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March 23, 2009
March 20, 2009
At gathering on international education, experts see progress in teaching a crucial language, but worry about impact of keeping instructors at low pay and off tenure track.
March 19, 2009
California State U. reserves spots at each campus for veterans or service members selected by their commanders.
March 18, 2009
Increased scholarly output and student disengagement are linked, according to a new white paper that calls for relieving the "research mandate" in the humanities.
March 17, 2009
Imagine a computer simulation where the goal is to identify and refer mentally distressed students. How to train the "gatekeepers?"
March 17, 2009
Colleges ask students' immigration status, but how and whether they verify legality varies -- as does whether they admit applicants known to be in the U.S. illegally.
March 16, 2009
Embassy-sponsored conference gathers Iraqi American academics for discussion and action.
March 12, 2009
Campuses are going green and going international. With air travel as the elephant in the room, how to reconcile the two?
March 11, 2009
With implications for how undergraduates write, and cite, Modern Language Association releases revised handbook for preparing research papers.
March 10, 2009
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.