Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Terrorism, Peace, and Conflict Studies Interdisciplinary Conference

Please see the information below regarding an interdisciplinary conference on terrorism and conflict.

The Conflict Analysis Research Centre and BISA's Critical Studies on Terrorism Working group are organising a conference on "Terrorism, Peace & Conflict Studies: Investigating the Crossroad" on September 10-11, 2012, at the University of Kent, Canterbury (UK).

The conference aims to highlight and explore the empirical, methodological, ontological and epistemological points of interjection of the two fields by bringing together scholars and researchers of both Terrorism and Peace and Conflict Studies; international and national policy actors; civil society actors that have experienced terrorist and counter-terrorist violence; and PhD students.

For more info and on how to apply please visit:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Apple Re-invents the Textbook (and Locks it Up)

The media is abuzz about Apple's move toward publishing text-books. Some have likened this move to Apple's re-invention of music with the i-pod and
i-tunes. A recent Chronicle article presents some pros and cons about Apple's newest venture into education (anyone remember hypercard?).

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

International Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL) Journal

The new issue of the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning is available online at

Topics of published articles in this edition include grading on a curve, teaching creativity, and student motivation.  

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

CCPH Annual Conference

The 15th anniversary conference, “Community-Campus Partnerships as a Strategy for Social Justice: Where We’ve Been & Where We Need to Go,” takes place April 18-21 in Houston, TX.  Follow the latest CCPH conference news at

Preliminary Program Now Available!  Descriptions of peer-reviewed, concurrent sessions are posted online at  The diversity, depth and breadth of presenters and topics are unparalleled!  Whether you are directly involved in community-based participatory research, service-learning or other community-academic partnerships – or working to ensure the conditions are in place for such partnerships to thrive and have impact – the conference is designed to challenge and inspire you!  Regardless of the social justice issue you are passionate about – health equity, education, environmental justice, food security, indigenous rights and so forth – together we will explore how to leverage partnerships to create change.  Register today at

CCPH Partnership Award

Faculty members who have meaningful community partnerships might be interested in receiving recognition from Campus Community Partnerships for Health (see the announcement below).

Applications due Jan 16 for CCPH Annual Award!
The award recognizes exemplary partnerships between communities and academic institutions that are striving to achieve the systems and policy changes needed to overcome the root causes of health, social, environmental and economic inequalities. Partnerships nominate themselves and need not be CCPH members to be considered.  The award will presented at our 15th anniversary conference, April 18-21 in Houston, TX. Details at