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Council Update Banner January 2011

Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses

Academically Adrift Book CoverThe University of Chicago Press has released Academically Adrift, co-authored by Education Research Program Director Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa. It reports startling findings about what students are (not) learning in their first two years. Also see the companion report, Improving Undergraduate Learning: Findings and Policy Recommendations from the SSRC-CLA Longitudinal Project.

Applications are available for the Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (Deadline: Jan. 28) and the Religion and International Affairs Dissertation Workshop (Deadline: March 15).

Nominations for the Albert O. Hirschman Prize will be accepted until February 1. The prize recognizes academic excellence in international, interdisciplinary social science research, theory, and public communication.

SSRC and the German consulate have established a partnership to support peacebuilding in Sudan.

The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF) releases "Presence Without Empowerment? Women’s Participation in Politics in Latin America and the Caribbean" (PDF).

The China Environment and Health Initiative has announced the recipients of its Collaborative Grants.

SSRC recently co-hosted a conference in Singapore on "Inter-Asian Connections," focusing on ways to move beyond the territorial limitations of area-studies research without discounting the importance of contextually grounded, place-based knowledge.

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