Past Books

Past Books

Fall 2014

John MacCormick, Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers. Princeton University Press, 2012. 232 pp.

Spring 2013

Nancy Cartwright, The Dappled World: A Study of the Boundaries of Science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. 260 pp.

Fall 2012

Albert Einstein, Relativity: The Special and General Theory. Various editions available.

Summer 2012

Kathryn Schulz, Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error. New York: Ecco, 2010. 416 pp.

Mike Brown, How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming. New York: Spiegel and Grau, 2010. 288 pp.

Spring 2012

Bruno Latour and Steve Woolgar, Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986. 296 pp.

Fall 2011

Hugh G. Gauch, Scientific Method in Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. 456 pp.

Summer 2011

Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies. New York: W. W. Norton, 2005. 512 pp.

Jim al-Khalili, The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance. New York: Penguin, 2010. 336 pp.

Spring 2011

John F. Haught, Is Nature Enough? Meaning and Truth in the Age of Science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 232 pp.

Fall 2010

Sean B. Carroll, Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom. New York: W. W. Norton, 2005. 368 pp.

Summer 2010

Sean B. Carroll, Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species. Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. 352 pp.

Freeman Dyson, The Scientist as Rebel. New York: New York Review of Books, 2006. 400 pp.

Richard Holmes, The Age of Wonder: The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror of Science. New York: Pantheon, 2008. 576 pp.

Summer 2009

Steven Johnson, The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America. New York: Riverhead, 2008. 272 pp.

Jo Marchant, Decoding the Heavens: A 2,000-Year-Old Computerand the Century-Long Search to Discover Its Secrets. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 2009. 336 pp.

Neil Shubin, Your Inner Fish: a Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body. New York: Pantheon, 2008. 240 pp

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Professors Awarded NEH Grant to Support Writing Programs

Chair and Assistant Professor of English Debra Romanick Baldwin, Ph.D., and Professor of Physics and recent Interim Dean of Constantin College Sally Hicks, Ph.D., have secured a $299,078 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support writing instruction at UD for the fall 2020 semester.

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His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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