News and Blogs

OSP wins a Digital Science ‘Catalyst Grant’

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve won a Catalyst Grant for innovative research tool-building projects, offered by Digital Science.  The grant will support the extension of the OSP into other languages, beginning with German, Spanish, and Japanese (languages in which we have large document collections). 

OSP wins Digital Science Catalyst Grant

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Open Syllabus Project has won a Catalyst Grant from Digital Science in recognition of its potential to improve higher education.

Forbes: "The Desperate Need for the Vanishing Middle Neighborhood"

Saturday, July 1, 2017


By Erik Sherman

Discussions of income inequality frequently focus on the extremes—the poor versus the ultra-wealthy. However, as the reaction of voters in both parties should have reminded everyone last year, many places between the two poles are hurting and need attention.

Syllabus of the Month (June)

Monday, May 29, 2017

This month’s honorees are Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West from the University of Washington for their very ambitious INFO 198 / BIOL 106B course:

Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data

Our learning objectives are straightforward. After taking the course, you should be able to:

Job opportunity at the Open Syllabus Project: Web Applications Developer (Javascript and Python)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Open Syllabus Project is an academic data mining project based at Columbia University that’s analyzing a corpus of 1M+ college course syllabi. We’re building a wide range of tools and services for audiences both inside and outside the university. We aim to:

Syllabus of the Month (February)

Saturday, February 4, 2017

This month we highlight RISD Professor Clement Valla’s course, Uncreative Design, and ponder its relationship to the OSP.

Register for Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Register now for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s 2016 conference Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies. This national biennial conference will be held Wednesday, September 21, to Friday, September 23, 2016, at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.

Syllabus of the Month (September)

Monday, September 12, 2016

September’s ‘Syllabus of the Month’ is a 1994 University of Chicago class, “Current Issues in Racism and the Law,” by a junior faculty member you may have heard of.  (Full syllabus on clickthrough).

The Assembly Urban Director Nicholas Hamilton to Speak July 13th at Flanders House/UN Habitat Event

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Assembly Urban Director Nicholas Hamilton will be a panelist in a seminar entitled "Regeneration of Urban Regions through Integrated Spatial and Economic Policies" on Wednesday, July 13th, at the  Flanders House/UN Habitat event. The debate will focus on the“Regeneration of urban regions through integrated spatial and economic policies,” using examples of Flanders (City of Genk, etc.) and the US

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