Monthly Archives: December 2011

Daughter of Dirty War

Issues of gender and violence are finally beginning to be studied through global perspectives and comparative methods, often with disturbing results. A trial in Argentina has presented evidence of abductions of the children by Argentinian military officers in order to … Continue reading

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Leonardo da Vinci Blockbuster

Art lovers and historians are queuing up for a Leonardo da Vinci blockbuster exhibition at the National Gallery in London. The exhibition is entitled Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan and is on view until 5 February … Continue reading

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Book Covers and the E-Book Revolution

As the ongoing e-book revolution spreads, many authors and readers lament the possible demise of printed books. Despite growing e-book sales, publishers seem to have found robust niche markets for printed books.  Well-designed book covers and aesthetic features in some … Continue reading

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College Student Study Habits

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), a new report on university and college student study habits, measures the number of hours that students spend a week in their studies and other activities.  The results provide some indication of the … Continue reading

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