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6/1/17

Steven Brint's proposal to study cluster hiring in U.S. universities was recommended for funding by the National Science Foundation.

5/4/17

Steven Brint presented a seminar on university researchers' role in the 50 top inventions since 1955 at the Department of Education, University of Oxford.

4/21/17

Steven Brint presented a seminar on the systems of academic professionalism and academic innovationism at the Centre for Global Higher Education, University College, London.

2/5/17

Steven Brint presented two lectures at UC Berkeley, one on the educational backgrounds of American business and political leaders, and the other on the systems of academic professionalism and academic innovationism.

11/13/16

Steven Brint will present a talk on his work as Vice Provost to improve graduation rates at UC Riverside at the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities annual meeting in Austin, TX.

10/14/16

Steven Brint presented a paper on the future of scholarly knowledge in the social sciences at the New School for Social Research.

7/16

Steven Brint was in residence at the University of Tuebingen (Germany) as a visiting scholar.

3/2/16

Steven Brint presented a lecture on "Effecting Change" at the UC Berkeley conference on Undergraduate Education March 11 in Berkeley, California.

3/2/16

Steven Brint presented a lecture on "The Future of the Research University" to the National Academy of Science Committee on Science, Technology, and Law March 10 in Newport Beach, California.

5/9/15

Steven Brint and Allison M. Cantwell presented a paper on the physical campus and co-curricular learning at the SERU Symposium, UC Berkeley.

4/28/15

Steven Brint lectured at the University of Toronto on how to improve graduation rates for low-income students.

4/26/15

Steven Brint lectured at Pennsylvania State University on themes from his forthcoming book, The Ends of Knowledge.

1/8/15

Steven Brint gave a featured talk at the UC Completions Conference on how to achieve organizational change to improve college graduation rates.

10/14/14

Steven Brint gave the keynote speech on "elite higher education: high cost, low return?" at the Oxford-Sciences Po conference on "elite higher education." Paris, Sciences Po.

05/15/14

Steven Brint gave the keynote speech on "professional responsibility in an age of experts and large organizations" at the annual meeting of the European Research Network on the Sociology of the Professions, Vaxjo, Sweden.

03/08/14
Steven Brint is spoke at the first Stanford-Berkeley Summit on Online Higher Education on “co-curricular learning and thephysical campus.”

11/04/13
Steven Brint testified at a Congressional subcommittee on higher education opportunities available to veterans.

10/30/13
Steven Brint interview was published in Phi Beta Kappa Key Reporter. .

10/6/13
A symposium on Steven Brint’s “The Collective Mind at Work” is published in Sociology of Education, including Brint’s response, “The Light Bulb Test.”

06/14/13
The Colleges & Universities 2000 databases were officially accepted for archiving at the University of Michigan’s Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).

06/06/13
Steven Brint gave a talk at the Reinvention Center's meeting for vice provosts and deans of undergraduate education on conceptualizing, measuring, and analyzing the characteristics of disengaged student populations at Colorado State University.

05/30/13
Steven Brint gave a talk on conceptualizing, measuring, and analyzing the characteristics of disengaged student populations to UCR faculty and graduate students as part of the the Department of Sociology's Colloqium Series.

05/01/13   Steven Brint spoke at the annual SERU Symposium at the University of Texas, Austin on the preparation and performance of students in college mathematics.

03/08-09/13  Steven Brint gave two lectures at the University of Oslo.  The first lecture focused on cultures of undergraduate engagement and disengagement at U.S. research universities.  The second lecture focused on the institutional geography of knowledge “trade.” 

11/05/12  Steven Brint spoke to university rectors and officials of the Chilean Ministry of Education in Santiago, Chile on a priori and empirical approaches to the classification of higher education institutions.

02/20/12
A podcast with Steven Brint on improving undergraduate education in research universities was posted on the Learning Matters website this week. Learning Matters is an educational media organization led by John Merrow, one of the leading educational journalists in the country and chief educational reporter for the PBS New Hour with Jim Lehrer. In the podcast Brint discussed the evaluation of teaching in research universities, ways to integrate teaching and research, the need for more challenging instruction as well as greater participation in classrooms, and ways to increase student participation in large lecture classes. The Learning Matters website is: www.learningmatters.tv. To listen to the podcast, click on higher education podcasts.

12/1/11
Steven Brint participated in a conference at Stanford University on the "new ecology of higher education."

10/21/11

Steven Brint gave a talk on the UC budget crisis at the annual meeting of the Librarians' Association of the University of California at UC Berkeley.

10/19/11

Steven Brint gave a talk at the Department of Sociology, UC-Merced, on "cultural networks, political rhetoric, and the UC budget crisis."

10/10/11

Steven Brint gave a seminar at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education on "Who Governs? Comparing Dual and Managerial Control in U.S. Four-Year Colleges and Universities."

