Category: PBS NewsHour

Column: Teaching students to appreciate a world of religions and resist intolerance

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 […]

How are states meeting health care shortages for pregnant women?

PBS Newshour – The Rundown Eugene Declercq, School of Public Health Faced with a shortage of obstetricians and gynecologists and nurse midwives, several states are considering proposals that advocates say would improve health care for women… Expert quote: “The traditional model was that ob-gyns made this extraordinary commitment. I’ll be there for you, pre-natal, delivery and […]

Why the Islamic State hates France

PBS NewsHour By Jessica Stern, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies It is hard to understand the purpose of the Islamic State’s attack in France without understanding that it is both a totalitarian proto-state that controls territory, as well as a global terrorist organization… View full article by expert Jessica Stern

The race for the unbreakable password is almost over

PBS NewsHour Alexander Sergienko, College of Arts & Sciences What Ashley Madison needed was quantum cryptography… Expert quote: “It would be the niche of absolutely secure communication. It means no one could break it. It’ll stay secure for 10, 20, 30 years down the road, unlike many conventional encryption technologies.” View full article