Masthash

#University

David Megginson
8 hours ago

@EricLawton Alternative PoV — when I was teaching in the 1990s, I'd guess maybe 1 out of 5 university students were happy to be there; the rest thought they needed a degree on their CVs.

Let's make community colleges and apprenticeships into more-attractive options, and then scale back the massive overexpansion of Ontario universities over the past 30-40 years so that they can focus on teaching people who are actually interested in abstract academic subjects.

#ONpoli #university #education

Arawak Spike
1 day ago

01 of 02.

“So what we want people to see and have a visual of is when they walk by each flag, they know that is the human life lost in #Gaza.”

White flags were planted across the #University_of_Illinois_Chicago campus in honour of the #Palestinians killed in Gaza.

Names were read aloud outside #University Hall, with the first 88 belonging to a single Gaza family.

https://www.tiktok.com/@middleeasteye/video/7307356772174515488

Simon
1 day ago

'I don't know what the professor is talking about either' is the most reassuring, therapeutic sentence a student can hear.

#university

ABC Feeds
2 days ago

Law student one day, outback muster hand the next — Ruby's fulfilling two very different passions
By Lily McCure

In her 1999 emerald-green SUV, Ruby Buchanan travels around the New South Wales outback as a contract musterer. Yet musterer isn't her only title — Ruby is also studying to become a lawyer.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-12-02/ruby-buchanan-musterer-and-law-student-/103177890

#FarmLabour #RuralWomen #University #Careers #WomenInAgriculture #LilyMcCure

ABC Feeds
2 days ago

Law student one day, outback muster hand the next — Ruby's fulfilling two very different passions
By Lily McCure

In her 1999 emerald-green SUV, Ruby Buchanan travels around the New South Wales outback as a contract musterer. Yet musterer isn't her only title — Ruby is also studying to become a lawyer.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-12-02/ruby-buchanan-musterer-and-law-student-/103177890

#FarmLabour #RuralWomen #University #Careers #WomenInAgriculture #LilyMcCure

📌 Detecting Landmines Using Radar: Sato Motoyuki / Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University ⤵️

🔗 https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/2105042/

🏷️ #Landmines #Detector #Radar #Technology #Ukraine #Cambodia #Tohoku #University

UlyssesZhan
2 days ago

I need the paper towels so often during the #experiment that they are part of the apparatus now. Would I expect myself not to include it in my report?

#experimentalphysics #lab #college #university #collegelife #ucsb #physics #creative

In the lab, a roll of paper towels installed using clamps for experimental usage.

WATCH: ‘Little Gifts, Big Dreams’ – University of Limerick brings magic of education to life this Christmas

Filmed in a variety of locations on the expansive 360-acre campus, the video shows the possibilities that education can bring
https://www.independent.ie/videos/watch-little-gifts-big-dreams-university-of-limerick-brings-magic-of-education-to-life-this-christmas/a1509296456.html

#StayCurious #Christmas #Education #Learning #University

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University of Limerick to host Ireland's Davis Cup clash against Austria

The match, which will be the first home tie Ireland has hosted in nine years, will take place on 3rd & 4th February 2024

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/othersport/arid-41281264.html

#HomeofFirsts #Sport #Tennis #Education #Learning #University

A photograph of Irish tennis player Conor Niland. He is seen mid-shot, in a white t-shirt and black shorts. He is hitting a tennis ball on his left-hand side with a back-handed shot. Behind him is a ball boy watching on

'Helpful but not perfect' ChatGPT turns one today

UL's Dr Roisin Lyons discusses the consequences of ChatGPT in the context of education - for educators and students:

https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2023/1130/1419291-chatgpt-turns-one-today/

#StudyatUL #ChatGPT #AI #Education #Learning #University

A brightly coloured background showing out-of-focus blobs of all colours. In the foreground, two silhouetted hands are holding a phone, with a screen displaying the word "ChatGPT"

Lero names Professors Federica Sarro and John Grundy as 2023 Parnas Fellows

This fellowship recognises the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of talented software researchers and developers worldwide
https://www.ul.ie/news/lero-names-professors-federica-sarro-and-john-grundy-as-2023-parnas-fellows

#StudyatUL #Research #Education #Learning #University

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Michael Ditsch
3 days ago

#ClimateChange #COP28 - Cascading climate risks: towards adaptive and resilient European societies - Dr. Christopher Reyer, @PIK_climate Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany - 05.12.2023, 16:00 - 17:30 Uhr, Online - Climate Talks WS 2023/24 - Public online seminar of the master's programme Climate Change Management - #University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf https://www.hswt.de/newsroom/veranstaltungskalender/detail/climate-talks-ws-2023-reyer

Guy Jantic
3 days ago

I work at a place with quite a hidebound institutional culture. Administrators exploit it mercilessly, but many faculty & staff are only too willing to throw each other under the bus when it's to their advantage.

The union is... better? I guess. However, even union members seem to have the same overall tendencies, if slightly attenuated. It's as if the union leadership's motto is "I didn't get elected to this position so I could take /suggestions/ from mere /members/."

The number of times I've heard "...we don't do things that way here" or "we've never done it like that" (meaning "and we sure as hell aren't going to start") since I came here almost a decade ago is in the hundreds.

Reminding myself of why, every few months, I renew my determination to not care that this place is being gutted of all worker rights and autonomy by rampant administrators and is about to have its funding wildly cut by a university system intent on killing off its teaching universities to fund its R1 flagships and medical centers.

