Surprising Gadgets, Not Just Books, Are Ready for Checkout at College Libraries (Chronicle)

October 23, 2014 by Jeffrey R. Young Justin Ellis’s official title at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s library is instructional-technology associate, but he thinks of himself as the gadget guy. He manages a program at the library that lets students and professors check out a growing catalog of computers, cameras, and other electronics—a selection more akin … Read moreSurprising Gadgets, Not Just Books, Are Ready for Checkout at College Libraries (Chronicle)

SURS application posted (Sunoikisis.org)

[The SURS application is found here.] This spring, the Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) in Washington, D.C. will invite undergraduate students to share their research on Greek comedy or Latin literature of the Late Republic in a workshop setting. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their work in progress, develop ideas, collect bibliographical … Read moreSURS application posted (Sunoikisis.org)

Measuring Humanities Degrees Misses Much of Their Value (Chronicle)

October 20, 2014 by Sandhya Kambhampati Plenty of people know how much they paid for their college degree. Fewer can tell you what it’s actually worth. That disparity is something new research from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Humanities Indicators project is hoping to fix. The project is focusing on wage data from the American Community … Read moreMeasuring Humanities Degrees Misses Much of Their Value (Chronicle)

Dementia-care MOOC set to transform more lives (HealthCanal)

The world’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on dementia is changing lives, literally. Since its launch in July last year, more than 24,000 students from 96 countries have participated in the course. Since enrolments opened for this year’s offering just days ago more than 19,000 people have signed on. The reach and impact of … Read moreDementia-care MOOC set to transform more lives (HealthCanal)