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Academe Today's DAILY REPORT
for subscribers of The Chronicle of Higher Education
* TERRY O'BANION, the president of the League for Innovation in
the Community College, has announced that he will retire in
December after having led the organization for 23 years.
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* THE CENTER FOR DIGITAL STORYTELLING, located at the
University of California at Berkeley, teaches people how to
use technology in telling stories about their own lives.
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NEW GRANT COMPETITIONS: Grants to improve postsecondary
MAGAZINES & JOURNALS
A glance at the winter issue of "Daedalus":
The state of the liberal-arts college
In "Distinctively American: The Residential Liberal Arts
Colleges," 15 college presidents, professors, and notable
graduates of liberal-arts colleges examine the contributions of
those institutions to American intellectual life and the
challenges facing them. In the preface to the issue, Stephen R.
Graubard, the editor of the journal, writes that liberal-arts
colleges have helped American higher education by recognizing
the value of learning and the exchange of ideas, not
"credentialing" designed to guarantee employment. Yet, he
writes, liberal-arts colleges receive far less attention in the
news media than do large public universities, and the attributes
that make the American system unique "are generally lost sight
of." In other essays, contributors such as Steven Koblik, the
president of Reed College, Hugh Hawkins, a history professor at
Amherst College, and the Rev. Peter J. Gomes, a professor and
minister of Harvard University's Memorial Church, reflect upon
the history, identity, and values of liberal-arts colleges.
Other contributors include Michael S. McPherson, the president
of Macalester College, on the economic challenges of
liberal-arts colleges; Richard H. Hersh, president of Hobart and
William Smith Colleges, on generating ideals; and Priscilla W.
Laws, a physics professor at Dickinson College, on approaches to
science and mathematics teaching. The journal's World-Wide Web
address is http://daedalus.amacad.org/daehome.html
* "From Rural Hinterland to Suburban Metropolis: Celebrating the
100th Anniversary of Nassau County, Long Island," a conference,
takes place today through Saturday at Hofstra University, in
* Florida International University holds a conference on Cuban
and Cuban-American studies today through Saturday in Miami.
* "Migrating Bodies: Movements in Ethnic, Racial, and Gender
Discourses," the annual conference of the Society for the Study
of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, takes place
today through Sunday at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville.
* The American Mathematical Society meets today through Sunday
in Urbana, Ill.
* Colgate Rochester Divinity School holds a conference on the
social gospel today through Saturday in Rochester, N.Y.
* "Crimes Against Children," a symposium sponsored by the
University of New Haven, takes place today and Friday in West
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