#rant #university #faculty #labor #management #smalltown #mindset

Gary Hall
3 days ago

Apparently, #university degrees in the #creative arts or #media and #communications lead to the lowest #life satisfaction:

https://www.pwc.co.uk/economic-services/ukeo/documents/ukeo-does-studying-an-undergraduate-degree-make-you-wealthier-and-happier.pdf

Although the analysis was carried out by PwC, so they would say that, wouldn't they?

Then again, #Celtic studies is rated highest.

Rich Lord
3 days ago

Unionizing #university faculty isn’t easy, but Chatham’s budget woes and professors’ sense that they’re on the decision-making sidelines have spurred an organizing bid. @emmafolts continues coverage https://www.publicsource.org/chatham-university-unionization-drive-deficit-pittsburgh-steelworkers/ #Pittsburgh #highered #union

LievenBlancke
4 days ago

Beautiful seasonal lighting on the aula of #ghent #university: the stone pillars are covered with backlit collapsible traffic cones.

Stone pillars of an old university building are covered with backlit collapsible traffic cones.
Manni_P :mastolove:
4 days ago

@scinexx @luisaneubauer
#Klimakonferenz #Klimaschutz #Dubai #Klimakrise #Klimagipfel
#Weedmob:#Solidarität #Cannabis:#solutions? #oneplanet #COP28
Edmonton (Kanada). Hanf ist eine extrem vielseitige #Pflanze. Sie dient als #Heil- oder #Ölpflanze, aus ihr werden auch verschiedenste #Produkte, wie zum Beispiel #Hanfsocken oder #Dämmmaterial für #Gebäude gefertigt. Wie #Wissenschaftler der #University of #Alberta in #Kanada zeigen, steckt in #Hanf aber ein noch viel #größeres #Potenzial. 😃 🔝

Edmonton (Kanada). Hanf ist  extrem vielseitig. Er dient nicht nur als #Heil- oder #Ölpflanze, aus ihm werden auch verschiedenste Produkte, wie zum Beispiel #Hanfsocken oder #Dämmmaterial für Gebäude gefertigt. Wie #Wissenschaftler der #University of #Alberta in #Kanada zeigen, steckt in #Hanf aber ein noch viel #größeres #Potenzial.
HEMP HANF CANNABIS
“The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.”
― Frank Herbert

Is it odd that the thing that I miss most about my #university is studying in the #library? I really miss being in a physical library and the sounds and ambience of people clicking their pens, typing on their laptops, and the sound of graphite scratching on paper.

http://code-wyrm-grimoire.rf.gd/archives/3581

#college #collegelife

NothingLeftOfMe
4 days ago

Interesting and fact-filled news story with updates on the growth of the Disability Studies major on college campuses in the USA. Congratulations to UCLA for being the latest college to make some progress.
Link: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-11-27/ucla-new-disability-studies-major-first-california-public-university
#disability
#blind #deaf #UCLA #DisabilityStudies #college #university #ADA

New Thinking: Modernism, exile and homelessness

Hear from UL's Dr Laura Ryan on the BBC Arts & Ideas Podcast discussing how issues like homelessness are addressed in modernist writing
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0gkfvh7

#StudyatUL #Literature #Art #Education #Learning #University

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A. Fleury-Gobert
4 days ago

If you're doing a gig with a #French #university, never ever pay something yourself if it should be reimbursed. Insist that they take care of everything *before* going, and that they pay everything in advance.

The aftermath of not doing that is a wholly inextricable mess of #bureaucratic and #administrative circonvolutions....

Ernesto Batista Sánchez, a graduate of the MA in International Tourism at Kemmy Business School, features in our latest Alumni Spotlight.

Here, he shares how his time at UL prepared him for a meaningful career in the tourism industry.
https://www.ul.ie/news/university-of-limerick-alumni-spotlight-ernesto-batista-sanchez

#StudyatUL #Education #Learning #University

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UL's Dr Alice Coffey recently featured on the RTE programme ‘10 Things To Know About’

Professor Coffey and her team are creating a digital learning resource to teach healthcare students about delirium to better recognise, prevent & treat it in different care settings

Find out more, and watch here:
https://www.rte.ie/player/series/10-things-to-know-about/SI0000000009?epguid=AI10001907-09-0002

#StudyatUL #Healthcare #Education #Learning #University

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UL and PCC welcome the result of judicial review against Uisce Éireann (Irish Water)

The review advocates against the decision to impose water charges on student residences at UL, which could have increased costs for students
https://www.ul.ie/news/ul-and-pcc-welcome-the-result-of-judicial-review-against-uisce-eireann-irish-water

#StudyatUL #Students #Education #Learning #University

A photograph taken on the University of Limerick campus. It shows a vast law stretching into the distance with many groups of trees. In the foreground a group of students are walking across a path on the lawn, and in the distance is a tall glass-fronted building. The sun is low in the sky on what looks to be a cold day
Laura Ritchie 🌸
5 days ago

This is the poster on the office opposite mine at uni:

Just nice to share that not only do people have voices here (at this uni) being whoever you are is more than normal- it's expected.

We also have a member of (music) staff who is a trans and non-binary specialist. They work on our non-gendered Musical Theatre course.

