For some thoughtful and very incisive observations on onine education in the research university, read about or watch UC President Janet Napolitano’s recent policy address on this issue.
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As the fashionable cant of the day has it, who needs foreign languages?–the kind of sentiments by which we know and love such towering intellects as Lawrence Summers and too many others to mention. All the essentially insightful counterarguments to the contrary–national security, globalization, improving diplomatic relations, working with crucial trading partners, etc–a recent article on the subject kind of hit the nail on the head by observing that “Maybe it’s less about knowing how to conjugate verbs, and more about just not being an asshole.”
The following new resources or databases were recently added. They will be included in the list of databases, the Harvest Catalog, and our Subject Guides.
British Periodicals (Proquest; late 17th Century to early 20th Century)
Trench Journals and Unit Magazines (Proquest) WWI Journals
Congressional Research Digital Collection – Congressional Research Service Reports (Proquest; CRS Reports 2004-2010)
Colonial State Papers (Chadwyck-Healy/Proquest)
The following new resources have been licensed for UC or UC Davis users. They will be added to our Subject Guides, the Harvest Catalog and to our list of Databases.