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An in-depth look at why American universities continue to favor U.S.-focused social science research despite efforts to make scholarship more cosmopolitan U.S. research universities have long endeavored to be cosmopolitan places, yet the disciplines of economics, political science, and sociology have remained stubbornly parochial. Despite decades of government and philanthropic investment in international scholarship, the most prestigious academic departments still favor research and expertise on the United States. Why? Seeing the World answers this question by examining university research centers that focus on the Middle East and related regional area studies. Drawing on candid interviews with scores of top scholars and university leaders to understand how international inquiry is perceived and valued inside the academy, Seeing the World explains how intense competition for tenure-line appointments encourages faculty to pursue American projects that are most likely to garner professional advancement. At the same time, constrained by tight budgets at home, university leaders eagerly court patrons and clients worldwide but have a hard time getting departmental faculty to join the program. Together these dynamics shape how scholarship about the rest of the world evolves. At once a work-and-occupations study of scholarly disciplines, an essay on the formal organization of knowledge, and an inquiry into the fate of area studies, Seeing the World is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of knowledge in a global era.
Originally published in 1972, The University and British Industry examines the lively and controversial relationship between British industry and the university. The book looks at the impact of industry on the development of British universities from the 1850s to the 1970s, and with contribution from the universities to industry through scientific research and the supply of graduate skills. The book argues that the close involvement of the universities and industry has been one of the chief beneficial forces shaping the British universities movement in the last hundred years. It gives an account of the changes which took place within the universities to make them more suitable for industries purposes, describing for example the early rise of the English civic universities, strongly financed by, and closely supporting industry. The book also considers how, during the two world wars, industry became highly reliant on the universities for the war technology, and how, despite the depression between the wars, university research and graduate employment embraced the widening opportunities of the new industries. The book also discusses the expansion of the university in the sixties and points out that industrial motives have merged with those of social justice, posing dilemmas for present and future relations between universities and industry.
Peterson's (R) Graduate & Professional Programs: An Overview 2020 contains more than 2,240 university and college profiles with detailed information on the degrees available, enrollment figures, tuition, financial support, housing, faculty, research affiliations, library facilities, and contact information. This graduate guide enables students to explore program listings by field, geographic area, institution, and over 500 fields of study. Two-page in-depth descriptions, written by each featured institution, give complete details on the graduate study available. Up-to-date appendixes list institution changes since the last edition and abbreviations used in the guide. Graduate & Professional Programs: An Overview 2020 provides prospective students with the most current graduate school information available.
This wonderful collection of humorous, poignant, and revealing stories and essays offers special insight into the University that Father Malloy has served so faithfully. Monk's Notre Dame ranges from stories about the Blizzard of 1978 to Bookstore Basketball to the mysterious disappearance and dramatic reappearance of a statue of Father Edward Sorin at the helm of a remote operated motorboat on St. Mary's Lake. It also presents charming vignettes about the people who make Notre Dame the place it is, including C.S.C. priests, professors, students, and behind the scenes workers. Anyone who has studied, taught, worked, or been interested in the University of Notre Dame will find this book delightful.
Science as Service is a collection of essays that traces the development of the land-grant colleges established by the Morrill Act of 1862, and documents how their faith and efforts in science and technology gave credibility and power to these institutions and their scientists. Science as Service: Establishing and Reformulating American Land-Grant Universities, 1865-1930 is the first of a two-volume study that traces the foundation and evolution of America's land-grant institutions. In this expertly curated collection of essays, Alan I Marcus has assembled a tough-minded account of the successes and set-backs of these institutions during the first sixty-five years of their existence. In myriad scenes, vignettes, and episodes from the history of land-grant colleges, these essays demonstrate the defining characteristic of these institu-tions: their willingness to proclaim and pursue science in the service of the publics and students they served. The Morrill Land-Grant College Act of 1862 created a series of institu-tions-at least one in every state and territory-with now familiar names: Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, University of Arizona, and University of California, to name a few. These schools opened educational opportu-nities and pathways to a significant fraction of the American public and gave the United States a global edge in science, technical innovation, and agriculture. Science as Service provides an essential body of literature for under-standing the transformations of the land-grant colleges established by the Morrill Act in 1862 as well as the considerable impact they had on the history of the United States. Historians of science, technology, and agriculture, along with rural sociologists, public decision and policy makers, educators, and higher education administrators will find this an essential addition to their book collections.