10/4/11

Steven Brint participated in the Spencer Foundation conference on "The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice" at Northwestern University.

08/22/11

Steven Brint organized a panel at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association on "conflict in higher education."  Panelists included: Craig Calhoun (SSRC), Jerry Jacobs (Penn), Josipa Roksa (Virginia), Edward St. John (Michigan), and Mitcell Stevens (Stanford).

08/22/11

Steven Brint presented a paper on accountability movements in U.S. higher education at the American Sociological Association's annual meeting.

11/19/10

Steven Brint presented a paper on declining fields in U.S. four-year colleges and universities, 1970-2005 at the annual meeting of ASHE in Indianapolis.

11/01/10

Kristopher Proctor took a post-doctoral position at Stanford University working on a Gates foundation-sponsored grant on "the new ecology of higher education" with Michael Kirst and Mitchell Stevens.   Kerry Mulligan began as data manager for the Colleges & Universities 2000 Project.

10/03/10

The updated version of the Institutional Data Archive (IDA) (through 2005-06) was released.

10/01/10

Jacob Apkarian and Richard Niemeyer joined Colleges & Universities 2000 as project research assistants.

08/01/10

Steven Brint was named ASA representative to Committee Q (Education) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

11/05/09

Steven Brint presented a paper on the market model and growth in academic fields during the period 1975-2000 at the ASHE national meeting in Vancouver.

10/12/09

Steven Brint presented a colloquium at UCLA on results from the C&U2000 study of

changes in degrees awarded at U.S. colleges and universities, 1970-2005.

10/09/09

Steven Brint and John Aubrey Douglass presented a discussion of student culture and academic engagement in the University of California at a meeting of LERU universities in Amsterdam.

05/01/09

The 3rd annual SERU Symposium on the Student Experience in the Research University was held at UC Berkeley.  Steven Brint, Gregg Thomson, and John Aubrey Douglass presented a paper highlighting findings from the 2008 UC Undergraduate Experience Survey.

04/22/09

Steven Brint presented a colloquium at the University of California, Irvine on the market model and the growth and decline of academic fields in U.S. colleges and Universities.

04/10/09

Steven Brint was honored at the Pacific Sociological Association meetings for the 20th anniversary of The Diverted Dream. He joined a panel discussion of the book with his co-author, Jerome Karabel, and Alicia Dowd from the University of Southern California.

03/24/09

Steven Brint presented a lecture at Teachers College, Columbia University on "Student Culture in an Age of Mass Consumerist Higher Education." The lecture was based on C&U 2000 studies of undergraduate students.

03/20/09

Steven Brint presented a paper on "The Market Model and the Rise and Fall of Academic Fields, 1975-2000" at the Eastern Sociological Society meetings in Baltimore.

01/24/09

Steven Brint presented a keynote address to the inaugural meeting of the Portuguese Sociology of Education Society in Lisbon on the transformation of the American professoriate.

11/20/08

Colleges & Universities welcomed two new members of the staff, Kerry Mulligan and Matthew Baron Rotondi, both graduate students in Sociology at the University of California, Riverside.

11/01/08

The Spencer Foundation awarded the Colleges & Universities 2000 project a three-year $390,000 grant to expand and update the Institutional Data Archive and the College Catalog Study Database.  The research team also conducted new research on the databases, including studies of the divergent paths of public and private universities, metrics of success in comprehensive universities, and the influence of presidential backgrounds and attitudes on institutional trajectories.

09/01/08

Lori Turk-Bicakci joined the staff of the American Institutes of Research.  Kristopher Proctor assumed the responsibilities of project data manager.  Lori continued to consult with members of the project team and co-author project papers.

08/03/08

Steven Brint presented a discussion of David Lavin and Paul Attewell's new book, Passing the Torch at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Boston.

08/02/08

Steven Brint presented a paper on accountability in American higher education at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Boston in August.

06/19/08

Steven Brint spoke at the Sociology Institute at Universita Federico II in Naples, Italy. Topic: "New Economy, Social Power, or Social Embeddedness? Sociological Perspectives on the Growth and Decline of Academic Departments, 1975-2000."

05/08/08
Steven Brint and Allison M. Cantwell presented two papers at the Symposium on the Student Experience in the Research University at UCLA on May 8. The first paper explored the impact of undergraduate research, extracurricular activities, and study enhancement opportunities on student outcomes. The second paper discussed the effects of student time use on academic engagement and GPA.

04/24/08
Steven Brint spoke at the Higher Education Institute at the University of Georgia on April 24. Topic: "No College Student Left Behind? The Case for Professionalizing College Teaching."

04/01/08

For new web features on teaching and learning in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at UC-Riverside, navigate to www.chass.ucr.edu and click on the "Scenes from a Classroom" and "Minds Alive" icons.  For Steven Brint's moderated teaching and learning blog, navigate to www.studentacademicaffairs.ucr.edu and click on "The CHASS Education Pond."

 
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