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Truth and Fiction

Sleeping Beauty, by Jennie Harbour Fairy tales like Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood are all part of early childhood literature. Robert Godwin-Jones (Virginia Commonwealth University) has created an online …

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Replay: Let There Be Night

  Image courtesy Håkon Dahle Nights are getting brighter and most of us no longer experience true darkness. Paul Bogard (James Madison University), author of The End of Night: Searching …

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Plague After War

Testing samples for the Ebola virus from animals collected in Zaire, 1995. Image via Wikipedia. Fears of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. have mostly subsided, but in some parts …

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Witches, Slaves, and Heroines

The Baptism of Pocahontas; Image via Wikipedia Join us for a sampler of Norfolk State University’s 1619:The Making of America conference, including the myths and truths behind the lives of …

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Messages From a Forgotten Troopship

Troops in their bunks on the General Nelson M. Walker In the 1960s, it took almost three weeks to cross the sea from America to Vietnam. Three weeks for young …

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A Jealous Kind of Love

Image via Flickr user Panayotis When it comes to love, jealousy is sometimes thought of as “natural” or even desirable. But a recent survey led by Mindy Erchull (University of …

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Let There Be Night

Eight out of 10 children born in America today will never know a night sky dark enough to see the Milky Way. In our modern world, where nights are getting …

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Women and Leadership

Studies show that women in academia are often relegated to lower-ranked positions while their male counterparts ascend to the top. Khadijah Miller (Norfolk State University) says finding a balance between …

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Replay: Women at War

Women journalists who covered the Vietnam War are often not given their proper due when the history of the conflict is told.  Joyce Hoffman (Old Dominion University) is the author …

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Replay: The Wright Brothers’ Sister

Wilbur and Orville Wright won a place in history for unraveling the secrets of heavier-than-air flight, but their charismatic sister, Katharine Wright, deserves a lot of credit.  Cindy Wilkey (University …

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Women at War

Women journalists who covered the Vietnam War are often not given their proper due when the history of the conflict is told.   Joyce Hoffmann (Old Dominion University) is the …

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Replay: Trickster Heroines

During the Vietnam War, many young Vietnamese women moved from country villages to bigger cities to become bargirls. Some later came to the United States as refugees. Mai Lan Gustafsson …