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Article ID: 695117

Prehistoric People Also Likely Disrupted by Environmental Change

Vanderbilt University

Prehistoric people of the Mississippi Delta may have abandoned a large ceremonial site due to environmental stress, according to a new paper authored by Elizabeth Chamberlain, a postdoctoral researcher in Earth and environmental sciences, and University of Illinois anthropologist Jayur Mehta. The study used archaeological excavations, geologic mapping and coring, and radiocarbon dating to identify how Native Americans built and inhabited the Grand Caillou mound near Dulac, Louisiana.

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24-May-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695019

Composer Florence Price Honored by Organization Who Denied Her Entry Due to Race

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A famous Arkansas composer, teacher, and pianist has been honored by the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association for her lifetime of musical accomplishments after being denied entry to the organization nearly a century ago because of her race. Florence Price is a Little Rock native who became the first African-American woman composer to have a symphonic composition performed by a major American orchestra, and one of the first African-American classical composers to gain international attention.

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23-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694997

Art Historian Brian Goldstein Shines Light on Overlooked Architect

Swarthmore College

A new grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts in Chicago will help Assistant Professor of Art History Brian Goldstein continue his research on architecture through the lens of social and racial justice, and more specifically into the life and work of African-American architect and civil rights activist J. Max Bond, Jr.

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23-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694903

Smithsonian Snapshot: “Get This Man a Shield!”

Smithsonian Institution

Marvel Comics’ Captain America rarely leaps into action without his virtually indestructible red, white and blue shield, whether in the pages of comic books or on the big screen. This shield was made in 2013 and used by actor Chris Evans from 2013 to 2015 in the Captain America films. It is now in the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. It is not currently on display.

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21-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694646

S&T Historian’s New Book Chronicles Record Producers Who Created American Roots Music

Missouri University of Science and Technology

A new book released today (May 15, 2018), A&R Pioneers: Architects of American Roots Music on Record, provides the first full-length account of the men and women who shaped the creation of what is now known as American roots music.

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15-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694599

Monarchy Faces Curious Time in its History, According to ASU Professor

Arizona State University (ASU)

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15-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 694391

RFK Assassination Killed US Image as ‘Beacon of Democracy’

Cornell University

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10-May-2018 4:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694359

BGSU Professor Available to Talk About the Perils of North Korean Nuclear Tests

Bowling Green State University

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10-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694305

Students Use GIS Mapping to Experience Survivors’ Journeys

University of Redlands

Students at the University of Redlands are using GIS mapping technology to retell stories of systematic persecution, courage, and resilience shared by those who survived one of history’s most horrific genocides.

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9-May-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693848

Expert Disease Detective Unravels Mysterious Illness That Killed Famed 12th Century Sultan

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Saladin may not be well known in the West, but even 800 years after his death, he remains famous in the Middle East. During his illustrious life, he successfully led armies against the invading Crusaders and conquered several kingdoms. But his death remains a mystery. Now an expert disease detective has a new theory about what may have killed him.

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1-May-2018 5:00 PM EDT
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