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Articles from No. 2161, 2014

A Mooc Makeover Saves Refugee Course
Chris Parr hears how shift saved interpretation programme from Kenyan government closure A course developed by two universities that was intended to be delivered in a refugee camp in Kenya was nearly shelved because of government concerns...
Grant Winners
National Institute for Health ResearchHealth Technology Assessment programmeAward winner: Alasdair MacLullichInstitution: University of EdinburghValue: £827,431Development and validation of the 4AT: a new rapid screening tool for deliriumHealth Service...
HE&me
Entrepreneur Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea co-founded Cobra Beer in 1989. In 2005 he became the UK's youngest-ever chancellor, at Thames Valley University (now the University of West London). He is a crossbench peer and in May was named chancellor of the...
Land of the Free? Calls for No-Fee Degrees on Rise in US
Two bodies urge an end to tuition charges as Tennessee offers lottery-funded college study. Jon Marcus reports Even as many other countries follow the US model of shifting the financial burden of higher education to students and their families,...
Metrics That Don't Need a Pinch of Salt
Paul Jump meets the man behind a researcher-led effort to cook up sound institutional comparisonsVice-chancellors' ever greater focus on rankings and bibliometrics suggests that a good benchmarking exercise might just constitute the most fun they ever...
Problem-Solving Prowess to Match a Snowden Scandal
Multidisciplinary centre aspires to produce research and graduates able to play key roles in the digital economy What would the country's leading web and computer science academics have done had Edward Snowden come to them, rather than to...
Speaking for Others
Lucinda Newns confronts the tensions in the field of post-colonial studies and her own unease at the lack of non-white voicesWhy isn't my professor black? It's a pressing question that was asked in an important event on race and the academy at University...
Sunny Side Up
Christopher Bigsby on the pleasures and pitfalls of internationalisationThe first overseas student on record, Emo of Friesland, went to the University of Oxford in 1190, doubtless believing it to be the quickest way into the British Cabinet. Eight hundred...
Susan Beth Horwitz, 1955-2014
A computer scientist whose research proved crucial in reducing crashes caused by bugs within the Windows operating system has died.Susan Horwitz was born on 6 January 1955 in Berkeley, California, but spent most of her childhood in Syracuse, New York....
THE Scholarly Web
Weekly transmissions from the blogosphere In last week's cover feature, we asked five academics to tell us about the topics they had found hardest to teach (http://ow.ly/yZsNn).Franz Kafka, the Mau Mau uprising in colonial Kenya and the reason...
They Can Make Governments Fall, but Not Fees
Student activism in South Korea has toppled governments and ousted a military dictatorship, but it has been unable to curb the rapid rise in tuition fees, a study says.Despite the perceived power of students' unions, academics at Seoul National University...
Whale of a Tale Is an Adventure in Sound and Space
An academic staging an immersive production of Moby-Dick tells Matthew Reisz of research and art A Falmouth University academic is staging a new version of Moby-Dick that culminates in "a ritual of communal drowning".Klaus Kruse, coordinator...
World in Brief
United StatesUniversities found wanting in sexual assault preventionOne in five US universities fails to train employees to deal with victims of sexual assault, says a report by the US Senate Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight. In addition,...
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