Today it feels like a decent place to be. :)
#trans #music #university #chichester

Poster acvertising a workshop titled: Explore Queer Musicals. It is for all people (music students, non music students, queer, not queer) at the university of chichester
Darrin L Rogers
5 days ago

Spent anxious hours last night applying for travel funds from my #union (my #university has discontinued all #faculty travel funding) before the deadline

only to find out that my frantic, mutli-document #travel #funding application was mistargeted. The deadline was for /retroactive/funds (which is still a weird idea).

Luckily, the person receiving the application was extremely gracious, and told me almost all of my work will count for the real #proposal #deadline in January.

#travel

getmisch
5 days ago

LA TIMES: Of the four most-populous states, California had the lowest total COVID death rate: 2,560 for every 1 million residents.

Florida’s rate was 60% worse, with a COVID death rate of 4,044 for every 1 million residents. - so says Johns Hopkins University data through early March of this year.
#Florida #man #more #likely to #die of #COVID #populous #states #fatalities #per #million #residents #Johns #Hopkins #University #data #shows #California #better #death #rates #LosAngeles #Miami

This is what my office looks like at the moment. First couple days I didn’t tidy that up because of laziness, but then I realised - it’s catching people’s eye (both students and colleagues), they get curious, they stop to ask questions. So I’ve decided I’ll keep it as it is! #dungeonsAndDragons #DnD #ttrpg #rpg #dice #university

Michael Ditsch
5 days ago

#ClimateChange #Sustainability #EU - A Green Deal roadmap for universities - "EUA’s Green Deal roadmap outlines processes and interventions which can boost universities’ impact and visibility in pursuing a climate-neutral, environmentally sustainable, and socially equitable Europe. The roadmap should serve as an inspiration and template for how universities can face the climate and environmental challenge over an extensive timeframe, enabling them to make both an effective contribution and serve as exemplars of sustainable communities." - European #University Association https://eua.eu/resources/publications/1078:a-green-deal-roadmap-for-Universities.html

Jane Rosenberg LaForge
6 days ago

Seeking immediate returns on #college #university degrees: career centers. I’ve posted earlier about attempts to dismantle the #humanities in #highereducation in favor of more career-oriented majors. This is another side of the coin.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2023/11/24/colleges-career-counseling-programs/

UL’s Immersive Software Engineering wins outstanding academic achievement award

The degree programme was recognised for its outstanding contribution to computer science education at the Technology Ireland Industry Awards

https://www.ul.ie/research/news/uls-immersive-software-engineering-wins-outstanding-academic-achievement-award

#StudyatUL #STEM #SoftwareEngineering #Education #Learning #University

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Dr Annetta Mallon
6 days ago

Death Literacy Barbie rides again!

Thank you ACAP Navitas in Sydney for a phenomenal four hours of engaged and curious, switched on Masters of Psychology class. Part of the life stages unit, I taught older adults, death literacy, meaning-making, advance planning, icebreaker conversation starters, and grief. We got through a LOT in four hours!

Big fun, cannot wait to come back.

#GDEP #AdvancePlanning #EndOfLife #university #academia #postgrad #psychology #grief #death #dying #teaching #fabulous #DeathLiteracyBarbie

A woman with white curly hair and a colourful top wears Barbie core lipstick and cute reading glasses.

@openDemocracy have looked at the influence the #fossilfuels corporations have over #university courses & what they found is worrying (if perhaps not surprising).

We know that universities have been 'encouraged' into private-sector partnerships and indeed these often can be very fruitful, but its not always the case that this makes good sense.

When it comes to the #climatecrisis, the 'anti-oil rhetoric' is not ungrounded bias to be corrected, but its what is required!

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/dark-money-investigations/shell-bp-equinor-totalenergies-oxford-cambridge-bristol-ucl-big-oil-gas-fossil-fuels-158m/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=rss

Sean Bala
6 days ago

On my way into the office this morning. UIC is in a place and designed in such a way that there are numerous spots where the wind creates mini tornadoes - this one came right for me!

#Chicago #Illinois #Midwest
#University #HigherEd #UIC #Wind #Weather #Autumn
#Amazing #Nature #Environment
#Architecture #builtenvironment #Leaves #Commute #Walking

In this video, I am standing as a fierce gust of wind blows across the quad in front of my office. The leaves blow in a mini tornado that starts in the background and then moves towards the camera, blows around me, and then moves on.
Louise Locock
6 days ago

Broken 💔 My own university thinking about cutting language degrees. I started out as a modern linguist and I feel really strongly that our retreat from an already low base of language learning is disastrous. Governments have consistently failed to support or mandate language learning at school. Yes, STEM is important, but so is wider cultural understanding. Brexit has further legitimised a 'why bother with foreign stuff' attitude.
#AcademicChatter #Languages #University https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-67525163

Phoenix.Serenity
6 days ago

Christine Welsh remembers being shocked at how little #students in #university classes knew about the #Metis when she taught in 2016.

The #UVIC #AssociateProfessor #emerita was debating retirement – instead, she started talking about creating a #LegacyProject to #educate students about the Metis.

