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Academic Perspectives from Cambridge University Press.

November 13th 2019 0

10 Ways that the Gulf of Mexico “Super Basin” has Reinvented Itself

If you want to understand how it went from being called the “Dead Sea” to the world’s most important “Super Basin”, read the new book Gulf of Mexico Sedimentary Basin: Depositional Evolution and Petroleum Applications.  …

November 12th 2019 0

Financing Colonial Rule in Asia and Africa

No state can do without taxation. States need to pay for bureaucrats, soldiers, policemen, infrastructure, and the more ambitious ones also pay for schools, hospitals and social security programs. Fiscal capacity forms the backbone of the state, and both …

November 11th 2019 0

Buzz: Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies

Buzz: Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies is available now. This episode is also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify.

November 10th 2019 0

Religion and Brazilian Democracy: Mobilizing the People of God

In August 2014, about seventy evangelical clergy in the Brazilian city of Juiz de Fora gathered for the monthly meeting of the local Council of Pastors. The worship/meeting space was an unadorned hall with white-painted cinderblock walls and the stage at …

November 7th 2019 0

Did Conservatives Transform State Education Policy?

2020 Democratic presidential candidates are attacking charter schools, education vouchers, and test-score-based teacher accountability schemes, even backtracking on their past support. Following other issue debates, education positions are polarizing alon…

November 6th 2019 0

Making sense of sustainability transformations across societies.

When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the recent Climate Action Summit in New York urged countries to “show the way towards a full transformation of economies in line with sustainable development goals”, this reflected the growing inte…

November 5th 2019 0

Should we brace for change? A new era for worldwide abortion law

Once again, pro- and anti-abortion advocates are clashing across the United States. Will reigniting this conflict over defining moral issues spill over to influence abortion policy worldwide? Producing Reproductive Rights looks at the players around the g…

November 5th 2019 0

Strategic Human Resource Management

The website of GE mentions: “the relentless quest for progress has fueled 130 years of innovation. We believe that our people are our most powerful catalysts for growth and innovation”.  At Google, the HR team, has revolutionized HR the s…

November 4th 2019 0

My November 1989 in Berlin

On November 9, 1989, I boarded a plane in New York City at Kennedy airport for a long-planned trip to West Berlin, having no idea (as no one did at the time) that the Berlin Wall would fall while I was on the plane. I was a graduate student at Columbia Un…

November 1st 2019 0

Shakespeare ‘sans frontières’

In a lecture given in 1978 the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges observed that nations tend to choose authors to represent them that do not resemble their national character, citing, as a striking example, the discrepancy between a ‘hyperbolic&rsqu…

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November 18th 2019 0

Cambridge at the 39th Charleston Library Conference, November 4-8, 2019: 4 sessions, 2 awards

The Charleston Library Conference is a collegial gathering of librarians, publishers, and vendors of library materials who discuss issues of importance to them all in a friendly and informal environment.…

November 15th 2019 0

Researching theatre in Turkey: Hopeful thinking from afar

On 16th July 2016 I received a message from my parents telling me first not to worry before breaking the news that a military coup had been taking place in my homeland, Turkey.…

November 14th 2019 0

Politics in schoolgirl debating cultures in England, 1886-1914

School debates are just one example of how the histories of education and childhood can shed light on political change.

November 14th 2019 0

New targets for reducing in-feed antibiotics

The animal article of the month for November is “Evolution of pig intestinal stem cells from birth to weaning” by N.…

November 14th 2019 0

Reconceptualizing the politics of knowledge authority in post-/conflict interventions: From a peacebuilding field to transnational fields of interventionary objects

Based on her FirstView article in the European Journal of International Security (EJIS), Anna Danielsson reconceptualises the politics of knowledge authority in post/conflict interventions.…

November 13th 2019 0

Functional cognitive disorders: identification and management

The RCPsych Article of the Month for November is from BJPsych Advances and is entitled ‘Functional cognitive disorders: identification and management’ by Norman Poole, Sarah R. Cope, Cate Bailey and Jeremy D. Isaacs.

November 13th 2019 0

Personality Neuroscience – How We Decide What to Publish

Neuroscience is well defined. Its theoretical contents are typically operationalised in terms of specific techniques (e.g., brain activation using functional MRI).…

November 13th 2019 0

The link between genes, psychological traits, and political engagement

In this post, Aaron C. Weinschenk expands on his and his co-authors’ article in a recent issue of Politics and the Life Sciences.…

November 12th 2019 0

EDUCAUSE – Conference Report

We sent the winner of this year’s Innovation in Librarianship Award, Breanne Kirsch, to EDUCAUSE in Chicago. Bree kindly agreed to write up a recap of the conference for CUP: Attending EDUCAUSE was a wonderful experience.…

November 12th 2019 0

To Decide or Not to Decide- That is the Question

The Mental Capacity Act was always meant to be an enabling piece of legislation, providing carers, health and social care professionals, a legal umbrella to support what they have been doing for years when supporting individuals who lack capacity to make …

November 11th 2019 0

Metabolic phenotyping- a tool that could help deliver personalised nutrition

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for November is from Nutrition Research Reviews and is entitled ‘Metabotyping and its role in nutrition research' by Lorraine Brennan and Elaine Hillesheim.

November 11th 2019 0

The challenge of spatial data availability in 21st century archaeology

In our article, we argue that the future of ‘dates as data’ approaches for paleo demographic research requires precise spatial data, which depends on the development of new heritage management policies concerning the accessibility of archaeolo…

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