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| 1828–9 | 1828–9 The Polytechnic Institute

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0045
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Ørsted modifies Ursin's plan to establish a polytechnic school. Ørsted's revision aims at an Academic institution affiliated with the University, whereas Ursin's plan is modelled on the German ... More


THE ETERNAL BOY

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter introduces the themes that formed Mencken's views later in his life. Mencken's experience as an adolescent during the Depression of 1893 foreshadowed his view of the Great Depression of ... More


| 1840–50 | 1840–50 Polytechnic Criticism

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0056
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

an anonymous reviewer tears Ørsted's ‘The Mechanical Part of Physics’ to pieces. Mathematical errors are particularly targeted. Hansteen and Holten submit rejoinders that do not stop the criticism. ... More


Conflicting Interpretations of Mexico's “Economic Miracle”

Jaime M. Pensado

in Rebel Mexico: Student Unrest and Authoritarian Political Culture During the Long Sixties

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786539
eISBN:
9780804787291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786539.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter traces the socioeconomic, demographic, political, and cultural changes emerging during the postwar period that compelled key authorities and intellectuals to view politicized students as ... More


Of Tragedy and Its Aftermath: The Search for Religious Meaning in the Shootings at Virginia Tech

Grace Y. Kao

in From Jeremiad to Jihad: "Religion, Violence, and America"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520271654
eISBN:
9780520951532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271654.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents the case of Seung-Hui Cho, who had killed thirty-two of his fellow students and faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University before he took his own life. It ... More


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