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GALA conference 2016 hosted by Tec de Monterrey

GALA partners from Adelaide University (Australia), Parma University (Italy), Claremont Graduate University (USA), Tec de Monterrey (Mexico), Bath Spa University (UK), State University New York Geneseo (USA) and RANEPA (Russia) gathered in Mexico for the 2016 conference hosted by Tec de Monterrey. The GALA opening event was held on 25 May on the terrace of the Mexico City Campus at Tec de Monterre...

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Featured GALA partner: The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).

Featured GALA partner: The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).

Featured GALA partner: The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) created a liberal arts program in 2012, which became a liberal arts college under the school of public policy in 2014. Currently, the Liberal Arts College at RANEPA is only one of two institutions in ...

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Featured GALA partner: Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de México

Featured GALA partner: Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de México

Featured GALA partner: Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de México The Mexico City Campus at Tecnológico de Monterrey hosts over 8,000 regular students within four schools offering 34 degrees in the Academic Offering. The campus is well serviced with sports, arts and cultural facilities. Students have access to research laboratories to support their topics as well as internship opportunities...

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Global Citizenship: Broadening Horizons, Improving Outlook

Opportunities for upward social mobility – the ability to move up the social ladder relative to your parents – haven’t improved since the 1970s, and in some ways have declined. In the developed world the UK has among the lowest upward social mobility figures according to the OECD. With such grim prospects, how can individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds improve their lot in the world? Universit...

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GALA shortlisted for the UK’s Guardian University Awards

GALA shortlisted for the UK’s Guardian University Awards

GALA has been shortlisted for the UK’s Guardian University Awards under the “International Project” category. This is a real testament to the network’s vigour, ambition, and growing profile. The shortlist: http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2016/mar/01/the-judges-decision-shortlist-for-the-guardian-university-awards?CMP=share_btn_tw You can read more about ...

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Liberal Arts Roundtable at Bath Spa University

Liberal Arts Roundtable at Bath Spa University

A Liberal Arts roundtable discussion was hosted by Bath Spa University and moderated by Professor John Strachan to discuss the role of liberal arts in the modern university with distinguished guests from four perspectives relating the liberal arts to university education in the broadest sense (Professor Grayling), a specific liberal arts programme (Professor Zorin), interdisciplinarity between the...

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Liberal Arts Roundtable with Professor AC Grayling, Dr Jennifer Rohn, Dr Shirley Thompson and Professor Andrei Zorin

Liberal Arts Roundtable with Professor AC Grayling, Dr Jennifer Rohn, Dr Shirley Thompson and Professor Andrei Zorin

The Liberal Arts and the Modern University: The ‘liberal arts’ may not yet be a term as familiar in Britain as it is in the USA with its many liberal arts colleges but an increasing number of British universities are now offering liberal arts degrees. There is also growing interest in the liberal arts among universities and colleges elsewhere in the world especially in Europe and Asia. A liberal a...

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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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