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The Shifting Dynamics of Revolutionary Families

June 12, 2018
Painting depicting the story of Betsy Ross presenting the first American flag to General George Washington, by Edward Percy Moran In addition to shaping global politics, wartime inevitably impacts local family dynamics. In “Writing Women’s History Through the Revolution: Family Finances, Letter Writing, and Conceptions of Marriage,” an article p...

Examining the Accuracy of Medical Citations

June 7, 2018
In an age when the status of facts is challenged regularly, it has become even more important to check and cite sources. This is the case not only in news and politics but also in science, where research and experiments produce knowledge that we use in all aspects of society. Scott Mogull, associate professor in […]

The Beatles’ Influence on Girl Culture

June 6, 2018
Photo by Herman deLangen The influence of the Beatles on popular and rock music, as well as contemporary culture, is undeniable. Practically everyone has their favorite Beatles song and band member. In a chapter entitled “The Wretched Life of a Lonely Heart,” from the new anthology The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper, and the Summer of Love, Kate […]

Improving Interactions between Health Organizations and the Public on Social Media

May 25, 2018
Organizations use social media as a tool for interacting with the public. Nowhere could this goal be more useful and helpful than in the health industry. In medicine, hospitals and health care organizations try to leverage social media for outreach and education—unfortunately with mixed results. A new study by Aimee Kendall Roundtree, professor ...

Youth Culture Fought Fascism in Francoist Spain

May 25, 2018
In an era ruled by a dictatorship, Madrid’s youth emerged as a force for democracy and resistance. In Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain (Bloomsbury Press, 2018), Louie Dean Valencia-Garcia, assistant professor of history, explores the role of young people in shaping a democratic Spain. Valencia-Garcia describes how the punk scen...