Utopian Universities

Utopian Universities
  • Author : Miles Taylor,Jill Pellew
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 424
  • Relase : 2020-11-12
  • ISBN : 9781350138650

Utopian Universities Book Review:

In a remarkable decade of public investment in higher education, some 200 new university campuses were established worldwide between 1961 and 1970. This volume offers a comparative and connective global history of these institutions, illustrating how their establishment, intellectual output and pedagogical experimentation sheds light on the social and cultural topography of the long 1960s. With an impressive geographic coverage - using case studies from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia - the book explores how these universities have influenced academic disciplines and pioneered new types of teaching, architectural design and student experience. From educational reform in West Germany to the establishment of new institutions with progressive, interdisciplinary curricula in the Commonwealth, the illuminating case studies of this volume demonstrate how these universities shared in a common cause: the embodiment of 'utopian' ideals of living, learning and governance. At a time when the role of higher education is fiercely debated, Utopian Universities is a timely and considered intervention that offers a wide-ranging, historical dimension to contemporary predicaments.

Keeping the University Free and Growing

Keeping the University Free and Growing
  • Author : Herman Lee Donovan
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Pages : 178
  • Relase : 2021-09-15
  • ISBN : 9780813181929

Keeping the University Free and Growing Book Review:

During the fifteen years of Herman L. Donovan's presidency (1941-56), the University of Kentucky entered a new era of maturity as an educational institution. The period was characterized by many administrative crises, such as those arising from the flood of veteran students following World War II, the rapidly rising costs of maintenance and expansion, and the apathy or active opposition of many Kentuckians to the concept of a free and developing university. Nevertheless, during this same period tremendous advances, both in material assets and in the less tangible qualities of academic life, were made. Realizing that evaluation of his administration must wait for the perspective of future historians, Mr. Donovan has not undertaken a history of the University during his presidency. He has chosen, instead, to give his readers something which only he could give—an intimate view of the president's personal, day-to-day struggles during this crucial period of the University's history. Mr. Donovan's account of the problems and satisfactions of being a university president is humorous and sincere. His story will be of absorbing interest to college administrators who face similar problems, and to all friends of the University of Kentucky. In addition, President Donovan has included a valuable appendix of statistical material which will be useful to the historian of higher education, and he has compiled a reading list of works of special interest to the college administrator.

Free for All

Free for All
  • Author : Janet Poppendieck
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2011-01-10
  • ISBN : 9780520269880

Free for All Book Review:

As this book takes us on an eye-opening journey into the nation's school kitchens, the author offers an assessment of school food in the United States. She reveals the forces that determine how lunch is served, such as the financial troubles of schools, the commercialization of childhood, and the reliance on market models. The author explores the deep politics of food provision from multiple perspectives including history, policy, nutrition, environmental sustainability, taste, and more. How did our children end up eating nachos, pizza, and Tater Tots for lunch? How did we get into the absurd situation in which nutritionally regulated meals compete with fast food items and snack foods loaded with sugar, salt, and fat? What is the nutritional profile of the federal meals? How well are they reaching students who need them? Opening a window onto our culture as a whole, she concludes with a vision for change: fresh, healthy food for all children as a regular part of their school day.

Creating a Totally Inclusive University

Creating a Totally Inclusive University
  • Author : Stephen Whitehead,Pat O'Connor
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 194
  • Relase : 2022-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781000770995

Creating a Totally Inclusive University Book Review:

This book introduces the concept and practices of Total Inclusivity to universities around the world. It is written to help universities contend with increasing public scrutiny and uncertainty around issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice now at the forefront of global higher education. Providing a guide and template to higher education leaders, the book addresses such issues as work culture, free speech, student wellbeing, racism, LGBT+ identities, managerialism or ‘simply’ the ability of the institution to survive post-Covid. Whitehead and O’Connor argue that handling these issues can best be done in a university climate and system which is Totally Inclusive. This is the standard for any higher education institution to aim for, not only in its teaching but in its fundamental principles and everyday practices if it is to meet its obligations to its members and to wider society. The book aims to support universities as well as challenge the status quo as they grapple with the different global and societal pressures confronting them. It is an essential read for anyone working in leadership in higher education institutions and those interested in creating inclusive practices within their institution.

