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2011-04-27 14:02:28

Today there is an extensive heritage of reinforced concrete buildings in the Basque Country, which hardly existed a century ago. Ms Maialen Sagarna, lecturer in Architecture at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), studied the evolution and development of the "most revolutionary material of the 20th century" in Gipuzkoa. She focused on the features of buildings constructed with reinforced concrete decade by decade, and explained how and why this material was used at any given time....

2010-08-23 13:26:16

Society gives sense to sport, i.e. sports are a reflection of the traits of a society. This is the conclusion of Mr Asier Oiarbide, lecturer at the Faculty of Physical Activities Science and Sports, in his PhD thesis defended at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). His work is entitled Mendi-zeharkaldi, aerobic eta futbolaren etnomotrizitateak (the ethnomotricity of mountain trekking, aerobics and football). Ethnomotricity involves understanding each sporting activity as an...

2009-06-23 20:11:55

 Berkeley's Summer Reading List, produced annually for incoming freshmen "” and the rest of us "” by staff in the University Library and College Writing Programs, this year focuses on books about science. The selections, based on recommendations provided by faculty and staff readers, range from classics-in-the-making (Lewis Thomas's The Lives of a Cell) to little-known but fascinating titles on such topics as cybersecurity and earthquakes. It's all wholly appropriate for this...

2009-03-09 11:10:00

Catholic Priest Co-Founded Father Martin's Ashley Treatment Center in Maryland HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rev. Joseph C. Martin, S.S., noted authority and lecturer on alcoholism who co-founded Father Martin's Ashley, an addiction treatment center in Havre de Grace, MD, died today at his home in Havre de Grace. He was 84. Best known for his lectures on alcoholism as a disease, delivered to alcoholics and their families with his charismatic style and sense of humor, Fr....

2008-10-05 12:00:19

Text of report by privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly newspaper The Standard website on 4 October [Report by Vusumuzi Sifile : "Cloud Over State Varsities"] The crisis at state universities has reached unprecedented levels with all major centres of learning failing to open for the first semester of the 2008/2009 academic year. The Standard has so far confirmed that the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), National University of Science and Technology (Nust), Midlands State University (MSU) and...

2008-10-05 03:00:22

By Southernwood, Julie Abstract The recent development of a market economy in higher education has resulted in the need to tailor the product to the customers, namely students, employers and commissioning bodies. Distance learning is an opportunity for nurse educators and institutions to address marketing initiatives and develop a learning environment in order to enhance continuing professional development It provides options for lifelong learning for healthcare professionals - including...

2008-09-11 00:00:24

By Liz Lightfoot COVER STORY Paul Jones is among a growing number of disaffected postgraduates considering suing their universities. Are PhD students neglected by their supervisors? By Liz Lightfoot If things had gone according to plan, Paul Jones would be seeking work as a university lecturer. Instead, he is unemployed and trying to pursue a legal action against the university where he failed to complete his PhD. The 26-year-old claims that his research is in ruins because the School...

2008-09-10 21:00:21

By Parvesh Sharma Patiala: Punjab government claims to be taking concrete steps for protecting environment and spreading awareness on it but when it comes to make those who matter the most, i.e. schoolchildren, aware of the cause it's an altogether different story. Its non-serious attitude can be gauged from the fact that only 175 posts have been sanctioned for geography lecturer of the total 10,590, which is merely 1.6% of the total. Still worse is that 47 sanctioned posts are lying...

2008-09-10 00:00:08

By J.M.L. I REFER to the letter "Lecturers just not up to par" (NST, Sept 4) from I.T. of Kuala Lumpur. I was a lecturer in a local private university for a few years, and would like to shed some light on how things worked at my former workplace. During my tenure, not once was I given any formal training on how to teach. There were workshops on critical thinking skills and statistical tools, but I never attended one on teaching skills. Lecturers were given a course title and...

2008-09-04 00:00:19

By I.T. WE recently celebrated our 51st Merdeka Day and, as a nation, we have come far in many aspects. Sad to say, however, in terms of tertiary education, we have not progressed much. It used to be that when one graduates from a local university, it was with pride. I am not sure if the same can now be said without embarrassment. Having graduated with a degree from a private college, I was eager to gain the expertise needed for my profession by obtaining my master's degree. I was...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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