Tuesday, February 10, 2015
My dearest son, Benedikt
Today is your 4th Birthday. It is another February 10th of the year. You were born at 5:42pm Pacific Standard Time. Your birth is a blessing and that’s why you are Benedikt. You have helped us to be better human beings by reflecting our lives as parents. Both Marie and I are thankful to God every day to have such a wonderful little guy.
Posted by ERNEST B. MAKULILO at 2/10/2015 11:54:00 AM
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Unapotaka kuomba udhamini wa elimu ya juu, fahamu kuwa mwombaji hauko peke yako. Kuna maelfu ya watu kila siku wanatafuta udhamini tena kwa fani kama hiyohiyo unayotaka kusoma. Idadi ya vyuo unayoomba na unaombaje ni vitu muhimu sana.
Huu ni mtazamo wangu: Christiano Ronaldo, Messi (kwenye soka), Kobe, Lebron nk (Basketball) sio wachezaji wa ajabu sana kwa kuangalia uwezo wao wa kufunga magoli. It's Math. If you make so many shots on target, you are going to score. If you don't shoot towards the goal, you don't score. As simple as that. Hichi ndicho Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar, Bale nk wanachokifanya. Wanahakikisha wanapiga mashuti mengi golini ili wafunge. Ukiangalia Balotelli, Torres na Adebayor wamejitahidi kupiga mashuti, ila mashuti yao mengi hayakulenga goli, na yale yaliyolenga goli hayakuwa na nguvu ya kutosha, na mengine yalikutana na kipa makini kuyazuia.
Posted by ERNEST B. MAKULILO at 12/28/2014 09:48:00 PM
Monday, December 22, 2014
Mnamo mwishoni mwa August mwaka huu 2014 nilifanya maamuzi ya kurudi shule. Nimepanga kusoma PhD mwakani. Maamuzi haya yamezingatia mambo mengi mno. Ila kubwa zaidi ni baada ya kujifanyia tathmini ya kuona ni kitu gani nina uwezo mkubwa wa kukifanya na nitakuwa na furaha kukifanya kitu hicho. Sekta ya elimu na hasa ufundishaji ni kitu kimo damuni, nina uwezo mkubwa wa kufundisha na ninakuwa na furaha nifundishapo. Hivyo sina budi kurudi shule na kuanza maisha mapya ya kuwa mwanafunzi wa PhD.
Nimeona ni vyema basi nioneshe safari hii naifanyaje katika kuomba vyuo na kupata udhamini. Hii itaweza kuwasaidia wadau wengi nanyi katika kujua uombaji unakuaje na ni jinsi gani ya kuandaa maombi yenye ushindani mkubwa.
Posted by ERNEST B. MAKULILO at 12/22/2014 07:48:00 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2014
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
DEPARTMENT OF BLACK STUDIES
DEPARTMENT OF BLACK STUDIES
The Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for two dissertation fellowship scholars for the academic year 2015-16. Applicants must be advanced to candidacy at an accredited university. This fellowship is also open to international applicants. The department is interested in scholars whose research focuses on intersections of race, class, gender or sexuality in African/Caribbean/African-American or Diasporic Studies.
The duration of the award is nine months beginning fall quarter of the 2015-16 academic year. The fellowship grant is $27,000. Scholars are required to be in residence during the entire fellowship period. There is an expectation that the dissertation will be completed during the term of residency. Dissertation scholars will teach one undergraduate course and present one public lecture.
Posted by ERNEST B. MAKULILO at 12/07/2014 08:13:00 PM