The Imperial University

The Imperial University
  • Author : Piya Chatterjee,Sunaina Maira
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2014-04-15
  • ISBN : 9781452941844

The Imperial University Book Review:

At colleges and universities throughout the United States, political protest and intellectual dissent are increasingly being met with repressive tactics by administrators, politicians, and the police—from the use of SWAT teams to disperse student protestors and the profiling of Muslim and Arab American students to the denial of tenure and dismissal of politically engaged faculty. The Imperial University brings together scholars, including some who have been targeted for their open criticism of American foreign policy and settler colonialism, to explore the policing of knowledge by explicitly linking the academy to the broader politics of militarism, racism, nationalism, and neoliberalism that define the contemporary imperial state. The contributors to this book argue that “academic freedom” is not a sufficient response to the crisis of intellectual repression. Instead, they contend that battles fought over academic containment must be understood in light of the academy’s relationship to U.S. expansionism and global capital. Based on multidisciplinary research, autobiographical accounts, and even performance scripts, this urgent analysis offers sobering insights into such varied manifestations of “the imperial university” as CIA recruitment at black and Latino colleges, the connections between universities and civilian and military prisons, and the gender and sexual politics of academic repression. Contributors: Thomas Abowd, Tufts U; Victor Bascara, UCLA; Dana Collins, California State U, Fullerton; Nicholas De Genova; Ricardo Dominguez, UC San Diego; Sylvanna Falcón, UC Santa Cruz; Farah Godrej, UC Riverside; Roberto J. Gonzalez, San Jose State U; Alexis Pauline Gumbs; Sharmila Lodhia, Santa Clara U; Julia C. Oparah, Mills College; Vijay Prashad, Trinity College; Jasbir Puar, Rutgers U; Laura Pulido, U of Southern California; Ana Clarissa Rojas Durazo, California State U, Long Beach; Steven Salaita, Virginia Tech; Molly Talcott, California State U, Los Angeles.

Free for All

Free for All
  • Author : Wendy Kaminer
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 235
  • Relase : 2002-09-15
  • ISBN : UOM:39015055580917

Free for All Book Review:

A lawyer, social critic, and columnist at "The American Prospect, " Kaminer sets her sights on the fate of civil liberties in America.

Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Illinois

Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Illinois
  • Author : Illinois. Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1896
  • ISBN : MINN:319510007630150

Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Illinois Book Review:

Why Public Higher Education Should Be Free

Why Public Higher Education Should Be Free
  • Author : Robert Samuels
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Pages : 193
  • Relase : 2013-08-15
  • ISBN : 9780813561257

Why Public Higher Education Should Be Free Book Review:

Universities tend to be judged by the test scores of their incoming students and not on what students actually learn once they attend these institutions. While shared tests and surveys have been developed, most schools refuse to publish the results. Instead, they allow such publications as U.S. News & World Report to define educational quality. In order to raise their status in these rankings, institutions pour money into new facilities and extracurricular activities while underfunding their educational programs. In Why Public Higher Education Should Be Free, Robert Samuels argues that many institutions of higher education squander funds and mislead the public about such things as average class size, faculty-to-student ratios, number of faculty with PhDs, and other indicators of educational quality. Parents and students seem to have little knowledge of how colleges and universities have been restructured over the past thirty years. Samuels shows how research universities have begun to function as giant investment banks or hedge funds that spend money on athletics and administration while increasing tuition costs and actually lowering the quality of undergraduate education. In order to fight higher costs and lower quality, Samuels suggests, universities must reallocate these misused funds and concentrate on their core mission of instruction and related research. Throughout the book, Samuels argues that the future of our economy and democracy rests on our ability to train students to be thoughtful participants in the production and analysis of knowledge. If leading universities serve only to grant credentials and prestige, our society will suffer irrevocable harm. Presenting the problem of how universities make and spend money, Samuels provides solutions to make these important institutions less expensive and more vital. By using current resources in a more effective manner, we could even, he contends, make all public higher education free.

