New Books About Higher Education

New Books About Higher Education
Nov 20, 2018
Author discusses his new book defending research universities in an environment where their value is questioned by politicians and pundits.
Cover image of The Flight of a Butterfly or the Path of a Bullet?: Using Technology to Transform Teaching and Learning
Feb 28, 2018
Author discusses new book on how technology is changing K-12 education, and the lessons of schools' experiences for higher education.
Authors discuss their new book that suggests most colleges can do more to diversify their faculties.
Author discusses new book about close reading in the era of Twitter, "fake news" and denigration of the liberal arts.
Authors discuss new book examining the faculty role -- and how professors view their responsibilities.
Cover of "Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism in America" by George Yancy
Philosopher discusses his new book about how Americans respond to frank discussions of racism -- and about harassment he received for an essay in The New York Times.
Cover of 'Losing Hearts and Minds' by Matthew Shannon
Tens of thousands of Iranian students studied in the U.S. in the 1970s. New book tells how they helped unsettle the diplomatic relationship between Washington and Tehran in lead-up to Iranian Revolution.
Cover of 'Gay on God's Campus' by Jonathan Coley
Author discusses his new book about gay students and LGBT activism at Christian colleges.
Cover of Citizens by Degree: Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship, by Deondra Rose.
Author discusses her new book, which argues that federal laws that weren't focused on gender led to rise in female enrollments in higher education.
Cover of Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech by Keith Whittington
Author discusses his new book calling for academic leaders to defend free speech on campus.
Cover of An Academic Life, by Hanna Holborn Gray
Hanna Holborn Gray, who led Yale and the University of Chicago in eras of overt sexism, discusses her new memoir -- and her advice for a new generation of women rising through the ranks.
Cover image of Accountability and Opportunity in Higher Education: The Civil Rights Dimension
Editors discuss new collection of essays about the impact of various state and federal policies on minority students -- an impact the authors see as far too often ignored.
Authors discuss their new book that suggests American higher education -- especially in the social sciences -- is less globally minded than rhetoric might make you think.
Author discusses new book about how World War I created a brief period of progress for female scientists in Britain -- and the implications of that history for women in science today.

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August 6, 2018

What's a general education? Book by noted literary critic advocates a return to the basics.

August 3, 2018

Authors discuss their new book on the experience of Asian American students at Harvard University.

August 2, 2018

Author discusses his critique of higher education as too liberal -- and the idea of creating a new university with another perspective.

July 17, 2018

Author discusses his new book about women in the technology industry and in the academic programs that could lead them there.

July 10, 2018

Authors discuss their new book that suggests most colleges can do more to diversify their faculties.

June 29, 2018

Author discusses new book about close reading in the era of Twitter, "fake news" and denigration of the liberal arts.

June 5, 2018

Authors discuss new book examining the faculty role -- and how professors view their responsibilities.

April 24, 2018

Philosopher discusses his new book about how Americans respond to frank discussions of racism -- and about harassment he received for an essay in The New York Times.

April 6, 2018

Tens of thousands of Iranian students studied in the U.S. in the 1970s. New book tells how they helped unsettle the diplomatic relationship between Washington and Tehran in lead-up to Iranian Revolution.

April 5, 2018

Author discusses his new book about gay students and LGBT activism at Christian colleges.

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