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The Meaning of Malcolm X for Africana Religions: Fifty Years On

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Since his death on February 21, 1965, the man who changed his name from Malcolm Little to Malcolm X and then finally to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz has stood at the symbolic center of global Africana debates about diasporic consciousness, political liberation, strategies for Black empowerment, and Black religious identity. Half a century later, the intellectual and activist legacy of Malcolm X is more important than ever for understanding the religions and the cultures of Africana people in the modern world.

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URI Professors Address Contemporary Problems From Historical Perspective at Applied History Lab

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Two URI history professors are leading practitioners of the emerging discipline of applied history, using the knowledge and wisdom of the past to help identify and address present-day issues.

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Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Smithsonian

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The Smithsonian invites the public to celebrate Women’s History Month in March through a series of vibrant performances, lectures, family activities and exhibitions at various museums around the Institution. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated.

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ISIS Destruction of Antiques an Opportunity for Education, Say Archaeologists

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UIC Scholar to Lead ‘Lab’ for Humanities Work on Great Lakes Issues

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A University of Illinois at Chicago humanities scholar will lead a multi-site policy “lab” that links three Midwest universities in work that explores social and human issues related to water, energy and natural resources in the Great Lakes region.

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Celebrating the Centennial of Quarterly Journal of Speech

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2015 marks the centennial of the National Communication Association’s Quarterly Journal of Speech (QJS). During the course of its 100-year history, QJS has been at the forefront of Communication studies, pushing boundaries, provoking comment, and strengthening the impact and reputation of the field.

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NYC Public Historian New Director of UIC’s Hull-House Museum

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Jennifer A. Scott is the new director of UIC's Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, which preserves and develops the original Hull-House site for the interpretation and continuation of the historic settlement house vision.

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Professor’s Books Offer Insight about Rutilio Grande

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Theologians book offers insight into the life of Fr. Rutilio Grande, S.J., who may be headed for sainthood.

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UC San Diego’s Head Librarian Wins Top Award from American Library Association

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Brian E. C. Schottlaender, The Audrey Geisel University Librarian at the University of California, San Diego, has been named the 2015 winner of the American Library Association’s Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Schottlaender, will receive a cash award and citation during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco this June.

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Stitching History

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Last fall, a local vintage-clothing collector, preparing for a move, graciously donated more than 200 pieces to the Department of Theatre — rack upon rack of dresses, skirts, bodices, hats, gloves, shoes, parasols, fans, a few men’s garments, sporting equipment, and, of course, the blue silk-peacock suit. All together, the collection showcases 90 years of changing fashions, from the 1880s to the 1970s.