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Universities aren’t too small to lead the climate crisis fight

It’s easy to feel hopeless in the face of climate change, but in this episode, two experts offer ways universities – and individuals – can make a difference to their local area and the planet

Jonathan Koppell | President at Montclair State University

In this interview, Montclair State University president Jonathan Koppell talks about accessibility for minoritized groups, the power of creative communication and why he thinks universities need to own their part in the public’s diminishing trust in higher education

How to use generative AI in your teaching and research

Higher education is only beginning to understand the impact that generative AI tools such as ChatGPT will have on teaching and research. Three intrepid explorers join us in this episode to share what useful functions they’ve discovered for the technology

David Latchman | Vice Chancellor at Birkbeck, University of London

The vice-chancellor at Birkbeck, University of London explains why he’s optimistic that universities and the public are ready to embrace lifelong learning through England’s Lifelong Loan Entitlement

How the university library is an agent of change

Often overlooked, university libraries are critical to the teaching and research missions of institutions. They also play a key role in digital innovation and community outreach. Two librarians tell us more about how they see their work as agents of change

Dame Madeleine Atkins | President of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge

Dame Madeleine, a veteran leader in English higher education, shares how a widening access initiative led to the elite college admitting more than 90 percent of students from state schools

When pop culture meets academia

Can superheroes teach us about physics? What can studying Kylie Minogue tell us about gender politics? Two academics talk about the intersection of popular culture and higher education


Nicholas Dirks | President and CEO of the New York Academy of Sciences

The former chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley and current president and CEO of the New York Academy of Sciences makes the case for more humanities studies and argues that science shouldn't be leveraged in geopolitics