Seven years later, the #documentary Lii Michif Niiyanaan: We Are Metis was born.

https://www.vancouverislandfreedaily.com/local-news/a-love-letter-uvic-professor-produces-documentary-on-untold-metis-stories

UL conference wins Fáilte Ireland social impact and legacy award

The ‘WONCA World Rural Health Conference, 2022’ was recognised for incorporating a social impact initiative & creating a potential legacy that extended far beyond the conference
https://www.ul.ie/news/university-of-limerick-conference-wins-failte-ireland-social-impact-and-legacy-award

#StudyatUL #Healthcare #Education #Learning #University

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University of Limerick’s Health Research Institute launces ambitious five-year strategic plan

The plan seeks to advance healthcare research and foster impactful collaborations
https://www.ul.ie/news/university-of-limericks-health-research-institute-launces-ambitious-five-year-strategic-plan

#StudyatUL #Research #Healthcare #Education #Learning #University

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José Manuel Barros
1 week ago

"The Uncomfortable Oxford, the tour that tells the dark side of the University" by María Ramírez (eldiario.es; Spanish)

"The tours have been so successful that the group started with one, but now offers several in Oxford, Cambridge and York as well as lectures and other courses. In pandemic, the tours continued virtually, and now the not-for-profit enterprise is sustainable.

Durand comments that the success of his tours reveals "a clear appetite for complex and nuanced discussions of the past and cultural heritage." He believes that history education, heritage and tourism are three sectors that can be brought together in the public space in a fruitful way".

#History #Heritage #ContestedHeritage #CulturalHeritage #NegativeHeritage #Oxford #UK #University

@histodons
@academicchatter
@sociology
@anthropology

https://www.eldiario.es/internacional/oxford-incomodo-tour-cuenta-lado-oscuro-universidad_1_10701343.html

Uncomfortable Oxford Walking Tours: https://www.uncomfortableoxford.com/

servus.at
1 week ago

Some of the keywords during the “Panel: Perspectives on Selfpublishing”

Easy access, space, less toxic, imperfection, simplicity, toughness, community, cooperation not competition, diy spirit.

#linz #art #university #potatopublishing#dsignweek #viskom #designweek

servus.at
1 week ago

"There are a lot of humans behind AI technology. Technology is here and won't disappear, we have somehow to deal with that.

Where is the journey heading?"

Sharing some thoughts of the talk with Lina Schwarzenberg & Ella Zickerick, "Talking to Computers & Dreaming with Machines"

#linz #art #university #potatopublishing#dsignweek #viskom

servus.at
1 week ago

"If we do captchas, we do work free work for companies. We are labeling images."

Some reflections of our talk with Lina Schwarzenberg & Ella Zickerick, "Talking to Computers & Dreaming with Machines"
#linz #art #university #potatopublishing#dsignweek #viskom

servus.at
1 week ago

"How can we deal with AI technology that both impacts us and offers benefits?"

How can we be creative together with AI?

Workshop/Talk with Lina Schwarzenberg, Ella Zickerick —> Talking to Computers & Dreaming with Machines

#linz #art #university #potatopublishing#dsignweek #viskom

Herr Schorsch
1 week ago

Ein aust. Forschungsteam hat ein neues **Lithium-Schwefel-Batteriedesign** entwickelt, das
* weniger Lithium benötigt,
* mehr Energie pro Volumeneinheit hat,
* länger hält und
* zum halben Preis der vorherrschenden Lithium-Ionen-Technologie hergestellt werden kann

(!!!)

#energiewende #elektromobilitat #monash #university

https://www.pv-magazine-australia.com/2023/10/17/monash-researchers-achieve-lithium-sulphur-battery-breakthrough/?utm_source=pv%20magazine%20International&utm_medium=Bibblio&utm_campaign=Network

servus.at
1 week ago

Last reflection of tonight:
How to deal with AI as an artists and designers?

#linz #art #university #potatopublishing#dsignweek #viskom

servus.at
1 week ago

Prompt Battle with Lina Schwarzenberg & Ella Zickerick, starting with the question: What is a prompt?

#linz #art #university #potatopublishing#dsignweek #viskom

Two women, Artist staring the prompt battle
servus.at
1 week ago
servus.at
1 week ago

Open conversation in our Panel: Perspectives on Selfpublishing

"Publishing ones own works can be a liberating and empowering process, providing creative autonomy and a direct connection with audiences".

Panelists Deniz Beser (Vienna, Istanbul), Daria Rubisch (Vienna), Ivan Petrovic (Vienna), Multi Pull (Vienna)

#linz #art #university #potatopublishing#dsignweek #viskom

servus.at
1 week ago

How did the virtual exhibition work in a scene that is so connected to a materiality of medium?

Open panel: Perspectives on Selfpublishing with Deniz Beser (Vienna, Istanbul), Daria Rubisch (Vienna), Ivan Petrovic (Vienna), Multi Pull (Vienna).

What come to your mind?

Further info:
https://dsignweek.servus.at/program/sat-25/
#linz #art #university #potatopublishing#viskom

servus.at
1 week ago

"We are free people, we have to work with solidarity, it is really important to support this culture".

Now our panel (part 1): Perspectives on Selfpublishing with Deniz Beser (Vienna, Istanbul), Daria Rubisch (Vienna), Ivan Petrovic (Vienna), Multi Pull (Vienna).

Tune us here and share your thoughts: https://dsignweek.servus.at/program/sat-25/panel-perspectives-on-selfpublishing-part-1/

#linz #art #university #potatopublishing#dsignweek #viskom

tunes :ciberlandia:
1 week ago

Thanks @inkscape #community for your hard work!
Just have received the highest degree after a #presentation of an academic work at #university...
using from start to finish #inkscape to design the slides. 💪​

Grumpy Philosopher
1 week ago

The #university is busy urging us to identify people who will say nice things about us for the QS #Academic and Reputation Surveys. We could do that, or we could stop voluntarily participating in a bullshit ranking system that exists only to preserve privilege & pad the pockets of some parasitic consultants. It’s a tough one.

