Justin Shanks

10-ish Rules of Packing

Here is some food for thought as we each begin to think about what must accompany us to Europe. Always a struggle, often an battle of dreams vs. reality, packing need not be precursor to an existential crisis. Queen’s 10 rules are far from perfect, but they present a thoughtful and humorous approach to considering…

The Linguistic Future of Politecnico di Milano

Newsflash courtesy of The Chronicle of Higher Education: Italian University Plans to Teach All Courses in English April 17, 2012, 2:27 pm Milan’s Politecnico University has sent “shock waves” through Italy’s higher-education establishment by announcing that beginning in 2014 all its courses will be taught in English, reports The Independent. A growing number of courses…

A Big Day for Basel

Well, at least for FC Basel supporters (which I imagine is the majority of the city, particularly after today). In addition to dealing with the chaos following recent winter weather, the whole of Europe is also deeply immersed in the final stages of the UEFA Champions League (click the preceding words to be directed to the UCL…

Welcome to PFP Switzerland Blogging

Now that we’ve covered the basics regarding how to create a blog and add your content to the PFP Switzerland Blog (don’t forget to take a look at the “Blogging 101” or for more detail the “PFP Switzerland Blog – Getting Started Guide” available in Scholar). In short, the PFP Switzerland Blog is designed as a digital forum (but…