Faculty Culture Is Fractured

As collaborations go global, professors are looking to rejuvenate the faculty club and connections on campus

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Lance Rosenfield/Prime for The Chronicle

The Rossborough Inn at the U. of Maryland, which housed a faculty club that was shut down years ago, has a patio garden that, if it were enclosed, might be suitable for a revived club.

Juan Uriagereka spent most of spring break hunched over a table in his living room here, working with one of his closest collaborators, a linguist from Japan's Yokohama National University.

The two scholars have been publishing together for a decade but hadn't met in person in a year. Their weeklong meeting at the University of Maryland here, where Mr. Uriagereka is a linguistics professor and an associate provost, was a rare occasion to work face to face