Anna Anthro
1 week ago

"Financially, it would be catastrophic": A university principal on #Quebec's #tuition hikes

« Lebel-Grenier, principal and vice-chancellor at Bishop’s University, says that #Bishop’s could lose 90 per cent of its out-of-province students—forcing the #university to slash a quarter of its budget. »

https://macleans.ca/education/quebec-university-tuition-increase/

Alan Kotok
2 weeks ago

A company producing tissue samples in the lab, for drug discovery and preclinical research with robotics and artificial intelligence, raised $38 million in seed funding.

https://sciencebusiness.technewslit.com/?p=45429

#News #Press #Science #Business #Biotechnology #Tissue #Organs #Preclinical #StartUp #University #Engineering #Finance #VentureCapital #SeedFunds #ArtificialIntelligence #Robotics

Lorry
2 weeks ago

I sometimes forget, watching all the #news from the #USA that the #UK can still well and truly show them how to do #hate and #outrage for cameras and for money. I am sure we invented it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9x8rBUHes0

#Oxford #University #TimeTravel #AntiSemitism by #Octopus on #BBC #UniversityChallenge -- #SpaceKaren #Nutjobs #British #MAGA #Shit #News thanks #NovaraMediaNews oh and #FreePalestine and #FreeIsrael

Peter J Miller (he/him)
2 weeks ago

My letter to the #Winnipeg Free Press on academic freedom in light of objections to my colleagues holding a panel on Palestine and genocide. #academia #academicfreedom #palestine #academicchatter #university #college

The backlash to the planned teach-in at the University of Winnipeg demonstrates clearly why academic freedom is essential to the functioning of a robust democracy and to an open campus environment that is committed to critical inquiry. Academic freedom does not mean staking out a neutral position; it does not mean balance. It is not unlimited and is constrained by law and by ethical guidelines. Rather, academic freedom refers to the right and responsibility of faculty members – a right usually enshrined in collective agreements in Canadian universities – to discuss issues, even challenging and divisive ones, without interference or censorship; to pursue research and teaching as they see fit and in line with their expertise. Without these protections and rights, it would be impossible for professors to do their jobs: to critique, to criticize, to challenge, to teach, and to share and advance knowledge. As a Faculty Association, we hold academic freedom as a core principle that permits all the important work of the University to happen, that is teaching and research, and without which Universities would simply not function or exist properly.
Estelle
2 weeks ago

I just sent in my dissertation. It is finally all out of my control. I have worked so hard on this. No matter what happens, I am confident in the work I've submitted. I feel good enough to send this in and let what will be, be.
Academia has been stressful to a degree I never believed possible. I got through it despite every single setback I've faced, and there have been too many of them to count.
I can get up from this desk now and look into my future. I'm not quite bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, but I can walk away and say: "I've done it. It's over."
Nobody can take that away from me.
I don't know that every tear was worth it. I don't know that every night I stayed up working into the wee hours, or every very early morning start has been repaid. What I do know, is that this is the end of a very long, very difficult chapter. I know it wasn't normal. I know it wasn't what it arguably should have been. And i know that - no matter what happens now - i am so proud of the lessons I have learnt, the skills I've developed and the things, both small and great, I've been able to achieve.
So here's to the future. To travel and messy sleep schedules. To catching up on the reading challenge that is nowhere close to complete. Here's to new challenges and more difficult days ahead. Here's to brighter eyes, and bushier tails, and getting to write another chapter, and then yet another of my own story. Here's to me. I've earned it.

#University #Academics #Academia #Student

Chris Offner
2 weeks ago

If your online photo isn’t at least 25 years outdated, are you really a professor?

#academia #university #professor

Anna Anthro
2 weeks ago

Universités : le gouvernement Ford montré du doigt par son propre groupe d’experts | Radio-Canada.ca #ontario #university

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/2028161/ontario-universites-financement-frais-scolarite

Jane Rosenberg LaForge
2 weeks ago

Appearance by Jewish #author who supports Palestinian rights cancelled at #University of Arkansas because he wouldn’t sign a pledge (required by the state) to not boycott Israel. This is #FreeSpeech #academicfreedom? Other events have also been affected. #FirstAmemdment https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/20/us/arkansas-thrall-bds-antisemitism.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare

grantpotter
2 weeks ago

"Higher Education for Good courageously offers critique, hope, and purpose for the practice and the trajectory of #highereducation " https://www.openbookpublishers.com/books/10.11647/obp.0363 #university #education #openaccess #hope

petersuber
2 weeks ago

I just declined to take part in the #TimesHigherEd Global Academic #Reputation Survey. The results "will inform the outcome of THE's World #University #Rankings 2025."

If uni rankings are useful at all, it's not on reputation. We could use rankings on (say) % of students on financial aid; % of faculty tenured or tenure-track; % of tenured faculty who are women, minorities; ratio of teachers to administrators; ratio of avg faculty salary to head football coach salary…

#Academia
@academicchatter

Phoenix.Serenity
2 weeks ago

#Groundbreaking #research on #HaidaGwaii could lend more clarity to unanswered questions about how the #FirstPeople arrived in the #Americas after the last #IceAge.

By testing marine core samples off the coast of #MoresbyIsland, researchers from #SFU & #UVIC are attempting to understand the #ancient landscape of the #archipelago.

The #cooperation between the #university dresearchers, #ParksCanada & the #Haida #FirstNation was essential to the project, Rondeau said.

