How an Iraqi translation project is helping to rebuild science in the Arab world

How an Iraqi translation project is helping to rebuild science in the Arab world

Translations can change the course of civilisations. Caliph al-Mansour’stranslation project, begun in the eighth century and accelerated under his grandson Harun al-Rashid, made available in Arabic scholarly writings from Greek, Aramaic, Persian and Indian sources, and laid the foundation for the flowering of science and philosophy in the Islamic world during Europe’s Dark Ages. A second translation […] … learn more→

Can non-academics make good university leaders?

Can non-academics make good university leaders?

The job of university president was, until recently, a gig reserved almost entirely for the seasoned professor battle-hardened by decades in academia. Today’s US university and college leaders, however, are increasingly a different breed: among their ranks you’ll now find a former Homeland Security chief, a four-star admiral, a sprinkling of retired congressmen and senators […] … learn more→

Water damage training: What you need to know

Water damage training: What you need to know

Every cleaning firm wants to deliver the strongest portfolio of services they can. This is a competitive industry, and ensuring your team has training in the most high-demand tasks helps your brand stand out from rivals. One key skill set is water damage restoration training: this provides a cleaning team with the knowledge and abilities […] … learn more→

Tom Cummins stresses the urgency of Americans going green

Tom Cummins stresses the urgency of Americans going green

If you haven’t heard of American Power and Gas, one thing that you should know is that they’re leading the way in renewable energy. The company is currently providing cheaper and greener energy solutions to households in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The company is growing quite quickly, and it seems the rest of […] … learn more→

Indiana Gives Credential Engine a boost

Indiana Gives Credential Engine a boost

Last week, leaders from business, labor, and higher education celebrated the public launch of Credential Engine’s Credential Registry. A web-based system for finding and comparing education and training credentials, the Credential Registry stands to transform the way employers, institutions, and learners at all levels evaluate and compare different credentials when making education, career, and hiring decisions. […] … learn more→

Sex and relationship education should be about rights and equity not just biology

Sex and relationship education should be about rights and equity not just biology

For decades, researchers, young people, and activists have campaigned for better sex and relationships education. Yet still today children and young people rarely have the high quality lessons they need in schools around the world. International research has found that for it to be effective, sex and relationships education needs to start early, as well as […] … learn more→

Design is key in college ‘promise’ programs

Design is key in college ‘promise’ programs

In one of her first public acts as the new mayor of Seattle, Jenny Durkan signed an executive order last month to phase in a free college tuition program. The program promises up to two years of free tuition at a Seattle community or technical college for recent graduates of Seattle’s public high schools. The Seattle Promise […] … learn more→

In praise of academic spouses

In praise of academic spouses

Research proposals, funding applications, research trips, conference attendance, journal articles, writing up, editing, viva prep, corrections, final submission…a doctorate is a long process, physically and emotionally draining, but worth it for the degree, the postnomial letters, the graduation celebrations. But what if you don’t get these? What if, at the end of the three or […] … learn more→

West Point corruption, Part 2.

West Point corruption, Part 2.

I’m looking over an open letter from a faculty who has retired from West Point, detailing how the school is corrupt on every level now. One thing he’s pointed out is how the Honor Code at the school is, well, no longer being honored. Why? To make matters worse, the senior leadership at West Point […] … learn more→

Research essay topic ideas to get inspired

Research essay topic ideas to get inspired

Wherever you live, whatever college you attend, whatever discipline is your major, and whatever year of study you are currently at, you will face a research paper writing assignment anyway. You probably have already written essays where you had to use your analytical skills. But you could have made a wrong guess and chosen a […] … learn more→