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Happy birthday, Edison, Lincoln, and Darwin!

This weekend, we’re celebrating the birthdays of three great figures in history: Thomas Edison, Charles Darwin, and Abraham Lincoln. Edison was born 165 years ago this Saturday, and Sunday marks the 203rd anniversary of the births of both Lincoln and Darwin. Did you know that Edison wasn’t the first to develop an incandescent light bulb?…

Happy birthday, Edison, Lincoln, and Darwin!

This weekend, we’re celebrating the birthdays of three great figures in history: Thomas Edison, Charles Darwin, and Abraham Lincoln. Edison was born 165 years ago this Saturday, and Sunday marks the 203rd anniversary of the births of both Lincoln and Darwin. Did you know that Edison wasn’t the first to develop an incandescent light bulb?…

PROSE Awards, an academic boycott, BEA opening to the rabble, and more; it’s the Scholarly BIN

A roundup of recent publishing news of note. 2011 PROSE Awards announced Last Tuesday, the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers held the annual PROSE Awards luncheon, where over 45 prizes were awarded to books from across the scholarly publishing world. We're happy to note that three JHU Press books…

The Politics of Defunding Women’s Health

Guest post by Alexandra M. Lord Recently, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation pulled its financial support of breast cancer screening and education programs run by Planned Parenthood. The reasons for pulling their support? According to a spokesperson for the Komen Foundation, the organization has adopted a new rule that prohibits grants to organizations under …

The Politics of Defunding Women’s Health

Guest post by Alexandra M. Lord Recently, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation pulled its financial support of breast cancer screening and education programs run by Planned Parenthood. The reasons for pulling their support? According to a spokesperson for the Komen Foundation, the organization has adopted a new rule that prohibits grants to organizations…