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University of Mary Washington student newspaper is no longer called The Bullet

Beginning September 4, The Bullet at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA, becomes The Blue & Gray Press. “The editorial board felt that the paper’s name, which alludes to ammunition for an artillery weapon, propagated violence and did not honor our school’s history in a sensitive manner,” says a university release. “The new … Read More

Wednesday Morning Splash

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What’s Happening — Governance or a New Era Discussion at the National Press Club, 9:30 a.m. — Communicating a Crisis at George Washington University, 10 a.m. — Magna Carta Lecture Series: Selecting and Preserving Primary Sources at the...Show More Summary

The Cross of War: Matthew McCullough's New Book on Christian Nationalism in the Spanish-American War

Paul Putz Adding to a growing collection of books dealing with religion and war in American history, Matthew McCullough's The Cross of War (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014) takes on the "splendid little war" of 1898. Fellow RiAHShow More Summary

The Roots of #Ferguson

The situation in Ferguson, MO continues to be volatile, news cycle after news cycle. A second young person, a Howard University grad, was shot, members of the national press have been arrested, tear gas has been fired night after night...Show More Summary

What States are the Biggest Job Winners and Losers in the Recovery?

The Deloitte University Press has a very interesting, and comprehensive study on job gains and losses, by type of job, and state by state.The biggest winners are states involved in energy production, finance, or healthcare. The biggest...Show More Summary

Greenland Glaciers Collapsing much Faster than Thought

Emory University: “Climate Change: The Physics of Glacier Loss” Related press release from UC Irvine from this spring: “ Greenland will be far greater contributor to sea rise than expected Major UCI-NASA…

Review of Law, When God Spoke Greek

BRYN MAYR CLASSICAL REVIEW: Timothy Michael Law, When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. ix, 216. ISBN 9780199781720. $24.95 (pb). Reviewed by Christian Schäfer?, Septuaginta-Unternehmen der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen? (Christian.Schaefer@mail.uni-goettingen.de) [...]Show More Summary

Brody, Mishna and Tosefta Studies

NEW BOOK FROM MAGNES PRESS: Mishna and Tosefta Studies By Robert Brody Publisher: The Hebrew University Magnes PressCategories: Talmud, Jewish StudiesPublish date: August 2014Language: English Danacode: 45-132011ISBN: 9789654937672Cover:...Show More Summary

Weekend reading: Globalization and Food Sovereignty

Peter Andrée, Jeffrey Ayres, Michael J. Bosia, and Marie-Josée Massicotte.  Globalization and Food Sovereignty: Global and Local Change in the New Politics of Food.  University of Toronto Press, 2014. This is a book in a series on political economy and public policy, edited by political science professors in Canada and the United States with deep […]

The Sarashina Diary review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan, Sugawara no Takasue no Musume's The Sarashina Diary, out in a new translation/edition from Columbia University Press. It's been...Show More Summary

'Major' Findings Of FAB's Internal Investigation Continue To Leave Investors In The Dark

By Alfred Little: On August 13th, 2014 FAB Universal (OTC:FABU) issued a press release providing a "summary of major findings" of the "internal investigation" effort of Loeb & Loeb LLP ("Loeb"), retained by FAB's Board of Directors. Both the investigation and its vague findings are inherently flawed, as I will show in this report. Show More Summary

Here's What Happened When A College Football Coach Said Lying Is Part Of Recruiting

In a Monday press conference, the head football coach at West Virginia University said lying is a part of the recruiting process. But when the school released an official video and transcript of the event, that statement was nowhereShow More Summary

'Vape' Is Added to Oxford Dictionaries…Finally

Oxford University Press has updated its dictionaries to include very important words that we use basically every day, like "vape" and "binge-watch." Read more...

Rebrand: Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Press Release, Cooley Law is now Western Michigan University Cooley Law School: After reviews by the Higher Learning Commission and the ABA, an affiliation agreement in the works for more than a year has led to a new identity for the nation's largest law school--the Western Michigan University Thomas M....

Patent examiners more likely to approve marginal inventions when pressed for time

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Haste makes waste, as the old saying goes. And according to research from a University of Illinois expert in patent law, the same adage could be applied to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where high-ranking examiners have a tendency to rubber-stamp patents of questionable merit due to time constraints. read more

New To the Civil War Memory Library, 08/13/14

Paul Escott, Lincoln’s Dilemma: Blair, Sumner, and the Republican Struggle over Racism and Equality in the Civil War Era, (University Press of Virginia, 2014). Evan Jones and Wiley Sword eds., Gateway to the Confederacy: New Perspectives on the Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns, 1862-1863, (Louisiana State University Press, 2014). Show More Summary

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Yale University Press publish first-ever survey of Neo-Impressionist portraiture

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The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), in partnership with Yale University Press, has published the first-ever comprehensive survey of Neo-Impressionist portraiture. The Neo-Impressionist Portrait, 1886-1904, was written by Dr. Jane Block, professor emerita of the University of Illinois, and Ellen W. Show More Summary

Scenes from a declining middle class

This is Scott Beaulier: Louis Brandeis once said, “I abhor averages.” After reading Average Is Over (Dutton Press) by Tyler Cowen of George Mason University, I’d concur with Brandeis: if the average American’s future is anywhere close...Show More Summary

New OUP Book: Evans and Riley, “Technologies of Sexiness”

New OUP Book: Evans and Riley, “Technologies of Sexiness” Later this month, Oxford University Press will publish Technologies of Sexiness, a new book by Adrienne Evans  (Media, Coventry University, UK) and  Sarah Riley (Psychology, University...Show More Summary

Robert Johnson -- Steve Cushing: Pioneers of the Blues Revival

Pioneers of the Blues Revival Steve Cushing 400 Pages ISBN: # 978-0252038334 University of Illinois Press 2014 "Pioneers of the Blues Revival documents the efforts of a quirky set of researchers who slowly pieced together a version of blues history and meaning. This dedicated cohort, despite their w...

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