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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 10:09am

Nearly 50 faculty and staff attended the New York Six Upstate Symposium at Union College on Monday, April 1. The event featured a keynote address by Kenneth Adams, President, CEO, and Commissioner of New York's Empire State Development Corporation, who called for the expansion of partnerships between business and higher education to improve the Upstate economy.


Following Adams's talk, participants attended sessions on community engagement, service learning, sustainability,and...

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 3:21pm

What Is Digital Scholarship? Culturomics. Networked science. Big data. Digital humanities. Personal cyberinfrastructures. Computational thinking. Are these mere buzz words, or does digital scholarship offer the learned professions something truly new? This talk explores this question, from Vannevar Bush's Memex to ways in which personal, networked computing offers us new ways to think about, and experience, communication, metaphoricity, and metacognition.

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 3:19pm

The New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium will launch a new speaker series on Tuesday, Jan. 29, by hosting W. Gardner Campbell, a leading scholar in digital learning and technology. The presentation, titled “What is Digital Scholarship?” will begin at 12:55 p.m. in Olin Auditorium on the Union College campus. The discussion is free and open to the public.


Culturomics. Networked science. Big data. Digital humanities. Personal cyberinfrastructures. Computational thinking. Are...

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 9:58am

Beau Breslin has been appointed dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs at Skidmore College. Breslin, professor of government at Skidmore who has been a member of the College's faculty since 1998, has been serving as interim dean and vice president.  Read the full announcement from Skidmore here.

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 1:29pm

The Gates Foundation funded this two-year project, Context for Success, that explores the intersection between measuring outcomes and institutional differences. Interesting!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 10:45am

Hamilton president Joan Hinde Stewart has written a thoughtful commentary on the college presidency and expectations for change for Inside Higher Education.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 1:36pm

An Annapolis Group-commissioned study has found that graduates of liberal-arts colleges report being better prepared for post-college opportunities than do graduates of public or private universities.


Details about the study and its findings are available at

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 12:33pm

This essay, by Central College (IA) president Mark Putnam, provides keen insight into the conundrum facing liberal-arts colleges today. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 4:35pm

Colgate University President Jeffrey Herbst announced the selection of Douglas A. Hicks as provost and dean of the faculty, effective July 1, 2012. Hicks also will serve as professor of religion.  Hicks has spent the past 13 years at the University of Richmond, where he currently serves as professor of leadership studies and religion in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies. He is the author of four books, including With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America...

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 11:30am
  • Planning for fall faculty sessions at Colgate, Hobart and William Smith, St. Lawrence.
  • Workshop for student services staff also to be planned if campuses remain interested.