AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella is host of the radio segment The Academic Minute, produced by WAMC Northeast Public Radio in partnership with AAC&U. The Academic Minute features faculty and researchers from colleges and universities around the world discussing what’s new in the academy and the ways in which academic research contributes to serving the public good. In addition to being broadcast widely on radio stations around the country, each segment is posted daily on Inside Higher Ed and across The Academic Minute’s and AAC&U’s social media portals.
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Christopher Tinson, professor of Africana Studies and History, will be reading from his new book, Radical Intellect: Liberator Magazine and Black Activism in the 1960s, this Thursday, February 8th at 7:00PM at the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley. You can find more information at the attached link, and can read a description of the book below:
The rise of black radicalism in the 1960s was a result of both the successes and the failures of the civil rights movement.
Its victories were inspirational, but its failures to bring about structural political and economic change pushed many to look elsewhere for new strategies. During this era of intellectual ferment, the writers, editors, and activists behind the monthly magazine Liberator (1960–71) were essential contributors to the debate. In the first full-length history of the organization that produced the magazine, Christopher M. Tinson locates the Liberator as a touchstone of U.S.-based black radical thought and organizing in the 1960s. Combining radical journalism with on-the-ground activism, the magazine was dedicated to the dissemination of a range of cultural criticism aimed at spurring political activism and became the publishing home to many notable radical intellectual-activists of the period.
By mapping the history and intellectual trajectory of the Liberator and its thinkers, Tinson traces black intellectual history beyond Black Power and Black Nationalism into an internationalism that would shape radical thought for decades to come.
Forbes article on Alicia Ellis’ use of Pinterest
Ask people in academia what they think of social media, and you’re likely to hear laments about the rotting of students’ minds. An epidemic of hasty posting, sharing and up-voting creates the risk that no one wants to think anymore. But Hampshire College assistant professor Alicia E. Ellis has come up with an ingenious way of using Pinterest — yes, Pinterest! — to help her students analyze challenging novels, poems and essays.
Jaime will be presenting at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference in Madrid this July. Congratulations Jaime – we understand this is a highly selective conference.
Jennifer Hamilton and Jane Couperus, along with Angie Willey and Banu Subramaniam published The Mating Life of Geeks: Love, Neuroscience, and the New Autistic Subject
in Signs, Vol. 40, No. 2 (Winter 2015), pp. 369-391
Congratulations Jennifer and Jane!
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