UC Berkeley and Stanford announce agreements worth $28 and $25 million, respectively, with a Saudi university under construction.
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March 5, 2008
March 4, 2008
A professional actress arrived late to the tenured ranks, but says she's early into a career in academe.
March 3, 2008
Membership organization releases a set of standards for the field against the backdrop of more intense scrutiny from without.
February 29, 2008
“Is There Hardening of the Heart During Medical School?” asks a new study appearing in March’s Academic Medicine. Seems so.
February 28, 2008
The presidential campaign has turned some work by college seniors into fodder for public debate. Some have mixed feelings about the scrutiny of such early academic writings.
February 27, 2008
On Monday, nearly 750 psychology students fell into the gap separating demand from supply of required predoctoral internships.
February 26, 2008
Colleges in Kentucky -- which has built a reputation of late for investing in ambitious higher education goals -- face dramatic proposed cuts in state spending. Telling of a trend?
February 25, 2008
Experts discuss a growing focus on accountability in study abroad, efforts to assess campus internationalization efforts more generally, and where the gaps in research are.
February 22, 2008
When American colleges propose forging collaborations or building campuses in places like Abu Dhabi or Dubai, questions about human rights and whether gender, religion or sexuality could limit access or opportunities are never far behind. In most cases (though not all), colleges succeed in largely quelling those concerns when it comes to operating in the United Arab Emirates. But what about in Saudi Arabia?
February 21, 2008
What, exactly, do we mean when we say “global studies?” “That’s the central question,” Niklaus Steiner, the director of the Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said when pressed by an assistant provost in his audience who asked, “What is the intellectual justification for global studies? What do you bring that’s new?” “What’s the central answer?” “I see hands going up,” Steiner said, smiling, not-so-deftly dodging the question but clearing the way for further discussion on the emerging field and its place in the academy.