Why writing books makes us better teachers: A post for professors

Guest post by Lawrence A. Peskin What is the connection between writing and teaching? That's a question that I get asked all the time as an academic historian. Up until recently I would have had to answer with generalizations: classroom discussions sometimes prompt new research questions; research findings sometimes prompt new ways of approaching material…

Pi and pie

By Robin Noonan, publicist On my drive into work this morning I heard that today is National Pie Day. Immediately my thoughts turned to a nice spring treat: strawberry rhubarb pie. After arriving at the office and riffling through the index of Manly Meals and Mom's Home Cooking, by Jessamyn Neuhaus, I realized that the DJ…

Pi and pie

By Robin Noonan, publicist On my drive into work this morning I heard that today is National Pie Day. Immediately my thoughts turned to a nice spring treat: strawberry rhubarb pie. After arriving at the office and riffling through the index of Manly Meals and Mom's Home Cooking, by Jessamyn Neuhaus, I realized that the DJ…

Marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads

Guest post by David A. Mindell This weekend I head down to the USS Monitor Center, at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia, for “Hampton Roads Weekend.” Scholars, archaeologists, Civil War buffs, and the interested public will gather to commemorate the events of March 9, 1862. One hundred and fifty years ago this Friday,…