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    • 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
    • Through the glass closet: the homosexual origins of the American right

    • Chambers, Whittaker; Homosexuality - Political aspects - United States; Cold War; Communism - United States - History - 20th century; Right and left (Political science); Gay men - Political activity; Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972; Hiss,...
    • Whittaker Chambers was a major figure in the intellectual development of the American right in the post-war period. During his tenure at Time Magazine during the Cold War, he championed a fervent anti-communist viewpoint, identifying an existential...
    • 2008-02-21
    • Mark Twain's other woman: the hidden story of his final years

    • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Lyon, Isabel, 1863-1958; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 - Relations with women; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 - Last years;
    • In Mark Twain's last decade, his writings took a sharp turn in tone from colorful satire to outright bitterness. People point to the death of his wife and two of his daughters, but as another possible explanation, Pitzer President Laura Skandera...
    • 2010-10-27
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Speaking through walls: political murals in Northern Ireland

    • Belfast (Northern Ireland); Northern Ireland; Northern Ireland - Symbolic representation; Street art; Mural painting and decoration; Sinn Féin;
    • From the start of The Troubles in 1969 to the signing of the Belfast Agreement in 1998, Northern Ireland was the site of a violent conflict fought out between the British State, the Irish Republican Movement, and Loyalist Paramilitary Forces....
    • 2006-10-26
    • Ripping the veil, weaving meaning: the textures of African American expressive culture

    • Sacred texts; Social psychology; Bible; Bible - Criticism, interpretation, etc.; African Americans; Christianity; Consciousness
    • How do groups of people engage themselves with a "central and center-ing" text? What does this engagement tell us about how the people express themselves? How do dominant groups interpret this engagement? Seen in the refracting mirror of...
    • 2005-03-09
    • 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
    • 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
    • The practical use of history: a panel discussion of the Puente Hills Preserve project

    • Puente Hills (Calif.); Gabrielino Indians; Geology - California - Puente Hills; Environmental protection;
    • In 2005 Bob Henderson of the Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority contacted the CGU History department to offer funding for a study of the history of the land that became the Puente Hills preserve. Seven students who took...
    • 2008-03-05
    • Poet Robert Mezey reads from his works

    • American poetry; Poetry - Translations into English; Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986; Poetry - Study and teaching
    • Poet and translator Robert Mezey, an Emeritus Professor of English at Pomona College, reads his poems and translations of poems and offers his thoughts on contemporary poets, free verse, and the teaching and condition of poetry in America today.
    • 2008-03-26

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