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/haida-gwaii-sfu-research/wcm/82cf0eb0-8986-4636-b2c3-ccb125484039

Alan Kotok
2 weeks ago

China and India provided more than half of all international students at U.S. universities in the last academic year, as total enrollment from overseas approached pre-pandemic levels.

https://sciencebusiness.technewslit.com/?p=45416

#News #Press #Science #Education #University #Students #Enrollment #China #India #Technology #Engineering #Mathematics #Infographic

Herr Schorsch
2 weeks ago

English Version
**Where are the universities in the Fediverse?**

Why don't universities have their own Mastodon instances yet?

Why don't students get a Mastodon handle when they enrol?

Why don't universities host lecture videos on PeerTube in the Fediverse?

There is a lot to be said for universities getting more involved in the Fediverse.

A call that can only be supported! #boost

#fediverse #university @leonido
https://netzpolitik.org/2023/a-call-to-action-universities-of-the-world-into-the-fediverse/

Herr Schorsch
2 weeks ago

**Wo bleiben die Universitäten im Fediverse?**

Warum betreiben Universitäten nicht schon längst eigene Mastodon-Instanzen?

Warum bekommen Studierende nicht mit der Immatrikulation auch einen Mastodon-Handle?

Warum hosten Universitäten Vorlesungsvideos nicht über PeerTube im Fediverse?

Es gibt einiges, das für ein stärkeres Engagement von Universitäten im Fediverse spricht.

Ein Aufruf den man nur unterstützen kann! #boost
#fediverse #university @leonido
https://netzpolitik.org/2023/aufruf-hochschulen-aller-laender-ins-fediverse/

zenlan :coffefied:
2 weeks ago

The Restart Project is working to help set up and support repair initiatives in Universities across the UK - from tech amnesties to repair cafes to workshops. Email pascale@therestartproject.org if you are interested in setting up a repair initiative at your University or just want to know more about it all.
#UK #university #students #repair #Environment #consumerism #CircularEconomy #Sustainability

Since the start of Israel’s bombing of Gaza, students at Columbia have organized numerous protests, vigils, and rallies in a show of support for civilians in Gaza. As part of a nationwide “Shut it Down for Palestine” walkout on November 9, SJP and JVP arranged an art installation and rally.

One day later, the groups were suspended for the unauthorized event and “threatening rhetoric and intimidation,” making them ineligible to hold campus events or receive school funding for the remainder of the term.

Inside the Nationwide Campaign to Intimidate Students Protesting for Gaza
#Palestine #ceasefire #demo #students #university #crackdown #Israel #lobbying
Alan Kotok
2 weeks ago

Generate:Biomedicines describes its Chroma generative A.I. model in yesterday's issue of the journal Nature, and is making the model available as open source through GitHub.

https://sciencebusiness.technewslit.com/?p=45409

#News #Press #Science #Business #Protein #Therapeutics #ArtificialIntelligence #NeuralNetwork #GenerativeAI #OpenSource #DiffusionModel #University

Grant Denkinson
2 weeks ago

Finding #University of #Birmingham UK seminar on cancer research really good.

Δρομογράφος
3 weeks ago

#US: 40+ student organizations at #Columbia #University announce that they are forming a coalition to make Columbia University to divest from Israeli apartheid after the university unjustly suspends SJP and JVP
#Gaza #Palestinians #IsraelWarCrimes


Columbia University Apartheid Divest: Who we are
https://www.columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2023/11/14/columbia-university-apartheid-divest-who-we-are/

Grant Denkinson
4 weeks ago

Do you want to do what I used to do? (I left to move to a different city) #Job #ResearchServices Consultant: #OpenAccess
#University of #Leicester #UK - #Library and Learning Services https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/DDY521/research-services-consultant-open-access

Foxy🦊
4 weeks ago

So the #university of #amsterdam is having a contest to choose a new interdisciplinary elective for next year. The idea I submitted with a friend, [_Healthy tech for social change_](https://codeberg.org/foxy/healthy-tech-for-social-change/releases/download/1.0.0/action-plan.pdf), just made it to the next round! :apartyblobcat: Of course, #foss, #enshittification, #decentralization, and #federation are also covered.

https://iis.uva.nl/en/educational-innovation/student-engagement/create-a-course-challenge-special-edition-future-change.html#How-does-it-work

Reboost to have #uva faculty members and students click the link above and vote for their favorite ideas until November 15th.

A poster for the "Healthy Tech for Social Change" course idea. It reads "The SOFTWARE you use SUFFOCATES you. Are you a UvA student/staff member? Vote 5. Healthy Tech for Social Change as next year's new elective before November 15th, 9:00 am".

#University #management phrases that hide what they really mean, No.433:

Middlesex University has embarked on an Accelerated Change Programme (ACP)... to maintain (restore) the university's 'financial sustainability'.

Of course, it's no surprise that what the ACP actual entails is cuts to provision & programmes.

'accelerated change' equals cuts.

I'm sure Middlesex like so many universities is under a lot of financial pressure, but the terminology is just dishonest managerialism...

