27 juin 2016

Math Geek Mom: In Celebration of Libraries

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. For those of us who study Economics, and especially those of us who study the Economics of Philanthropy, the idea of a “public good” is central to our area of inquiry. Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: Earlier Versions

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. The market for electronic goods is the classic example of “decreasing costs” in Economics. This is because in this market the production of only one item, such as the first computers that were the size of a room and cost millions, gave way to the production of many more of what became a much less expensive items, such as the computers that many people hold in their cell phones and use every day. Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: As a Sabbatical Ends

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. In Economics, it is generally the case that “supply curves” slope upwards; the higher a price for a good, the more firms will want to sell of that good. This shape extends, in part, to the shape of a supply curve for labor, with one possible caveat. Read more...

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Must Digital Divide?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. I attended a great conference last weekend on digital scholarship in liberal arts colleges – largely but not exclusively attended by librarians and archivists. It was a perfect combination of small size and great presenters. Read more...

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When is the Library Open: PS

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. It must be the season for books by librarians about libraries. I have two on my review pile and saw the IHE story about David Lankes’ new book, a field guide to what he calls “new librarianship” to accompany his atlas. Read more...

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When is the Library Open?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. First, a deal was struck in Florida to have a highly successful for-profit publisher populate a university’s institutional repository with links to intellectual property that its faculty created and gave to the publisher. Read more...

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Links of Interest

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. I opened a new file this week and named it “Links of Interest.” It began as a summation of news reports on technology issues relevant to the course I am teaching, Internet Law and Policy, and for a new one I will develop at John Cabot University in Rome this summer. Read more...

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In Orlando’s Aftermath

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. In this country’s perilous paralysis to do anything meaningful about gun control after Sandy Hook, my heart has hardened to this terrible acts of violence. Not to the families affected. Read more...

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Reflections After Class - June 5, 2016

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. One of my students expressed a newly found fear after reading about the scope of the U.S. government’s surveillance. Another expressed hopelessness at ever being able to cabin its powers. Read more...

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Hiroshima Memory

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. If the United States had not dropped that bomb on Hiroshima, I, in all likelihood, would never have been born. Read more...

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