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A postcard from Moscow

A postcard from Moscow

One of the newest members of the GALA network is the Russian Presidential Academy for National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), and particularly its Liberal Arts College. In September, GALA’s Academic Director, Ian Gadd, and Bath Spa’s new Vice-Provost for Research and Enterprise, John Strachan, visited RANEPA and met with, among others, Andrei Zorin (Academic Director of th...

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On stage: Jean Bernard Marie (piano), Arthur Boutillier

GALA partners celebrate achievements of David Malouf

GALA partners from Australia, Italy and Stockholm celebrated the lifetime achievements of David Malouf at Bath Spa University in April 2015, at a concert in honour of his work and the conferment of an Honorary Doctorate.  Nick Jose from Adelaide University, Antonella Riem from Udine University and Claudia Egerer from the University of Stockholm attended the programme which included the performance...

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AAC&U 2015 Annual Meeting Washington January 21-24, 2015

I was delighted to go to the AAC&U Centennial Annual Meeting in Washington to deliver a panel presentation with Cynthia Hammond, Becky Lewis, Carol Long and Alejandra Vilalta. The energy and enthusiasm of delegates reinforced importance of our joint endeavour. It was an honour to talk about the mission of our network and activities that engage international, interdisciplinary and inter-generat...

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Welcome to the Global Academy of Liberal Arts

As GALA heads towards its first anniversary​, we have much to report—and much to look forward to. At Bath Spa, we are bidding a fond farewell to Diana Newport-Peace who is moving on to the University of South Australia. GALA’s robust health and bright future are very much testament to Diana’s diligence and brio, and we wish her all the best in her new post. ​Diana has been succeeded by...

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A postcard from the Netherlands

A postcard from the Netherlands

Our first GALA visit as Academic Director and Assistant Academic Director took us to the Netherlands, where we met with partners at University College Roosevelt (UCR) and Utrecht University. First stop was the picturesque Middelburg in the southwest, where we met with Professor Barbara Oomen, Dean of UCR and Laelia Dard-Dascot, Project Manager. UCR offers a broad and interdisciplinary three-year b...

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What does it mean to create across borders?

What does it mean to create across borders?

Transnational creativity refers to creative formation across borders — between or within a nation — and to the production of new threshold languages, texts and ways of seeing through creative practice. What does it mean to write across borders, to create across borders? Our position stems from a constructive, rather than a deconstructive perspective, with an emphasis on emergent creativity rather ...

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Looking to connect with other research offices

Nicola Price is the International and EU Research Support Officer at Bath Spa University. She is looking to connect via the GALA network to other Gala member research offices to develop relationships with a view to identifying and responding to appropriate joint research programmes. BSU are keen to continue to develop researcher activity within Horizon 2020, MSCA and Creative Europe in addition to...

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Illuminate 2015

Illuminate 2015

In January GALA partners at Bath Spa University and Concordia University contributed projections to Illuminate 2015 with eight nights of projection, performance, installation and illumination. Canadian video artist Leila Sujir (Concordia University) projected in stereographic 3D onto the entrance wall of the Roman Baths where visitors will be given 3D glasses to view her ethereal artwork Elastic C...

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Graduating Global Citizenship students at Bath Spa University

Global Citizenship Students at Bath Spa University studying with GALA partners

Graduating Global Citizenship students at Bath Spa University were presented with their certificates on the Vice Chancellor’s terrace on a gloriously sunny day in June 2015. The Certificate requires students to complete an international placement of at least three weeks in duration that can include a semester or full-year of study abroad through the Erasmus programme or the University’s inte...

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Communication without Borders

The GALA conference, Communication without Borders, will be held at the Communication University of China, Beijing on 6-7 July, 2015 bringing together GALA partners to investigate the ways in which international collaboration can transform our activities as scholars, teachers and students. Contact: Rebecca McGuire-Snieckus: r.mcguire- snieckus@bathspa.ac.uk

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