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Global Connections Award

  • Sep 3, 2019

The Global Connections Award celebrates the power of human connections. The award recognizes distinguished service to the global mission of the STAR Scholars Network. An individual with deep impact on advancing global, social mobility is recognized every year. We live in a time when innovation and creativity in support of humanity is of great importance.The Star Scholars Network recognizes the commitment of concerned people able and ...

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HIGHER EDUCATION – BULLETIN # 14

  • Jul 10, 2020

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HIGHER EDUCATION MARGUERITE J. DENNIS BULLETIN # 14 JUNE 29- JULY 3, 2020 “The world is changing. Understand what’s ahead.” The Atlantic THE REIMAGINED UNIVERSITY - PRESIDENTS AND VICE CHANCELLORS In the book, The Innovative University, authors Clayton M. Christensen and Henry J. Eyring defined disruptive innovation: The theory of disruptive innovation asserts that in industries from computers to car...

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HIGHER EDUCATION – BULLETIN # 15

  • Jul 10, 2020

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HIGHER EDUCATION MARGUERITE J. DENNIS BULLETIN # 15 JULY 8-12, 2020 “There is only one way out of this. It is, of course, by rethinking our education.” C.P. Snow, former professor, Cambridge University and author of The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution THE REIMAGINED UNIVERSITY In the reimagined university the registrar is re-named graduation counselor and the career counselor is renamed lifelo...

Journal of Underrepresented & Minority Progress

  • Jul 7, 2020

Journal of Underrepresented and Minority Progress Call for Manuscript for the Special Issue Special Issue Title  An Unequal Toll: The Color and Class of COVID-19   Special Issue Editors Dr. Natasha Ramsay-Jordan and Dr. Andrea Smith University of West Georgia, USA     Aim and Scope The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has exposed patterns of stratification that adversely impact historically ...

COVID-19 and Changes in Higher Education Teaching and Learning

  • Jul 3, 2020

STAR Webinar on: COVID-19 and Changes in Higher Education Teaching and Learning July 30th at 10 am Eastern Time (USA) Registration and Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/STARscholars Speaker Bios Marguerite Dennis Marguerite Dennis leads the STAR Mentoring Initiative. She has been recruiting internationally for over 25 years, first at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and then at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts...

How Nepal can make its cities smart

  • Jun 29, 2020

[video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://starscholars.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/AK.mp4"][/video] How Nepal can make its cities smart. Contributed column penned by our STAR Fellows Dr. Ambika Prasad Adhikari and Dr. Keshav Bhattarai in Republica (national English daily in Nepal, a sister publication of The New York Times), There are benefits of moving towards smart cities even if it is partial and applied only to selected servi...

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HIGHER EDUCATION – BULLETIN # 13 JUNE 22 – 26, 2020

  • Jun 27, 2020

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HIGHER EDUCATION MARGUERITE J. DENNIS BULLETIN # 13 JUNE 22 – 26, 2020 “Major crisis have major consequences, usually unforeseen.” Francis Fukugama, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University THE REIMAGINED UNIVERSITY - ADMISSIONS I am currently conducting research for a monograph I plan to publish on the Reimagined University. Information will include my vis...

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HIGHER EDUCATION – BULLETIN # 12 JUNE 15-19, 2020

  • Jun 20, 2020

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HIGHER EDUCATION MARGUERITE J. DENNIS BULLETIN # 12 JUNE 15-19, 2020 “Moonshot thinking starts with picking a big problem: something huge, long-existing, or on a global scale. Next, it involves articulating a radical solution.” Astro Teller, director, Google X AUTHOR’S Note: I think you would agree with me that Mr. Teller’s quote could apply to how the pandemic has impacted the world and the future of highe...

The Birth of A Virtual Nation

  • Jun 19, 2020

A CALL FOR SOCIAL IMPACT ARCHITECTS TO COLLABORATE IN BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE AFRICAN DIASPORA ECOSYSTEM “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” -  Dr. Martin Luther King J...

A Higher Education Response to the Death of Floyd

  • Jun 15, 2020

Another black man needlessly died under the yoke of Law enforcement in Minneapolis in the last few weeks and ignited a firestorm around the globe. It conjured up images of the civil rights movement of the 60s but with a fervor, portrayed by media as being different. For the African American Community, it served as a continuous and painful reminder that as US citizens, they do not enjoy equally the rights of citizenship afforded to whites. At...

COVID-19 and Food Insecurity

  • Jun 13, 2020

COVID-19 and Food Insecurity. Contributed column penned by STAR Fellow Dr. Purna B. Nepali   According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation, about 113 million people worldwide were suffering from severe acute food insecurity even before the COVID-19 crisis started. The United Nations World Food Programme estimates about 265 million people worldwide could face acute food insecurity by the end of 2020. These depressing figures...