Archive for June, 2013

A Note from Warsaw

Posted on June 26, 2013 in Opinion

I enjoyed being at the Nanovic Institute during the fall semester of 2005. I gathered so much materials on new feminism there (the topic of my research) that my academic interest in the subject and the intellectual fruits in the form of conferences, speeches, articles, and classes are more and more enriched ever since! Additionally, I met a lot of nice and interesting people at Notre Dame, whose friendship I enjoy and cherish over the years. Dr Adrian Reimers and his wife Marie have joined me for lunch earlier today on their way all over Poland after their wonderful visit to Rome. ND and the Nanovic are great for making friends and stimulating one’s academic interests.

Aneta Gawkowska, Ph.D., Institute of Applied Social Sciences, University of Warsaw, Poland

Funding Universities in Spain

Posted on June 26, 2013 in Opinion

Nanovic Visiting Scholar (2005) Julian Casanova (University of Zaragoza, Spain) blogs for El País, recently contributing a blistering article on funding university education. He writes, “our universities are a reflection of our society, and cannot be islands of excellence in a sea of contempt for knowledge.”