Archives de Tag: University

Ban Ki-moon urges universities to promote women’s empowerment

A week or so ago, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon declared: « Women remain second-class citizens in too many countries, deprived of basic rights or legitimate opportunities ». It was during the Global Colloquium of University Presidents, held at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA.

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Publié par le 11 avril 2011 dans Research, Women


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In the mood: French minister of education and research on Shanghai ranking

BooksThe French version of this posting is available here.

The French newspaper Libération organizes regular chatrooms where questions are adressed to various politicians. On September 15, the guest was Mrs Valérie Pécresse, the French minister of Education and Research. She answered several interesting questions and, among them, the one on the Shanghai ranking published a little ago. I prefer laughing than crying from despair when I read this…

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Publié par le 17 septembre 2010 dans Politique, Science


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Brevia: Teaching the zombie condition at the university

The Baltimore Sun announced the other day that a class on the undead will be held at the Baltimore University. It is called Zombies 101 and will be taught by Arnold Blumberg, the author of Zombiemania (a book on zombie movies) and the curator of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, which focuses on American pop culture. This class will be part of English 333. The students will watch 16 movies on zombies. If they want, as an alternative to a final research paper, they may write scripts or draw storyboards for their ideal zombie flicks.

Definitely, a class to die for!

P.S. If you want to know more on other fancy courses provided in the academia, check out the catalogue Laura Davis from Belfast Telegraph presents.

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Publié par le 11 septembre 2010 dans Miscellaneous, Science


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