Higher Education Webinars
GenX Women in Higher Ed, Writing from Across the Globe
October 18, 2011 - 7:15pm
I like being here when it’s unnervingly deserted. It’s a great time to make sure I’m up to speed on everything, and plan for the week ahead. I especially needed this time to regroup and catch up because of the way the previous week ended.Not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with an obnoxious flurry of emails for which I would like to right now offer a public apology to all my colleagues. They are generous, patient, and I enjoy working with them. I don’t want them to dread seeing me in their inbox.
October 16, 2011 - 9:15pm
Suddenly tenure is within my grasp. I am a scholar who has done everything wrong (according to the academic standards). I was born a woman (!), I choose to study literature (not a lot of career opportunities), I decided to focus on popular culture (the horror of it) and showed an interest in historical romances and chick lit (disaster) and then I aged (never a good thing). When I started my doctoral studies in Sweden in the 1990s I had a lot of confidence and a lot of fight in me. I had taken every course in gender studies and feminist theory that was available at that time.
October 15, 2011 - 6:45pm
UVenus Around the Web:Women in Research: Recommendations for Gender Equality in Higher Education: Anamaria Dutceac Segesten for UVenus at The Guardian (UK) .Prattle Nog builds on our UVenus post Deconstructing Proverbs in Hello New Day.What’s New With Our Writers:
October 13, 2011 - 10:00pm
The ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests have spread to Boston, and most notably to our university. International Affairs students particularly seem drawn to social activism of this sort and the opportunity to participate in a nationwide protest movement has brought a new sense of excitement to campus.
October 11, 2011 - 9:30pm
“What’s the point of this?”“Poorly argued.”“This isn’t about anything.” Lee Skallerup
October 9, 2011 - 9:30pm
“Dual use” is a term in my field, International Relations. Very simply put, it refers to the use of an item or technology for civilian and military purposes. Examples can be nuclear technology or satellites. One can use nuclear technology in order to build nuclear reactors for energy generation or to diagnose and treat illnesses in medical sciences (civilian use) or simply to build a bomb (military use).
October 8, 2011 - 9:45am
UVenus Around the Web:
October 6, 2011 - 10:01pm
It's that time of year. I've read through more resumes and essays than I care to remember. I have the luxury of reviewing applications written by the most accomplished young men and women at my university as they dream of life after the molly-coddling experience we in the US call 'college.'
October 4, 2011 - 9:45pm
We’ve discussed the notion of cheating several times here at the University of Venus, its ramifications,
October 2, 2011 - 9:45pm
I have been travelling quite a bit in recent months; I attended several conferences and met many new and interesting people. While many of the discussions in the presentation halls have been on the official topics of the conferences; the “unconferences,” the meetings during the coffee breaks and official receptions, have brought up other topics, and more often than not the question of being a women and an academic came up in the discussion.