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June, 2010  // Posts published in June, 2010

21 Jun Posted by in Academics, Business | 3 comments

New, Really Global Minor

As this gets registered, I’m in China and Japan, and in anticipation obviously have global issues on my mind. I’ve been further stimulated to some additional global thinking by two developments. First, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Leeds, in a blog of his own, has wondered if higher education, internationally, is doing enough […]


14 Jun Posted by in Academics | Comments Off on Sustainability Teamwork

Sustainability Teamwork

Like many universities, Mason likes to brag about its interdisciplinarity, and we add in our pride about entrepreneurial responsiveness. Sometimes we probably over claim: we certainly have occasions when unit blinders or administrative hurdles inhibit collaborations across disciplines, and once in a while we’re not as quick on our feet as we should be. But […]


07 Jun Posted by in Academics, Business | Comments Off on Global Challenges

Global Challenges

I keep mulling over a recent statement from the Vice Chancellor of the University of Leeds, asking whether universities were responding adequately to current global challenges, such as poverty, environmental degradation and the like. His strong implication was that they are not, that universities are stuck in business as usual while, at least in a […]