Scholarly associations

Spiritual Accountability

Religious colleges use assessment to measure spiritual growth -- for accountability, accreditation and their own advancement.

A Challenge to Catholic Colleges

Vatican official urges U.S. institutions to help peers around the world deal with rapid changes in higher education.

Minorities and the Sociology Pipeline

Study finds that minority sociologists disproportionately drop out of academe at the Ph.D. level and again during tenure process.

College Counseling for Veterans

Advisers staff military hospitals in national effort to inform returning service members of campus opportunities available to them.

Interdisciplinarity and the Science Classroom

Academic officers discuss what it means to think about science as a liberal arts subject.

Secrecy and Anthropology

Anthropologists vote to restore strict anti-secrecy rule -- which would severely limit work for the U.S. military and private corporations.

Unlikely Haven for Humanities Publishing

U. of Houston-Victoria, home to a host of scholarly publications and activities, is an emerging intellectual destination (albeit one whose coordinates not everyone knows yet).

Humanities' Constituencies

WASHINGTON -- C.P. Snow’s depiction of a “gulf of mutual incomprehension” separating scientists from humanists may date to 1959, but it’s still relevant – and cited -- in discussions of the humanities in 2009. Panelists speaking Monday on “The Public Good: The Humanities in a Civil Society” cited Snow in describing a need to better bridge that gulf -- with the consequences of failing to do so exacting a real and human price, argued Patty Stonesifer, chair of the Board of Regents for the Smithsonian Institution and senior adviser to the trustees of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Style: MLA, Updated.

With implications for how undergraduates write, and cite, Modern Language Association releases revised handbook for preparing research papers.

'Orphan' Tug of War

Another deadline has passed for filing commentary on the pending settlement between Google and major associations of American authors and publishers over Google Book Search, the controversial project that aims to scan millions of books into a searchable electronic database.


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