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Fresh Reads and Memphis Reads Select Locally Written History to Celebrate Memphis Bicentennial

Christian Brothers University’s “Fresh Reads” program and the citywide “Memphis Reads” program have selected a locally produced history of the city to celebrate the Memphis bicentennial. Memphis: 200 Years Together   brings together local writers and scholars to cover the breadth and depth of Memphis history, politics, culture, business, music, food, religion, sports, and art. From the Chickasaw Indians, the Civil War, and the yellow fever epidemic to the... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Why One Science Professor Has Students Write a Children’s Book

Once Upon a Time, a Novel Teaching Idea by Dan Berrett,  The Chronicle of Higher Education Early in the semester, Stan Eisen presents students in his upper-level biology courses with an unusual choice: Would they prefer to take a final exam or write a children’s book? "I see it as a tool to get students engaged so they see the topic as interesting, fascinating, and worthwhile," Eisen, a professor of biology at Christian Brothers University, said of the book... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, October 19, 2018

Memphis Reads Selects “The Underground Railroad” as 2018 Community Book

MEMPHIS — Memphis Reads has selected the The Underground Railroad by New York writer Colson Whitehead as its 2018 community read book. The Underground Railroad is an alternate history about two slaves in the 1800s, Cora and Caesar, who flee their Georgia plantations by following the Underground Railroad—which, in Whitehead’s ingenious conception, is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, August 10, 2018

Carriere Chronicles History of Nativist Political Party in New Book

A book by Dr. Marius M. Carriere , professor of History & Political Science at Christian Brothers University (CBU), entitled The Know Nothings in Louisiana , has been published by the University Press of Mississippi. The book chronicles the history of a startling new political party that appeared on the American scene in the 1850s. Both its members and its critics called the new party by various names, but to most it was known as the Know Nothing Party. It reignited political fires... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, July 12, 2018

Alumnus and MACS Student Releases Book on Sports and Spirituality

MEMPHIS — Anthony Maranise, a current candidate for the Master of Arts in Catholic Studies at Christian Brothers University (CBU), recently released the second edition of his book, Sport & the Spiritual Life: The Integration of Playing & Praying , published by the Order of Saint Benedict (Charleston, SC). The release is in advance of Maranise joining fellow Christian sports scholars from across the globe at the Inaugural Global Congress for Sports and Christianity (IGCSC), which... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, July 1, 2016