Dr. Alexandre Santerne 🌍
1 month ago

My crazy #agenda of #today 🤯:

7:00: drive to #university - #traffic
8:00 - 10:00: #teaching
10:05: pick an italian colleague at the #train station
10:30: final checks with @sgrouffal about the #PLATO #workshop organisation @LAM_Marseille tomorrow
11:00: #coffee time with the italian colleague
12:00: Pick food at the first european #solar-powered #restaurant
13:58: start hosting #zoom call number 1
14:00: joining #zoom call number 2
17:00: end of zoom call #2
17:03: 🤯
18:00: 🍺

#AcademicLife

Evie (SleepyCatten)
1 month ago

A lovely non-binary friend of mine has asked me to share the following here to help them with their master's dissertation :NonBinaryHeart:

If you're interested, per the below, their email is k2035700@kcl.ac.uk and the form is located at:

https://forms.office.com/e/0z6Za6EdGG

#education #awareness #university #students #LGBTQ+ #LGBTQIA+ #trans #transgender #genderfluid #genderqueer #bigender #transition #queer #gay #lesbian #bisexual #pansexual #asexual #aromantic

Does our education teach us about LGBTQ+ experiences?

I'm reaching out as part of my master's dissertation project, and I'd love your help! I'm interested in hearing from all undergrad students in England, whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or not. I'm looking for volunteers willing to spare one hour for an online discussion about your experiences of learning about LGBTQ+ experiences through the education system.

The interview will be held online, and if you're interested please fill out the form below or reach out to me at k2035700@kcl.ac.uk if you have any questions. Thankyou! 

https://forms.office.com/e/0z6Za6EdGG

Unsurprisingly, given the way the #Tories have treated #teachers as a profession & the sector more widely, newly qualified teachers are leaving #university & immediately looking for jobs abroad... and frankly who can blame them.

The #Tories have been trying to destroy public sector #education for years & this is one clear metric that they have been succeeding by robbing the sector of new teachers.

#GTTO & for a long time!

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2023/nov/05/newly-qualified-teachers-quit-uk-for-schools-abroad-due-to-abject-pay-and-conditions

brad m
1 month ago

It the #Saudis want another #corrupt sport for #sportswashing their #bloodmoney, then #collegefootball is ready 🏈 🇸🇦 💰

“recruiting has turned from talent identification and development into an exercise in budget, sales and marketing.
This contradicts the claim put forth by the #university #college presidents, athletic directors and commissioners of the major conferences that #athletes are first and foremost #students – not employees in a money-making enterprise” https://andscape.com/features/deion-sanders-pat-narduzzi-say-the-quiet-part-out-loud-college-players-are-replaceable/

Isaura Castelao-Huerta
1 month ago

Hello! I am so happy to share this article about the stopping practices of #WomenProfessors who are facing #neoliberal policies https://doi.org/10.1080/26379112.2023.2239413. These stopping practices are a way of #resisting the #ProductivistDemands of neoliberalism, but they are also a privilege of senior professors with stable jobs. I hope you find my work interesting, and perhaps it can help us #reimagine the #university 😊 50 e-prints in the first comment.

@edutooters @sociology @academicchatter @academicsunite

In this article, I present how some women full professors have implemented stopping practices, thus setting limits to their academic work in a neoliberal context. From semi-structured and in-depth interviews with three women professors at the National University of Colombia, this research presents their stopping practices: saying “No” when asked to take on more academic responsibilities and refusing to work outside working hours, as well as distancing themselves from electronic devices that could keep them connected to their academic work outside office hours. Stopping is a gradual process that led them to set limits on the time they devoted to work, which revealed that their subjection to neoliberal governmentality was not total. Nevertheless, stopping was also a luxury since these women professors could do so thanks to their job and economic stability, academic prestige, and the privilege of their seniority. As such, I explain how stopping is both a privilege and a form of resistance to neoliberal productivist demands that has various implications for policy, practice, and future research.
Chris Hall
1 month ago

"Perhaps these ‘serious’ youtubers could be thought of as public intellectuals, much in the way tenured university researchers have been in the past."

What do you think? Who is your favourite fact-based ‘serious’ youtuber?

https://www.christopher-james-hall.com/blog/serious-youtubers-public-intellectuals-or-journalists

#youtuber #YouTube #academic #University #Researcher #FactCheck #Education

Kathy Reid
1 month ago

Good morning everyone! Here's a #Connections #Introduction #Introductions #TwitterMigration post, where I curate interesting accounts for you to follow from across the #Fediverse :fediverse:

@GreatDismal is the acclaimed author #WilliamGibson, of #Neuromancer and #Peripheral fame. He's been on here a while, but looking to be more active. Please make him welcome 🇨🇦

@fossandcrafts is a #podcast co-hosted by @mlemweb and @cwebber exploring the intersection of user #freedom on computers, and crafting things (like #crochet and #knitting). They run a twice-monthly online #craft session (it's 5am in my time zone otherwise I would be there for sure!) 💻 🧶

@rbert works in #OpenScience #OpenAccess #ResearchData at @helmholtz @HelmholtzOpenScienceOffice 🇩🇪 🧑‍🔬

@kdnyhan works as a #PublicHealth #Librarian, and is the co-founder of Community Access to Ventilation Information #COVID19 📖 🔬

@Samuelmoore is a scholarly #Comms #SciComms specialist at #Cambridge. Researches #OpenResearch #OpenAccess 🇬🇧

@katemiltner i a #lecturer in #data, #AI and #society at the #University of #Sheffield 🇬🇧

@markus_netzpolitik works for #DigitalRights at @netzpolitik_feed (cc @floreani) 🇩🇪

@sarahgilbert is the #research Director of the Citizens and #Technology Lab at #Cornell (cc @michalove) 🇺🇸

That's all for now, please do curate your own lists so we can more closely connect the #Fediverse ❤️

The Coding Beard
1 month ago

"Open #AI’s #decision to #negotiate may reflect a desire to strike deals before courts have a chance weigh in on whether #tech companies have a clear legal obligation to license — and pay for — content, said James Grimmelmann, a professor of digital and information law at #Cornell #University, who recently helped organize a workshop on generative #AI and the law at the International Conference on #Machine Learning."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/10/20/artificial-intelligence-battle-online-data/

Rui Carmo
1 month ago

If anyone here owns or knows someone who manages AS103 (#Northwestern #University), I've just blocked your entire AS from my #activitypub server because some clever chap is running a buggy #mastodon #crawler from IP 129.105.31.75 that keeps issuing requests every second or so.

