Day by day, we’re moving closer to one of the 50th anniversary of one of the most astonishing and momentous events in human history: Neil Armstrong’s iconic “giant leap” for all mankind on to the surface of the moon. It was the step watched around the world. But for Purdue University faculty, students and alumni – a group to a group proud to call Armstrong on of their own – it was something even more exceptional. It was the manifestation of the Boilermaker spirit boldly leading the way at the dawn of a new era. In the new book Ever
The vital waterway connecting Lakes Huron and Erie, once a poisoned stew of industrial and civic runoff, has made a comeback. Author Dave Dempsey explores the areas past, present and possible future in his latest work.
The noted activist, educator, historian and griot tells his story in his own words.
Step inside the Catholepistemiad... I mean, the University of Michigan.
A Minnesota chemist shares the seldom told stories of trailblazing scientists: BTN LiveBIG Book Club
Inside the histories of "African American Women Chemists of the Modern Era."
When the Civil War erupted, the state of Iowa was only 15 years old. It was a land laced with railroads, though, and blanketed with fertile fields that would have been a boon to either side. So, why then did this young farming state on the edge of America’s frontier throw their lot in with the Union? The history of Iowa during our bloody national conflict is explored in great detail in The Sacred Cause of Union: Iowa in The Civil War by Thomas R. Baker, associate dean of student at the University of Iowa. Ignored at the time by
For Carol Reardon, combing through history is her "intellectual obligation."
150 years comes alive thanks to interactive technology.
From tumultuous tempests to sweltering summers, the Peoples' Weather Map is tracking the history of weather around the state.
Say hello to our oldest - and tiniest - ancestors.