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janet-ruth-heller's picture
Jun.29.2013
As a published writer of poetry and fiction and a college professor who has taught literature, creative writing, linguistics, and women’s studies at eight different colleges and universities, I am distressed that some people now denigrate the study of humanities and social sciences. ...
orna-b-raz's picture
Nov.11.2012
>In 1959 at the height of the cold war Charles Percy Snow (or C.P. Snow as he is better known) delivered the prestigious Rede lecture at Cambridge University The topic of the lecture and its title was “The two cultures and the scientific revolution”. In this lecture, which he based on an earlier...
larry-r-smith's picture
Aug.25.2011
This says it so well, I have nothing to add:   From ORION magazine...by Jay Griffiths Art is a messenger carrying to its audience what Arthur Miller called “news of the inner world,” and he continued, if people “went too long without such news they would go mad with the chaos of their lives.”...
david-moolten's picture
May.14.2011
Louder Than A Bomb is the name of a scholastic slam poetry competition in Chicago. It’s also the title of a new movie from Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel, a documentary focusing on teens from four different high schools as they prepare for the annual competition. The strategy of filming the run up to...
david-moolten's picture
Apr.30.2010
Here is a recent podcast interview I did in anticipation of the screening of "Astronaut Goes From Migrant Fields To Outer Space" at the WILDsound TORONTO Film Festival this Saturday, May 1st. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83d_ABdX_b0&feature=player_embedded#! I'm happy for the...
david-moolten's picture
Jan.28.2010
  Haus LebensWert is a philanthropically developed and supported facility in Cologne, Germany where patients may receive oncology services free of charge.  An integral part of Haus LebensWert’s vision and mission is to vigorously help cancer patients cope with life both during treatment and...
david-moolten's picture
Jan.26.2010
  Understanding how a patient makes sense of chronic or disabling illness can be critical to the effective treatment of that illness.  Repairing the body doesn’t necessarily repair the life. Patients must confront changes to their bodies and in how they live their lives, psychological...
gregory-wilson's picture
Sep.23.2009
I've been meaning to talk about this article for some time, one of the better ones to show up in the Chronicle in a while. Author Keith Wilhite, who teaches at Duke, suggests that the current job search process at the university level leaves a lot to be desired--in fact, that it's downright...
matthew-biberman's picture
Jan.26.2009
A few blogs past, I shocked some people by arguing that Stanley Fish was more liberal than Judith Butler.  Fish betrays his liberal basis again when he endorsed the argument Frank Donoghue’s presents in his recent book “The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities...