Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kicking off International Education week!

Picnic in the park led to emulation of park photographer (above) who had at least three families cycle through for Christmas portraits.
Here's a round-up of links I've been checking out - lots going on this week in Washington, DC on Mali/the Sahel.  In good news - there are more international students studying in Virginia (though less Virginia students studying abroad - boo!).  Also - I have confirmation that Abdoulaye's papers have moved to Senegal - things should be shaking up around here real soon!

Read this article to learn more about the work the project I'm with at WRI does - my boss and colleagues quoted here!

Corruption in Guinea leads to death of their Minister of the Treasury, Aissatou Boiro.

Tuesday, November 13 / 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Wednesday, November 14 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm 

Wednesday, November 14 / 4:00pm - 5:30pm 

Friday, November 16 / 6:30pm


  1. "Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university?"

    I must admit, I am unbelievably fascinated by this debate in American Higher Education these days, especially after the drama that took place at U.Va. over the summer. U.Va. has just hopped on board and is offering a few courses, I think through Coursera.org. I haven't made an opinion yet on the subject - I value my four year education here in Charlottesville, but the power of a free education to anyone in the world - wow! What do you think?

  2. I am fascinated by it, too - especially as I complete my Master of Arts degree through a low-residency program (with two weeks on campus a year). I would not trade my on-campus undergraduate experience for an online one - whenever I see these articles I immediately put it in my own perspective and think graduate school but I suppose the trend will be for undergrad, too. Time will tell!


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