Lettres, Sciences Humaines

24 avril 2018

Williams, Wesleyan, Middlebury among targets of federal early-admissions probe

University Business Magazine logoThe targets of a new federal probe into possible antitrust violations related to early-decision college admissions include Wesleyan University, Middlebury College and Pomona College, as well as at least four other highly selective liberal-arts schools. More...

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When you cut the humanities, what you lose is the human

University Business Magazine logoA few months after the end of spring quarter classes in 2016, one of my former Northwestern University students emailed that he had found an old copy of the essays of 16th-century French philosopher Michel de Montaigne on a trip to France. More...

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21 avril 2018

Diversifying a Classic Humanities Course

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Responding to student criticism that its foundational humanities course is too “white” and “Eurocentric,” Reed College announces overhaul of the syllabus and format. More...

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19 avril 2018

The Campus With a Lazy Creek

HomeFew people are paying attention to the contributions of small liberal arts colleges that are dedicated to educating disadvantaged students. But without them, our country will suffer, argues Alice Brown. More...

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The Liberal Arts and the Meaning of a University

HomeThe claim that cutting back on certain liberal arts majors means that an institution cannot be university makes assumptions that are worth examining, writes Greg Summers. More...

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11 avril 2018

Any bright ideas? Originality in The Arts is Hard to Find In An Ironic, Postmodernist Age

Any bright ideas? Originality in The Arts is Hard to Find In An Ironic, Postmodernist Age
You've probably read something like this before, an article that complains about how difficult it is to find (or create) an original work in the information age. True, genius does show in any age. More...

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03 avril 2018

University campus in bid to drop 13 arts majors

The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point has proposed dropping 13 majors in the humanities and social sciences – including English, philosophy, history, sociology and Spanish – while adding programmes with ‘clear career pathways’ as a way to address declining enrolment and a multimillion-dollar deficit, writes Valerie Strauss for The Washington Post. More...

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31 mars 2018

Is the liberal arts degree in danger?

eCampus NewsSaving the Liberal Arts, the report from AEI and Burning Glass Technologies, offers an analysis of detailed information on job postings and worker resumes. The data reveal that employers are seeking employees with broad knowledge–the type of knowledge that comes from liberal arts–along with practical skills and knowledge. More...

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30 mars 2018

Save Memphis College of Art? Group trying to keep art school open

University Business Magazine logoA core group of artists and professionals has been organizing to keep open Memphis College of Art despite the school's October decision to close by May 2020. More...

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Rapport de Cédric Villani : donner un sens à l'intelligence artificielle (IA)

Le rapport sur l’intelligence artificielle (IA) rédigé par le mathématicien et député Cédric Villani, a été rendu public mercredi 28 mars 2018. Parmi les nombreuses pistes proposées : créer un réseau d’Instituts interdisciplinaires d’intelligence artificielle, mettre en place un supercalculateur conçu spécifiquement pour les applications d’IA, ou encore rendre plus attractives les carrières dans la recherche publique afin d’éviter la fuite des cerveaux vers les géants américains.
La France compte parmi les 4 premiers pays au monde pour la production mondiale d’articles sur l’intelligence artificielle, avec la Chine, les Etats-Unis, et le Royaume-Uni, grâce à son excellence en mathématiques, en STIC et en SHS. Plus...

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