The tendency to jump from George Washington to Thomas Jefferson overlooks a man who was a leader almost in spite of himself. David McCullough's biography of Adams provides a fascinating view at an astute political thinker who attracted followers through competence and integrity. It is not only a book to read but to re-read.
If for nothing else, Americans need to be grateful to Thomas Jefferson for giving us the language and values of liberty and freedom.
Live from Monticello: Human rationality can be thought of in three ways: as rational beings, as rational_izing_ beings, and as debating beings who reach rough consensus and are _much_ smarter collectively than they were individually....Show More Summary
The search for the missing grain led to Trinidad and Thomas Jefferson, and now excitement among African-American chefs.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise sees Thomas Jefferson as an ally in his opposition to the separation of church and state. That's spectacularly wrong.
AJAY KOHLI, MD As I walk into the building, the sheer grandiosity of the room is one to withhold — it’s as if I’m walking into Grand Central station. There’s a small army of people, all busy at their desks, working to carry out the next wave of innovations helping more than a million lives
When U.S. President Thomas Jefferson sent former soldiers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their cross-continental trek in 1804, he directed them to record every object in their surroundings “worthy of notice… especially those not known in the U.S.” Jefferson had recently purchased the Louisiana Territory from France. Show More Summary
During the late 18th century, United States founding father Thomas Jefferson established the fledgling country’s first public land survey to ensure that land would be divided and sold to “yeoman farmers” fairly. To do this Jefferson created a grid known as the Rectangular Survey System, which parceled out land in accordance with the Land Ordinance...
Historical geniuses are tricky beasts to dramatize. Last year, Scott Carter’s attempt to revive the corpses of Dickens, Tolstoy, and Thomas Jefferson fell flat at Primary Stages. Now, in the world premiere of Fire and Air at Classic Stage Company, Terrence McNally is encountering his own his own set of ... More »
Islam in America dates to the founding fathers, says Smithsonian’s religion curator Peter Manseau
Medical students who spend more time engaging in the arts may also be bolstering the qualities that improve their bedside manner with patients, according to new research from Tulane and Thomas Jefferson universities.
Scientists at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia have developed a new technique to improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy for solid tumors. Their method employs nanotechnology in the form of oxygen-filled microbubbles that can be burst using focused ultrasound when they are near a tumor. The majority of solid tumors are oxygen-deficient as they quickly […]
(Thomas Jefferson University) Bursting oxygen-filled microbubbles in breast cancer makes tumors three times more sensitive to radiation therapy in preliminary tests with animal models of the disease
Last month N.P.R.’s The Two Way reported on America’s original kilogram. Or, as the weight was called at the time, the grave. That story started in 1793 with Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson seeking to unify American weights and measures. Show More Summary
“It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which gives happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson If you are a practicing physician, you need rest. Why do I say this? Because you have gone through an enculturation process which focuses on hyperactivity and super high-level achievement. In training programs and in practice, admitting that you […]
Surgeon David Hindin traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to visit the Health Design Lab, a part of Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Medical college. The entire space is designed to foster imagination, creativity, and the ability to quickly bring ideas to life. It’s stocked with everything from 3D printers to virtual reality headsets – and the […]
Just months after completing a nine-year construction project to upgrade its research capabilities, the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has delivered its next technological success: For the first...Show More Summary
Finished reading Gordon Wood’s new dual biography of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Can’t say I learned anything new, but it is a fast and entertaining read by one of the leading historians of the period. Caroline Fraser, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Metropolitan Books, 2017). Jacqueline Jones, Goddess of Anarchy: […]
(DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility) Just months after completing a nine-year construction project to upgrade its research capabilities, the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has delivered...Show More Summary