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October 18, 1987
The story of American science's emancipation from its European precursors. Looking back, Benjamin Gould saw American awe of European science as having bred "not self-reliance, but self-distrust and intellectual timidity." Now, however, the unblinkable fact of European scientific superiority inspired not humility and resignation but appeals to national honor and calls to action. In 1846 an American congressman pronounced it "a disgrace to the most enlightened people on earth" that Americans got their astronomical data chiefly from Europe.
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April 14, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Donna Tartt's bestselling novel "The Goldfinch," published by Little, Brown, won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction Monday. On Twitter, the Columbia University School of Journalism, which announces the awards, had a slip of the finger in its announcement, at first tweeting that the winner was " The Goldfish . " In their citation, the judges described "The Goldfinch" as a "beautifully written coming-of-age novel with exquisitely drawn characters...
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April 14, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Donna Tartt's bestselling novel "The Goldfinch," published by Little, Brown, won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction Monday. On Twitter, the Columbia University School of Journalism, which announces the awards, had a slip of the finger in its announcement, at first tweeting that the winner was " The Goldfish . " In their citation, the judges described "The Goldfinch" as a "beautifully written coming-of-age novel with exquisitely drawn characters...
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December 14, 2002 | Hillel Italie, Associated Press
Severe doubts about a book on guns in the United States has led Columbia University to rescind the prestigious Bancroft Prize for history. "Arming America," by Michael A. Bellesiles, received the award in 2001. In a statement released Friday, Columbia said that the school's trustees had concluded "his book had not and does not meet the standards ... established for the Bancroft Prize." Columbia has asked Bellesiles to return the prize money, $4,000.
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April 9, 2002 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two of this year's Pulitzer Prizes in arts categories--drama, music and literature--were snagged by Southern Californians. The drama award went to a hot young playwright who has only recently taken up residence in Venice, and the music award to a maverick 88-year-old composer who has lived and worked on his unusual "spatial compositions" in Santa Barbara for 20 years.
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December 14, 2002 | Hillel Italie, Associated Press
Severe doubts about a book on guns in the United States has led Columbia University to rescind the prestigious Bancroft Prize for history. "Arming America," by Michael A. Bellesiles, received the award in 2001. In a statement released Friday, Columbia said that the school's trustees had concluded "his book had not and does not meet the standards ... established for the Bancroft Prize." Columbia has asked Bellesiles to return the prize money, $4,000.
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February 23, 1986
Five San Diego County students were awarded prizes in the fourth annual Black History Essay Contest at a presentation Friday night at Horace Mann Junior High School. More than 3,000 students entered the contest organized by Juande Ragsdale Blevins, director of community affairs at the Comprehensive Health Center. The contest was open to students from first grade through college, and essays were judged for originality, content, mechanics, structure and clarity.
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June 23, 2009 | Associated Press
Historian Gerhard L. Weinberg has received a $100,000 lifetime achievement prize for excellence in military writing. The Pritzker Military Library Literature Award, founded in 2007, honors writers who have "profoundly enriched the public understanding of American military history," prize officials said Monday. Weinberg, 81, has written numerous books on World War II, including "A World at Arms" and "World in the Balance." The award is sponsored by the Chicago-based Tawani Foundation.
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April 9, 2002 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two of this year's Pulitzer Prizes in arts categories--drama, music and literature--were snagged by Southern Californians. The drama award went to a hot young playwright who has only recently taken up residence in Venice, and the music award to a maverick 88-year-old composer who has lived and worked on his unusual "spatial compositions" in Santa Barbara for 20 years.
BOOKS
October 18, 1987
The story of American science's emancipation from its European precursors. Looking back, Benjamin Gould saw American awe of European science as having bred "not self-reliance, but self-distrust and intellectual timidity." Now, however, the unblinkable fact of European scientific superiority inspired not humility and resignation but appeals to national honor and calls to action. In 1846 an American congressman pronounced it "a disgrace to the most enlightened people on earth" that Americans got their astronomical data chiefly from Europe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1986
Five San Diego County students were awarded prizes in the fourth annual Black History Essay Contest at a presentation Friday night at Horace Mann Junior High School. More than 3,000 students entered the contest organized by Juande Ragsdale Blevins, director of community affairs at the Comprehensive Health Center. The contest was open to students from first grade through college, and essays were judged for originality, content, mechanics, structure and clarity.
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