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Faculty Priorities: Where Does Faith Fit?

Eugene R. Rice

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

DiIulio argues that “nonsectarian” has sometimes been misconstrued to mean aggressively “secular.” But nonsectarian education does not have to be anti‐religious or devoid of religion. He uses the ... More


South Asian Studies: Futures Past

Nicholas B. Dirks

in Autobiography of an Archive: A Scholar's Passage to India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169677
eISBN:
9780231538510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169677.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the history of South Asian studies in the United States. The conjuncture between Sanskritic scholarship and the strategic concerns and contexts of World War II has had vast ... More


The Boy from Philadelphia

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter covers basic geneological information and family history, including material about the Blitzstein Bank; the composer’s childhood in Philadelphia; his closeness to his sister Josphine; ... More


The Eisenhower Solution, 1948–1952

Lawrence S. Kaplan

in Harold Stassen: Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the Pursuit of Nuclear Disarmament

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174860
eISBN:
9780813174877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174860.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

Stassen’s failure to win the Republican nomination for president in June 1948 did not quench his thirst for high office. Robert T. McCracken, chairman of the University of Pennsylvania’s Board of ... More


The Nineteenth-Century Business School: Fall of the Classical and Rise of the Vocational and School of Opportunity Traditions

in Creating New Knowledge in Management: Appropriating the Field's Lost Foundations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770750
eISBN:
9780804778374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770750.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The collegiate school of business (CSB) was established to elevate business training and to make higher education practical. An example of the CSB was the Wharton School of Finance and Economy (WSFE) ... More


The Medical Student

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines Thomas Sadler Roberts’ medical education at the University of Pennsylvania in 1882, believing that natural history was not a gentlemanly vocation. Staying in Germantown where ... More


The Religious Culture of the Latter-day Saints

Melvyn Hammarberg

in The Mormon Quest for Glory: The Religious World of the Latter-Day Saints

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199737628
eISBN:
9780199332472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737628.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter one introduces The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in terms of its three-fold mission—to proclaim the gospel …; to perfect the Saints …; and to redeem the dead.” This chapter also ... More


Life Before the War

Graham T. Dozier

in A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618746
eISBN:
9781469618760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618746.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Thomas Henry Carter was born in 1831 at Pampatike in King William County, Virginia. His parents, Thomas Nelson Carter and Juliet Muse Gaines Carter, occupied a prominent position among the leading ... More


“The State of Society”

James P. Cousins

in Horace Holley: Transylvania University and the Making of Liberal Education in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168579
eISBN:
9780813168807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168579.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The trustees of Transylvania University offered Horace the presidency in the fall of 1817; he first declined but then agreed to suspend judgment until he visited the campus. His journey from Boston ... More


Eniac in Action: Making and Remaking the Modern Computer

Thomas Haigh, Mark Priestley, and Crispin Rope

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262033985
eISBN:
9780262334426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033985.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores the conception, design, construction, use, and afterlife of ENIAC, the first general purpose digital electronic computer. ENIAC was created and tested at the University of ... More


Bringing ENIAC to Life

Thomas Haigh, Mark Priestley, and Crispin Rope

in Eniac in Action: Making and Remaking the Modern Computer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262033985
eISBN:
9780262334426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033985.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the construction and initial use of ENIAC during 1944 and 1945. It highlights the challenges of procuring components in the wartime environment, from wire and steel to ... More


Postlude

Neil Gould

in Victor Herbert: A Theatrical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823228713
eISBN:
9780823241798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228713.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Herbert is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery and Ella reconciled his affairs. She preserved her father's memory in many ways. She donated money to the Sisters of Mercy Building Fund in Lake Placid for a ... More


“Sifting and Winnowing”

Marjorie Heins

in Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814790519
eISBN:
9780814744642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814790519.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the origins of academic freedom as an American ideal. It considers how conflicts over the role of professors, the powers of trustees, and the very nature of the academic ... More


Remembering ENIAC

Thomas Haigh, Mark Priestley, and Crispin Rope

in Eniac in Action: Making and Remaking the Modern Computer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262033985
eISBN:
9780262334426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033985.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Explores ENIAC’s cultural career and influence within different spheres from 1945 onward. Scholarly and popular contexts include contemporary newspaper reports and technical publications, its place ... More


1 “Sifting and Winnowing”

Marjorie Heins

in Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814790519
eISBN:
9780814744642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814790519.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the origins of academic freedom as an American ideal. It considers how conflicts over the role of professors, the powers of trustees, and the very nature of the academic ... More


Religious Studies: Whither (Wither) and Why?

Jonathan Z. Smith and Christopher I. Lehrich

in On Teaching Religion: Essays by Jonathan Z. Smith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199944293
eISBN:
9780190258375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199944293.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents Jonathan Z. Smith's assessment of the state of religions studies in the US. He first provides some generalizations about religious studies, including how professional ... More


Commemorating Whitefield in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Andrew Atherstone

in George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198747079
eISBN:
9780191809330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747079.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the commemoration of George Whitefield in popular culture, at particular geographical locations and at special anniversaries. In the centuries after his death he was remembered ... More


A Shared Identity: Colonial Colleges and the Shaping of Pre-Revolutionary Thought

Craig Bruce Smith

in American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638836
eISBN:
9781469638850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638836.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter looks at the dissemination of these ethics by America’s colleges through honor codes, disciplinary measures, books, and classroom lessons. American schools became instrumental in ... More


A Family Man

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter looks into the life of Thomas Sadler Roberts as he began his medical career. At the same time he had to be a dutiful son to an ailing father, and a good husband, and father. Following ... More


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