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    • An informed citizenry access: the Constitution and government documents

    • Depository libraries; Electronic government information; Government publications; United States. National Archives and Records Administration; Madison, James, 1751-1836; Freedom of information
    • In 1822, James Madison asserted that "a popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be...
    • 2005-10-26
    • Asking the auks about climate change in the Arctic

    • Auks; Auks - Food; Auks - Behavior; Climatic changes; Sea ice; Spitsbergen Island (Norway); Svalbard (Norway); Ocean currents - Antarctic Ocean; Ocean currents - Atlantic Ocean; Animal behavior; North Atlantic oscillation; Calanus finmarchicus
    • The controversy over global warming and climate change is often argued using measurements of ice core samples and ocean levels. What can we learn by "interviewing" living creatures? Every summer millions of seabirds called little auks (also known...
    • 2007-04-20
    • At Joyce's tomb: mourning, scholarship, and post-mortem copyright

    • Joyce, James, 1882-1941; Copyright; Intellectual property; Censorship; Fair use (Copyright); Public domain (Copyright law); Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850;
    • Literary scholars are familiar with the "Death of the Author," which Roland Barthes announced in 1968. But what happens when authors become undead and walk the earth in the surrogate body of the law? Taking the Estate of James Joyce as an...
    • 2005-04-13
    • Becoming Paul M. Churchland: NeuroPhilosopher

    • Neurosciences; Philosophy; Churchland, Paul M., 1942-; Consciousness; Foundationalism (Theory of knowledge); Logical positivism
    • Philosopher Paul Churchland, currently nearing the end of his second decade in resistance at the University of California, San Diego, has long been what is often quite rare: a cutting-edge academic philosopher. He as been at the vanguard...
    • 2005-04-27
    • Bridging worlds:  Zulu poet Mazisi Kunene, from epic authenticity to modern science

    • Kunene, Mazisi; Africa; South Africa; Zulu poetry; Literature and science;
    • Mazisi Kunene, the revolutionary colleague of Nelson Mandela, was a major academic voice about the literature of Africa. A professor at UCLA, he was Poet Laureate of both South Africa and Africa and perhaps that continent's greatest poet. He...
    • 2012-04-11
    • Coercion, compliance and resistance in wartime Japan, 1942-45

    • World War, 1939-1945; Japanese - Correspondence; Japanese - Social conditions
    • If we look at the history of history, we can trace an evolution as it shifted, over a period of centuries, from the chronicles of wars and kings to look more realistically at other players and eventually toward all levels and members of society,...
    • 2009-10-07
    • Constitution Day panel 2007

    • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (U.S.); Constitutional law - United States; Citizenship - United States; Judicial review - United States; Political campaigns - United States;
    • Leo Flynn (Politics, Pomona), Jean Schroedel (Politics & Policy, CGU), Ken Miller (Government, CMC), Andrew Busch (Government, CMC), Charles Lofgren (History, CMC), and Robert Dawidoff (History, CGU) present their thoughts on "Teaching the...
    • 2007-09-20
    • Constitution Day panel 2008

    • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (U.S.); Constitutional law - United States; Women's rights - United States
    • Susan McWilliams (Politics, Pomona), Jean Schroedel (Politics and Policy, CGU), Diana Selig (History, CMC), Catherine Allgor (History, CMC), Cecelia Conrad (Dean of Faculty, Scripps) present their thoughts on how women fit into the framework of the...
    • 2008-09-17
    • Constitutional and / or unconstitutional war: a panel discussion in memory of Sen. Robert C. Byrd

    • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (U.S.); United States. Constitution; Byrd, Robert C.; Constitutional law - United States; Iraq War, 2003-2011;
    • On September 17, 1787, the Constitution was approved by the Constitutional Convention and submitted to the people of the States for their deliberation and decision (through specially elected ratifying conventions). That other, earlier document of...
    • 2010-09-15
    • Cues for snacks and soft drinks: a study of adolescent eating behaviors

    • Diet; Behaviour and health; Teenagers;
    • Memory can be said to deeply connected to our tastes in food -- what we've liked or disliked in the past creates associations that help trigger our current eating behaviors. In what might be seen as a scientific version of the beginning of...
    • 2013-04-10
    • Federalism, constitutional structure and the securing of liberty

    • Federal government; Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (U.S.); United States. Constitution; Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859
    • Why did the framers reject the Anti-Federalists reliance on religion and civic virtue, instead of creating a government built very much, architectonically as it were, on structure as a way of perpetuating and protecting federalism? In this...
    • 2005-09-21
    • From toon town trolleys to freeways: So Cal transportation myths and reality, past, present and...

    • Transportation; Local transit; Automobiles; Firestone Tire and Rubber Company; General Motors Corporation; Pacific Electric Railway Company; Standard Oil Company;
    • In the popular mind, Southern California, with Los Angeles as its epicenter, is the region of the U.S. most associated with the automobile, both its joys and its discontents. From the Beach Boys paean to "fun, fun, fun until her daddy takes the...
    • 2007-04-05
    • Gender and computing

    • Sex differences in education; Women - Education; Women in mathematics; Women in computer science;
    • Why do fewer females play computer and video games, take computer science courses, major in computer science, seek out computing careers, and end up in senior positions? Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College, discusses gender issues in...
    • 2007-11-27
    • Globalization, the end of apartheid, and environmental crisis in South Africa

    • South Africa; South Africa - Environmental conditions; Natural resources - South Africa; Globalization;
    • When we think of South Africa, we often think of the recent past, charged with the history of Apartheid. But South Africa is also one of the world's most important countries because of the natural resources it has provided to fuel the global...
    • 2010-02-03
    • How American Bandstand created the American teenager

    • American Bandstand (Television program); Teenagers; Race discrimination;
    • From a small studio in 1950's Philadelphia, American Bandstand became the first national television program directed at teenagers. The show brought rock and roll into American living rooms, shaped the way a generation danced and dressed, and...
    • 2012-11-08
    • Is education a(n) (implied) constitutional right?

    • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (U.S.); Constitutional law - United States; Education
    • The Founders had a lot to say on the importance of education and book learning to the survival of the early republic. The Constitution, however -- a document just as important for what it doesn't say as what it says -- never mentions education or...
    • 2013-09-19
    • Manifold Greatness: the King James Bible at Claremont Graduate University

    • Bible; Exhibitions; Bible. English - Versions - Authorized;
    • Professor Lori Anne Ferrell will introduce the Honnold Library exhibit "Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible" which opens on 10 November. On tour in 40 select U.S. venues from 2011-2015, "Manifold Greatness" was...
    • 2011-11-10

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