It's a story making its way around the internet at the moment, Bryan College of Dayton, Tennessee is returning to its fundamentalist roots and obligating professors to sign a creationist statement.
“So many books, so little time” certainly rings true even if you’re only counting the bestseller lists, or the Indie Next list, or just your own never-ending TBR. But it’s worse than that, because the majority of those lists are just English books. What about all the great literature being published in other languages?
“The ability to think for one’s self depends upon one’s mastery of the language.” ~ Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Next summer, a book I've co-authored with Menachem Wecker, Consider No Evil: Two Faith Traditions and the Problem of Academic Freedom in Religious Higher Education (Cascade Books, 2014) will be released. Summer is a few months off, but I’m sure it will be here before I know it.
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A2 + B2 = C2 and E = mc2 and these = more than you think. So is the premise behind In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations that Changed the World, which aims to bring the mystifying world of mathematics into the world the knowns.
Research papers require thesis statements. For some reason, no matter how often I give examples, explain what a thesis statement is in class, and provide resources like UNC’s guide to thesis statements, most of my students still don’t get it. A good thesis statement is not a subject, a question, or ambiguous; it is a
I’m always surprised to find that many of my students have never heard of Google Books. If I want good information, I almost never use a general search on Google first, that is, unless it is currently a trending topic. Google Books can help narrow down credible sources in a short amount of time.
“A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.” ~ Carl Sagan, Cosmos (Ep.11) “The Persistence of Memory.”