Damage from September’s earthquake in Marrakech’s medina still visible in late October 2023.
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In this episode of The Conversation Weekly, we hear about the importance of Marrakech’s old medina to Islamic heritage and what’s happening to its network of traditional artisans.
A group of men praying in front of the mosque in Tinmel village that has suffered serious damage in the recent earthquake.
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Morocco is grappling not just with the loss of lives from the recent earthquake, but with the destruction of its cultural heritage – a 12th century mosque in the village of Tinmel is among them.
Historicamente conhecida não só pela sua arte, mas por ter ajudado a reconstruir a cidade após cercos e desastres naturais, a comunidade de artesãos de Marrakesh sofreu muito com o terremoto.
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Uma acadêmica que trabalha em Marrakech escreve sobre as comunidades de artesãos, que mantiveram o rico patrimônio arquitetônico da cidade por gerações e foram duramente atingidas pelo terremoto.
The earthquake has damaged many homes in Ijjoukak village, near Marrakech, Morocco.
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A scholar who has been working in Marrakech writes about the artisan communities, which have maintained the city’s architectural rich heritage for generations and have been hit hard by the earthquake.
Male teachers are disproportionately more likely than women to be sanctioned for misconduct.
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A new analysis finds that teacher sanctions are relatively rare. But when they do occur, it’s usually related to sex and drugs.
Mangrove forests on Pohnpei are archives of sea-level change.
A new analysis of deep soil sediments accumulated in the mangroves of Pohnpei and Kosrae islands reveals a potentially different history of human arrival in this oceanic region.
Mosaik abad ke-11 menunjukkan Epifanius dari Salamis, Klemens dari Roma, Teolog Gregorius, Santo Nikolas Wonderworker, dan Diakon Agung Stefanus.
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Umat Katolik, Protestan, dan Kristen Ortodoks Timur mengakui otoritas ‘bapa’ untuk membimbing pengajaran tentang isu-isu doktrinal.
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Royal women play important roles in succession disputes, such as the naming of King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu’s heir.
An 11th-century mosaic shows Epiphanius of Salamis, Clement of Rome, Gregory the Theologian, St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and Archdeacon Stephen.
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Catholics, Protestants and Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize the authority of the ‘fathers’ to guide teaching on doctrinal issues.
An estimated 20 million people will see their balances drop to zero.
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Biden’s plan would provide up to $10,000 in relief for individuals who earn less than $125,000 a year, and $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients.
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Indigenous fire management reduces the risk of bushfires, supports habitat and improves Indigenous wellbeing. Yet, the State of the Environment report this week found it’s underused.
Vice President Mike Pence returned to the House chamber to finish the process of counting the electoral votes in the early morning of Jan. 7, 2021.
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The vice president has said he looks forward to meeting the framers of the Constitution in heaven. That is not the mindset of someone with short-term vision.
Before the pandemic about 1.28 million children were experiencing homelessness.
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When it comes to helping students who are homeless during the pandemic, identifying who they are is crucial, says a researcher studying the issue in one of the largest US school districts.
This ruling could change the course of future firearm rights litigation.
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At issue is the right to carry handguns in public, not just keep them at home.
French President Emmanuel Macron with French troops during his 2017 visit to France’s Barkhane counter-terrorism operation in Gao, northern Mali.
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French policymakers understand that sharing the burdens of military operations with global partners can help boost flagging support at home.
‘College promise’ programs increase Black and Hispanic female college student enrollment the most.
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New research shines a light on which students are most likely to enroll in community college when they find out it is free.
Kamala Harris speaking via a screen to demonstrators at the protest against racism and police brutality on Aug. 28, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
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Black and Asian American communities have been portrayed as in opposition to each other. Multiracial Kamala Harris, both Asian American and Black, represents the potential for coalition building.
Families and students need a clear understanding of what makes a college affordable for their enrollment decisions.
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A researcher examines how consumers use a federal list of the most and least affordable colleges in the US.
Colleges are increasingly being judged on how many students graduate. But is tying funding to graduation rates the way to go?
States are increasingly adopting policies in which colleges get a small portion of their funding based on how many students graduate. A scholar explains why the policy may not achieve its aims.
Inkosi Mhlabunzima Maphumulo, right, with Dali Mpofu and Winnie Mandela in 1989.
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Colonialism and apartheid sought to make traditional leaders accountable to white officials by tying them to land.