26 novembre 2017

Human sciences at Oxford could change politics … to a degree

The Guardian homeDr Joy Boyce on an Oxford University course that produces graduates trained to think across the 'two cultures' of science and humanities. More...

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The concept of ‘western civilisation’ is past its use-by date in university humanities departments

The ConversationA number of NSW and ACT universities are vying for the opportunity to access funding from the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation, which aims to “revive” liberal arts and the humanities in university education in Australia. More...

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24 novembre 2017

Withering Humanities Jobs

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Full-time jobs in English and languages continue to decline, reaching a new low, says preliminary annual jobs report from the Modern Language Association. More...

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29 octobre 2017

A School of Fine Arts Feels the Effects of War

Raneem Zarzar was only 16 when her three brothers and one sister left Syria and made their way to Europe as refugees. Her parents tried to persuade her to join her brothers, who eventually settled in Germany and the Netherlands, but she refused. More...

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27 octobre 2017

Do we kill the liberal arts when we demonize people for their ideas?

University Business LogoFaculty and administrators know that, in principle, if you are never asked to examine, let alone defend, your beliefs, your education will be deficient. More...

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25 octobre 2017

Med school students to learn about literature, music

University Business LogoAs future doctors study at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, they will learn more than how to diagnose illnesses, prescribe medications and treat chronic health issues. More...

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24 octobre 2017

Don’t panic, liberal arts majors. The tech world wants you.

University Business LogoAt the present moment, it is only liberal arts majors who have to wonder whether all of the articles and books promoting the marketability of their chosen discipline should make them more or less uneasy about the future. More...

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23 octobre 2017

Santa Fe open to uses beyond education for arts college campus

University Business LogoThe city of Santa Fe is exploring broader use of the 64-acre property set to be vacated next year by the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. More...

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22 octobre 2017

The art of insuring fine art at universities

University Business Magazine logoCreating a fine art insurance program can help protect your university’s treasures for generations—and getting started is easier than you may think. Consider these five steps. More...

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18 octobre 2017

Is It Time to Say Goodbye to 'Liberal Arts?'

https://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/media/CTA-IHE-banner640-150.png?itok=VxlaUtWrLetting go of the term allows us to talk about the many benefits of a liberal arts education without having to defend a misunderstood and politically loaded term. More...

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