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03/28/2013
Textbooks - Academic and Professional Books - Cambridge University Press

Textbook decision deadlines are approaching! Take a look at some options from Cambridge, and request an exam copy for review!

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Permission to sleep! (It'll increase your productivity in the long run!)http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2013/03/01/...
03/12/2013
Essay on why academics need to get enough sleep | Inside Higher Ed

Permission to sleep! (It'll increase your productivity in the long run!)

http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2013/03/01/essay-why-academics-need-get-enough-sleep

I’m more or less perpetually awed by how poorly we academics take care of ourselves much of the time. Sometimes I think that, almost by definition, the typical scholar-teacher is a neurotic who routinely puts work before his or her own health. Unnecessarily. Perhaps this is why I frequently find mys...

A high school teacher issues a "warning from the trenches" to his students' future professors: http://www.insidehighered...
02/19/2013
A high school teacher alerts professors to the limitations of a generation of No Children Left Behin

A high school teacher issues a "warning from the trenches" to his students' future professors:

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/02/19/high-school-teacher-alerts-professors-limitations-generation-no-children-left-behind

Part swan song, part favor for a friend, Ken Bernstein’s letter to college professors upon his retirement from teaching high school government is generating buzz across higher education.

Did you catch the State of the Union last night? President Obama had a few things to say about the state of education, t...
02/13/2013
Obama calls for more attention to price, value, accreditation in State of the Union | Inside Higher

Did you catch the State of the Union last night? President Obama had a few things to say about the state of education, too!

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/02/13/obama-calls-more-attention-price-value-accreditation-state-union

WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Tuesday night called for major changes to the criteria accreditors use to evaluate colleges, asking Congress to either require accreditors to take college prices and educational value into account or to create an alternative system based on “performance and results.”...

02/08/2013

Be safe in the snow this weekend, everyone! At least you'll have some reading time while we wait for #Nemo to clear!

Mayor Bloomberg: “If you want to go to a university where the government decides what kind of subjects are fit for discu...
02/07/2013
Bloomberg Defends Brooklyn College’s Right to B.D.S. Talk

Mayor Bloomberg: “If you want to go to a university where the government decides what kind of subjects are fit for discussion, I suggest you apply to a school in North Korea.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/07/nyregion/bloomberg-defends-brooklyn-colleges-right-to-bds-talk.html?ref=education&_r=0

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Brooklyn College should be free to sponsor a forum on any topic, “including ideas that people find repugnant.”

Nobel Prize-winner and Cambridge author Steven Weinberg:  "Anyone who concludes from the beauty of string theory that it...
02/05/2013
When Beauty Is Not Truth - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Nobel Prize-winner and Cambridge author Steven Weinberg: "Anyone who concludes from the beauty of string theory that it's true is crazy. But anyone who concludes from the fact that it's not proved yet that people should stop working on it is also crazy."

http://chronicle.com/article/When-Beauty-Is-Not-Truth/136803/

Physicists are drawn to elegant, symmetrical theories, and many have turned out to be true. But the gleam of the beautiful can blind scientists, a critic argues.

Class size makes a difference in higher ed, too!  How many students are in your average class? How about those MOOCs?!ht...
01/29/2013
Essay on importance of class size in higher education | Inside Higher Ed

Class size makes a difference in higher ed, too! How many students are in your average class? How about those MOOCs?!

http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2013/01/29/essay-importance-class-size-higher-education

In October, during the final 2012 U.S. presidential debate, the topic of class size came up within the context of global competitiveness. Although the candidates were mainly arguing the benefits of small classes in K-12 education, the issue deserves attention within higher education. With the growth...

01/29/2013

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Think you know Jane Austen? Check out this contest for a chance to win THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO PRIDE & PREJUDICE!
01/24/2013

Think you know Jane Austen? Check out this contest for a chance to win THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO PRIDE & PREJUDICE!

How well do you know Jane Austen's heroines? Test yourselves, Austen aficionados, by guessing the heroine described in this quote from one of her novels. Stay tuned—we’ll be posting more quotes soon, and one randomly-selected participant will win a copy of THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO PRIDE AND PREJUDICE!

"The real evils, indeed, of ______’s situation were the power of having rather too much her own way, and a disposition to think a little too well of herself."

Did you know that this month marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE?  http://www.cambridge.org...
01/24/2013
Jane Austen in Context

Did you know that this month marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE?

http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item1163544/?site_locale=en_US

Covering many aspects of Jane Austen's life, works and historical context, this collection of essays provides the most complete one volume introduction to her life and times. The generously illustrated collection of concise contributions is arranged alphabetically, and covers topics ranging from bio...

Want the low-down on #climatechange? Check out this phenomenal book by Jonathan Cowie:  http://www.cambridge.org/us/know...
01/14/2013
Climate Change

Want the low-down on #climatechange? Check out this phenomenal book by Jonathan Cowie:

http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item6865340/?site_locale=en_US

The second edition of this acclaimed text has been fully updated and substantially expanded to include the considerable developments (since publication of the first edition) in our understanding of the science of climate change, its impacts on biological and human systems, and developments in climat...

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