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October 22nd 2020 0

The Business of Disability Inclusion and Ableism at Work

Ask yourself, do you believe persons with a disability have a right to work? If yes, what kind of work? At this point a lot of people will say it depends upon their abilities. If only that was true. 37.9% persons with disabilities who have completed K-12 …

October 22nd 2020

“What the World Needs Now” — More Than Ever: Thriving with Social Purpose

A pandemic fueled by wishful thinking and irresponsible choices.  Racial injustice exacerbated by self-serving motives that inhibit empathy and compassion.  Catastrophic climate changes accelerated by a lack of commitment to the well-being of th…

October 21st 2020

Race and the 2020 Elections

As we enter the final weeks before the U.S. elections, the stakes could not be higher. Against the backdrop of a surging pandemic, the country continues to experience record unemployment, small-business closures, and other forms of economic insecurity. En…

October 21st 2020

Why do we need a second edition? An Author’s Explanation

Why would anyone write a new edition of a book that is still selling after many years? The explanations of the basic theory in the first edition are still valid, and the methods are still the ones that are most widely used. However I still felt an update …

October 21st 2020

Engage your students when teaching online

As we head into a new academic year with many institutions relying on online course delivery, instructors are confronted with the need to find new ways to engage their students.

October 21st 2020

Surviving the War in Syria

• What was your main motivation for writing Surviving the War in Syria? This book grew out of my PhD dissertation. When I started the research, I thought I was going to only going to write about migration: Why people migrate, when they migrate, where…

October 21st 2020

Understanding the world of tomorrow through the great challenges of energy and climate change

Energy plays a fundamental role in our societies and in our daily lives. Lighting systems, machines in offices, household appliances and electronic devices work thanks to electricity. Transport, and therefore trade, are made possible by oil-derived produc…

October 20th 2020

Q&A with the authors of ‘Rigid Body Kinematics’

What inspired Rigid Body Kinematics? This book is the result of a whole professional life devoted to Newtonian Mechanics, both from an educational and a research point of view.

October 20th 2020

The long road back: Implications of Covid-19 for language and cognition

We are still in the maelstrom that is the Covid-19 pandemic and are likely to remain so for some time to come. The loss of life and economic hardship are apparent to all and are shocking to even seasoned observers. However, the pandemic may yet exact some…

October 19th 2020

Algorithms Reaching into Society, our Bodies and our Brain

Just a few years ago, who would have thought that algorithms would be regularly making important decisions once made by humans, and they would be so complex that we would not be able to fully understand how they made their decisions (even though we rely o…

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October 27th 2020 0

Out of the tropics – the global spread of the rat lungworm

Parasitology are delighted that a special issue on Angiostrongylus will be published next year. In this blog post Professor Cowie from the University of Hawaiʻi gives us some insight into this parasite.…

October 27th 2020 0

On the Cover of HPL: Laser produced electromagnetic pulses: generation, detection and mitigation

Generation of electromagnetic waves was first demonstrated by Heinrich Hertz in 1887 and since then has become a leading subject of research, with an enormous range of applications covering radio communications, electronics, computing, radar technology an…

October 26th 2020 0

Quarterly Highlight: Victims’ Rights under the Second Revised Draft Treaty on Business & Human Rights

The long-awaited Second Revised Draft Treaty on Business and Human Rights was published on 6 August 2020, bringing high hopes for accountability in cases of corporate human rights abuses (the Resource Centre’s unofficial summary of the latest draft …

October 25th 2020 0

How the pandemic encouraged our Asia team to find new ways to support our authors and customers

The first in a series of posts from our global team on how they have changed how they communicate with our authors, readers and customers during the pandemic and how virtual solutions have opened up new opportunities.

October 23rd 2020 0

Afrophobia

When, in September 2019, the editors of the Journal of Modern African Studies invited Professor Moses Ochonu, a historian at Vanderbilt University, to write a brief on recurrent xenophobia in South Africa, we were unsettled by the apparent contradiction b…

October 23rd 2020 0

German Law Journal: pioneering open and digital scholarship for legal research

This Open Access week, we profile the German Law Journal (GLJ), which has been a pioneer of open scholarly publishing in law since its foundation in 2000.…

October 23rd 2020 0

Optimal areas and climate change effects on dragon fruit cultivation in Mesoamerica

Dragon fruits are nutritious and healthy; also, in addition to the edible pulp, the coloured peels are utilized in the food and cosmetic industry.…

October 22nd 2020 0

Libraries after Lockdown: Returning to the Library

After months of remote learning for students globally, universities across the world are beginning a new method of teaching for the upcoming academic year.…

October 22nd 2020 0

An elongate hadrosaurid forelimb with biological traces informs the biogeography of the Lambeosaurinae

For about thirty million years in the Late Cretaceous, a shallow salty seaway flooded the interior of North America. This separated eastern and western North America into different landmasses.…

October 22nd 2020 0

Listening to our authors

How our author surveys have helped to improve our publishing processes Since August 2018 our Author care team have sent email surveys to our book authors asking for both the likelihood they would recommend publishing with Cambridge University Press to …

October 22nd 2020 0

Uber and Lyft in California: A Case Study on Irresponsible Business Conduct

Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was only on the statute book for 41 days and not yet in force when Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash introduced a ballot measure asking Californians to exempt them from this key piece of state employment legislation.…

October 21st 2020 0

The Poor you will always have with you

The RCPsych Article of the Month for October is from BJPsych Bulletin and is entitled ‘Placing poverty-inequality at the centre of psychiatry’ by Peter Byrne and Adrian James

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