RISD Profiles | Faculty | Mairéad Byrne

Sunday 24 August 2008 4 responses

This is one of a series of videos highlighting the unique experiences and remarkable individuals at Rhode Island School of Design.

You can watch all the videos at www.risd.edu. This video was created by RISD's Communications + Design Department in collaboration with animal-studio.com

Mairéad Byrne @ Heaven

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Blog Action Day 2008

Saturday 23 August 2008 2 responses


Blog Action Day 2008 Poverty from Blog Action Day on Vimeo

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What Olympic Sport Are You?

Tuesday 19 August 2008 4 responses

You Are Archery

You are a bit of a traditionalist. You like old fashioned things with deep traditions.

You also like to see the result of your accomplishments right in front of you.

If practice makes perfect, that's fine by you. You like to practice a skill.

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Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin

Wednesday 13 August 2008 10 responses

"L'important n'est pas de gagner, mais de participer."

The important thing is not to win, but to take part.

The first stanza of Baron Pierre de Coubertin's "Ode to Sport":

O Sport, pleasure of the Gods,essence of life.
You appeared sud-denly in the midst of the grey clearing
which writhes with the drudgery of modern existence,
like the radiant messenger of a past age,
when mankind still smiled.

Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin was born on 1 January 1863 at 20, rue Oudinot in Paris. Very early in life he showed a liking for literature, history and the problems of education and sociology. Giving up the army, abandoning too the political career that was open to him at the age of twenty-four, Pierre de Coubertin decided to launch a vast movement of educational reform, and at twenty-five his life work was started.

It is also to him that we owe all the organisation of the Olympic Games, which have benefited from his methodical and precise mind, and from his wide understanding of the aspirations and needs of young people. The Olympic Charter and Protocol, as well as the athletes' oath are his work, together with the ceremonial for the opening and closing of the Games. Furthermore, until 1925 he personally presided over the International Olympic Committee.

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The Spare Room

Friday 8 August 2008 1 responses

Books and Authors

Helen Garner Spills Her Guts -,
07 August 2008 15:00

Author Helen Garner is well-known for looking to her own life for inspiration for her writing. In this conversation with Caroline Baum at the Sydney Writers' Festival, she discusses her latest book, "The Spare Room", and delivers on her promise to "spill her guts".
From caring for loved ones as they die, to claims made by shonky practitioners of some alternative remedies, to dealing with anger, to why she could never manage to be a good hippy, Garner's conversation is candid and personal. And if all of this isn't enough, she reads from her personal diary for the first time ever in public. For fans and non-fans, this is a fascinating and funny talk.

Absolutely fascinating interview!!

Watch the clip here

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Tuesday 5 August 2008 5 responses

It's a Twister


"Henry! Henry! I can't find Dorothy! She's somewhere out in the storm!" cries Vogue's Auntie Em, actress Alba Clemente, to Uncle Henry (her husband, the painter Francesco Clemente). Vera Wang snow-white embroidered dress.

Photo: Annie Leibovitz

View the sideshow here


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The Linkback Project (P1-S1)

Monday 4 August 2008 0 responses

Phase 1 / Stage 1
Keywords & Density
1 keyword + 1 instance in post.

Full instructions here

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I consider myself an expert in Poetry
1. link 2. Guy 3. stories 4. money 5. memories 6. recipes 7. Sports 8. Condos 9. Oceanfront 10. Graphics 11. Sexy 12. mobile 13. cats 14. traffic 15. coffee 16. Homeschooling 17. marketing 18. advertising 19. friendships 20. Experiences 21. Poetry 22. Portraits 23. solving 24. news 25. Journal 26. Motivation 27. Parenting 28. Wordpress 29. Paganism 30. Crafts 31. Myself 32. Permits 33. Writing 34. poetry 35. Reviews 36. shopping 37. Blogging 38. sabra 39. Jesus 40. widgets 41. Travel 42. Banned 43. Bouchelle 44. Cyber 45. Tennis 46. Blog 47. Brats 48. Knitting 49. Crochet 50. Religion 51. Art 52. Weird 53. Airfare 54. comics 55. Dream 56. music 57. Romantic 58. Franchise 59. Entertainment 60. Reviews 61. YOU'RE NEXT!

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