A little bit of computer code for posting comments
The following is optional for any comments and discussion you post on the blog:
Em dash: Sometimes you introduce in your text an aside or otherwise break—up—the—flow—like Will—iam—Shatner. You can mark such with the em dash (which looks like a longer hyphen). When you want this punctuation to appear, just type the following six characters after the colon: & # 1 5 1 ; (though leave out the spaces). So, ampersand, pound, one, five, one, semicolon. Em dashes are also good in case you get interrup—
Italics as emphasis: If you would like text in your comments to appear italicized, like I have just made them, you can use some simple html language. Put <em> before the text you wish you ‘italicize’. Then when you want the ‘italics’ to stop, you can put /em, making sure to put <> around “slash em”. Hope that makes sense and allows you to express yourself more naturally!
Boldface: If you would like to bold your remarks, you can do so, as well. Put <strong> before the text you wish you bold. Then when you want the bold to stop, you can put /strong, making sure to put <> around “strong”.
Blockquoting text: Here’s how: Type the single word <blockquote> at the beginning of the long passage you want to quote. Then, just end with a /blockquote within the same punctuation (i.e., <>) when you’re done. Feel free to quote fellow students or passages in the texts you read.
Block quotes will look like this bit of text. They are used when the quoted material is too long simply to fit in double quotation marks within the body of the text. Such passages are, of course, still worthy of quote, but their length suggests an even more special import that deserves them being set apart in block format. There are no quotation marks for block quotes as per APA style (despite what a particular WordPress graphic may suggest). Block quotes are more than 40 words in length.
Pre-approved journals for course papers
If you are student in one of my courses wondering about acceptable sources and where to look for high quality research articles, please check out the tables of contents for the following pre-approved journals by clicking on the hyperlinks.
Current Directions in Psychological Science
Memory & Cognition
Perspectives on Psychological Science
Psychological Science in the Public Interest
Trends in Cognitive Sciences
Visit KU’s website and explore the electronic journals to obtain PDFs of any article of interest you find. If you have trouble, just send me the citation and I can help you. Have fun browsing and let me know if you would like an article or don’t know how to use the KU library.
Out of the classroom: Museum/library hours and exhibitions
1301 Hoch Auditoria Drive. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-midnight Sun., 8 a.m.-midnight Mon.-Thurs.,8 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. Call 864-8900.
Art and Design Gallery
300 Art and Design Building. 1-4 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs., 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fri. Call 864-4401.
Booth Family Hall of Athletics
Allen Fieldhouse, 1651 Naismith Drive. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (Game day hours vary). Call 864-7050.
Kansas Athletics trophies, memorabilia and stories dating back to the late 1800s with interactive exhibits, videos and dynamic displays.
Dole Institute of Politics
2350 Petefish Drive. Noon-5 p.m. Sun., 9a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Call 864-4900.
History exhibits, a stained-glass American flag, World Trade Center columns, monthly tours of Dole Archive and a memory wall/photo kiosk honoring World War II veterans from Kansas.
Kansas Union Gallery
Fourth floor, Kansas Union. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.Mon.-Fri. Call 864-7469.
KU History Galleries
Kansas Union. Call 864-4651.
Galleries and displays that bring to light various aspects of KU’s history, such as the university’s first faculty, the Rock Chalk Chant, lost traditions and more.
Natural History Museum
1345 Jayhawk Blvd. Noon-5 p.m. Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Call 864-4540.
Spencer Museum of Art
1301 Mississippi St. Noon-4 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Wed., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.Thurs., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Call 864-4710.
Spencer Research Library
1450 Poplar Lane. Winter break hours (through Jan. 10): 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed Saturday-Sunday. Regular hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat. Call 864-4334.
The North Gallery offers a selection from KU’s rare book collections and a view of the Memorial Campanile, looking north from the crest of Mount Oread.
1425 Jayhawk Blvd. Winter break hours (through Jan. 10): 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed Saturday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.Sunday. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-midnight Sun., 8 a.m.-midnight Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. Call 864-3956.
Wilcox Classical Museum
103 Lippincott Hall. Closed winter break. Regular hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Call 864-3153.
Antiquities such as vases, coins, small sculptures, lamps and architectural terra cottas, and full-size replicas of well-known works of Greek and Roman sculpture.