Posts Tagged ‘humanities’

November 21st, 2011 - 6:42 pm § in The Ave Scene, UW

Ana Mari Cauce .. new UW Provost

Ana Mari Cauce is. among more important things, the author of the title of this site .. “The AVE” was her idea.   I remember Ana Mari suggesting that we use a name that combines the idea of a physical place, “The Ave,” with the idea of a venue for public discussion! That sp[...]

October 5th, 2011 - 9:53 am § in UW

WGU vs the “University of Wherever.”

The University of Wherever, aka WGU? Bill Keller’s oped in the NY Times sounds like an effort to address Western Governors University,  WGU. “Digital utopians have envisioned a world of virtual campuses and “distributed” learning. They imagine a business model in which online course[...]

October 1st, 2011 - 7:02 am § in America

Teaching at a Colored University

from the AAUP listserv at UW. Dear AAUP: Just a note as a lurking alumna. I got my Ph. D. from Slavic Languages in 2001. I worked as a Mellon Post-Doc at Emory University the two years after that. Since then, I have mostly been working as a lecturer at Howard University in Washington DC, […][...]

September 30th, 2011 - 9:52 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

NIH may get 3% at the cost of cuts to Pell grants

Inside Higher Education For those here who are not obsessed with the NIH budget, the usual process has been for the President to lowball and then lobbyists and Congress raise the budget. This year things are a LOT different.  The Senate is proposing an increase of less than 1% with dictates on spen[...]

September 15th, 2011 - 9:00 am § in America, The Ave Scene, UW

Will the UW lose its role in global higher education?

Even a Century After the Fall of the British Empire, Oxford and Cambridge Retain Their Roles As Global Leaders in Higher Education ….  The UW has that role today as one of America’s great “private ivies.”  Will we retain our stature? (Based in part of report by CHRISTINE A[...]

September 14th, 2011 - 8:45 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Henry Gallery Exhibits Mt. Rainier Made of Seattle Junque

Image 2: David Herbert. Holy Mountain. 2011. Digital collage. Courtesy of the artist and Postmasters Gallery, New York. Seattle native David Herbert utilizes everyday materials, including Styrofoam, PVC pipes, and Scotch Tape, to create eccentric sculptural installations of iconic subjects. During a[...]

May 7th, 2011 - 7:02 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

for Mother’s Day: A Professor’s Tribute to His Mother’s Commitment to Education

Mothers Who Understand the Importance of Education, Kam Wing Chan, Department of Geography Many mothers understand the importance of education.  Some pushy ones, like the “tiger mom” who has ignited a firestorm of debate about parenting, have given mom a bad name.  Many others, gentler and far[...]

March 24th, 2011 - 7:05 am § in Misc., UW

UW .. free online courses!

Last week The AVE reported on the online university called Western Governors University. A lot of our concern was that WGU courses are very expensive. This week we looked to see what free online course ware the Udub offers. This is just beginning, but very much worth a look and .. IT IS FREE! Enjoy![...]

March 5th, 2011 - 10:27 am § in Schools & Colleges, Science

PreMeds: A Different View

The chariot scene in the movie Ben Hur has all the trappings of mindless, driven competition .. just like premed? As an MD and an intellectual, I find the chariot race of pre med stultifying. Too many premeds, too few slots result in competitors who mindlessly do selfless things … whether that[...]

February 28th, 2011 - 11:32 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

How The Washington Public Sees the UW.

From a colleague who prefers to be anonymous: related posts on governance. I would like to respond to the concerns Steve has posted about the way the UW presents itself to the citizens of this state. We have lost our standing in front of our fellow citizens and our legislators in Olympia. The image [...]