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The Software License Unveiled: How Legislation by License Controls Software Access (Posted on Dec. 7, 2009)

By Douglas E. Phillips ’77

(Oxford University Press) The author examines how proliferating but largely unread license terms affect access to software. Licenses for software are subject to intellectual...

Border Renaissance: The Texas Centennial and the Emergence of Mexican American Literature (Posted on Dec. 7, 2009)

By John Morán González ’88

(University of Texas Press) The author revisits the 1930s as a crucial decade for the Mexican American reclamation of Texas history. The 1936 Texas Centennial was...

Divine Discontent: The Religious Imagination of W. E. B. Du Bois (Posted on Dec. 7, 2009)

By Jonathon S. Kahn ’91

(Oxford University Press) Although W. E. B. Du Bois is known for his skepticism and even hostility to religion, Kahn provides a reading of his works that seeks to...

Working Knowledge: Employee Innovation and the Rise of Corporate Intellectual Property, 1800-1930 (Posted on Dec. 7, 2009)

By Catherine L. Fisk ’83

(University of North Carolina Press) While skilled workers of the early 19th century “owned” their workplace knowledge and technical skill, most sectors of today’s economy accept...

Deep Driller (Posted on Dec. 7, 2009)

By Henry F. Merritt ’48

(Xlibris) Set in the 1970s, this novel takes place on an oil rig during the discovery of petroleum in the North Sea. A multinational cast of characters deals with...

Ultra: I Was There (Posted on Dec. 7, 2009)

By Landis Gores ’39

(Lulu Publishing) An American intelligence officer during WWII, Landis Gores worked for the code and cipher service of British Military Intelligence (MI). During...

Siddur Sha’ar Zahav (Posted on Dec. 7, 2009)

By Michael Tyler ’82 (co-editor)

(Congregation Sha’ar Zahav) The world’s first LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Jewish prayer book, Siddur Sha’ar Zahav adapts the traditional Hebrew liturgy to be...

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