“We are family,” sang Sister Sledge back in 1979, but today what form that family takes is undergoing tremendous change, with important implications for society.
The 2011 census information about families, released this past fall, delivered a wealth of new data.
Today’s research environment pushes for the quick fix, but successful science needs time to think.
Nothing beats a sabbatical away from home, but nowadays there are other ways to recharge your scholarship.
Whether you see them as a catalyst for change or mostly as hype, MOOCs are fundamentally different from other forays into open online learning.
A literary scholar looks back, and ahead, to diagnose the problems facing his field.
At universities across the country, scientists are happily leaving the isolation of their old labs and ofﬁces to discover the “intellectual collisions” in new collaborative spaces.
As a new law professor, she could have made life easier for herself when confronted with sexism at the university. But then, she wouldn’t be Constance Backhouse.
Are we headed up a creek without a paddle?
Academics need the media to help publicize their work, but when important findings are distorted it can lead to decades of distrust.
Watching porn on a laptop during class, taking a cellphone call in the middle of a lecture, repeatedly interrupting with comments and jokes – there are many ways for students to disrupt a class.
The scholarly e-book revolution is coming, but there’ll be a few bumps on the road before we get there.
A university teacher argues for “contemplative practices” in university teaching to help students become more reflective and engaged as citizens.
How Michael Ungar is applying his research to alleviate adversity and provide alternatives to drugs and crime in one of Asia’s toughest slums.
As the small ﬁeld of leisure studies grows, it struggles for recognition by the academy.
This year’s Mr. Congress sees the annual event quite differently now.
Romantic partners who are employed at universities in different cities confront many challenges in making their relationships work.
Janie Redfern had taken a header from her attic window onto the flagstone path below.
The origins of the widely used term began in the backwoods of B.C.
A professor analyzes the comments from students taking her course on Indigenous peoples and the environment.