2009 Acumen

Lehigh University College of Arts and Sciences - 2009 Acumen Magazine

Briefs: 

THE ARTS 
Discovering a forgotten modernism … Cowboy Jazz … say word 
 
THE HUMANITIES 
Inner peace, world peace … sexual violence in medieval literature … revolutionary Russian art … metaphysics of the mind 
 
THE SOCIAL SCIENCES 
Lost history, lost democracy … a capitalist path to democracy … spousal loss … culture and consensus 
 
THE NATURAL SCIENCES 
Hybrid zones help explain mimicry in butterflies … algae influence gas exchange … the mathematics of neuroscience ... speeding up the Internet 
 
THE LAST WORD 
Theory Into Practice: Learning, Doing and Knowing, by Augustine Ripa,
associate dean for undergraduate studies and professor of theatre

Features (No Web Versions): 

THE ART OF DESIGN 
Society is looking to design for solutions as much as aesthetics. 
 
A CELESTIAL KEY TO CHINA’S ANCIENT PAST 
From the earliest dynasties, astronomy and astrology played a critical role in ancient Chinese culture. 
 
POWERING OUR FUTURE 
Scientists and engineers are trying to find new ways to fuel the world’s power grid. 
 
HUMAN EXPORT 
Migrants are becoming flexible labor supplies in an increasingly globalized economy. 

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