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A postcard from Beijing

A postcard from Beijing

This month Dr. Sarah Flavel, Lecturer in Religions, Philosophies and Ethics, travelled to Beijing to visit colleagues at our GALA partner institution, Beijing Foreign Studies University, with support from Santander. The trip included a visit to Beijing’s Confucius Temple as well as meetings with staff at the Centre for East-West Relations and the International Office at BFSU to discuss futur...

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A Geneseo Diary

A Geneseo Diary

A Geneseo Diary by Trevor Turpin   May 31  New York to Rochester on the Maple Leaf from Penn Station NY. Met at Rochester Station by Becky Lewis (Assistant Provost, International Programs at SUNY) and transported to Geneseo, some 25 miles south. Check in at Big Tree Inn built in 1833 in Main Street, Geneseo, one of only 20 or so towns on the US Heritage list. Meet Carol Long, Interim President, SU...

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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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Transnational Creatives Meeting in Stockholm

Transnational Creatives Meeting in Stockholm

The transnational creativity group met in Stockholm to formalise shared teaching and research goals for the theme. A very productive three-day meeting took place in which learning outcomes, seminar activities, and formative and summative assessments were identified for a cannon of shared teaching resources on transnational creativity. Themes including empathy, identity and authenticity for theoret...

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GALA conference at Communications University China

GALA conference at Communications University China

The Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA) enjoyed a very successful conference, ‘Communication Without Borders‘ hosted by Communications University China in Beijing on 6-7 July. This two day conference brought together partners from countries including Russia, USA, Australia, UK, Italy, China and Mexico to investigate the ways in which international collaboration can transform our acti...

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GALA partners celebrate Mix 03: Digital Writing

GALA partners celebrate Mix 03: Digital Writing

GALA partners PhD students Simon Groth and Moya Baldry from Queensland University of Technology Josh Goode from Claremont Graduate College, PhD students and Masters graduate from University of Utrecht Karlien Van Der Beukal gathered with revellers from Bath Spa University to celebrate the launch of MIX Digital at Bath Spa University on 2 July 2015. Mix Digital has established itself as an innovati...

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QUT PhD student Simon Groth at BSU’s Mix 03 Writing Digital

QUT PhD student Simon Groth at BSU’s Mix 03 Writing Digital

The Readers is a creative work in progress that forms part of my PhD with Queensland University of Technology and a extension of my work with the Institute for the Future of the Book in Australia (if:book Australia). It’s a project that seeks to explore how use of digital tools in the creation of a text can contribute to new ways of understanding how digital and physical media can interact. What k...

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Claremont Graduate University and Bath Spa University exchange

Claremont Graduate University and Bath Spa University exchange

Students at Claremont Graduate University and Bath Spa University celebrated their first day in Bath at No. 1 Royal Crescent in the second arm of their jointly taught, dual campus class that examines heritage management of historical sites and museums in both Los Angeles and the Bath region. While in Los Angeles, students from Bath and from CGU explored important cultural heritage sites, including...

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Communication without Borders at CUC

Communication without Borders at CUC

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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A postcard from Washington

A postcard from Washington

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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