Author Archives: Bookworm

Billion Dollar Loser

Launched a decade ago, WeWork promised to reimagine the culture of work with its shared spaces for startups and freelancers alike. Led by unconventional CEO Adam Neumann, WeWork attracted billions of dollars from investors around the world and had ambitious … Continue reading

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The World According to Fannie Davis

Writer, filmmaker, and teacher Bridgett M. Davis will offer a presentation on her acclaimed memoir, The World According To Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers, on October 21 at 7:00 p.m. The Word According to Fannie Davis tells … Continue reading

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Teaching writing to young students

A full understanding of language development is necessary to teach writing in a successful, meaningful way. In Language in Writing Instruction: Enhancing Literacy in Grades 3-8 (Routledge, 2020), Lynch School of Education and Human Development Professor Emeritus María Estela Brisk … Continue reading

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Migration Narratives

A new book co-authored by Stanton E.F. Wortham, the Lynch School of Education and Human Development Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean, traces a Mexican migrant community’s growth in an American town and the complex relationships that follow. Migration Narratives: Diverging … Continue reading

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In honor of Lisa Sowle Cahill

A new book has been published to mark Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Sowle Cahill’s remarkable 45-year career as a teacher, research scholar, and leading voice in the field of Christian theological ethics. Reimagining the Moral Life: On Lisa Sowle … Continue reading

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The Secret Lives of Glaciers

Geographer and glaciologist M Jackson will discuss her book, The Secret Lives of Glaciers, at a webinar on October 7 at 7 p.m. In The Secret Lives of Glaciers, Jackson explores the profound impacts of glacier change on the human and … Continue reading

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Intellectual property and racial bias

In her new book, The Color of Creatorship: Intellectual Property, Race, and the Making of Americans (Stanford University Press, 2020), Associate Professor of Communication and African and African Diaspora Studies Anjali Vats describes how narratives of “good” and “bad” intellectual … Continue reading

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“One person, no vote”

Carol Anderson, author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy, will speak on that topic at a virtual webinar event on September 30 at 7 p.m. Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African … Continue reading

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Lessons from Aristophanes

Behrakis Professor in Hellenic Political Studies Robert C. Bartlett presents new translations of Aristophanes’ most overtly political works in the new publication, Against Demagogues: What Aristophanes Can Teach Us about the Perils of Populism and the Fate of Democracy, New Translations … Continue reading

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Images in Plato’s Republic

Boston College Philosophy Professor Marina Berzins McCoy writes on the important role images play in Plato’s philosophical argumentation in her new book Image and Argument in Plato’s Republic (SUNY Press, 2020). McCoy argues that “Plato’s use of images is pervasive … Continue reading

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