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all scholars consider themselves public intellectuals?
Public and the Intellectuals
and speaking beyond the academy
intellectual and the bureaucracy
the intellectual necessarily an exile, marginal to the processes
of culture and society? Excerpts from an Emory conference on
Critical Conjunctions: Institutional Critique, Cultural Brokerage,
and Cultural Display.
can't say that everybody should be a public intellectual. People
are diversely gifted. That ought to be something we celebrate.
Johnson, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian
inventors or discoverers of knowledge should be in the business
of disseminating that knowledge.
Sheth, Kellstadt Professor of Marketing
your research concern Atlanta?
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Academic Exchange October/November
1999 Contents Page
transfer, or the delivery of academic discoveries and inventions
into the marketplace, is one way in which intellectuals and the
public interact. Emory's future in technology transfer is unfolding
with the plans for the forty-two-acre Emory West campus, which
the university purchased last year from the state.
Portions of that Briarcliff Road campus are slated to become
a biotechnology development center--an "incubator"
for nascent biotechnology companies with facilities, seed funding,
and management until they are secure enough to stand on their
As higher education observers have noted, this changing context
for science has blurred the distinctions between "scholarly"
and "applied" research. It also raises questions about
the patenting of information ranging from genetic material to
prime numbers. In what some have termed this shifting "infostructure,"
many researchers fear for the future of freely shared information.
Is technology transfer a sign that market demands are increasingly
university, distracting the academy from its mission? Or does
it leverage the university's best assets and offer a way to finance
the future of higher education?
The next issue of the Academic Exchange will explore these
questions. Contact the managing editor at 727-5269 or email@example.com
if you would like to contribute to the discussion.