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Teaching as Lifelong Learning

James M. Banner, Jr. and Harold C. Cannon— For the most skilled and devoted teachers, knowledge comes through an intense love of learning and of a subject, a love whose origins may be mysterious and unknown, awakened perhaps by a chance encounter with a children’s book, by a parent’s praise,

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Politics and Mindsets in Poor Rural Communities

Mil Duncan— Poverty alleviation has always been politically charged in the United States. Are the poor trapped by their own bad choices—dropping out of school, having children young and out of wedlock, getting in trouble with the law? “Cultural” failings? Or is it the paucity of good jobs and good

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What SUP From Your Favorite University Presses, September 12, 2014

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! Once again, there is a lot to share this week from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses. This week, we remembered 9/11 and it’s lasting effects, tested our literary

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What SUP From Your Favorite University Presses, July 25, 2014

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! Once again, there is a lot to share this week from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses. This week, we visit Machu Picchu, address New York City’s inequality, and

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What SUP From Your Favorite University Presses, June 20, 2014

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! Once again, there is a lot to share this week from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses. This week, we celebrate Bloomsday, analyze assumptions about Iraq, and correct misconceptions

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May Goodreads Giveaways

This month, we’re giving away three books on Goodreads – Michael S. Roth‘s Beyond The University, Linda R. Wires‘ The Double-Crested Cormorant and Becoming Freud, by Adam Phillips. Whether you’re hoping to read about American intellectual history, conservation biology, the art of biography and psychoanalysis, or just something fascinating and altogether different, we’ve got plenty of books

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A Conversation with Rachel Adams on Raising Henry and a Book Giveaway

Publishing this month, Rachel Adams‘s Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery gives a deeply moving and honest account of welcoming a baby born with Down syndrome. Adams, a professor of English and American studies, is also director of the Future of Disability Studies Project at Columbia University. In the interview below,

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Notes from a Native New Yorker: Studying The Ground, and Ourselves

Follow @yaleSCIbooks Michelle Stein—   Notes from the Ground: Science, Soil & Society in the American Countryside, by Benjamin R. Cohen is primarily the story of the merger of agriculture and science in early America, and all the attendant debates and developments in agricultural life. But in the spirit of

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September Theme: Education

Our September celebration of education isn’t only because the kiddies are going back to school. As a scholarly publisher, our mission is to publish serious works that educate both within and outside the classroom. From museum programs and school reform to learning about animals and the place of rap in

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Are the Humanities Slipping Away?

In a piece from the Chronicle of Higher Education, Frank Donoghue writes about the decline in humanities majors, a decline which is also paired with an increase in for-profit and two-year colleges.  He concludes that while humanities may lose their footing in the world of college and university, their place

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