This week, Oxford University Press is hiring a senior designer, and Random House is seeking an eBook specialist. Kensington Publishing needs a senior book cover designer, and Schiffer Publishing is on the hunt for a design team member. Show More Summary
Most students in my American Government class at Eastern Kentucky University can readily list the rights enumerated in the First Amendment: freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly -- along with the establishment clause and free exercise clauses relative to religion. Show More Summary
1.) Must-read review: Mark Lamster in the Dallas Morning News on Rice University’s planned demolition of ‘The Art Barn.’ 2.) Critical thoughts (edition of seven): Mark Stryker in the Detroit Free Press with a think-piece on the past and future of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Christopher Lyon in Hyperallergic on Doug Wheeler at New [...]
Thomas Piketty's new book on the history and future of capitalism (Harvard University Press) is a bold attempt to pick up where Marx left off and correct what he got wrong. While there is much that is useful in this lengthy and well-written...Show More Summary
Brainstorming sessions have gotten a lot of bad press lately, but there are way around the problems. A study at Texas A & M University suggests that brainstorming in a group may limit the diversity of ideas that come up....
(March 7, 2014 09:27 PM, by David Henderson) I'm working my way through Peter H. Schuck, Why Government Fails So Often. It's due out next month from Princeton University Press and I'm writing a review of it. I'm over halfway through and I'm loving it. Schuck does a... (0 COMMENTS)
Meet a legend and it’s natural to feel intimidated. They come with all that TV time and press clippings and history. The live in a universe unimagined by most.
The folks at University Press Books in Berkeley have generously made a little extra space for just a few more students to attend Cedar Sigo’s upcoming, jam-packed and very cool Community Poets’ Workshop. If you’d like to attend, submit 5-10 poems no later than end of day this Saturday. Complete details are available at UPB’s [...]
It is often said that music is a universal language. However, a new report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on March 6 finds that music doesn't speak to everyone. There are people who are perfectly able to experience pleasure...Show More Summary
We seem to be living through one of those moments when university campuses go a little bit nuts, generating enormous amounts of bad press for themselves. This first happened in the late 1960s, when the free speech, civil rights, and anti-war protest movements became radicalized, inspiring widespread acts of vandalism and violence. Show More Summary
posted with permission: The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt. Edited by Christina Riggs. Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. xxi + 791. $150.00. ISBN 978-01995-714-51. Reviewed by John Bauschatz, University of Arizona Stretching to more than 800 pages in length, the Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt seeks to provide a one-stop […]
Northwestern University broke a cardinal rule of campus litigation last week: it issued a press release responding to specific allegations in a student’s lawsuit, which accuses the institution of violating Title IX and failing to discipline a tenured professor who sexually assaulted her. In her suit, the student says that after a night of bar-hopping and [...]
Press Release, Cleveland-Marshall First School to Offer Risk-Free J.D. with ‘Convertible’ Degree Option: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University is removing some of the personal and financial risk that goes along with committing to a three-year law degree. Beginning this spring, if a J.D. student decides not to...
posted with permission: The Prince of Medicine: Galen in the Roman Empire. By Susan P. Mattern. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. xx + 334. Hardcover, $29.95. ISBN 978-0-19-976767-0. Reviewed by Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, Florida State University It has been a while since I have read a scholarly book from cover to cover in almost one […]
Notes from the book closet on new titles that caught our eye. “On Hinduism” (Oxford University Press), by Wendy Doniger, out March 3rd. For more than a decade, Wendy Doniger’s scholarship has been under attack by conservative Hindu groups...Show More Summary
Ansel Elkins has won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition for 2014. Her winning collection, “Blue Yodel,” will be published by Yale University Press in 2015, and Elkins will receive a writing fellowship at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Conn. When she heard today’s news, she said, “I did a crazy dance barefooted in […]
The Associated Press reports: The state of Michigan's defense of a ban on gay marriage is off to a rocky start after a judge refused to allow the first witness to testify. Sherif Girgis is a law student at Yale University and a doctoral candidate at Princeton University. Show More Summary
“Interim chancellor’s building snafu leaves lawmakers unhappy” That was the headline from the Associated Press this weekend, reporting on the REAC building controversy at the University of North Dakota. Last week Chancellor Larry Skogen...Show More Summary
Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor and Freedom of the Press | By James Lowell Underwood | The University of South Carolina Press | 328 pages. | $39.95 This is a day-by-day account of the notorious trial in 1903 of James Tillman, lieutenant governor of South Carolina, for the street killing of Narciso Gonzales, co-founder with his brothers of The State, the...
On January 30, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and CJR hosted a lively panel discussion on "Journalism After Snowden." The J-school's Tow Center for Digital Journalism and CJR are partnering on a yearlong research project about the wide-ranging implications of the Snowden revelations, and the panel event kicked it off. Show More Summary