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2008-10-14 03:00:14

Editor, Times-Dispatch: In a recent column, Ross Mackenzie wrote: "Finance and economics are not true sciences. They are not like chemistry or physics or mathematics.

2008-10-11 03:00:07

By Henry, John F The Soulful Science: What Economists Really Do and Why it Matters, by Diane Coyle. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press. 2007. Hardcover: ISBN 13: 978-0-691-12513-8, $27.96. 277 pages. There are two good reasons why every reader of this journal should peruse this book.

2008-09-12 03:00:08

By Beaudreault, Amy Making Political Science Matter, edited by Sanford F. Schram and Brian Caterino, New York University Press, 2006. 304 pp. $24.00 (paper). ISBN: 978-0-8147-4033-0. If you read Bent Flyvbjerg's 2001 book, Making Social Science Matter, Sanford F.

2008-08-29 03:00:22

By Snell, Joel C Marsh, Mitchell The article describes an elementary course in social biochemistry for social science majors. This offering assumes that nature and nurture are intertwined and explain human behavior. It is an upper division undergraduate course or graduate course. 1.

2008-08-22 03:00:15

By Intner, Sheila S I consider myself a word lover, a person for whom words have major appeal.

2008-08-17 18:00:43

By Wales, Jenny The new secondary curriculum includes economic and business for every student in secondary schools something that teachers have wanted for years.

2008-08-12 03:00:26

By Fitch, Nancy-Elizabeth Vernon J. Williams, Jr., The Social Sciences and Theories of Race. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2006. Pp. 151. Cloth $50.00. Paper $20.00.

2008-07-29 03:00:56

By McClay, Wilfred M What use are the humanities? Even some scholars no longer seem sure. But at a time when bioengineering throws into question what it means to be human, the answer should be obvious.

2008-04-01 03:00:38

By Coll, Kenneth M Stewart, Roger A Designed to explore the utility of a retention assessment of students within a college of education, and using Pascarella and Terenzini's (1983) academic and social integration scales, this study found several pertinent results: (a) Factor analyses of the scales support earlier validation studies with first-year college students, and (b) The scales differentiate academic integration, social integration, and career decidedness between students who have been...

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2008-03-06 16:30:00

In a provocative article in this week’s Science Magazine, the University of Maryland’s Ben Shneiderman, one of the world’s leading researchers and innovators in human-computer interaction, says it’s time for the laboratory research that has defined science for the last 400 years to make room for a revolutionary new method of scientific discovery.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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