Humanities

New study documents long-term losses of new humanities faculty jobs

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New analysis shows dramatic decreases in open positions for professors. Health professions faculty jobs, once equal in number to those in humanities, now far outnumber them.

Conference at U Chicago poses hard questions about how liberal education can be revived

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Scholars consider how to revive the liberal arts and consider the importance of math and science, impact of hyperspecialization, economic inequality, public attitudes, admissions strategies and more.

Sit-in at Seattle U raises allegation on dean's use of slur that may have been reference to book

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Since Wednesday, students have occupied part of humanities college at Seattle University, demanding shifts in curriculum and resignation of dean alleged to have used slur to refer to book title.

Lawsuit targets American Studies Association's stance on Israel academic boycott

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A lawsuit against the American Studies Association argues its support for the academic boycott of Israel falls outside the scope of its mission.

Study shows 8.7% decline in humanities bachelor's degrees in 2 years

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Number of bachelor's degrees awarded fell 8.7 percent between 2012 and 2014, study finds.

Author discusses her new book, 'Manifesto for the Humanities'

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Author of new book explains a path forward -- in large part through changes in doctoral education -- for disciplines whose scholars feel under siege.

UC Irvine experiments with a new graduate degree and postdoc hybrid program

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UC Irvine moves toward a system in which doctorates can be earned in five years, half the norm for these fields at many institutions. Some departments embrace plan; they fear impact on dissertations and on adjuncts.

New MLA analysis sheds light on the much-discussed humanities job market

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New MLA analysis sheds light on the much-bemoaned job market for humanities Ph.D.s.

Analysis says humanities Ph.D.s get take longer in coursework than dissertations

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New analysis suggests that time to degree for Ph.D.s may not be as lengthy as some assume, and that the key to shorter humanities doctorates may be coursework, not the dissertation.

Positive reports for humanities earnings, art school job prospects

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Two separate reports show evidence of humanities and arts majors finding success in the professional world.

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