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Celebrating the Centennial of Quarterly Journal of Speech

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2015 marks the centennial of the National Communication Association’s Quarterly Journal of Speech (QJS). During the course of its 100-year history, QJS has been at the forefront of Communication studies, pushing boundaries, provoking comment, and strengthening the impact and reputation of the field.

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NYC Public Historian New Director of UIC’s Hull-House Museum

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Jennifer A. Scott is the new director of UIC's Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, which preserves and develops the original Hull-House site for the interpretation and continuation of the historic settlement house vision.

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Professor’s Books Offer Insight about Rutilio Grande

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Theologians book offers insight into the life of Fr. Rutilio Grande, S.J., who may be headed for sainthood.

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UC San Diego’s Head Librarian Wins Top Award from American Library Association

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Brian E. C. Schottlaender, The Audrey Geisel University Librarian at the University of California, San Diego, has been named the 2015 winner of the American Library Association’s Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Schottlaender, will receive a cash award and citation during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco this June.

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Stitching History

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Last fall, a local vintage-clothing collector, preparing for a move, graciously donated more than 200 pieces to the Department of Theatre — rack upon rack of dresses, skirts, bodices, hats, gloves, shoes, parasols, fans, a few men’s garments, sporting equipment, and, of course, the blue silk-peacock suit. All together, the collection showcases 90 years of changing fashions, from the 1880s to the 1970s.

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Smithsonian Snapshot: Matthew Henson, Arctic Explorer

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This artwork adorns a postage stamp of Admiral Robert E. Peary and Matthew Henson that was issued May 28, 1986. A former sharecropper from Maryland, Henson participated as a navigator and translator in six expeditions to the North Pole and was Peary’s most trusted member of the expedition that discovered the North Pole.

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Depression: A Barrier to Communication for Couples?

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A massive 6.7 percent of the U.S. population suffers from depressive disorders each year. Along with causing pessimism, irritability, and exhaustion, depression also affects people’s communication and their ability to maintain relationships. “The Role of Relational Uncertainty in Topic Avoidance among Couples with Depression,” published in the National Communication Association’s journal, Communication Monographs, evaluates how depression and relational uncertainty within couples correspond with communication behaviors.

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GW Professor Becomes Inaugural James R. Hoffa Teamsters Professor in Modern American Labor History

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Eric Arnesen, a specialist in the history of race, labor, politics and civil rights was officially installed as the George Washington University’s James R. Hoffa Teamsters Professor in Modern American Labor History.

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Leaders From Africa and Asia Join Fellowship to Bring New Perspectives on International Development to Global Dialogue

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Editor's Note: For more about the New Voices Fellowship, visit www.aspennewvoices.org or email aspennewvoices@aspeninst.org. Follow all the fellows on Twitter here and the fellowship at @aspennewvoices.

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Mississippi State to Feature Prestigious African American Collection

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At places like Walt Disney World and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, more than four million people have viewed The Kinsey Collection’s artifacts, manuscripts, books and art documenting African American history. Soon, the collection, comprising one of the largest private collections of African American pieces in the world, will make its first visit to the Magnolia State at Mississippi State University. Free, public viewings of The Kinsey Collection’s “African American Treasures” will be open March 21-June 20 in the John Grisham Room at Mitchell Memorial Library.