Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Aug 19, 2020
Can colleges teach students what they need to know in the 21st century? Derek Bok offers an answer.
Jason Richwine quit Heritage Foundation amid controversy over his Harvard dissertation on race and IQ. Critics are now raising questions about work by a Michigan State physicist and vice president.
Serial killers have become the cultural anti-heroes of the age. Scott McLemee considers a new book that traces the back story of a morbid trend.
A new book explores the subterranean connections between geology and mythology. Scott McLemee returns from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
Supreme Court rules against textbook publisher's effort to prevent resale of cheaper imported textbooks.
A new book of essays takes stock of where "completion agenda" stands. The volume's editors talk about key lessons from the still nascent college completion push.
New book attacks the current state of legal education. The author? A law professor.
University of Minnesota faculty and staff released an e-book in 10 weeks chronicling advances in academic technology.
A university administrator's new book looks at students who were motivated by creativity, not grades, to think deeply and impact others.
Author of new book discuss American poetry's rebirth around the turn of the 20th century -- and why it matters today.
A cable news journalist looking at American life through classics of social theory? Scott McLemee checks it out.
University press directors bemoan ruling in Georgia State copyright case, discuss how to make up with librarians and curb unlicensed copying outside the courts.
In new novel, acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates depicts the struggles -- both external and psychological -- of a university's first female president.

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