The Stress-Free Guide to Studying at University

The Stress-Free Guide to Studying at University
  • Author : Gordon Rugg,Sue Gerrard,Susie Hooper
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2008-04-08
  • ISBN : 9781849205108

The Stress-Free Guide to Studying at University Book Review:

Providing a positive and supportive guide to understanding, preventing and managing the stress that can be associated with student life, this book is structured around the main stressors that are likely to be encountered as a student, such as the initial adjustment to university life, financial difficulties and the pressure of examinations. Throughout, the emphasis is on achieving well-being, by minimizing the disruption caused by stress and learning from difficult experiences. Three main strategies are investigated for handling stress: reducing the likelihood of encountering stressful situations learning how to handle stressful situations when they cannot be avoided moving on from stressful experiences and achieving positive well-being. This guide will be a great help to any student troubled by the pressures of university. The highly practical stragtegies provided here will help to ensure that the reader gets the most from their time as a student, without the interference of unnecessary stress. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Cuban Refugee Student Assistance Program (University Free Cuba)

Cuban Refugee Student Assistance Program (University Free Cuba)
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Inter-American Affairs
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 26
  • Relase : 1961
  • ISBN : LOC:0018659714A

Cuban Refugee Student Assistance Program (University Free Cuba) Book Review:

Considers H. Con. Res. 120, to request that the President provide financial aid to Cuban refugee college students through a University Free Cuba program, and to study the feasibility of establishing the University of the Americas.

The University Magazine and Free Review

The University Magazine and Free Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 836
  • Relase : 1897
  • ISBN : UCAL:$B204173

The University Magazine and Free Review Book Review:

The Distinctive Character of the Free University in Amsterdam, 1880-2005

The Distinctive Character of the Free University in Amsterdam, 1880-2005
  • Author : Arie Theodorus van Deursen
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Pages : 557
  • Relase : 2008-04-17
  • ISBN : 9780802862518

The Distinctive Character of the Free University in Amsterdam, 1880-2005 Book Review:

Translated by Herbert Donald Morton The central theme of this history is the Free University as a private institution founded to provide Christian higher education. At its founding in 1880, the Vrije University had only five professors and five students. Among the other public universities, it struck an odd figure and seemed destined for failure. Yet founder Abraham Kuyper never wavered in his determination to build a special Reformed, Calvinist university. Arie van Deursen here recounts the engrossing history of this unique university in its 125th year, using fully documented archival sources to detail the school's ups and downs over the years.

Women in Developing Countries: A Reference Handbook

Women in Developing Countries: A Reference Handbook
  • Author : Karen L. Kinnear
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 348
  • Relase : 2011-07-22
  • ISBN : 9781598844269

Women in Developing Countries: A Reference Handbook Book Review:

This book provides a much-needed survey of the discrimination and violence against women in developing countries, and identifies the literature and resources available about this topic. • Supplies a chronology of significant events relevant to women in developing countries • Presents biographies of individuals who have advanced human rights for women, and others who play key policy or political roles • Provides a bibliography containing abstracts of selected books, handbooks, manuals, and films/DVDs that provide a wide perspective on major issues • Includes a glossary and basic subject index

Beyond Free College

Beyond Free College
  • Author : Eileen L. Strempel,Stephen J. Handel
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Pages : 183
  • Relase : 2021-01-15
  • ISBN : 9781475848663

Beyond Free College Book Review:

Beyond Free College outlines an audacious national agenda—consistent with, but far more comprehensive than, the current “free college” movement—that builds on the best of US higher education’s populist history such as the G.I. Bill and the community college transfer function. The authors align a wide constellation of higher education trends—online learning, prior learning assessment, competency-based learning, high school college-credit— with a rapidly shifting student transfer environment that privileges college credit as the pivotal educational catalyst to boost access and completion. The book’s agenda seeks greater productive investment in postsecondary education by privileging a single metric—lower-cost-per-degree-granted—as the animating driver of a transfer pathway that will fulfill the potential of its historical, progressive innovators. Beyond Free College’s goal is as simple as it is urgent: To galvanize higher education advocates in an effort to reorganize, reorient, and reignite the transfer function to serve the needs of a neotraditional student population that now constitutes the majority of college-goers in America; and in ways that advance completion, not just access to higher education.

The Case against Education

The Case against Education
  • Author : Bryan Caplan
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 424
  • Relase : 2019-08-20
  • ISBN : 9780691201436

The Case against Education Book Review:

Why we need to stop wasting public funds on education Despite being immensely popular—and immensely lucrative—education is grossly overrated. Now with a new afterword by Bryan Caplan, this explosive book argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skills but to signal the qualities of a good employee. Learn why students hunt for easy As only to forget most of what they learn after the final exam, why decades of growing access to education have not resulted in better jobs for average workers, how employers reward workers for costly schooling they rarely ever use, and why cutting education spending is the best remedy. Romantic notions about education being "good for the soul" must yield to careful research and common sense—The Case against Education points the way.

