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Once again protests have broken out in Ukraine, escalating to violence and leading to the ousting of Prime Minister Yanukovych in late February. A new bibliography of recent titles by scholarly publishers seeks to illuminate the tumultuous history behind the "bordlerland."
On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's 1963 assassination, AAUP has released a new bibliography to revisit and remember his life, death, and legacy.
With the new academic year underway, our latest bibliography informs debates about higher education policy and leadership, while also considering its
In honor of our Annual Meeting host city, home to a number of university presses, the "Boston" bibliography highlights the latest and best university press scholarship on the scholarly city.
Though the motive behind the Boston Marathon bombings is still unclear, public interest has focused on the suspects' Chechen heritage. These works of scholarship shed light on the history and conflicts of this Caucasian republic and its region.
A tragic string of mass shootings inspired our latest bibliography. Scholarship on gun policy, violence, the Second Amendment, recreational shooting, and cultural contexts scrutinizes this divisive and
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., told hundreds of thousands gathered on the Washington Mall of his dream for racial and economic justice. Fifty years on the occasion is as much one for reflection and continued action as it is commemoration.
Democratic Crisis in Egypt
Hundreds of deaths have been reported as Egypt's security forces brutally clear protests by supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi.
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Important SCOTUS Rulings
The Supreme Court issued several important rulings this summer: striking down the Defense of Marriage Act; limiting the Voting Rights Act; and reconsidering university affirmative action policies.
Immigration Bill Considered
US Congress debates a path to citizenship for immigrants.
Go to: • Immigration Book List
Violence Continues in Syria
The violent crackdown on political opposition by Assad's regime continues in the face of international condemnation, and threatens to spill over the country's borders.
Selected photographs from Freed's luminous and illuminating record of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this important Civil Rights Movement touchstone. Learn More
Brett T. Robinson
Just in time for the release of biopic Jobs, "media and culture critic Robinson reconstructs Steve Jobs’ imagination for digital innovation in transcendent terms. Robinson portrays how the confluence of Jobs’ religious, philosophical, and technological thought was embodied in Apple’s most memorable advertising campaigns. From Zen Buddhism and Catholicism to dystopian and futurist thought, religion defined and branded Jobs’ design methodology."