‘How I Made This Book’

Publication of a significant creative work is a milestone in the career of a humanities scholar. The Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences shares on its website a glimpse into the book-publishing journey of seven university faculty members.

How America became ‘a city upon a hill’

Abram Van Engen in Arts & Sciences has published a new book, “City on a Hill: A History of American Exceptionalism.” Humanities, the magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities, shared an excerpt from the book in its winter issue.

Chancellor shares message about coronavirus

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin shares a message with the university community about the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak: “I urge each member of our community to see one another’s humanity and to extend compassion and empathy to those most impacted.”

Surgeons publish spinal surgery textbook

Renowned spine surgeons Keith H. Bridwell, MD, and Munish Gupta, MD, both noted surgeons, educators and researchers at the School of Medicine, have published the fourth edition of Bridwell and DeWald’s Textbook of Spinal Surgery.

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‘Trump’s impeachment trial is no witch hunt’

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Historian Christine Johnson in Arts & Sciences writes a perspective piece in The Washington Post exploring the history of witchcraft persecutions in Europe and the light they shed on the modern criminal justice system’s failures.

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‘American Dirt’ gets Mexico very wrong

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Mexican culture scholar Ignacio Sánchez Prado, of Arts & Sciences, writes an op-ed in The Washington Post criticizing the new novel “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins. He calls the book “a reminder of the deep ignorance regarding Mexico and Mexicans in U.S. culture.”

‘America’s most underappreciated right’

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John Inazu, the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion, writes an article in The Atlantic about the importance of the right of assembly, saying that American leaders too often ignore that right.

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