Reviews

"Piracy" - book cover

Against a sea of troubles

By Nancy McCormack

Piracy has been a scourge from the earliest days of the printing press, but are today’s cures worse than the disease? A review essay of Adrian Johns’ Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates (University of Chicago Press, 2010). Piracy has been a scourge from the earliest days of the printing press, but are today’s cures worse than the disease?

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Book covers for "Research and Innovation Policy" and "National Innovation and the Academic Research Enterprize"

Disentangling university research policies

By David Trick

G. Bruce Doern and Christopher Stoney (editors). Research and Innovation Policy: Changing Federal Government – University Relations. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009. David D. Dill and Frans A. Van Vught (editors). National Innovation and the Academic Research Enterprise: Public Policy in Global Perspective. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.

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"The Vanishing Physician-Scientist?" - book cover

Are physician-scientists a vanishing breed?

By Ross Upshur

Their research builds on the lived experience of patients and the ethical issues created by patient care in a complex, highly technological medical system. What is needed to save them? Andrew. L. Shafer, Vanishing Physician-Scientist? (Cornell University Press, 2009)

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"Tapping the Riches of Science" - book cover

The entrepreneurial university

By Nicola C. Hepburn

A look at some institutions are coping with having to balance their traditional commitment to learning, basic research and community outreach with a demanding technology transfer mission. Roger L. Geiger and Creso Sá, Tapping the Riches of Science: Universities and the Promise of Economic Growth (Harvard University Press, 2009)

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"Who Goes? Who Stays? What Matters?" - book cover

A fresh look at what counts towards student access and success

By Jayne Baker

Ross Finnie, Richard E. Mueller, Arthur Sweetman, and Alex Usher, eds., Who Goes? Who Stays? What Matters? Accessing and Persisting in Post-Secondary Education in Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009).

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"Higher Learning, Greater Good" - book cover

The greater good of higher education

By Kjell Rubenson

A review of Walter W. McMahon, Higher Learning, Greater Good: The Private and Social Benefits of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009).

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"Policy and Performance in American Higher Education" - book cover

A policy maker’s handbook

By Mary Catharine Lennon

Richardson, R. and Martinez, M., Policy and Performance in American Higher Education: An Examination of Cases Across State Systems (Baltimore, Maryland: The John Hopkins University Press, 2009).

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"Mission and Money - Understanding the University" - book cover

Definitely not for loss

By David Trick

Mission and Money: Understanding the University, by Burton A. Weisbrod, Jeffrey P. Ballou, and Evelyn D. Asch. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008)

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"The Exchange University" - book cover

Grappling with academic capitalism in Canadian universities

By Richard Wellen

With the academic culture changing and managerialism threatening collegiality, can academics defect from “corporatization’’ by defining their knowledge as a public good? A review of: The Exchange University: Corporatization of Academic Culture Adrienne S. Chan and Donald Fisher, eds. (UBC Press, 2008)

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"Recasting race" - book cover

The challenge of identity: The experience of mixed race women in higher education

By Yasmin Jiwani

Indra Angeli Dewan, Recasting Race, Women of Mixed Heritage in Further Education (Stoke-on-Trent, UK, and Sterling, USA: Trentham Books, 2008)

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