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July 21, 2010 - 8:14am
About a month ago the choir I sing with had the chance to be accompanied by a jazz quartet. We sang one of the choir’s standards, William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices, but instead of our usual a cappella version, the quartet improvised beneath us as we sang our usual parts. It was late Renaissance/early Baroque meets 20th Century jazz. Although it seems strange, it sounded absolutely glorious!
July 21, 2010 - 6:48am
This is an outstanding year for ICPL! The quality of the presenters, their presentations, the attendees and their participation ranks at an all time high. Allow me to provide a flavor.
July 20, 2010 - 9:40pm
The New York Times published a colloquy on the future and desirability of the tenure system. Per usual for the Times, not a single contributor there has any experience actually managing in a tenure-based sysem. None. Not one. Nor does any of them work at a community or state college. Honestly, it’s like they’re not even trying anymore...Anyway, the officially sanctioned view from on high misses the point.
July 20, 2010 - 8:51pm
I’d better start by explaining the fish.I hope in this space to explore the intersections of libraries and technology and the ways academic libraries contribute to teaching and learning, with the occasional shout-out to the open access movement as one of the ways we can sustain scholarship as a collaborative, evolving, and inclusive conversation. You might even find me preaching the gospel of liberation bibliography from time to time.
July 20, 2010 - 8:27pm
It was the kind of course you weren’t graded on, and it petered out as soon as the Academic year started.
July 20, 2010 - 8:14pm
--How come I did not know about Yale's Paul Bloom and was surprised to come across his beautiful book, How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like?--When am I going to find the time to watch his Introduction to Psychology Class on the Open Yale Courses site?
July 20, 2010 - 7:36pm
As David Moltz reported in these pages Tuesday, a number of campus sustainability officers have issued an open letter describing the characteristics they'd like to see in higher education sustainability surveys, rankings, and evaluations.
July 20, 2010 - 6:30pm
Two recent speeches by Ministers in the UK’s new (since May) coalition government have set out the government’s stall on higher education. The Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts (a Conservative), gave a speech on 10 June, and his boss, the Secretary of State, Vincent Cable (a Liberal Democrat) gave one on 15 July.
July 20, 2010 - 6:13pm
How can we map out and make sense of the changing nature of research collaboration at a global scale? This is an issue many people and institutions are grappling with, with no easy solutions.As noted in several previous GlobalHigherEd entries:
July 19, 2010 - 9:52pm
Although it doesn’t happen as often now as it once did, we do still occasionally hire full-time, tenure-track faculty. And when we do, we have a pretty well established search process.But some parts of the process are as much art as science. One of those is picking the members of the search committee in the first place.


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