What’s in the name? University

What’s in the name? University

Many associate “university,” this ancient “studium generale,” with universal knowledge ― Hastings Rashdall, a 19th c. historian of universities, debunks this stereotype. What university has certainly always been is universally accessible and generally open to folks from all around.

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BL4: Conceptual Metaphors

BL4: Conceptual Metaphors

STRUGGLE FOR LIFE, MARCH OF PROGRESS and TREE OF LIFE are Darwin’s best recognized metaphors used to conceptualize evolution. BL Vol. 4 investigates these and many more in an attempt to address the role of figurative language in talking and thinking about evolution.

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Library of Congress is 220 years old

Library of Congress is 220 years old

Home to an oldest printed Bible, Thomas Jefferson’s draft of the Declaration of Independence, baseball scouting reports and a collection of tweets from all over the world – this unique athenaeum celebrates 220 years of its existence.

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