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    • Public lands - public debates: a century of controversy

    • Public lands; United States. National Park Service; United States. Forest Service.
    • The U. S. manages a vast system of national forests, grasslands, parks, and refuges, landscapes that contain some of the most beautiful and resource-rich terrain in the country. Since their establishment beginning in the late 19th-century, these...
    • 2012-10-31
    • 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
    • Sabbatical in my garage: building a relpica of an 18th century printing press

    • Printing presses; Isaiah Thomas & Co. (Walpole, N.H.); American Antiquarian Society
    • During his sabbatical in 2011-12, Professor of Literature and HMC Dean of Faculty Jeff Groves studied a rare wooden printing press, built in 1747, as a Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA. To obtain a practical knowledge of...
    • 2013-02-28
    • 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
    • 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
    • Making sense of public opinion about immigration reform and Obamacare

    • United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Immigration to the United States; Liberal; Conservative
    • What does the American public think about issues like immigration reform or the government's role in health care? Public opinion seems very confused if we expect people’s views to conform to standard liberal/conservative ideologies. Claudia...
    • 2013-10-09
    • 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
    • Screening the rural: the American countryside in silent film

    • Culture; Country life; Homesickness; Rural-urban relations; Silent films; United States - Social life and customs;
    • The rise of motion pictures during the 1910s and 1920s was a critical component of an emerging consumer culture in the United States that coincided with its broader transformation from a rural to an urban society. Because of this conjuncture,...
    • 2006-09-28
    • What was postmodernism?

    • American literature; Artists; Authors as artists; Mr. Potato Head (Trademark); Nature; Poetry; Postmodernism; Reality; Self
    • In the 1980s, the term "postmodernism" was adopted by literary critics to designate what the reigning generation of artists and theorists, figures like Pynchon, Cage, Warhol, and Barthes, had in common. Postmodernists shared an interest in...
    • 2006-11-08
    • 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
    • Material melody, immaterial writing: music and stenography in mid-19th century Germany

    • Music; Musical notation; Shorthand; Shorthand - Gabelsberger; Language, Universal; Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883; Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856; Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869; Hoffmann, E. T. A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus), 1776-1822; Mendelssohn-Bartholdy,...
    • Innovative stenography systems of the 1830s used the variable thickness of line that was so important in the cursive handwriting of the time to signify differences in phonemes. These systems and their descendants became the dominant shorthand...
    • 2006-03-01
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

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