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College students produce prize-winning video on student awareness of the national debt.Peter Nichols
In a three-minute online video called Man on the Street 2, an interviewer’s voice asks, “Do you know what the current size of the national debt is?”
A self-consciously stiff college student on camera responds, “Three-trillion dollars?”
“Well, actually the answer is ten-trillion dollars,” the voice declares.
Graduate student Neil Mehta’s demographic research reveals surprising findings on issues of obesity and immigrant health in the U.S.Priya Ratneshwar
By most measures, the health of people in the United States has been improving over the years.
Historian Richard Beeman’s new book explores the making of the American Constitution.Priya Ratneshwar
In his new book, Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution, Professor of History Richard Beeman provides a day-by-day account of the struggle to create a frame of government unlike anything the world had ever seen.
Undergraduate Samantha Cox takes a new look at museum specimens using CT scan technology.Priya Ratneshwar
Political science scholar and international adviser Brendan O'Leary maintains that the Iraq constitution offers the best framework for stability and democracy.Peter Nichols
Brendan O’Leary thinks the best thing for Iraq and its neighbors is not a strong Baghdad-based government but a decentralized federation of provinces. In fact, that’s what the Iraqi Constitution calls for.
Archaeologist Jeremy Sabloff's new book argues for the modern-day relevance of studying the long-ago and faraway.Priya Ratneshwar
Environmental sustainability, population growth, urban blight—these pressing dilemmas seem distinctly contemporary. But Jeremy Sabloff, the Christopher H.
In his new book, political scientist Donald Kettl argues that 20th-century government is no match for 21st-century problems.Peter Nichols
If the title of Donald Kettl’s new book, The Next Government of the United States: Why Our Institutions Fail Us and How to Fix Them, smacks of ov
American historian Bruce Kuklick shares his thoughts on this inaugural moment.B. Davin Stengel
As President Barack Obama commenced his inaugural address on Tuesday, the pundits and journalists who've spent recent months drawing (and debating) comparisons between Obama and past presidents were not the only ones expecting to hear invocations of Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Middle East scholar Heather Sharkey’s new book examines the impact of American Presbyterian missionaries in Egypt.Peter Nichols
In 1854, a group of American Presbyterian missionaries left Philadelphia and traveled to Egypt as part of a larger Anglo-American Protestant movement for universal evangelization. Over the next century, they gained few converts.
Psychology and law scholar Tess Wilkinson-Ryan studies the role of moral judgment in contract law.Priya Ratneshwar
Imagine that a trusted friend made a promise to you, and then broke it. When confronted, he or she offers to compensate you in cash for their betrayal. Chances are, you wouldn’t consider it an acceptable trade. But if you both had written the promise on paper and turned it into a legal contract, the law would expect you to do just that.
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