21 mars 2019

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How Diversity Makes Us Smarter
Katherine W. Phillips, Scientific American, 2014/10/01
I have frequently cited diversity as one of the key ingredients of network design. This is not an arbitrary choice; emergence is not possible without diversity. So it's not surprising to see articles like this pointing to how diversity makes us (ie., society) smarter. More...

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10 mars 2019

Gender diversity is key to a robust ecosystem for research, innovation and education

The most stable ecological systems on Earth are those with the greatest biodiversity. Similarly, healthy and progressive societies thrive with diversity. Many of human society’s major achievements during the 20th century have been in the field of technological advances. Now, at the beginning of the 21st century, we are living in an age of unprecedented technological acceleration and convergence that have the potential to shape our future in a positive way. More...

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04 mars 2019

Universities could lose league table positions for diversity failures

The GuardianRankings could be affected by failure to tackle ethnic disparities under new initiative. More...

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03 mars 2019

Collective of Black dancers created lasting impressions in Canada

The ConversationSkin symbolizes identity — its colour, shade and texture influences cultural currency and, by extension, self-identity. When we know who we are, we can honour where we come from and we can dance in our own skins with pride and passion. More...

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Diversifying Graduate Schools and the Faculty

HomeBy Paul Fain. While colleges and universities have hired more African American, Hispanic and Asian American faculty members than in the past, percentages of historically underrepresented groups among full-time faculty have not changed much over the last 20 years, even as diversifying the academy has become a top goal across higher education. More...

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02 mars 2019

New Report: Diversifying Graduate Schools and the Faculty

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Inside Higher Ed is releasing our new report, "Diversifying Graduate Schools and the Faculty," today. The students of American colleges are diversifying in many ways, and many colleges are finding that their faculties lack the kinds of diversity present in their undergraduate populations. More...

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01 mars 2019

President's Book, Blackface and Campus Culture

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Blackface controversies have set off debates at American universities, whether about recent incidents at the University of Oklahoma or the medical school yearbook of Virginia's governor. Now a book written to shed light on how universities handle disputes over free speech has set off a debate about blackface … in Canadian academe. More...

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28 février 2019

When Colleges Seek Diversity Through Photoshop

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Doctoring photographs to appear more inclusive may not end well. But colleges historically are more diverse in their admissions materials than they are in real life. More...

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22 février 2019

French Tech. 15 millions d'euros pour s'ouvrir à la diversité

Afin d'ouvrir la Tech à des personnes d'horizons divers, et notamment aux habitants des Quartiers prioritaires de la politique de la ville (QPV), l'Etat va débloquer 15 millions d'euros pour étendre à tout le territoire le programme "French Tech diversité".
Source : http://www.gref-bretagne.com/Actualites/Revue-de-presse/French-Tech.-15-millions-d-euros-pour-s-ouvrir-a-la-diversite

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13 février 2019

Nuffic data reveals Dutch recruitment diversity

By Kerrie Kennedy. The international student population in the Netherlands is becoming increasingly diverse and now includes 162 nationalities, the latest Nuffic research has revealed. On average, international students make up 12.2% of the entire Dutch student population. More...

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