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    • The World through women's eyes: Spanish women travelers 1850-1920

    • Authors; Authors, Spanish; Travel writing
    • In her recent book, Spanish Women Travelers at Home and Abroad, 1850-1920: From Tierra del Fuego to the Land of the Midnight Sun, Jennifer Wood, Professor of Spanish at Scripps College, explored the writings of eleven Spanish women as they visited...
    • 2014-03-05
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • The meaning of the Great War, student and faculty perspectives

    • World War, 1939-1945; Exhibitions; Claremont Colleges Library
    • Wendy Lower, John K. Roth Professor of History and Evan Wollen, CMC Professor of Military Science and Director, CMC ROTC at Claremont McKenna, and a panel of students from the Claremont McKenna history course "The Great War" share their experience...
    • 2014-10-02
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

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