Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Aug 28, 2018
An online textbook priced at almost $1,000 has infuriated students trying to navigate an already confusing textbook marketplace, but Louisiana-Lafayette officials insist they had "good intentions."
Author discusses themes of new book on the courts and higher education.
American Historical Association wants universities to permit blocking of online access to doctoral students' work for six years, saying such rules will protect new Ph.D.s seeking to publish. Not everyone wants to be protected.
We've learned to tune out the constant bombardment of advertisements. Scott McLemee looks at a new analysis of techniques for commanding consumer attention.
In her new memoir, a professor recounts her experience being raped as a college student, her university's seeming indifference and what it took to help her recover.
What's coming from university presses in the months ahead? Scott McLemee begins a survey of the fall and winter crop.
Author discusses new book on how faculty members can consider their own teaching and learning experiences to improve them.
From Monty Python to your e-mailbox, it's everywhere. Scott McLemee finds its history surprisingly digestible.
Editors discuss themes of new collection of essays on challenges faced by academic women with children.
New book argues that English has become the global language of science -- and that, on balance, it's a good thing.
Despite two generations of work by feminist literary critics, a study indicates that new books by men get disproportionate attention from reviewers. Scott McLemee reports from the literary battlefront.
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.
The original search for the fountain of youth didn't pan out -- but a new one is under way. Scott McLemee considers "The Longevity Seekers."

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