Symposium magazine (“Where Academia Meets Public Life”) has some fun stuff this month:
Learning to Read All Over Again
What produces better students – reading in print or reading on-line? The answer is both.
The Elusive Quest for Research Innovation
Claude S. Fischer
Much of what is considered “new research” has actually been around for a while. But that does not mean it lacks value.
Science Journalism and the Art of Expressing Uncertainty
It is all too easy for unsupported claims to get published in scientific publications. How can journalists address this?
A Scientist Goes Rogue
Can social media and crowdfunding sustain independent researchers?
Still Waiting for Change
Sylvia A. Allegretto
Economists and policymakers alike are ignoring a huge class of workers whose wages have been effectively frozen for decades.
One Professor’s Spirited Enterprise
A burgeoning distilling program has successfully combined science and business at Michigan State University.
Slow and Fast Learning in the Digital Age
The proliferation of online learning tools requires us to take a closer look at how we think, teach and learn.
The authors of these articles include a professor of German and film studies, a sociologist, a reporter/novelist, an economist, a food writer, and a professor of arts management. Enjoy.