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Blackface and Other Racist Symbols Still Plague Our 21st Century Society


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Despite advances in civil rights in our country’s history, our society, in the 21st Century, is still plagued by racist symbols such as “blackface” and other racial stereotyping. It has been recently brought to the public’s attention through the publication of a blackface photo involving the Governor of Virginia and the admission by that State’s… Read More

Religion & Science are Bound Together by Public Policy and Political Authority


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A new study will examine how the relationship between science and religion impacts political power, social authority and culture, according to Dr. Myrna Perez Sheldon, assistant professor of Gender and American Religion at Ohio University and editor of “Cosmologics,” a magazine that is the project of the Science, Religion, and Culture Program at Harvard Divinity… Read More

Wildlife Conservation in a Warzone: Perils and Triumphs in Afghanistan


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A new book, “The Snow Leopard Project and Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation” has been recently authored by Dr. Alex Dehgan. Dehgan is an entrepreneur, expedition leader, diplomat and development official who specializes in creative science, technology and leadership. The book is about his efforts as the Country Director for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Afghanistan… Read More

Storytelling is Becoming More Experiential with New Available Technologies


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Just reading a story, watching it on video, or listening to it on a podcast or audio book may be too static and traditional for new experiential story consumers. With the maturation of virtual reality, artificial intelligence, holographics, and other forms of non-traditional storytelling, soon consumers will be able to control their own interpretation of… Read More

Congressional Paralysis Caused by Must Win Mentality & Non-Stop Campaigning


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The consolidation of power in House of Representative leadership positions has spurred on the devolution of Congress from a “respected legislative institution to a body plagued by a win-at-all-costs mentality and a culture of perpetual campaigning,” says Donald Wolfensberger, author and scholar. Wolfensberger, a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the… Read More

Adult Literacy Efforts Make a Real Difference in Impoverished Areas of USA


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Although much of this country’s educational focus is on P-12 grades, adult education cannot be ignored and adult literacy education is proven to be valuable in breaking links to poverty and improving job possibilities for those who participate. Adult literacy education improves a student’s abilities and possibilities across a lifespan. Recently, the Patton College of… Read More

Climate Change: USA Once a Leader in Solutions but Now an Outlier to China


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The United States once was a leader in recognizing and combatting the threats of climate change. But, under the Trump Administration, America has become the global outlier in the efforts to solve climate change problems, according to expert Dr. Geoffrey Dabelko. Dr. Dabelko is a professor, director of the Environmental Science Program and Associate Dean… Read More