Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Role of Dissertation Research

An article, provocatively entitled “The Dissertation Can No Longer Be Defended,” in the Chronicle of Higher Education discusses new digital models for dissemination of dissertation research. Stacey Patton, the author, begins her article by stating: “The dissertation is broken, many … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI Announces Resignation

Pope Benedict XVI has surprised Italians and the world with an announcement that he plans to resign the Papal throne and go into retirement at the end of the month. Benedict XVI is 85 years old and says that he … Continue reading

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Unemployment in Italy

Italy has been plagued by severe unemployment for years, especially for young Italians who are just graduating from high school and university. Italians routinely lament the fuga dei cervelli (brain drain) as young, talented citizens emigrate to find better professional … Continue reading

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Plagiarism and Politics

Acts of plagiarism often have significant costs, especially in the fields of politics and higher education. Numerous high-profile cases of plagiarism have led to the resignations of politicians, government ministers, educational administrators, university presidents, and other officials over the past … Continue reading

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Sherman Prize for Undergraduates

2013 Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy Temple University’s Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (http://www.temple.edu) is delighted once again to solicit submissions for its annual Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize for … Continue reading

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Knights of Malta Celebrate 900th Anniversary

The Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, also known as the Knights of Malta, is celebrating its 900th anniversary. The Order of Saint John of Jerusalem was founded as a crusading Christian military order in the 11th century and transformed … Continue reading

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Misreported Data in College Rankings

Many students and their parents choose prospective colleges based on college rankings, such as the U.S. News and World Report rankings. College rankings are published each year to much fanfare. Most colleges and universities participate in surveys that produce the … Continue reading

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