James B. Conant: Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age

James B. Conant: Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age
  • Author : James Hershberg
  • Publisher : Plunkett Lake Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2019-07-31
  • ISBN :

James B. Conant: Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age Book Review:

James B. Conant (1893-1978) was one of the titans of mid-20th-century American history, attaining prominence and power in multiple fields. Usually remembered as an educational leader, he was president of Harvard University for two tumultuous decades, from the Depression to World War II to the Cold War and McCarthyism. To take that job he gave up a scientific career as one of the country’s top chemists, and he left it twenty years later to become Eisenhower’s top diplomat in postwar Germany. Hershberg’s prize-winning study, however, examines a critical aspect of Conant’s life that was long obscured by government secrecy: his pivotal role in the birth of the nuclear age. During World War II, as an advisor to Roosevelt and then Truman (on the elite “Interim Committee” that considered how to employ the bomb against Japan), Conant was intimately involved in the decisions to build and use the atomic bomb. During and after the Manhattan Project, he also led efforts to prevent a postwar nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union that, he feared, threatened the survival of civilization — an apocalyptic prospect he glimpsed in the first instant of the new age, when he witnessed the first test of the new weapon at Alamogordo on July 16, 1945. “... a vivid inquiry... a model of historiography; evocative reading...[Conant was] central to atomic policy and progress; the bomb would be as much Conant’s as it was anyone’s in Government. His inner response to that burden responsibility has long been obscured, but it is illumined here.” — Philip Morrison, The New York Times Book Review “In his splendid portrait of Conant, James Hershberg has illuminated the life of a pivotal figure in the making of U.S. nuclear, scientific, educational and foreign policy for almost a half-century. But the book is much more: It is not only an insightful narration of Conant’s life; it is also a brilliant and important account of the making of the nuclear age, a chronicle that contains much that is new... Hershberg’s superb study... is a chronicle of Conant’s moral journey and we are the wiser for his having charted Conant’s path.” — S.S. Schweber, Washington Post Book World “James G. Hershberg ably comes to grips with Conant and his hazardous times... His book is vibrantly written and compelling, and it breaches Conant’s shield of public discretion in masterly fashion, making extensive use of unpublished interviews, diaries, reports, and correspondence pried from private and governmental repositories. It is a huge, ambitious work — a history of the Cold War as Conant encountered it as well as a study of the man.” — Daniel J. Kevles, The New Yorker “... a well-written, comprehensive, nonjudgmental but sensitive biography... Conant was involved in so many and such critical events that students of almost any aspect of our public life over the past half-century will find useful the new material and helpful insights in this book... This fine biography of one of the most important and complicated of America’s twentieth-century leaders immediately establishes James Hershberg as one of America’s outstanding young historians.” — Stephen E. Ambrose,Foreign Affairs “... magnificent... Any reader interested in nuclear weapons, Cold War history or American politics from FDR to JFK will find this biography riveting.” — Priscilla McMillan, Chicago Tribune “... masterful... The prose is clear, the narrative forceful and the author’s judgments are balanced and judicious. This is simply splendid biography... The highest praise one can give for a book of this sort is that the historian has not shrunk from speaking truth to power. This book quietly but insistently does so. It should be read by the public at large as one of the definitive texts on the cold war and the nuclear age... Hershberg’s triumph is that he has prevailed over all the official lies to give us one more layer of the historical truth.” — Kai Bird, The Nation “... riveting... an impressive achievement... honest and comprehensive in its scholarship, the author has shown himself to be a historian of notable achievement and promise.” — McGeorge Bundy, Nature “Hershberg’s outstanding, balanced biography lifts the self-imposed secrecy surrounding a key architect of U.S. Cold War policy and of the nuclear age.” —Publisher’s Weekly “... [an] impressive and substantial achievement. [Hershberg] has used the life of one strategically placed individual to illuminate the most important issues surrounding America’s role and conduct in the nuclear age. His book will be invaluable to scholars assessing the impact and legacy of the group who acquired the epithet ‘wise men’ now that the Cold War has receded.” — Carol S. Gruber, Science “... definitive... a far more textured picture than one finds in Conant’s own guarded and unrevealing autobiography... an important and rewarding book... illuminating... Conant led a remarkable and eventful life in remarkable and eventful times. James Hershberg has explored that life, and those times, in exhaustive and revealing detail.” — Paul Boyer, The New Republic “James G. Hershberg has achieved the impossible. He has written a huge biography of a Harvard president that is fascinating, informative and as valuable a piece of American history as anything I have read in years... Mr. Hershberg has brought us back vividly to an age that seems remote, so long ago, but the questions about nuclear proliferation are the same, even while the answers are still ambiguous. As we watch men struggling with unanticipated post-Cold War problems and civil wars sprouting like Jason’s men at arms, it is good to read this story about a complex man who deserves an important place in our history because he helped make that history possible.” — Arnold Beichman, The Washington Times “... engrossing... A magisterial study of an awesome and intriguing public career.” —Kirkus Reviews “... entertaining... thought-provocative.” — Dick Teresi, The Wall Street Journal “Hershberg’s book helps us more clearly understand the postwar Establishment and offers a challenging appraisal of the role of elites, of universities and of the state.” — Gar Alperovitz, In These Times “Hershberg deserves great credit for cracking a tough New England walnut, analyzing this very important public figure, demonstrating how he fit into his own time and showing us what we can learn from the man.” — Daniel R. Mortensen, The Friday Review of Defense Literature “... a compelling account... an engaging examination of one of the central figures of the nuclear age. It succeeds in showing ‘one man’s intersection with great events and issues’ and in the process illuminates those issues for us all.” — American Historical Review “... well-written... Conant’s participation in one of our country’s most dynamic periods is, thanks to Hershberg, now much better understood.” — Library Journal “A reader of the book will enter the realm of the greats, the shapers of worlds created by the atomic blasts at Hiroshima and Nagasaki... Conant was no bit player in Cold War history... [the book is] very successful in weaving Conant’s subsurface persona in with his ups and downs as a prominent and committed public figure. And it leaves out little detail in describing top-level decisions involving the Cold War geopolitics of nuclear weaponry. Conant was a participant in most of these decisions—with Presidents Roosevelt and Truman themselves, their Secretaries of War and State, and, of course, all the major scientific figures of the time.” — Chemical & Engineering News “A wonderfully rich portrait that emerges from a carefully documented account of Conant’s role in the development of the atomic bomb and post-war nuclear policy... An extraordinarily well written text... Hershberg lays bare the person behind the persona — warts, dimples and all.” — Stanley Goldberg, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The Pacific Reporter

