Month: March 2014

Evolution cartoon

Is Evolutionary Psychology ‘Real’ Science? One Unhappy Take

Christopher Scanlon, an associate dean at La Trobe University, argues that evolutionary psychologists’ efforts to determine if people are ‘wired for happiness’ are faces some tall obstacles if they want their work to be considered scientific..

6 years ago
Painting of women looking at crystal ball

What Does the Future Hold for Academic Associations?

Competing associations. A funding drought. Smaller travel budgets. Royalty streams drying up. Surely the future for academic associations is grim. Steven Rathgreb Smith, the executive director of the American Political Science Association, certainly sees challenges all around. But the former president of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action and one-time editor of the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly also knows a thing or two about how to snatch opportunity from adversity.

6 years ago
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Will Technology Kill the University Lecture?

In the case of higher education the discussion of technology’s influence is often superficial, repetitious and disappointing, argues Tom Cochrane of Queensland University of Technology. It’s too often context free, and about being a university student and/or academic.

6 years ago
Christine Drennon

Five Questions with Scholar/Activist Christine Drennon

Christine Drennon, a Texas geographer whose youth and professional life have given her a front-row seat to see how access and equality play out in American cities, has received the annual Urban Affairs Association award for a scholar/activist.

6 years ago