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May 27, 2015
A social theorist's new book considers the darker impulses beneath phony smiles and social media "like" messages. Scott McLemee checks it out.
May 26, 2015
Efforts at cross-country collaboration have in some ways stalled, write Manja Klemenčič and Paul Ashwin. Could focus on teaching and learning reinvigorate the Bologna Process?

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December 6, 2006
George Trow, who died last month, lived to see his worst fears about the media confirmed. Scott McLemee revisits his legacy.
December 5, 2006
Talking and barriers to communication are not new topics for deans. We receive lots of opportunities for help with this aspect of our administrative role. All of them recognize, implicitly or explicitly, the central role of communication between deans and others. I receive notices for workshops and offers from consultants on “dealing with difficult employees,” on “how to deal with angry faculty members” (perhaps offer them coffee and/or jawbreakers to calm/slow them down….).
December 4, 2006
Ralph E. Luker considers the recent round of controversies over endowed professorships.
December 1, 2006
Jane Arnold writes that in debating accountability, we need to remember that definitions of excellence have evolved over time and may need to change again.
November 30, 2006
In an excerpt from her new book, C.K. Gunsalus considers why academe attracts a certain kind of nasty person -- and what departments can do about it.

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