Burton Bollag

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Dust Left by Beirut’s Massive Explosion May Be a Major Danger to Health

Burton Bollag | 28 Aug 2020

The threat of toxic dust is just one facet of the mammoth task of restoring Beirut after the port blast. Teams of academics have formed to coordinate recovery efforts.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Libraries Publishing Violence

Explosion Took a Heavy Toll on Beirut’s Arts and Culture Scene

Burton Bollag | 24 Aug 2020

Much of the city’s creative life was centered in two historic neighborhoods that bore the brunt of the blast.

Academic Freedom Conflict Data & Surveys Violence

Middle East Suffers Largest Share of Attacks on Higher Education

Burton Bollag | 16 Jul 2020

Two-thirds of all attacks on campuses and university buildings worldwide over the past five years took place in the Middle East, says a new report on attacks on education.

Administration Coronavirus Health & Medicine Students Testing

Arab Universities Begin Reopening After Covid-19 Closures

Burton Bollag | 02 Jul 2020

Officials in several countries called the openings tentative and said they could be reversed if the number of infections rises.

Coronavirus Employment Internet Scholarships

Job Creation Efforts in the Middle East Hit a New Snag: Covid-19

Burton Bollag | 22 Jun 2020

Organizations that assist entrepreneurs in the Arab region and seek to improve young people’s job prospects face new challenges from the Covid-19 lockdowns.

Coronavirus Education Reform Policy Technology & Online Learning

Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Help Reform Arab Higher Education?

Burton Bollag | 09 Jun 2020

While not diminishing the many difficulties in the crash transition to distance learning, many Arab educators also see an upside.

Coronavirus Technology & Online Learning Testing

Next Steps for New Online Courses: Measure Learning, Prevent Cheating

Burton Bollag | 26 May 2020

Universities in the Arab region first looked to technology for ways of preventing cheating on exams. But in response to student complaints, some are rethinking how to asses learning.

Coronavirus Curriculum Students Technology & Online Learning

Arab Universities Struggle With Final Exams and Reopening Decisions

Burton Bollag | 21 May 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic forced Arab universities to hastily shift classes online–or in some cases shut down completely. Now they need to assess learning and decide how to safely re-open.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Finances

Nonprofit Groups Shift Tactics to Help the Arts Survive the Coronavirus

Burton Bollag | 10 Apr 2020

With artistic productions shut down by the pandemic, cultural organizations are looking for ways to continue their missions and get support to unemployed artists.

Development Gender Internationalization Research Science

A Small Network of Arab and German Academics Aspires to Have a Large Impact

Burton Bollag | 23 Mar 2020

An “academy” of early-career researchers in Germany and Arab countries promotes international, interdisciplinary research projects “on the boundary between science and society.”




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