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Great American University Its Rise to Preeminence, Its Indispensable National Role, Why It Must Be Protected

ISBN-10: 1586484087

ISBN-13: 9781586484088

Edition: 2009

Authors: Jonathan R. Cole

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Description:

The former provost of Columbia University explores the vital role of America's research universities as engines of technological and economic growth--and illuminates the urgent need to protect them
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 1/12/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.980

Preface
Introduction
The Rise to Preeminence
The Idea of a University
Coming of Age in Tumultuous Times
The Path to Greatness
Building Steeples of Excellence
In Search of a Golden Age
Growing Pains
Discoveries That Alter Our Lives
Finding a Smoother Pebble: A National System of Innovation
It Began with a Fly: Genetics, Genomics, and Medical Research
Buckybalis, Bar Codes, and the GPS: Our Origins, Our Planet, Our Security and Safety
Nosce te Ipsum: Culture, Society, and Values
Facing Challenges and Looking Forward
Academic Freedom and Free Inquiry
The Enemy Is Us
"Political" Science
Trouble in Paradise?
Acknowledgments
Top-Ranked American Research Universities
An Online Source of Information About University Discoveries
Notes
Index