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13th Amendment Is the Most Important, Says Historian

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University, Museum Collaborate to Put One Woman’s Holocaust Story Into Digital Exhibit

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Dressmaker Hedy Strnad vanished during the Holocaust. Now, people worldwide will be able to learn her story, thanks to a collaboration between the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. The digital exhibit, the first developed by UWM’s Digital Humanities Lab, is at http://liblamp.uwm.edu/omeka/A/.

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Missouri S&T Historian Examines Gangster Bugsy Siegel in New Book

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Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was a successful, charismatic and tough gangster, but he was neither a visionary who founded the Las Vegas Strip nor a pathological killer, says Missouri University of Science and Technology historian Larry Gragg in his biography of the mobster.

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Award-Winning Poet Gives Voice to Traumatic Memories

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Beth Bachmann, whose first poetry collection explored how her world changed through a violent personal loss, has expanded her focus to the psychological effect of traumatic memories on soldiers and others affected by war.

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Experts with the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies Available to Comment on the Death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and the Political Crisis in Yemen

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82-Year-Old Reveals Childhood Memories at College Orphanage

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Lola (Swedlund) Stampe sat on a secret for 82 years. Though she’s not exactly sure why, Lola never told anyone she was an orphan in South Dakota State College’s practice cottage in the 1930s. “I guess I just kind of washed it out of my memory,” said Lola. Not unusual for colleges in the early 1900s, South Dakota State College operated a Home Management House beginning in 1921, where home economic students lived and cared for an orphan as part of an internship.

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Expert: Martin Luther King’s Vision Makes Progress, Still Not Fulfilled

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New Book Examines Effects of Napoleon's Conquests Beyond the Battlefields

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A West Virginia University history professor has led an international team of historians on a study of economic warfare during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. The result— a collection of essays offering new perspectives on the consequences of Napoleon Bonaparte’s European conquest.

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Africa's Recent Economic Promise Harkens Back to 20th Century Colonial Efforts

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An exploration of post-colonial attempts to develop Africa may provide understanding as the world sees the continent as the next economic powerhouse.

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WVU Receives $1 Million Grant to Develop Scholarly Publishing Platform

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West Virginia University has received $1 million to develop a new publishing system that will enable and develop mixed-media scholarship materials.