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Pulling back the curtain on conferences

Books | The motivations and machinations of the gatherings of scientists
by Jeremy J. Baumberg
Posted 10/12/19, 11:41 am

Before I made the good decision to give up tenure I went to academic conferences in history, journalism, and sociology that were both fluffy and petty. I thought conferences of biologists, chemists, and physicists—folks dealing with hard realities—must be much better. Not so, according to University of Cambridge scientist Jeremy J. Baumberg.

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Krieg Barrie

Library fines—gone with the wind?

Law | Many libraries have stopped charging for overdue books
by Victoria Johnson
Posted 10/10/19, 01:27 pm

The antechamber of the Mesquite Library in Phoenix, Ariz., is full of natural light and potted palms. Sporting a ball cap, Valerie Jones strides through, but turns back to give her opinion on library fines. Would a library without overdue book fines help her? “Yes!” 

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Books about the past

Books
by Susan Olasky
Posted 10/10/19, 01:05 pm

The Secrets We Kept

Lara Prescott

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