In reading a recent article on Inside Higher Ed about open access publishing, I thought it too bad that Jim Grossman, Executive Director of the American Historical Association, seemed to feel that conversation has been dominated by the "imperatives of the sciences." Also too bad, is when handsome revenue generated for the AHA through its flagship journal, American Historical Review, is claimed as a reasonable justification for not participating in the global movement toward open access publishing. Dan Cohen of George Mason University captured the essence of Grossman's tone when he pointed out that now is not then; "it is now 2012, not 2005"! There is most definitely no going back.
Foundation doctoral candidates preparing for their doctoral defense should be aware of the schedule for next year. Effective January, 2013, doctoral candidates may schedule their doctoral defense to take place in Indiana on one of the four following dates:
First Monday of March, 2013
(All academic and financial requirements must be met no later than December 1, 2012.)
First Monday of June, 2013
(All academic and financial requirements must be met no later than March 1, 2013.)
Second Monday of September, 2013
(All academic and financial requirements must be met no later than June 1, 2013.)
First Monday of December, 2013
(All academic and financial requirements must be met no later than September 1, 2013.)
The Centro Pro Unione's annual Summer Course in Rome is now accepting applications for 2013. For well over a decade, the Foundation and Centro have enjoyed a fruitful relationship, and many Foundation students have studied on this course and applied the Units of Study they have completed toward their degree. The Centro is a center of ecumenical research and sits in the heart of Rome on the Piazza Navona.