Tag Archives: academics

Educating young women, rebuilding Cambodia

Sharing a muddy crawl space with four roommates isn’t part of the traditional path to a law degree. But that’s exactly how Veasna Chea, a Cambodian woman, lived during law school in the mid-1990s — still managing to graduate first in her class. Speaking recently, Alan Lightman, adjunct professor of the humanities at MIT, described […] … learn more→

Foster the people

Rebuilding American manufacturing is possible — but will require new ideas about turning lab breakthroughs into new products and a refurbished, highly skilled workforce, a group of scholars, industry leaders and government officials emphasized at a MIT conference. “The U.S. continues to be very innovative, but somehow downstream there seems to be a break,” said […] … learn more→

Victorian academics unhappy at work

Nearly half of the State of Victoria\’s academics are unhappy with their jobs and blame mounting administration and corporatisation in the workplace, according to new research. A study by Dr James Doughney from Victoria University’s Centre for Strategic Economic Studies and Dr Nick Fredman from Melbourne University’s LH Martin Institute found dissatisfaction among academics had […] … learn more→

Strategic plan\’s academic goal teaches sustainability to students

Penn State’s University Sustainability Council is drafting the University’s first strategic plan for sustainability. The council is seeking public input for five-goal plan during the drafting process. The second goal of Penn State’s Strategic Plan for Sustainability aims to educate students about sustainability. \”Students are requesting more sustainability instruction, aware that employers are seeking to […] … learn more→