User-Agent is just "Python/3.10 aiohttp/3.8.5", so I’d look for either a lazy undergrad or an overconfident tenured professor… Anyone in the middle would know what they are doing.

🔴 Case study: Discover the testimonial of #Sorbonne #University, which has adopted #Nextcloud as its #sovereign #cloud to store its data, relying on our expertise in #OpenSource collaboration platforms. "DropSU" users can store, share and collaborate securely, in compliance with #GDPR.
#FreeSoftware #DigitalWorkplace #University #Education #CaseStudy #RGPD #Privacy #DataPrivacy
👋 @nextcloud
https://nextcloud.com/blog/case_studies/sorbonne-university-implements-nextcloud-solution/

🔴 Étude de cas : Découvrez le témoignage de #Sorbonne #Université qui a adopté #Nextcloud comme #cloud #souverain pour stocker ses données, en s'appuyant sur notre expertise dans les solutions de collaboration #OpenSource. Les utilisateurs de "DropSU" peuvent stocker, partager et collaborer en toute sécurité, en respectant le #RGPD.
#LogicielsLibres #FreeSoftware #DigitalWorkplace #University #Education #CaseStudy #ÉtudeDeCas #GDPR #Privacy #DataPrivacy
👋 @nextcloud
https://ln.arawa.fr/sVRqY

Alan Kotok
2 months ago

A new company is underway that says it adapts the gene editing technique Crispr to make detecting nucleic acid targets like DNA or RNA faster and simpler.

https://sciencebusiness.technewslit.com/?p=45347

#News #Press #Science #Business #StartUp #Biotechnology #Chemistry #Engineering #GeneEditing #Crispr #DNA #RNA #Proteins #PCR #University #Finance #VentureCapital

Pauline von Hellermann
2 months ago

Question to #IT people on here: can you explain the awfulness of digital platforms that #University staff have to interact with on daily basis? True probably in many sectors and life in general, but it seems to be particularly bad in #HE. My trophy for worst, worst platform of all goes to #Je-S #RCUK #UKRI - whatever it's called. It is painful, horrible to use. I don't care if I come across as stupid. You shouldn't be made to feel stupid when you do free work for others. #AcademicChatter

Anna Anthro
2 months ago

US #university professor shoved to ground

“Turning Point, a #rightwing youth organization known for its aggressive tactics, shows a cameraman and another person questioning David Boyles, an English instructor and the co-founder of Drag Story Hour #Arizona, after Boyles taught a class on #LGBTQ+ youth in pop culture and politics.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/oct/16/asu-professor-david-boyles-harassed-turning-point-usa-lgbt

leonianUniverse
2 months ago

Hi there, does anyone know of a good place that I can go to online that would just allow me to take classes enough to just finish my credits for college? I am basically almost done with my degree, but I don't want to start all over because I failed out once, I very simply want to go to school, get the rest of my credits, get my graduation paperwork with no ceremony, and that's it. Anything out there I am willing to do to finish I will take at this point as long as I can graduate from a university with a Bachelors degree, that's all that matters to me. #College #University #Graduation #Credits #Classes #Online

I've often thought that any university that insists on offering Theology courses and degrees should also do the same for ESP, the Occult, and Astrology.

#University
#Theology
#Astrology
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/13/world/europe/exeter-university-magic-degree.html

Alan Kotok
2 months ago

An organization funding research on extending the human life span by preventing age-related diseases is founding its first biotechnology company.

https://sciencebusiness.technewslit.com/?p=45317

#News #Press #Science #Business #Biotechnology #StartUp #Longevity #Cancer #University #Chemistry #Biology #Blockchain #NFT #SeedFunds #IntellectualProperty #Finance #VentureCapital

Alan Kotok
2 months ago

A developer of therapies addressing the body's microbe communities is selling off key assets to another biotechnology company, after problems developed with its lead program.

https://sciencebusiness.technewslit.com/?p=45313

#News #Press #Science #Business #Microbiome #Bacteria #Gut #IntellectualProperty #Cancer #Immunotherapy #Collaboration #MachineLearning #Algorithms #University

Tommi
2 months ago

This afternoon I have been thinking as far ahead as I probably never did in my life.

I am forced to do so because applications for the 2024 Erasmus Mundus Programme are opening soon, and I need to decide whether and where to apply.

Do I want to keep studying?

What will I be interested in in one year?

I have very little idea of who I am right now, I definitely cannot envision the best choice to make in one year…

Damn, it is so hard.

#future #University #choice #choices #lifeChoices #Erasmus #ErasmusMundus #Europe

Erik Reinbergs
2 months ago

This is ignorant. Imagine thinking professor salaries are why college has gotten so expensive 🤦🏻‍♂️ #academia #university #academic