The New York Times
While not typically top of mind as a go-to destination, college and university art museums have a common goal: to raise the bar for the academic and cultural life of a campus and its environs.
Tri-C’s mobile classroom is one of a growing number of similar labs being rolled out by community colleges in response to employers’ needs for skilled workers in industries from manufacturing to health care to information technology. The twist is that they’re going where the students are rather than having the students come to them. And students learn skills they can use right away.
On a typical weekday, up to 10 tour groups may traipse through Colgate University’s new Benton Hall, the home of the Center for Career Services, which is on the main academic quad. “Again, and again, I hear a simple ‘wow,’” said Michael A. Sciola, associate vice president of institutional advancement and career initiatives. That reaction […]
You may not think you can capture the wind, the sea and the stark raw beauty of a mystical land with a chunk of clay and glaze. But you can. Just ask an Irish potter. When I travel to Ireland, I can’t resist picking up a piece of local pottery to bring home with me. […]
Scott Kilgore was frustrated. He had been a registered nurse for 18 years, specializing in oncology and emergency care, but every time he tried to advance his career in nursing administration he hit a wall. “After three years of interviewing and being told by recruiters that I was going to have to get a master’s-level […]
When Colleen O’Bryant pivoted from her job as operations manager at an insurance firm to start her own business as an herbalist, her training came with a steep price tag. Ms. O’Bryant, 40, didn’t make any rash money moves, however. She and her husband budgeted for her education, and she took the necessary coursework over […]
Call them what you will: change makers, innovators, thought leaders, visionaries. In ways large and small, they fight. They disrupt. They take risks. They push boundaries to change the way we see the world, or live in it. Some create new enterprises, while others develop their groundbreaking ideas within an existing one. From Archimedes to Zeppelin, the accomplishments […]
For Susan Golden, now 64, flinging on a backpack filled with books and rambling around the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, Calif., for a year in 2016 was “like drinking from a fire hose,” she said. “There was so much to learn, so many classes and lectures I could attend.” She graduated that year […]
At the entrance to the Rosemead, Calif., headquarters of Panda Restaurant Group, the parent company of Panda Express, Panda Inn and Hibachi-San, the artist Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” sculpture was recently unveiled. The 12-foot-high multi-million-dollar installation, with those four bright red letters made of aluminum, perches atop a fountain of flowing water. It was a private […]
After Hannah Grey of Pittsburgh earned an undergraduate degree in interior design, she spent several years working for an architectural firm as a commercial interior designer. “I enjoyed it,” she said, “but it was definitely more of a desk job.” Then she participated in a workshop for architects and designers. “The basis of the program […]