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Extremes Of Temperature Decreasing In The US

Guest essay by Paul Homewood WUWT carried the story yesterday of the paper by Kodra & Ganguly, forecasting a wider range of temperature extremes in the future. According to the Northeastern University press release, using climate models and reanalysis datasets, … Continue reading ?

Review of Smith’s Race and Recruitment

Here is my review of Race and Recruitment: Civil War History Readers, which was just published at The Civil War Monitor. In recognition of Civil War History‘s 60th anniversary, the editors at Kent State University Press are releasing a series of books that feature some of the journal’s most important publications. The essays in the […]

MICHIGAN: Christian Radio Host John Baylo Confesses To Rape Of Second Child

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Cornerstone University radio host John Baylo was arrested last month after federal investigators connected him to the rape of an 11 year-old boy. Today Baylo confessed to a second rape. Via the Detroit Free Press: Former WCSG radio host...Show More Summary

Iowa Will Give 5 Students Scholarships for Buying Football Season Tickets

The University of Iowa is giving students a reason to go to football games this year. According to a press release, via Iowa City Press-Citizen, the school will reward five random students who buy season tickets for the 2014 season with a scholarship. Show More Summary

Ed Kleinbard Named Johnson Professor in Law and Business at USC

USC Press Release: Edward Kleinbard, an internationally recognized tax scholar and author of We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money [(Oxford University Press Oct. 1, 2014)], has been named the Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Professor in Law and Business at the USC Gould School of Law....

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 To Be Written And Directed By James Gunn

James Gunn has been adamant while doing press for Guardians of the Galaxy that he’d love to tell more stories in this universe, with the characters he worked hard to introduce to Marvel fans. Now, it sounds like he’s going to get the...Show More Summary

University may sell radio station after ‘Sexy Snapchats’ promotion somehow goes wrong

Student Press Law Center In April, KCPR’s sex talk show “Getting It In,” held a fundraiser with the promise that after donating $20, people would get “a week of sexy snapchats featuring the hosts of Getting It In!” The show’s hosts,Show More Summary

More Reviews of Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century

More reviews of Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics), Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Harvard University Press, 2014): Neil H. Buchanan (George Washington), Thomas Piketty's Book Is Masterful and Important, But Ultimately a Sideshow Kent D. Schenkel (New England), Trusts and Estates and the Question of Wealth Distribution Daniel N....

Global Crisis review-overview

The most recent addition to the complete review is a review-overview of Geoffrey Parker's landmark study on War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century, Global Crisis, which Yale University Press brought out last year. Usually...Show More Summary

Amanda Knox’s Ex Says Social Media Mentions Prove His Innocence

At a press conference in Rome earlier this month, Raffaele Sollecito claimed his university thesis proves his innocence. Sollecito analyzed social networks to determine how many people believed he was innocent or guilty alongside co-defendant...Show More Summary

Free Press takes its transparency dispute with the University of Michigan to court

Investment commitments and funding of more than $120 million, a property purchase for $12.8 million, construction of a new biological sciences building—all unanimously approved by the University of Michigan Board of Regents without public deliberation or discussion. Show More Summary

Dueling “weather is not climate” press releases – see if you can spot the politically biased one

URI researcher: Weather fluctuations cause people to seek information on climate change Media Contact: Todd McLeish, 401-874-7892 Results vary by political ideology, education levels KINGSTON, R.I. – July 16, 2014 – A University of Rhode Island researcher analyzed Internet search … Continue reading ?

Publishing Jobs: Oxford University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Random House

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Oxford University Press is hiring an editor of history and classics, while John Wiley & Sons is seeking a marketing manager. Random House needs a web developer, and Sourcebooks is on the hunt for a web/graphic designer. Get...Show More Summary

TCA 2014: Quick Takes From the Studio Press Visit Day (feat. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, GOTHAM and THE LOTTERY)

On Day 9 of the 16-day biannual Television Critic’s Association Summer 2014 Press Tour, Universal and Fox invited press to visit the set of their comedy series BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, and Warner Bros and Fox invited press to attend a special theater screening of GOTHAM and the Q&A with the cast of Lifetime’s new drama THERead More

The Graduate Advisor Handbook: Take Its Advice

Shore, Bruce M. 2014. The Graduate Advisor Handbook : A Student-centered Approach. Chicago: University of Chicago Press I’m a big fan of the University of Chicago Press’s series on academic life (disclosure: this may be because I went there for graduate school). Their series on writing, editing, and publishing  features several of my favorite titles, […]

Richard Blake on the Byzantine Empire

Heraclius: Emperor of Byzantium Walter E. Kaegi Cambridge University Press, 2003, 380pp ISBN 0 521 81459 6 Reviewed by Richard Blake This is the first biography of Heraclius in over a century, and the first ever in English. That a … Continue reading ?

Here's How Hillary Clinton Restricts The Press

Hillary Clinton's contract for a 2013 speech at the University of Buffalo — for which she was paid $275,000 — came with a number of limits on press access. A copy of the contract was released by the school Wednesday. Among other restrictions,...Show More Summary

Global Water Forum Publication: 'Global Water: Issues and Insights'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Just released by the Global Water Forum and published by the Australian National University Press: Global Water: Issues and Insights. You can download the entire document or chapter-by-chapter. Download Global_Water_Issues_and_Insights Download 1.-Introduction Introduction Freshwater governance holds a prominent position in the global policy agenda. Show More Summary

Lauren Skowronski Leaving MSNBC

MSNBC’s VP of Media Relations Lauren Skowronski is leaving the network to become VP of Corporate Communications at NBC Universal. In a press release issued by NBCUniversal today, the network announced Skowronski’s promotion. She’ll report...Show More Summary

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