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Stars for Freedom

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Replay: The Future of Higher Education

In May of 2012, Harvard and MIT announced a partnership to provide free courses to anyone, anywhere, sparking an intense debate about the future of a bricks and mortar education. …

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Love in the Workplace

Image via flickr user sharyn morrow A new study finds that an affectionate work environment boosts teamwork and job satisfaction and leads to less burnout and absenteeism. A forthcoming article …

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When America Took to the Air

Image via Wikipedia In the years after World War I, stunt pilots in small airplanes would fly throughout the country, performing tricks and selling rides to locals—introducing Americans to flight …

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Sheer Good Fortune – Celebrating Toni Morrison

Image courtesy Angela Radulescu Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison was born Chloe Wofford in 1931. She was 39 when she published her first novel about a black girl’s painful coming of …

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Impact of Brain Injury on Relationships

The aftermath of traumatic brain injury can devastate a couple, because the caregiving partner must forge a relationship with someone who has changed dramatically and the injured partner must learn …

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Replay: The Controversy Over International Adoption

Inter-country adoptions gone awry have a way of capturing headlines. Karen Rotabi (Virginia Commonwealth University) says overseas adoptions, while a source of hope and love for many families, can have …

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Replay: Jazz and Civil Rights

Antonio Garcia (Virginia Commonwealth University) says that the personal and professional lives of musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane cannot be divorced from the struggle for …

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Replay: Entrepreneurs: Born, not Made

Are you an entrepreneur? Plenty of books claim that you can be one if you set your mind to it. But James Koch (Old Dominion University) believes such claims are …

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Cinematography: Grace Behind the Lens

Rob Tregenza (Virginia Commonwealth University) is a cinematographer who has written, directed, and photographed award-winning films and television commercials.  He’s also the founder and director of the Tampa International Film …

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To Test or Not to Test?

Genetic testing of our risks for disease is the latest trend in medicine. The technique offers hope for some, but also raises medical, ethical, psychological, and practical concerns for many, …

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Replay: The Steel-Driving Man and the Man of Steel

The song “John Henry” is one of the most popular in American history but, for years, nobody knew whether the legendary railroad tunneler was a real person or simply a …

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