Los Angeles Times Curtis Runnels, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “Shattered mastodon bones from a Southern California site bear the scars of human activity from 130,700 years ago, a team of scientists says — pushing back the generally accepted date that humans are thought to have settled North America by a whopping […]
National Catholic Reporter Augustus Richard Norton, College of Arts and Sciences, Padree School of Global Studies As Pope Francis prepares for a two-day visit to Egypt at the end of this week, experts on the country say he will face a series of difficult choices while he’s there… Expert quote: “Augustus Richard Norton, who has […]
History News Network By Louis Ferleger, College of Arts and Sciences When Angela Merkel met President Trump in DC, she brought along CEO’s of major German firms, including Siemens and BMW… View full article
The Conversation By Ingrid Anderson, College of Arts and Sciences On Tuesday, April 11 – the first day of the Jewish holiday of Passover – White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer asserted that Syrian President Bashar al-Asad was guilty of worse acts than Hitler when he used sarin gas on civilians… View full article
PBS Newshour Stephen Prothero, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “Events like the closing of schools in Virginia’s Augusta County over a world history lesson about Islam in 2015, or the common misconception that Sikhs are Muslims, illustrate the importance of teaching religion in public schools — and some of the controversies that come with […]
WBUR by Sarah Madsen Hardy & Marisa Milanese, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “College acceptance letters have hit inboxes, and another crop of all-above-average kids has eagerly grabbed the brass ring…” View full article.
Quartz Ashley Mears, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “On my birthday this year, my coworkers planned an elaborate surprise…” Expert quote: “It’s self-directed emotional labor. It could as well just be called the double work of womanhood—femininity makes two jobs out of one.” View full article.
New York Times Daniel Bullock, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “The March for Science on April 22 may or may not accomplish the goals set out by its organizers. But it has required many people who work in a variety of scientific fields — as well as Americans who are passionate about […]
Scientific American Howard Eichenbaum, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “When the now-famous neurological patient Henry Molaison had his brain’s hippocampus surgically sectioned to treat seizures in 1953, science’s understanding of memory inadvertently received perhaps its biggest boost ever…” Expert quote: “The study “provides compelling evidence about where and when specific neurons contribute […]
New Scientist Randi Rotjan, College of Arts and Sciences The bad news for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef just keeps on getting worse… Expert quote: ““This is really scary, because the Great Barrier Reef is losing its insurance policy,” says marine biologist Randi Rotjan at Boston University in Massachusetts.” View full article