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November 2014

Embracing Partnerships

A recent article by Robert Weisbuch in The Chronicle of Higher Education entitled “Staying Small and Getting Large: Liberal Arts Colleges Need to Embrace Partnerships with Other Entities in a Big Way” speaks strongly for the sorts of partnerships at the… Continue Reading →

Humanities and Sciences

“My view is that anybody who is interested in the humanities is at his or her peril to not think about the fundamental role of science, technology, engineering and the character of science, and vice versa; there’s no serious scientist… Continue Reading →

Framing, Knowledge Translation, and Communication

Central to meaningful and productive interdisciplinary, public scholarship is effective communication that promotes understanding, productive discourse, and thoughtful action. Our colleagues at the FrameWorks Institute in Washington, D.C. are developing a tailored set of resources for the Collaborative that draws upon their… Continue Reading →

“Our language prejudices don’t make no sense”

“We should embrace the fact that there’s no single recipe for English. Making fun of people for replacing “ask” with “aks,” or for frequently using double negatives just makes you look like the unsophisticated one.” -Raffaella Zanuttini, Collaborative colleague and… Continue Reading →

The Beersheba Clinic: How Bringing Health to Appalachia Helps Everyone

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, Dr. Garrett Adams, medical director of the Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic and immediate past president of Physicians for a National Health Program, gave a lecture at Sewanee entitled, “The Beersheba Clinic: How Bringing Health to Appalachia… Continue Reading →

Mellon Foundation Supports Place-Based Studies

2 September 2014 The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York has awarded a significant grant to the University of the South for the Collaborative for Southern Appalachian and Place-Based Studies. Building on a growing relationship between the University and the… Continue Reading →

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