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What I'm Reading: 'Laudato Si’'

The pope’s encyclical on the environment reinforces the need for liberally educated citizens, a university president says.

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UCLA’s New Medical Dean Works on Equity Issues

Kelsey Martin, who became interested in medicine while in the Peace Corps, says she wants to foster open discussion and fair treatment.

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Lehigh U. Appoints a Vice Provost for Creative Inquiry

Khanjan Mehta, an engineer, will encourage students to use their imaginations to help solve global problems.

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What I'm Reading: ‘Disrupting Ourselves’

An article on disruption inspires a university’s geology professors to work high-impact learning practices into their curriculum.

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Global Strategist Joins E. Gordon Gee at West Virginia U.

William Brustein says he will look to the Middle East and China as he tries to attract more foreign students to the Mountain State.

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What I'm Reading: ‘Momentum’

A book reinforces the idea that college administrators should avoid feeling content.

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Former Chief Scientist at Yahoo Labs to Lead Technion-Cornell Institute

Academics multiply their impact as their students go out into the world, says Ronald J. Brachman.

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What I’m Reading: Harper Lee’s 2 Novels

The late author’s books are a vehicle to discuss current race relations, says a university president.

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What I'm Reading: ‘Arctic Dreams’

A president gains new understanding from a book on the Arctic that he first read as a student at the college he leads.

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For Santa Ono, an Inexorable Pull Toward Home

No attempts at persuasion could keep him at the University of Cincinnati when he had a chance to lead a university in his Canadian birthplace.

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A Wordless Way to Teach Math

Tim Chartier, a professor at Davidson College, uses mime to teach math at college and on the performance circuit.

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What I'm Reading: ‘A Tale for the Time Being’

A president finds a world filled with possibilities in Ruth Ozeki’s novel about an adolescent girl in Japan.

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Selected New Books on Higher Education

The latest topics include barriers to STEM degrees and evidence-based models for teaching.