October 12, 2011
The Press created a You Tube channel! Recent uploads include videos by Acculturated contributors, Naomi Schaefer Riley and Christine Rosen, as well as some of the top video submissions to our New Threats to Freedom contest.
In addition to our recent uploads, we have collected over sixty videos featuring our authors. View John Polkinghorne speaking on the topic of “God, Time, and Causality,” Paul Davies addressing the possibility of an ultimate explanation for our universe; Everett Worthington on why it is so hard to forgive, Keith Ward on his book Concepts of God, and more.
To view the Templeton Press YouTube Channel, click here.
April 18, 2011
Helping First-Year Students Help Themselves
First-year college students have always arrived on campus full of anxieties: Will I be able to keep up academically? Will I get along with my roommates? Will it be fun? Recently, however, an increasing number feel unable to cope with the emotional demands of college life, and transitional worries have morphed into longer-term fears: Why isn’t life falling into place for me?
According to a yearly national survey of more than 200,000 first-year students conducted by researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles, college freshmen are increasingly “overwhelmed,” rating their emotional health at the lowest levels in the 25 years the question has been asked. Such is the latest problem dropped at the offices of higher-education administrators and professors nationwide: Young adults raised with a single-minded focus on gaining admission to college now need help translating that focus into ways to thrive on campus and beyond.
To read the full article, click here.
To learn more about Dr. Whelan and her new publication, Generation WTF, click here.
March 23, 2011
The deadline for the New Threats to Freedom contest is rapidly approaching. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm on March 31, 2011.
Win a chance at a $5,000 scholarship when you enter the New Threats to Freedom Short Form Student Contest or the Long Form Student Contest.
Short Form: Create a written or video response to one of the below three videos that discuss topics in the book, New Threats to Freedom edited by Adam Bellow (Templeton Press, 2010):
- Greg Lukianoff on campus censorship
- Max Borders on our compulsive urge to regulate
- Michael Goodwin on the loss of the freedom to fail
Long Form: Write a compelling counter argument to one of these three essays that appear in New Threats to Freedom edited by Adam Bellow (Templeton Press, 2010):
- The New Behaviorists, Christine Rosen
- Participatory Culture and the Assault on Democracy, Lee Siegel
- The Illusion of Innocence, Shelby Steele
For further details on either contest, click here.