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We recently completed an analysis of current U-M authors represented in Deep Blue. There are a lot of ways to look at the data, but the most compelling statistic is probably this one:  roughly 55% of our full time professors have work in the service. (That’s 3,142 out of 5,628 as of this August.) We’re pleased with what we’ve achieved so far, and have achieved this largely because of the efforts of many members of…

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MPublishing is pleased to announce the availability of a new resource, Contemporary Aesthetics. Contemporary Aesthetics is an international, interdisciplinary, peer- and blind-reviewed online journal of contemporary theory, research, and application in the area of aesthetics. The journal has published independently online since 2003–and will continue to do so–but has partnered with MPublishing in the last year to produce a new, freely available, fully searchable and browsable archive of volumes 1-7 (2003-2009).  New volumes will be…

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The third issue in volume 66 of the Journal of Anthropological Research has now been published online. The issue features four scholarly articles and 30 reviews of newly published resources. Two of the articles focus on the culture of Pueblo Indian culture in the American southwest. The third discusses pottery production in Jordan and the fourth, the myth of “selfhood” in the context of raising a child in middle class America. Based at the University…

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Feminist Studies published a new issue online today: “Re-inventing Mothers: A Special Issue.”  According to the editors, “Throughout this issue of Feminist Studies, with its attention chiefly on new reproductive technologies and changing patterns of motherhood, differences between women according to nationality, ‘race’/ethnicity, and social class clearly structure women’s life trajectories.” The issue features five new scholarly articles, as well as fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, an art essay, and a review essay. Published in print…

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Minor Tweaks, Major Payoffs: The Problems and Promise of Situationism in Moral Philosophy, by Hagop Sarkissian (Baruch College, CUNY) was published in Philosopher’s Imprint today. According to the author, Moral philosophers of late have been examining the implications of experimental social psychology for ethics. The focus of attention has been on situationism—the thesis that we routinely underestimate the extent to which minor situational variables influence morally significant behavior. Situationism has been seen as a threat…

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Huston Diehl, Professor of English and CLAS Collegiate Fellow at the University of Iowa, passed away earlier this week at the age of 61.  In addition to being an acclaimed critic of early modern English drama and culture, Professor Diehl was a friend of the Text Creation Partnership, graciously donating two undergraduate assignments for publication [...]


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In consultation with the Library Copyright Office, the University of Michigan Medical School Public Relations and Marketing has adopted a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license for all of the images in their Health System ImageBank. While the images will still be available for use by any official U-M or UM Health Systems department for official purposes, the images can now also be used by anyone for non-commercial purposes as long as attribution is given.


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We’re pleased to announce the publication of the first issue of the Trans-Asia Photography Review, an international, refereed, open-access journal published in collaboration between Hampshire College and the University of Michigan Library. The TAP Review is devoted to the discussion of historic and contemporary photography from Asia. The inaugural issue features a wide range of content, including: A forum of 13 scholars, artists, and thinkers responding to the question, “Why Asian Photography?” Articles on the…

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A new article was published today in Philosophy & Theory in Biology: Evolutionary Chance Mutation: A Defense of the Modern Synthesis’ Consensus View, by Francesca Merlin, University of Montréal. According to the article’s abstract, One central tenet of the Modern Evolutionary Synthesis (1930s-1950s), and the consensus view among biologists until now, is that all genetic mutations occur by “chance” or at “random” with respect to adaptation. However, the discovery of some molecular mechanisms enhancing mutation…

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