A witness cries while giving testimony in a trial against former Guatemalan dictator Gen. José Efraín Ríos Montt in 2013.
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College students learn about people who have dedicated their professional lives to reducing the threat of violence – and their successes and failures.
Business deals can focus on much more than profits.
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Students learn the art of dealmaking can involve much more than money.
Science fiction offers a glimpse of what governments of the world are – and can become.
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Science fiction does more than entertain – it can also be used to better understand the political forces that shape the societies in which we live.
Practicing mindfulness doesn’t have to mean being removed from the world.
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Mindfulness is everywhere in pop culture today, but that doesn’t mean people agree on what it means.
The hit TV show ‘Abbott Elementary’ explores a variety of issues in education.
An education professor explains how a hit TV show about a struggling school became a jumping-off point for a course about urban education.
A character from ‘The Boondocks’ is depicted in street art in Los Angeles during the time of the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020.
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A sociology professor uses the popular ‘Boondocks’ cartoon to explore contemporary issues of race in American society.
People gather around a hole being dug in search of water in Darfur, Sudan, in 2004.
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Many genocide classes review the Holocaust or Cambodia’s Killing Fields. A scholar wanted to show that genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing still happen today.
Don’t believe the hype about Bigfoot, a flat Earth or ancient aliens.
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A university course teaches students why people believe false and evidence-starved claims, to show them how to determine what’s accurate and real and what’s neither.
Views on guns are intertwined with views on God for many Americans.
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Support for strong gun ownership rights is often associated with conservative Christian views, but religion and self-defense have a much longer history in the United States.
When bonds are forged between generations, both the young and the old benefit.
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Social isolation and loneliness in aging adults have been linked to numerous physical and mental health ailments. Teaching students how to listen deeply to older people can lessen those effects.
Going to space requires more than just rocket science.
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Spacecraft are just a small part of what it takes for humans to become an interplanetary species. A political science professor explains how there is much more to creating a spacefaring society.
Failure can be helpful if it’s understood correctly.
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Avoiding failure by playing it safe may limit opportunities for learning and growth.
Books have shaped societies throughout the ages.
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Books are one of the oldest forms of communication ‘technology,’ a scholar writes, and understanding how they’ve evolved over time provides insights into their role in society.
Literary devices abound in Taylor Swift’s body of work.
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Swift, like all writers, draws from her literary forebears to craft new works.
Photographs capture images of women in war-torn regions of the world.
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Pictures of women in war play a pivotal role in the battlefield of political ideas, argues a feminist historian who examines how images and attire are used and seen in war zones and occupied lands.
Business students are pursuing more than just careers.
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Is business education too focused on money and not humanity? A business professor weighs in.
The subject of death can be a difficult one to broach.
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Views on death and the afterlife vary from person to person and culture to culture. This course gives US Air Force cadets a broad perspective on mortality and its effects on people and society.
Numerous rap songs criticize the Reagan administration for its complicity in the illicit drug trade.
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Ronald Reagan may have been known as ‘The Great Communicator,’ but rap artists don’t view his legacy through such rose-colored glasses. A professor of Black studies and history takes a closer look.