Category Archives: STIRS Scholar program

Making it Real: My Sojourn in Fairbanks

The University of Alaska at Fairbanks is on a high ridge overlooking the city. My cheerful host, a young researcher at the Geophysical Institute, told me about Fairbanks smog. Inefficient wood-burning stoves, diesel trucks and oil and gas industry exhalations … Continue reading

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Universities of the Future and Other Intellectual Re-Imaginings: More from the AAC&U Conference

Below I continue from my last post to summarize what I learned at the AAC&U Conference in Portland, OR, at the end of February, 2014.  We begin by imagining the university of the future, and end with a serendipitous meeting, and climate change.

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AAC&U Conference in Portland!

I interrupt my musings on the UCSD climate change course for a brief series of reports from the AAC&U conference in Portland, Oregon, which is starting this evening.  I am very excited to be here.  I used to live near … Continue reading

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