The Pacific Reporter
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1228
  • Relase : 1916
  • ISBN : UCAL:B4428825

The Pacific Reporter Book Review:

Who are Universities For?

Who are Universities For?
  • Author : Sperlinger, Tom,McLellan, Josie
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 2018-09-11
  • ISBN : 9781529200393

Who are Universities For? Book Review:

The university system is no longer fit for purpose. UK higher education was designed for much smaller numbers of students and a very different labour market. Students display worrying levels of mental health issues, exacerbated by unprecedented levels of debt, and the dubious privilege of competing for poorly-paid graduate internships. Meanwhile who goes to university is still too often determined by place of birth, gender, class or ethnicity. Who are universities for? argues for a large-scale shake up of how we organise higher education, how we combine it with work, and how it fits into our lives. It includes radical proposals for reform of the curriculum and how we admit students to higher education, with part-time study (currently in crisis in England) becoming the norm. A short, polemical but also deeply practical book, Who are universities for? offers concrete solutions to the problems facing UK higher education and a way forward for universities to become more inclusive and more responsive to local and global challenges.

Biochemistry

Biochemistry
  • Author : Christopher K. Mathews,Kensal Edward Van Holde,Kevin G. Ahern
  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley
  • Pages : 1186
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 0201702355

Biochemistry Book Review:

The authors present the discipline of biochemistry from both a biochemist's and biological perspective in this third edition of Biochemistry. A Web site and supplementary CD-ROM provide additional material for instructors and students.

The Pennsylvania School Journal

The Pennsylvania School Journal
  • Author : Thomas Henry Burrowes,James Pyle Wickersham,Elnathan Elisha Higbee,David Jewett Waller,Nathan C. Schaeffer,John Piersol McCaskey,Thomas Edward Finegan,James Herbert Kelley
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1878
  • ISBN : CHI:096947826

The Pennsylvania School Journal Book Review: