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Artwork from the album Black Messiah
Aaron M. Olson, February 24, 2021

Compared at the time of its release to Sly & The Family Stone’s masterpiece There’s A Riot Goin’ On, The Beach Boys’ near-mythical epic


Panteha Abareshi
Hilda Guerrero, February 23, 2021

Panteha Abareshi is an L.A. based artist whose work hones in on chronic illness and disability. Abareshi lives in a body that coexists with sickle cell zero beta thalassemia and their performance-based work reflects the complexities that come with experiencing a body with chronic illness.


Young girl building an electronic device
Mona Gilbert, February 23, 2021

What sparks inventors to create? One can say the ability for inventive thinking is not out of reach. Innovation flourishes when an individual possesses strong problem-solving skills, an active imagination, and has the ability to see possibilities.


One Night in Miami movie poster
Mary McCoy, February 22, 2021

On February 25, 1964, 22-year-old boxer Cassius Clay defeated the heavily favored Sonny Liston to win the heavyweight boxing title in Miami Beach, Florida.


4 award winning books from African American authors

February is African American Heritage Month and we are celebrating with book recommendations from the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion department collection throughout the month. Titles in this two-part series may be just published or returned to the spotlight during this special month.


Author Victoria Gosling and her debut novel, Before the Ruins
Daryl M., February 19, 2021

Victoria Gosling grew up in Wiltshire, England, and studied English Literature at Manchester University. She is the founder of The Reader Berlin, hosting salon nights in Berlin and writers’ retreats in Greece and Italy. She also organizes The Berlin Writing Prize.


Linsey Davis is an Emmy Award winning ABC News Correspondent and bestseller author of the children’s books
Ana Campos, February 18, 2021

Linsey Davis is an Emmy Award winning ABC News Correspondent, filing reports for World News, Good Morning America, 20/20 and Nightline and she is also a bestselling author of the children’s books


Robot on the beach surrounded by ladies in bathing suits
Daniel Tures, February 17, 2021

Happy birthday robots! The word "robot" is now 100 years old, as first introduced in Karel Čapek’s dystopian play R.U.R.


Author Anne Youngson and her latest novel, The Narrowboat Summer
Daryl M., February 16, 2021

Anne Youngson is retired and lives in Oxfordshire. She has two children and three grandchildren to date. Her debut novel, Meet Me at the Museum, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award.


Group of medical profession heroes
Mona Gilbert, February 16, 2021

Can you think of a hero in your life? It might be a relative you strongly admire or the neighbor next door who works at the local hospital to save lives. What about the kid at your school that stands up to bullies? Everyday heroes are everywhere.


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