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Krieger, Zvika – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
With more than a dozen American universities opening branches and campuses on the Persian Gulf, the oil-rich emirates of the Arabian peninsula are threatening to dethrone cities like Cairo, Baghdad, and Beirut as the academic centers of the Middle East. Wealthy, safe, and relatively stable, these emirates are vying to become the new intellectual…
Descriptors: Universities, Arabs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Howard, Jennifer – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports on the College Art Association's decision to settle with a scholar who felt defamed by an article in one of its scholarly journals which shines a spotlight on so-called "libel tourism." When the College Art Association decided recently to settle rather than fight a possible libel action in Britain over a book review…
Descriptors: Libel and Slander, Court Litigation, Professional Associations, Book Reviews
Mills, Andrew – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
For the past two years, a steady stream of visitors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has made the roughly 7,000-mile trek from Cambridge to Abu Dhabi to help build what aspires to be the first graduate-level research university devoted entirely to fostering renewable, clean, and sustainable sources of energy. Set to open this…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries