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Theologian Examines Implications of 13th Century Manuscripts of Saint Francis of Assisi Visiting U.S.

With the arrival in the United States earlier this week of several manuscripts from the Sacred Convent of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, a Creighton University theology professor and specialist in St. Francis, has her own tale to tell about encountering these 700-year-old documents.

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Secrets in Stone: Art Historian Cracks the Code of an Ancient Temple

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For 13 centuries, the Virupaksha Temple in Pattadakal has been one of the most recognizable landmarks in Indian art—a towering layer cake of elaborate, hand-carved friezes populated by a bevy of Hindu deities and symbols. Now Cathleen Cummings, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UAB Department of Art and Art History who specializes in Asian art history, has shown that these figures are more than just architectural decoration.

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Slavery in Northern U.S., Perceived to Have Ended Early, Persisted Well into 19th Century

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In The Ragged Road to Abolition, historian James J. Gigantino II demonstrates how deeply slavery influenced the political, economic and social life of blacks and whites in New Jersey.

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Villanova History Professor Shares Memories of Living with the Berlin Wall on 25th Anniversary of Its Fall

Villanova History Professor Shares Thoughts Regarding the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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Mixed Reviews for Democracy on 25th Anniversary of Berlin Wall Fall

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Art Exhibit Evokes Feelings of Social Justice Through WPA Images

During arguably one of the more difficult times in American history — the Great Depression — artists were commissioned to help inspire the nation. "Ink, Paper, Politics: WPA-era Printmaking from the Needles Collection," on display at the DePaul University Art Museum in Chicago, provides a window into the 1930s — a time of economic hardship and struggle.

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Ebola Outbreak – European History Expert Puts It in Perspective

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The Forensics of Famous Movie Monsters

Forensics expert Greg McDonald discusses the disorders that gave rise to the myths of Dracula and the Wolfman.

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Ancient Sabertooth Cats May Have Used Their Jaws Like a Can-Opener

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Sabertooth cats (e.g., Smilodon fatalis) have long inspired the imagination of paleontologists and the public alike. With their powerful forelimbs and enormous upper canines, these now-extinct cats were formidable predators that thrived for millions of years. But how did they kill their prey?

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Excavation Exposes Roman Imperial Outpost at Its Bitter End

William Aylward, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of classics, recently completed a synthesis of the epic archaeological rescue excavation of Zeugma before its inundation beneath the waters of a reservoir. “Excavations at Zeugma,” the three-volume work edited by Aylward, gathers the descriptions and interpretations of nearly 30 scholars involved in either the rescue work or the decade-long analysis of the objects and buildings unearthed at the city.

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