Engaged Scholarship

This was initially posted on Medium as part of my Writing Along the Way project. Hops Grown by the Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment at MSU   To speak of “applied” scholarship is to divorce theory from practice in a way that impoverishes both. This, at least, is the insight that has …

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Catalytic Opportunities

Continuing my experiment in public writing along the way, this post on Medium outlines the contours of what I’ve been thinking about as “catalytic opportunities.” I’ve begun thinking about strategic initiatives as catalytic. In chemistry, a catalyst causes a chemical reaction without itself being affected. But this isn’t exactly what I have in mind, because …

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