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Ask the Art Professor

Clara Lieu | Posted 11.24.2013 | Arts
Clara Lieu

As a visual artist and professor of art, I've devoted my career to understanding what it means to live life as an artist in today's reality. I want to see and understand exactly what the emotional, physical and intellectual demands are to get to that immaculately framed drawing on the wall.

Here Come the Water-Works: (Un)professional Tears

Sarah Juliet Lauro | Posted 08.24.2013 | College
Sarah Juliet Lauro

As a physical expansion in which the self overflows its borders; crying is an act of resistance against the boundaries that cannot be crossed. (Language, what a feeble bridge!)

Belgian Professor Caught Watching Porn On Projector

Posted 02.26.2013 | Technology

In answer to that age-old question of "who watches the watchers?" the answer would appear to be "The Internet," as The Observer reports that one profe...

The Truth About Law Professors

Frank H. Wu | Posted 04.12.2013 | College
Frank H. Wu

Contrary to what people assume, the job of a professor is not easy.

Is Having Children Ethical?

Paul Rasmussen | Posted 01.16.2013 | Parents
Paul Rasmussen

Are parents who have large families because they believe it is a divine commandment or because they take pride in their family heritage any less capable of creating "life-enhancing relationships" with their children than, say, educated professionals who wait until there are financially stable?

Professor Rob Riggle's Intro to YouTube Studies

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.25.2012 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

Professor Rob Riggle of the Troy Polamalu School of Deeper Learning presents his rigorous guide to YouTube Studies coursework. Do you think you have what it takes to complete your degree?

The Vanishing American Professor

Jay Halfond | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Jay Halfond

Among the fears and myths of online learning is that students will now become detached from their faculty and fellow students -- that technology will further isolate and fragment the academic community. The sad truth is that this detachment had already occurred.

Female Science Gurus Become Mentors For Undergrad Girls

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.19.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Women in Technology Sharing Online (WitsOn) is a new six-week pilot program that will connect undergraduate students with prominent fem...

Breastfeeding in Class: From One Professor to Another

Andrea Bonior | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

In a class whose whole premise involves feminism and culture, if your sensibilities are offended by the notion of a mother feeding her baby, then it seems you're not quite ready for college, let alone this seminar.

Professor Rebels Against 'Orwellian' Ethics Training; Gets Fined

The Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 06.28.2012 | College

Lou Van den Dries, a tenured math professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was fined $500 for skipping mandatory ethics training from...

Imagine If Every Resident of Mumbai Had a Car?

Mark Hillary | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business
Mark Hillary

Economic growth benefits those who are lifted from poverty, but how can the world really cope with billions of new drivers all expecting their own car?

What Are the Downsides of Being a Professor?

Quora | Posted 07.21.2012 | College
Quora

There are the drawbacks to being a professor. I love my job, but it is becoming increasingly difficult for me to do it well -- or even to do it at all.

Jan Gehl: Cities for People (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.02.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Architect and urban designer Jan Gehl has dedicated a significant proportion of his career to making cities better places for people by studying public spaces and their impact on civic society.

Dirty Professor Secrets

Rebecca Schuman | Posted 04.28.2012 | College
Rebecca Schuman

Yes, it's true that we do keep things somewhat impersonal in class, and sometimes we are many decades older than students, but that does not make us any less real.

I'm Bringing Envy Back

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home
Susan Celia Greenfield

I have envied friends in the hospital because they are getting more love and attention than I am. I have envied those who survive hardships like poverty or their parents' alcoholism. Those who triumph over adversity have no need to feel guilty. I envy them that! It is not pretty.

The 5 Best Foods to Take to Class

Small Kitchen College | Posted 01.18.2012 | College
Small Kitchen College

For the best foods to bring into the classroom, just take a nostalgic look into your childhood lunchbox for some inspiration. The results are delicious, scholastic and timeless.

When Where They Teach Overrides What's Being Said About Sex Ed

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 01.03.2012 | College
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Given the power such a relationship holds, people should seriously question if any academic should be allowed to name their university affiliation when pushing a personal, values-laden agenda.

The Life Out Loud: How to Get SWAG

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.12.2011 | College
MeiMei Fox

Vineet Singal is living proof that you don't need even two decades under your belt to get busy taking on the world.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Do College Professors Earn Their Keep?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.07.2011 | College

For years, state legislators, parents, and even his own boss had been hectoring Frank Ashley, the vice chancellor of academic affairs for the Texas A&...

8 Things Your Prof Cares (or Doesn't Care) About in Class

Perry Binder | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Perry Binder

Do feel free to surf the web or text in class and don't hesitate to make fun of your professor for his strong New York accent. Just be sure to read the fine print when the final exam rolls around.

WATCH: FOR THE LOVE OF ART: NYU Professor Gets Camera Implanted In Head

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

NYU Professor and artist Wafaa Bilal had a camera surgically implanted onto his head for an art project called "The 3rd I." Commissioned for the Decem...

"Do You Really Like Living Here?" A Foreigner's Perspective on Tokyo

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

(This article originally appeared in Newsweek Japan on October 28, 2010 in Japanese) "Do you really like living in Tokyo?" is a question I am often a...

Don't Jail Me Bro! Bail Me Out Mr. Prof Man

Perry Binder | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Perry Binder

My classroom syllabus says: No legal advice questions! Yet, I still get telephone calls from students, usually when it's too late -- after they have a court date.

Five Ways to Ace College Exams

Perry Binder | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Perry Binder

Except on open-ended questions, professors are usually looking for some specific responses. Why make that professor search all throughout your flowery paragraphs for those answers?

Books That Crush Intolerance

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Henry Adams

With a nod to Santayana, many feel that history's greatest lesson is the ability it can afford one to travel back in time, to discover one's self, in ...