City of Broken Dreams brings the global debate about the urban university to bear on the realities of South African rust-belt cities through a detailed case study of the Eastern Cape motor city of East London, a site of significant industrial job losses over the past two decades. The cultural power of the car and its associations with the endless possibilities of modernity lie at the heart of the refusal of many rust-belt motor cities to seek alternative development paths that could move them away from racially inscribed, automotive capitalism and cultures. This is no less true in East London than it is in the motor cities of Flint and Detroit in the US. Since the end of the Second World War, universities have become increasingly urbanised, resulting in widespread concerns about the autonomy of universities as places of critical thinking and learning. Simultaneously, there is increased debate about the role universities can play in building urban economies, creating jobs and reshaping the politics and identities of cities. In City of Broken Dreams, author Leslie Bank embeds the reader's understanding of the university within a history of industrialisation, placing-making and city building.
So You Want to Go to Medical School? The Ultimate Guide to UK Medical Applications is a comprehensive guide for students looking to study medicine at a UK university. Using information from former medical admissions tutors, doctors, and current medical students, this book contains the guidance students need to excel at each stage of the medical admissions process. Applying to study medicine can be a challenging and competitive endeavour, with around 20,000 students applying for the subject in the UK each year. So You Want to Go to Medical School? The Ultimate Guide to UK Medical Applications explains each stage of the admissions process, providing expert tips and practical guidance on how to excel every step of the way.
How the increasing reliance on metrics to evaluate scholarly publications has produced new forms of academic fraud and misconduct. The traditional academic imperative to publish or perish is increasingly coupled with the newer necessity of impact or perish -the requirement that a publication have impact, as measured by a variety of metrics, including citations, views, and downloads. Gaming the Metrics examines how the increasing reliance on metrics to evaluate scholarly publications has produced radically new forms of academic fraud and misconduct. The contributors show that the metrics-based audit culture has changed the ecology of research, fostering the gaming and manipulation of quantitative indicators, which lead to the invention of such novel forms of misconduct as citation rings and variously rigged peer reviews. The chapters, written by both scholars and those in the trenches of academic publication, provide a map of academic fraud and misconduct today. They consider such topics as the shortcomings of metrics, the gaming of impact factors, the emergence of so-called predatory journals, the salami slicing of scientific findings, the rigging of global university rankings, and the creation of new watchdogs and forensic practices.
A visual tribute to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, this book offers a snapshot in time of a university 235 years young. Images span the geographic scope of the University's three campuses in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick, providing an armchair tour of one of America's leading educational institutions. This remarkable portrait of Rutgers--evocative, amusing, informative, and exuberant--is drawn from the narrative of three overlapping journeys. The longest spans nearly two and a half centuries and traces the University's evolution from a colonial college established to train young men for the ministry, to its land-grant designation in the mid-nineteenth century, to its current status as New Jersey's state university and a distinguished center for learning and research. The second journey is the quest for knowledge and achievement that faculty and students have shared since classes were first held in the mid-eighteenth century. Then, a single instructor and his handful of charges gathered to study in a former New Brunswick tavern. Today, a third journey travels the diverse paths of more than fifty thousand students and faculty each year, and starts on one of three major campuses throughout the state. A visit to each of them as the seasons change in the course of an academic year completes this Rutgers album.
This is a provocative essay collection on academic freedom in the modern world. Through various examinations of past and current threats to academic freedom, Dangerous Professors investigates the status of such freedom in the aftermath of 9/11. Bringing together scholars in literature, law, and American Studies, the collection of essays seeks to understand academic freedom in historical perspective by focusing on the key documents that have defined its current meaning, and to then analyze the ways in which this concept protects but also limits critical voices on campus. Including essays from academics (Ward Churchill and Sami Al-Arian) who have been directly involved in recent controversies about academic freedom, Dangerous Professors provides a timely and critical look at the battle over educational curricula and institutions today.