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Faculty | Managing the university | University and society
Of service to her community

After Usha George announced her intention to leave the University of Toronto's faculty of social work, her inbox was flooded with e-mails, many of them from visible-minority students letting her know how much she had inspired them. Dr.

February 12, 2007
Faculty | Research and innovation | Teaching and learning | Humanities and social sciences | Programs and curriculum
Just don't call it Mickey Mouse

What comes to mind most readily when you hear the word "comics?" Incredulity over the fact that a simple pair of glasses keeps the Daily Planet's seasoned reporters from guessing that their colleague Clark Kent is secretly Superman? Bewilderment over Betty and Veronica's helpless attraction to a nondescript redhead like Archie? Chances are the first thoughts that enter your brain aren't "suitable subject for serious academic inquiry. " Still, across the country an increasing number of universities are offering courses on comics, and a growing band of scholars are coming to the conclusion that the medium provides fertile territory for all kinds of research projects.

February 12, 2007
Teaching and learning
Secret to good writing? Rewriting!

"Writing should be a part of all [university] courses, because in the real world we all write," asserts Toby Fulwiler. "And good writing can be a whole lot of things - like a passive [voice], evasive memo terminating someone's job" - if that's what is called for.

October 10, 2006
Managing the university | Students and campus life
When rites go wrong

The photos are candid snapshots of a part of student life most universities and colleges probably wish didn't take place. Among the tamer ones: a women's swim team member with "Do Me Here" written on her bare back and arrows pointing to her buttocks.

October 10, 2006
Research and innovation | Teaching and learning | Humanities and social sciences
The rise of Middle East studies

For several weeks this past summer Marie-Joëlle Zahar watched as bombs rained down on Lebanon, the beloved country of her birth. "I was stunned," says Dr.

September 11, 2006
Students and campus life | Teaching and learning
An evening with my students

They stare at me. Chins propped up on fists.

September 11, 2006
Managing the university | Public policy and funding | University and society
Who was that beautiful stranger?

Last year, Ryerson University received almost 300,000 historically important black-and-white photographs along with $7 million for a new gallery to house them. More recently, McGill University was given $700,000 by a Nova Scotia woman who wanted the funds to be used to create 40 major scholarships.

August 8, 2006
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