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  • Cover 

    (Oakland University, 2005-10-01)
    Oakland Journal Issue 9 cover
  • Table of Contents 

    (Oakland University, 2005-10-01)
    Oakland Journal Issue 9 table of contents
  • Editor's Notes 

    Folland, Sherman T. (Oakland University, 2005-10-01)
    Oakland Journal Issue 9 editorial notes
  • The Academic Bill of Rights: Leadership in an Era of Legislative Oversight 

    Packard, Sandra (Oakland University, 2005-10-01)
    A non-binding resolution, the Academic Bill of Rights encourages all public institutions of higher education and those private institutions that present themselves as canons of academic freedom to establish an institutional ...
  • The Two Owens 

    White, Gertrude M. (Oakland University, 2005-10-01)
    The Owens brothers were born in Shropshire, in western England on the Welsh border of a cultivated but impoverished middle class provincial family. One of them would come to be among the most important English language ...
  • Haiku for The Modern Academic 

    Folland, Sherman T. (Oakland University, 2005-10-01)
  • Imported Instructions, or, “The Almighty Switch” 

    Byrne, Bill (Oakland University, 2005-10-01)
    Unintentional humor in product manuals created in countries other than the USA
  • Why Is the Use Of Steroids Taboo for Professional Sports? 

    Medalia, Nahum Z. (Oakland University, 2005-10-01)
    Pros and cons of the use of anabolic steroids by professional athletes.
  • The Garden of the Forking Worlds: Borges and Quantum Mechanics 

    Rojo, Alberto G. (Oakland University, 2005-10-01)
    How the writing of Jorge Luis Borges relates to quantum mechanics.
  • Notes from the Dismal Science: My Theory of How Brilliant People Can Say Stupid Things 

    Folland, Sherman T. (Oakland University, 2005-10-01)
    Brilliant people can say very stupid things when they talk outside of their area of genuine expertise.
  • TOJ Notes With Interest: Environmental Explorations 

    Hansen, Fay M.; Severson, Mark (Oakland University, 2005-10-01)
    A campus-wide committee, consisting of students, staff, faculty, and administration, has been planning for months to bring a wide variety of Environmental Explorations to the OU campus, including internationally known ...
  • Reflections on Creationism 

    Clampitt, Philip T. (Oakland University, 2005-10-01)
    Creationism, as represented by the book Scientific Creationism reviewed here,14 does not qualify as science. It starts with conclusions based on Biblical evidence, and then attempts to gather data in support of those ...
  • The Blank Slate 

    Shantz, David W. (Oakland University, 2005-10-01)
    Book review
  • Contributors 

    (Oakland University, 2005-10-01)
    Oakland Journal Issue 9 contributors list
  • Is There Really a Crisis in Health Care Spending? 

    Stano, Miron (Oakland University, 2005-10-01)
    Health care analysts are fond of saying that one-third of health care spending is unnecessary or wasteful—the problem is finding out which third. As an extension, one can add the problem of whose third.
  • The Impact of Genomics on the Future of Health Care 

    Williams, Lynne (Oakland University, 2005-10-01)
    There is no question that the practice of medicine in the post-Human Genome Project (or “Genomic Health Care”) will be significantly different from the current practice of medicine....The real challenge facing the health ...
  • Genetic Mapping: Implications for Organizational Behavior 

    Markel, Karen S.; Barclay, Lizabeth A. (Oakland University, 2005-10-01)
    Genetic testing has many advantages, but is also open to abuse.