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Prof. Allen Guelzo’s new book is “a shining example of the virtues of the macro approach when it is undertaken with energy and efficiency,” said a review in the New York Times. “By panning out and reviewing the events that occurred over several decades, Guelzo offers a useful synthesis of the developing Civil War narrative.” A two-time winner of the Lincoln Prize, Guelzo is the College’s Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and director of the Civil War Era Studies Program. Sesquicentennial plans are at



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A new book by philosophy Prof. Steven Gimbel received a front-page review in Aug. 3’s New York Times book section. Its title drawn from a Nazi epithet, Einstein’s Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion explores how Talmudic habits of mind may have set the stage for Einstein’s insights. The review calls the book “original” and Gimbel “an engaging writer.” His TEDx talk on the book is on YouTube. He is the Edwin T. and Cynthia Shearer Johnson Professor for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities. He earned the College’s Luther and Bernice Johnson Award for Distinguished Teaching. Among his other books are Exploring the Scientific Method: Cases and Questions and Defending Einstein: Hans Reichenbach’s Writings on Space, Time, and Motion.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Sun, 2 Sep 2012

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