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An academic life : a memoir, Hanna Holborn Gray

Label
An academic life : a memoir
Title
An academic life
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Hanna Holborn Gray
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" A compelling memoir by the first woman president of a major American university Hanna Holborn Gray has lived her entire life in the world of higher education. The daughter of academics, she fled Hitler's Germany with her parents in the 1930s, emigrating to New Haven, where her father was a professor at Yale University. She has studied and taught at some of the world's most prestigious universities. She was the first woman to serve as provost of Yale. In 1978, she became the first woman president of a major research university when she was appointed to lead the University of Chicago, a position she held for fifteen years. In 1991, Gray was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to education. An Academic Life is a candid self-portrait by one of academia's most respected trailblazers. Gray describes what it was like to grow up as a child of refugee parents, and reflects on the changing status of women in the academic world. She discusses the migration of intellectuals from Nazi-held Europe and the transformative role these exiles played in American higher education--and how the émigré experience in America transformed their own lives and work. She sheds light on the character of university communities, how they are structured and administered, and the balance they seek between tradition and innovation, teaching and research, and undergraduate and professional learning. An Academic Life speaks to the fundamental issues of purpose, academic freedom, and governance that arise time and again in higher education and that pose sharp challenges to the independence and scholarly integrity of each new generation. "--
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gray, Hanna Holborn
Dewey number
  • 378.0092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
LD925.G73
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The William G. Bowen memorial series in higher education
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gray, Hanna Holborn
  • University of Chicago
  • Gray, Hanna Holborn
  • University of Chicago
  • Women historians
  • Women college teachers
  • Women in higher education
  • Presidents
  • Women college teachers
  • Women historians
  • Women in higher education
  • United States
Label
An academic life : a memoir, Hanna Holborn Gray
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Series from book jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Berlin and Heidelberg to exile in London -- The search for academic work in exile: London and New York -- The academic émigrés in America -- Growing up in New Haven and in Washington, DC -- An education at Bryn Mawr College -- A year at the University of Oxford -- Graduate study and teaching at Harvard -- The first round in Chicago and Evanston -- The Yale years -- President of the University of Chicago -- Finale
Control code
on1005117239
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 327 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691179186
Lccn
2017036151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
An academic life : a memoir, Hanna Holborn Gray
Publication
Note
Series from book jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Berlin and Heidelberg to exile in London -- The search for academic work in exile: London and New York -- The academic émigrés in America -- Growing up in New Haven and in Washington, DC -- An education at Bryn Mawr College -- A year at the University of Oxford -- Graduate study and teaching at Harvard -- The first round in Chicago and Evanston -- The Yale years -- President of the University of Chicago -- Finale
Control code
on1005117239
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 327 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691179186
Lccn
2017036151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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