Books – New and In Print

#b#Non-Fiction: Public Affairs/Politics#/b#William G. Bowen & Michael S. McPherson, “Lesson Plan: An Agenda for Change in American Higher Education,” Princeton University Press. www.press.princeton.eduAmerican higher education does face serious problems...

The Papers of Thomas Edison – Continued

Paul B. Israel, The Papers of Thomas Edison — Volume 8, New Beginnings, January, 1885, to December, 1887. Edited by Israel, the director and general editor of the Thomas...

In the Galleries

Holly Trostle Brigham: Sisters and Goddesses, Michener Museum, Doylestown PA. Through May 29. www.michenerartmuseum.org.A half century ago, the Michener Museum points out in its statement accompanying this exhibit, “Linda...

The Origin of John Nash’s Equilibrium Theorem

#b#From the movie, ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ starring Russell Crowe:#/b#Below is the dialogue from the bar scene in the movie, when John Nash and some of his fellow math students...

Fiction: The Bad, the Worse, and the Worst

His fingertips grew hungry, prowling the surface of the keys like tiny lungfish slurping at the lettered pegs for sustenance to feed their drive to weave a tale of...

On the Bookshelf: Fun Times for Geeks

Raphael Rosen, “Math Geek: From Klein Bottles to Chaos Theory, a Guide to the Nerdiest Math Facts, Theorems, and Equations.” Adams Media, a division of F+W Media Inc. www.adamsmedia.com.On...

Lies, Damn Lies, and . . . Data Science

There have been many remarkable changes in the world over the last century, but few have surprised me as much as the transformation in public attitude toward my chosen...

Five Favorite Films

Here’s a new parlor game you can play with your movie-minded friends before you read the survey printed below. Ask your companions to list their five favorite films. Then...

In the Galleries

George Segal in Black and White: Photographs by Donald Lokuta, at the Eisenberg Gallery of the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick. Through Saturday, May 16. www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.eduAbout...

Editor’s Note

From the Editor: Our original plan for this issue of Genesis did not include the discussion with Princeton professor Michael Barry on the teaching of Near Eastern studies in...