Today’s What We’re Reading features the history of “cool,” career secrets for first-year students, Dan Cohen’s list of libraries and local music, Lego Academic, and much more!
A professor at the University of Aix-Marseille found the Arabic inscription near the Yemeni border.
A historical examination of the term that brought linguistic unity to those studying the various branches of the sciences.
A “cool” article on a staple word of the English language.
Profiles of several wonderful creatures from the American frontier that never existed.
The author argues that group projects are a practice in leadership skills, while balancing work and school produce self-management skills broadly applicable both in and out of your professional life.
History and Heritage
Dan Cohen is crowdsourcing a list of public libraries that “catalog, host, promote, and provide access to music from their communities or states.”
An interesting piece on the evolving relationship between scholars and material culture from the Chronicle of Higher Education.
In and About Washington, DC
BBC News Magazine on gentrification, inequality, and poverty in Washington, DC.
DCist writers highlight their favorite museums off the National Mall strip.
Fun and Off-Beat
PUBLISH OR PERISH!!!! pic.twitter.com/a5333nDd4F
— Lego Academics (@LegoAcademics) August 8, 2014
An Archaeologist recently created a fictional Twitter account illustrating the struggles and frustrations of academia, and has rapidly amassed more than 15,000 followers.
A statistical approach to Monopoly highlights the more crucial properties and spaces, but it can’t help you get the game piece you really want: the Scottish Terrier.