:

  • Traffic in India is crazy!
  • Antarctica and America’s futures
  • How India got rich
  • Why America is still awesome, even though some people think it isn’t
  • Refocusing of the world to Asia
  • The Asian tigers – Who are they? (Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan)
  • How amazing this semester has been!

More Plaid Art!

Thanks to Erin M. who made this amazing picture!

Aung San Suu Kyi Skype Interview

Instead of telling you about this event, I’ll show you it! The whole thing! Aite?

Welcome

Hello, and welcome to the blog for World Regions! Here, you’ll find information about what’s going on in GEOG 1014 at Virginia Tech (Home of the Fighting Hokies!), including the basics on lectures, movies, and all the other crazy events that go on in this awesome class!

Before we start with posts, though, I could use a little help. If you happen to have any pictures of any event that has taken place as part of the class for the Spring 2012 semester that you’d like to share (or anything about the class that you’d like to see up here), please send them to wrblog@plaidavenger.com. What will you get in return? Bragging rights! And I’ll credit you for photos, too, if you send me your name along with the picture.

With that, let us begin! Party on!

World Regions In the News: Aung San Suu Kyi

After making the video inviting Aung San Suu Kyi to Skype with the class, we got an answer: Yes! Unfortunately, the day we were supposed to hold the interview, Hilary Clinton scheduled a visit with the Burmese leader. But fear not: We were able to reschedule the Skype date, and have gotten some publicity as a result of our stunt working out! Check out these links to some awesome stories about our class!

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Virginia Tech Prof to Skype with Burma’s resistance leader on Monday

edtech digest: Professor Disrupting Lecture Hall with Best Use of Skype Ever

Plain Talking: The power of the Internet

storyful: Suu Kyi answers YouTube request to Skype US students

GlobalEdNing: My college professor landed a Skype interview with Suu Kyi of Burma with a YouTube video!