J. Thomas Barr

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War is over – now Serbs and Bosniaks fight to win control of a brutal history

After survivors and bereaved families put up a memorial to the mass slaughter in 1992 of Muslims in Višegrad, the response of the Serb authorities in the eastern Bosnian town was as unsubtle as it was symbolic. They ordered the word "genocide" chiselled off the stone monument.<p>A group of Višegrad …

My best science lesson: why history is essential to engage students

'Neglecting the rich history of science when teaching it is a missed opportunity to connect the subject to the world around us.' Andrew Holding on teaching the Haber-Bosch process<p>It's no secret that science is a subject some students drop as soon as possible; it just never resonates for some …

Irish Brotherhood at the Knights of the Red Branch Hall

<i>Welcome to Curbed's ongoing series titled Hidden History, where Curbed highlights a Bay Area location with a secret past. Maybe it's no longer there, maybe it's been converted into something else, but each spot holds a place in Bay Area history - even if not many people know it. Have a suggestion</i> …

The Self-Portrait: A Cultural History review – 'enthralling'

We live in an age of addictive self-portraiture – except that the selfies who so unstoppably document the busy banality of their lives aren't really making portraits, and it's unclear whether there is a distinct individual self behind their lookalike grins. A digital camera's gaze is skin-deep, and …

How Defense Companies Can Gain An Advantage In 2014

From strategy+business<p>After more than a decade of war, and the heavy spending that came with it, new circumstances are radically transforming the European Union and United Kingdom’s defense industries. A combination of factors—including budget cuts by governments across Europe, sequestration in the …

How Is Discover Financial's Business Model Different From Visa's?

In a recent article, we looked at card giant Visa’s business model. The company’s cards are issued by banking partners and used by cardholders to purchase goods or services from a merchant via an electronic transaction. In this article, we compare Visa's model with that of another card company, …

Tod's Billionaire Chairman Della Valle On Saving Rome's Colosseum

Diego Della Valle took a small shoe factory his grandfather started and turned it into global shoe- and purse-maker Tod’s S.p.A., sharing the multi-billion dollar fortune with his brother. Diego is the company’s chairman and public face, and is now trying to change the face of philanthropy in …

Looking To Motivate Someone To Change? Try Motivational Interviewing

You certainly can’t force anyone to change, but you can influence their willingness to do something different. Whether you’ve got an employee who tends to miss deadlines, or you’re trying to sell something to someone who isn’t ready to commit, motivational interviewing may increase their readiness …

Connecticut Is Latest State to Raise Minimum Wage, but Is It Enough to Help?

<b>This story was up­dated on April 4, 2014.</b><p>Thir­teen states op­ted to raise their min­im­um wage above the fed­er­al level, start­ing this past Jan. 1. …

Economics

Security Insiders: Putin Will Try to Seize More Territory Beyond Crimea

Rus­si­an Pres­id­ent Vladi­mir Putin will try to seize more ter­rit­ory bey­ond Crimea, a slim 54 per­cent ma­jor­ity of <i>Na­tion­al Journ­al</i>‘s …

Offering Free College to Some of the World’s Poorest Students

Lots of uni­versity pres­id­ents talk about serving low-in­come stu­dents as one part of their edu­ca­tion­al mis­sion. Is­raeli en­tre­pren­eur Shai …

Higher Education

24 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Write More

From J.K. Rowling, Ray Bradbury, Maya Angelou, and a bunch of other people who know what they're talking about. NaNoWriMo, anyone?

Nanowrimo

5 Guidelines for Effective Teaching

Through the decisions they make, excellent teachers translate the DAP framework into high-quality experiences for children. Such teaching is …