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NEBHE Convo on Reinventing the University Continues Via Social Media

The New England Board of Higher Education held a conference on Reinventing the University: New Models & Innovations for 21st Century Realities at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston last Monday, Oct. 4. But the discussion continues thanks to a variety of social media.To track our social media coverage check out the links below: NEBHE's Twitter page. #NEBHEcon hashtag (real-time conversation b...

UMass Amherst Formalizes Three-Year Degree Program

The University of Massachusetts Amherst will offer formal, three-year bachelors degree programs in selected academic disciplines. Beginning next fall, first-year students seeking majors in Economics, Music and Sociology can elect to travel a shortened route to their diplomas; other programs (e.g. Linguistics, Dance and Spanish) could be added to this pilot program in the future.UMass Amherst empha...

MacArthur Foundation 2010 Fellows Include Six New Englanders

The MacArthur Foundation recently listed its 2010 Fellows on its website. Awardees of the fellowships, sometimes referred to as "genius grants," range from artists and linguists to historians and scientists.Among the 2010 awardees are two educators: high school teacher Amir Abo-Shaeer, a physics teacher and director of Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy in Goleta, Calif., and music educator Sebastian...

More New Bylines!

Look for more new bylines in NEJHE's online incarnation at www.nebhe.org ...Join me in welcoming interns to NEBHE's Department of Policy and Research: Darrell Aaron,  David Mabe and Courtney Wilk, all of the Harvard Graduate School of Education....

Report Documents Chilly Climate for LGBT People at U.S. Campuses

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people face a “chilly” climate on college campuses, according to the first-ever national report chronicling LGBT experiences at U.S. colleges and universities.The State of Higher Education for LGBT People for 2010, published by Charlotte, N.C.-based Campus Pride, reports that LGBT students experience significantly greater harassment and d...

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Comes to WCSU

Jane Goodall will speak at Western Connecticut State University's O’Neill Center in Danbury, Conn., on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m., as part of her Roots & Shoots North America Training Summit. Events to be held from Friday, Oct. 8, through Sunday, Oct. 10, will mark the 50-year anniversary of the anthropologist's groundbreaking scientific research on chimpanzees....

Progressive Business Leaders to Hold CEO Summit on Inventing Sustainable, Competitive Economy

Stonyfield Farm CEO Gary Hirshberg, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CEO Paul Levy, Boston Globe writer Scott Kirsner, Cape Wind CEO Jim Gordon and Northeastern University economist Barry Bluestone will be among speakers at the Progressive Business Leaders Network's 4th Annual CEO Summit to be held Friday, Oct. 8, from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass.The four major c...

An Evening with Spike Lee

Award-winning film director, producer and writer Spike Lee will speak about his life, his work and the capacity for film to effect social change, during a talk at Boston University's George Sherman Union on Wednesday Oct. 6, at 4 p.m.The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Admission is first-come, first-served....

Tierney, Oates to Speak at Biz Group Event at Northeastern University Focused on Jobs for Youth

The New England Council (NEC) will sponsor remarks by U.S. Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.) and U.S. Department of Labor Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Jane Oates on strengthening connections between business  and postsecondary education for young adults in New England. The event will be held  Thursday, Oct. 21, at 8 a.m., at Northeastern University.The remarks by Tierney a...

Join the Conversation: #NEBHEcon

The New England Board of Higher Education's Reinventing the University: New Models & Innovations for 21st Century Realities conference is Monday Oct. 4 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.Whether or not you're attending, NEBHE wants YOU to join in the conversation!Follow @NEBHE on Twitter and make sure to use hash tag #NEBHEcon for real-time updates, live chat and more during Monday's confer...