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Historian Available to Comment on 50th Anniversary of Great Society

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Oral History Discovery Connects Carving in Italy with Kentucky WWII Veteran

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Seventy years after combat in the small town of Tremensuoli, Italy, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History brings to life the story of an American GI who served in the battle and literally left his mark on that community.

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Docudrama Brings 'Voices of Student Veterans' Alive Across Kentucky

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The transition from home to the battlefield and back home again is a long and, at times, bumpy road for war veterans. University of Kentucky brings the "Voices of Student Veterans" to life in theaters across the Commonwealth.

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Decline of Natural History Troubling for Science, Society

Seventeen North American scientists outline the importance of natural science and call for a revitalization of the practice.

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Historian Argues Confucianism Emerged After Reign of Emperor Wu

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Historian Liang Cai argues that Confucianism did not become the prevailing political ideology of imperial China until after the reign of Emperor Wu of the Western Han dynasty, a claim that upends conventional wisdom on the subject.

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Past Is Prologue: ‘American Capitalism’ Mooc a Primer for 21st Century Survival

Beginning on March 17, Cornell professors Edward Baptist and Louis Hyman invite students, scholars and citizens everywhere to join them for “American Capitalism: A History,” a massive open online course. It's a chance to explore the people, markets and investments that transformed America's 13 backwater colonies into a global power.

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Has “12 Years a Slave” Left Permanent Impression on Hollywood...and Beyond? Texas Tech Prof Discusses Continuing Impact

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Private Life of a 'Painter's Painter' Brought Into the Light

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In a new biography by historian Daniel E. Sutherland, the artist James McNeill Whistler’s public personality is revealed as much different than the lesser-known life he led in private.

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Sardis Dig Yields Enigmatic Trove: Ritual Egg in a Pot

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The ruins of Sardis have been a rich source of knowledge about classical antiquity since the 7th century B.C., when the city was the capital of Lydia. Now, Sardis has given up another treasure in the form of two enigmatic ritual deposits, which are proving more difficult to fathom than the coins for which the city was famous.

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