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How Storytelling Can Transform Education

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Gregoris Kalai

A story, in its purest form, is possibly the most human way to communicate. Yet with the advent of technological and scientific advances, this forgotten art has taken a backseat to other, more data-driven, ways of communication.

Let's Improve First-Year Courses for College Students

Jeff Selingo | Posted 02.06.2013 | College
Jeff Selingo

If large universities fail to improve their first-year courses, they might just find themselves out of the business of education for the first two years of college.

Back In College, For A Day

Next Avenue | Posted 10.27.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg The nation's most entertaining professors explain everything you need to know about their favori...

PHOTOS: Alexandria During the Civil War

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.26.2011 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- On Oct. 5, Lyceum will host "A Visual Tour of Civil War Alexandria," a lecture by Wally Owen, assistant director of Fort Ward Museu...

Jason Cherkis

Despite Online Bio And Demeanor, Newt Gingrich Ain't No Professor

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON--Not many Republicans play up their academic credentials. Count former House Speaker and struggling presidential candidate Newt Gingrich as...

William Faulkner Talks Online, 50 Years Later

NPR | Morning Edition | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the late 1950s, English students at the University of Virginia got the opportunity that most American literature scholars would kill for -- to spea...

COLUMN: Lecture Classes Lack Intellectual Heft

The Daily Pennsylvanian | By Dennie Zastrow | Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 11:43 Pm | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

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