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Remembering the Murdered Jews of Europe

Texas Tech University English professor Jill Patterson walked Nazi concentration camps used during World War II to imprison and kill Jews, then returned to Lubbock to work with death row inmates.

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First-of-Its-Kind Global Analysis Indicates Leopards Have Lost Nearly 75 Percent of Their Historic Range

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The leopard (Panthera pardus), one of the world’s most iconic big cats, has lost as much as 75 percent of its historic range. This study represents the first known attempt to produce a comprehensive analysis of leopards’ status across their entire range and all nine subspecies.

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New Interpretation of the Rök Runestone Inscription Changes View of Viking Age

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The Rök Runestone, erected in the late 800s in the Swedish province of Östergötland, is the world's most well-known runestone. Its long inscription has seemed impossible to understand, despite the fact that it is relatively easy to read. A new interpretation of the inscription has now been presented - an interpretation that breaks completely with a century-old interpretative tradition. What has previously been understood as references to heroic feats, kings and wars in fact seems to refer to the monument itself.

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East Asian Art Prof Documents Early Chinese Mosques

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Research by Nancy Steinhardt, chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, shows that mosques, and ultimately Islam, have survived in China because the Chinese architectural system is adaptable.

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McMaster University Ancient Coins Expert Available to Discuss Trove of Roman Coins Unearthed in Spain.

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Building on Shells: UGA Interdisciplinary Study Starts Unraveling Mysteries of Calusa Kingdom

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Centuries before modern countries such as Dubai and China started building islands, native peoples in southwest Florida known as the Calusa were piling shells into massive heaps to construct their own water-bound towns.

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Underwater Archaeology Looks at Atomic Relic of the Cold War

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Recently declassified documents on the USS Independence freely available online in the Journal of Maritime Archaeology.

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Researcher Finds 468-Year-Old Receipts for Renaissance Artist

Alison Stewart, art history professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, uncovers documents showing an Augsburg printer paid the equivalent of $150,000 to Sebald Beham in 1548

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Vietnam Veteran Considered Guardian Angel

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Rutgers University-Newark alumnus helped save dozens of Marines from massacre

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Forget Fukushima: #Chernobyl still holds record as worst #nuclear accident for #publichealth

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Prince Will Be Remembered as One of Most Significant Artists in American Popular Music History

Prince was one of the most important artists in American popular music during the last two decades of the twentieth century.

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Paleontologists Find North America’s Oldest Monkey Fossil Along Panama Canal

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Aaron Wood, now of Iowa State, found a tiny, black-colored fossil tooth in 2012 when he was a postdoctoral research associate for the Florida Museum of Natural History. It turns out that find was North America's oldest monkey fossil.

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Paleontologists Find First Fossil Monkey in North America – but How Did It Get Here?

Seven tiny teeth tell the story of an ancient monkey that made a 100-mile ocean crossing between North and South America into modern-day Panama – the first fossil evidence for the existence of monkeys in North America.

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Baylor Historian Gives Thumbs-Up After Call with Treasury Officials About Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill

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Moments after she got off the phone Wednesday with U.S. Treasury officials, Kimberly Kellison, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of Baylor University’s history department, said she was “excited and enthusiastic” about the announcement that abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s portrait will replace former President Andrew Jackson's on the front of the $20 bill.

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Baylor University History Expert Who Gave Treasury Officials Input on Redesign of $20 Bill Available for Comment

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Tubman Is Best Possible Replacement for Jackson, UB Gender Studies Expert Says

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Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill Signifies Victory for African and Native Americans

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Ancient DNA Reveals Evolution of Giant Bears in the Americas

The work of University of Adelaide researchers is shedding new light on the evolution of what are believed to be the largest bears that ever walked the Earth.

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NYU’s History of Soviet Union Jews Project Supported by $2.3 Million Gift from Eugene and Zara Shvidler

NYU has received a $2.3 million gift from Eugene and Zara Shvidler to support “A Comprehensive History of the Jews of the Soviet Union,” a seven-year project led by researchers in NYU’s Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies.

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History Professor Lisa Leff Wins Major Jewish Literature Prize

American University History Professor Lisa Leff is the recipient of the 2016 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.