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What SUP From Your Favorite University Presses, April 17, 2015

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 found conversations on marriage taboos, Hillary Clinton’s advocacy for

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Books et Veritas: Art, Photography, and Dressing Up

Olivier van Donselaar— As an international transfer student coming from London, a city famous for its vibrant and diverse cultural scene, I experienced culture shock and serious disorientation during my first couple of weeks in New Haven. There was, however, one place I could go to that felt at least

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Lessons Not Learned: Covert Operations since the Cold War

Karen M. Paget— While writing Patriotic Betrayal, which chronicles a major Cold War covert operation with the U.S. National Student Association, I began a file in which I collected evidence of renewed covert activities in the late 1990s. The newspaper clips came from different parts of the globe in little

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Poor Mountain Girls Getting Ahead

Cynthia M. Duncan— What does it take for a poor child in a poor place to get ahead? The right attitude? Mentors? Good teachers and schools? Good luck? All of the above? Joanne Martin and Gwen Boggs both grew up in large, very poor, traditional mountain families, Joanne on a

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How Do We Fix America’s Tax System?

Michael J. Graetz— Our nation’s tax system is badly broken. Everyone knows that. The income tax law inflicts huge distortions on our economy. The only area of the economy where the tax system creates jobs is in tax planning, tax controversies, and tax compliance. Daunting income tax complexities confront taxpayers

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What SUP From Your Favorite University Presses, April 10, 2015

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 found conversations on paranormal hoax photography, challenging taboos as

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Have We Seen The End of Chemotherapy?

Dr. Richard Frank— We have entered an era in cancer medicine in which new therapies are becoming available seemingly on a monthly basis. The reason for this is that tremendous advances in the scientific understanding of cancer and in drug development are enabling researchers to design therapies specifically targeted to

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Make Your Yard More Bird-Friendly

With spring finally arriving after a long winter, it’s the perfect time for  a video on how to make your yard more attractive and safe for our feathered friends. Ornithologist and urban ecologist John Marzluff, who recently wrote of the abundance of bird life in urban and suburban areas in Welcome to Subirdia, gives

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Hymnals and Haggadot: Six Books for Easter and Passover

This weekend is an important one for many as Jews give thanks for their freedom from slavery and Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Whether you’re attending a Seder, going to church, enjoying both religions’ traditions, or skipping the observances entirely, you might enjoy reading up on the histories

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