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What SUP From Your Favorite University Presses, May 22, 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 revolutionary blackness and American higher education as well as

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Tolerating Intolerance: Fanaticism and Free Speech

Stephen Eric Bronner— An old friend once told me that being a decent person means having a guilty conscience. And there was enough to feel guilty about as 2015 unfolded. Ethical uncertainty over how a liberal society should deal with the intolerant has become strikingly evident following the murders of four French

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Manguel, Dante, and the Origins of Curiosity

The following is an excerpt from Alberto Manguel’s latest book, Curiosity. The word itself has been seen through the ages as the impulse that drives our knowledge forward and the temptation that leads us toward dangerous and forbidden waters. Here, Manguel explains the origins of the word as he sets the scene

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What SUP From Your Favorite University Presses, May 15, 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 de-extinct Mammoths, bicycle designs and elite

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Graduation Gifts: Books for Life After College

It’s that time of the year again when seniors all across the country are getting ready to put their graduation caps on. With nostalgia and memories of their college years, there is also excitement and anticipation in the air for the next chapter of their lives. Do you have a loved one graduating

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Technology and Wages: A Conversation with James Bessen

James Bessen is an economist and lecturer at Boston University Law School. He is the author of Learning by Doing: The Real Connection between Innovation, Wages, and Wealth. In a recent conversation, we had the chance to talk about the effect technology has on wages and job availability. Yale University Press: In your

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Spring Cleaning at Yale Press: Do You Know What is Hiding Behind Your Desk?

Some of you might remember last year’s blog post about the weird things we found in our desks on our annual clean-up day. It was with no small amount of trepidation that I approached this year’s clean-up day: what if we didn’t find anything odd? What if we found all

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How Well Did Jesus Know His Bible?

Michael Satlow— Imagine Jesus as a boy. Growing up with his brothers and sisters in a Jewish home in the sleepy town of Nazareth, in lower Galilee, he almost certainly would have been circumcised, followed Jewish dietary rules (kashrut), and observed the Jewish Sabbath and festivals. He would have grown

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What SUP From Your Favorite University Presses, May 7, 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 timely conversations on Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day,

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