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Provost's Blog

  • The Interdisciplinarity Movement
    March 14, 2018
    My current reading about research collaborations presents the puzzle of why a movement for interdisciplinarity is occurring at this time. Certainly, if one examines the current set of unsolved world problems (e.g., income inequality, environmental impacts on society, terrorism), they all seem to clearly present themselves as complex systems of interrelated features. But, how could […]
  • Remember Those Off the Grid
    March 7, 2018
    There was a recent Pew Research Center study that caught my eye. It reports that fully 11% of US adults do not use the Internet. These days, social media communication platforms appear to play a more and more important role in politics, commerce, and friends’ network formation. But the study is a useful reminder that […]
  • Conflicts between the Creator and the Audience
    February 28, 2018
    I was recently reading a discussion about artists’ reactions to commentary on their work. While many artists view their work as occupying a place of its own, removed from the reach of discourse, their audience sometimes feels obliged to analyze it, dissect it, categorize its various attributes, and induce from those attributes the central meanings […]
  • Three Levels of Understanding
    February 21, 2018
    I taught the same course for about a ten-year period, sometimes twice a year. My recent reading about “threshold concepts” in different disciplines has made me rethink my own evolution in understanding the material in the course I taught. I now perceive three stages of my learning. First, as a graduate student, I conquered all […]