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‘The Genesee Would Rebel’: the story of our attempts to tame a river and how it was saved.

‘The Genesee Would Rebel’: the story of our attempts to tame a river and how it was saved.

Dr Trevor Turpin ‘The Genesee would rebel’ was the prediction of Lyman P. Langworthy, the Rochester City Health Officer, in a note he placed in the cornerstone of the new Monroe County Court house in 1850.[1] Rochester lies at the mouth of the Genesee River as it enters Lake Ontario and had suffered serious floods since the 1780s. Finally, or so the citizens of the city thought, their improvements...

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In the news: Concordia’s Kelly Thompson’s media wall display at BSU

In the news: Concordia’s Kelly Thompson’s media wall display at BSU

Concordia’s Associate Professor, Kelly Thompson launched her work, Fluid Data, on Bath Spa University’s Media Wall in December. This work is part of an on-going project, Material Codes: Ephemeral Traces, with research assistant Sophia Borowska. For more background on the project and the display, read this news story: https://www.concordia.ca/finearts/finearts/studio-arts/cunews/main/st...

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A postcard from Geneseo

A postcard from Geneseo

The Academic Director of GALA, Professor Ian Gadd, recently visited GALA partner SUNY Geneseo in upstate New York. SUNY Geneseo is one of the US’s leading public liberal arts colleges, and it has maintained an active student exchange programme with Bath Spa for several years. Ian met with Bath Spa students currently at Geneseo, and Geneseo students due to come to Bath Spa after Christmas. He...

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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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