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The Botanical Treasury celebrates 40 of the world's most fascinating plants

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

See sample pages from this book at Wink. The Botanical Treasury: Celebrating 40 of the Most Fascinating Plants through Historical Art and Manuscripts by Christopher Mills (editor) University of Chicago Press 2016, 176 pages, 8.5 x 11...Show More Summary

Weekend reading: Garrett Broad’s More Than Just Food

Garrett M. Broad.  More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change. University of California Press, 2016. I particularly wanted to read this book for two reasons, one personal and one professional. First the personal.  The book’s University of California Press publication was supported by the Anne G. Lipow Endowment Fund for Social Justice and […]

'Refugee' Among Most Used Word In British Children's Writing Contest

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The Oxford University Press has named the word “refugee” its annual Children’s Word of the Year, after the term appeared in hundreds of short stories written by children in the U.K. Since 2011, kids ages 13 and under have entered anShow More Summary

Baylor Yanks President Title From Ken Starr

Kenneth Starr's been defending Bill Clinton's legacy lately, but he's now got more pressing matters at hand. The former Whitewater counsel who once tried to take down the Clintons had his president title at Baylor University yanked away Thursday in the wake of a sex-assault scandal that also resulted in...

These Stunning Maps Highlight the Tricks in a Cartographer's Toolkit

46.0167° N, 7.7500° E, Bundesamt für Landestopografie, Zermatt, 1997. Scale 1:25,000 (shown at half size)?. Cartographic Grounds, Princeton Architectural Press. (Photo: Harvard Map Collection/Harvard Library/Harvard University) WhenShow More Summary

Alicia Machado: Donald Trump Called Me ‘Miss Piggy,’ Claimed 50-Pound Weight Gain [Video]

The troubles of Donald Trump concerning Trump’s alleged treatment of women continue to dog Trump in the press. As reported by Newser, a former Miss Universe is providing additional details about the way Trump allegedly treated the beauty pageant winner after she gained weight. Show More Summary

Forthcoming in Faith and Philosophy: Review of W. E. Mann, God, Modality, and Morality

Review William F. Vallicella William E. Mann, God, Modality, and Morality (Oxford University Press, 2015), ix + 369 pp. This is a book philosophers of religion will want on their shelves. It collects sixteen of William E. Mann's previously published...

‘Language is a dangerous code’: A Conversation with Peter Gizzi

Thanks to Plymouth University’s YouTube feed, we have an intimate look into the life and work of Peter Gizzi, whose 7th collection of poetry, Archeophonics, will be published in September by Wesleyan University Press. Gizzi discusses his entry into poetry as a young man and the influence his older brother Michael had on his development, […]

The new issue of JAERE is out

From the inbox: Dear John, The latest issue of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE) is now available on the University of Chicago Press Journals website. As a reminder, AERE 2016 membership provides exclusive online access to the full run of JAERE in full text,...

The deadly selfie game - the thrill to end all thrills

Amanda du Preez, University of Pretoria According to the popular press it was more likely in 2015 for a person to die while taking a selfie than to be killed by a shark - this is globally. This means that, officially, the deadly "monster"...Show More Summary

Ralph Gleason’s Artistic Activism

Sometimes, less really is more. The new compilation of Ralph J. Gleason’s writings about music and society, “Music in the Air,” issued this month by Yale University Press, would be twice as good a book at half the length. Gleason, who...Show More Summary

Columbia University to Open a First Amendment War Room

The university is teaming up with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation on a $60-million institute dedicated to the freedoms of speech and the press.

The Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee Defends Ignorance

Yesterday, the press had a field day with these remarks by President Obama at the Rutgers University commencement because they seemed to be aimed at Donald Trump. Obviously they hit...

Press Loves Stewart's 'Man-Baby' Trump Tag, Downplays His Harsh Hillary Critique

In an appearance at the University of Chicago on Monday, Jon Stewart, as NewsBusters' Scott Whitlock noted the next day, mocked those who think highly of this country's ideals and history, and particularly GOP frontrunner Donald Trump...Show More Summary

Superheroes, Steven Universe, and the Maternal Narrative - Superheroes, Steven Universe, and the Maternal Narrative

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Superhero stories tend to focus a lot on the influence of parental figures. You’d be hard pressed to name a superhero whose parents aren’t tragically murdered, absent, or villains….or sometimes combinations of all three.

Finger-specific key presses could speed up computer interaction

If you're looking for a way to use a computer more efficiently, researchers at the University of Waterloo's David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science may have a solution for you. Master's candidate Jingjie Zheng and Professor Daniel...Show More Summary

GSU e-Reserves Decision | Peer to Peer Review

Or, How I Learned How to Stop Worrying, Reject Licensing, and Embrace Fair Use and e-Reserves The infamous Georgia State University (GSU) e-reserves case (Cambridge University Press v. Patton) emerged last month from its long winter slumber to give us yet another 200+ page decision which librarians, lawyers, and publishers have begun to parse and […]

What's Really Wrong With Higher Education And How To Fix It

Review of Lesson Plan: An Agenda for Change in American Higher Education. By William G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson. Princeton University Press. 163 pp. $24.95 Since World War II, higher education has been celebrated as an "engine of opportunity" in the United States - and our nation's colleges and universities have been the envy of the world. Show More Summary

This is how much money Manchester City could lose if it doesn't make the Champions League

Manchester City could lose out on £100 million ($144 million) if it fails to qualify for the Champions League, according to a football finance expert. Rob Wilson of Sheffield Hallam University, speaking to the Press Association Sport,...Show More Summary

Unflattening – A graphic dissertation that argues for the power of images over text as a way to teach

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

See sample pages from this book at Wink. Unflattening by Nick Sousanis Harvard University Press 2015, 208 pages, 7.5 x 10.2 x 1 inches (softcover) $16 Buy a copy on Amazon It is remarkable how much we learn in our youth and how fast we learn it. Show More Summary

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