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This weekend, paleontologists finished removing fossilized mammoth bones from a construction site at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. The coincidence of unearthing ancient bones on the site of a school bearing the name of a man fascinated with fossils was not lost on Dean Rudy Hasl...More >>
In honor of Presidents' Day, I tried really hard to think of some Abraham Lincoln-themed material for this post, but the best I could come up with was a blurb about a work of fiction set during George Washington's presidency. Over Christmas I finally finished a book that I'd been serially checking...More >>
Just received: The Art and Science of William Bartram , by Judith Magee (published in a gigantic and gorgeous edition by my alma mater, Pennsylvania State University , in association with the Natural History Museum , London, in 2007). I can't think how I missed this one when it first came out, but...More >>
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Using the ever-curious Thomas Jefferson as a guide, and the story of the moose carcass the then-minister to France had installed in his Parisian residence as a launching pad, author David G. Post explores the "natural history" of the Internet in his new book, In Search of Jefferson's Moose . The...More >>
I'd like to draw your attention to the new trailer that's been put up on our website that previews the new film produced for the new Visitors Center. It's even got an explosion.More >>
Now that George Washington has had his makeover , it's Martha's turn. Forensic anthropologists have done an age regression on Martha Washington based on a 1796 portrait, and the news media are all aflutter at the results . (In fact they seem unable to report this story without using the words "...More >>
The American Institute of Architects is recognizing "excellence in architectural advocacy" this week by announcing the winners of the Thomas Jefferson Award: Phillip Freelon, Roger Boothe and Donald Stastny. Interior Design has the story .More >>
The Library of Virginia announced in its latest e-newsletter that they have launched two (2) shiny new websites. The new main library website is at (which, among its many other fine qualities, is a URL slightly easier to remember than its predecessor, http://www.lva.lib...More >>
Just a quick note regarding the one item that caught my eye in the latest William & Mary Quarterly : Seth Cotlar of Willamette University reviews Gary Nash's and Graham Hodges' book Friends of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson, Tadeusz Kościuszko*, and Agrippa Hull: A Tale of Three Patriots, Two...More >>
There have been a flood of news stories about the dramatic increases in usage of public libraries across the country, attributed to the economic recession the country is experiencing. Way more practical than going out and consoling yourself by buying a tube of lipstick (speaking as a woman, I don't...More >>



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