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June 2014

 

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Recreating the Learning Environment: A Lens Into Our Progress

By: David A. Stubbs II

"A paradigm shift is taking hold in American higher education. In its briefest form, the paradigm that has governed our colleges is this: A college is an institution that exists to provide instruction. Subtly but profoundly we are shifting to a new paradigm: A college is an institution that exists to produce learning. This shift changes everything. It is both needed and wanted."

 

Investing in LED Lighting: More than a Penny Earned

By: Ray Sjolseth

In an era of soaring education costs, investing in long-lasting energy-efficient LED lighting not only makes economic and environmental sense, but it can also improve learning.

 

Creating More Sustainable Research Labs: Duke University's Green Lab Program

By: Randy Smith

On a per square foot basis, research labs can require five times more energy to operate than classrooms and office spaces. That's a lot of chilled water, steam and electricity, not to mention dollars.

 

What Role Do Signs Play on Your Campus, and What Role Should They Play?

By: Dillon Cobb

When most of us think of signs, whether in a campus setting or otherwise, we think of them merely from a functional standpoint. Signs identify places and tell us where to go, right? Pretty simple.

 

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Ahead of the Crowd: Using Crowdsourcing for Campus Planning

By: Chris Sgarzi

Advanced methods of data collection, applied both prior to design and after opening, are bringing a new focus to the entire planning process.

 

Hendrix Promotes Green Chemistry

By: Rachel James Clevenger

Dr. Chris Marvin of Hendrix College has long worked on integrating scientific principles within a liberal arts consciousness. In a team-taught class with a Medieval History colleague, Marvin helps students explore the social and ethical implications of technological enhancements to the human body and mind.

 

Enhancing Campus Wide Radio Communications

By: Caroline Baptist

The traditional school year comes to a close, but communications on private university campuses continue to run year-round.

 

 

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