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Library Collection Highlights Decades of Social Justice by Quaker Group

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American Friends Service Committee has donated years of archives from its time in the Chicago region.

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“The Dead Sea Scrolls at 70,” NYU’s Rose-Marie Lewent Conference—November 16-17

New York University’s Center for Ancient Studies will host “The Dead Sea Scrolls at 70,” a two-day conference that will address many of the central questions regarding the contribution of the Scrolls to our understanding of the Bible and the history of Judaism and Christianity, on Thurs., Nov. 16 and Fri., Nov. 17.

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Risk Analysis and Emergency Management Vital to Cultural Preservation

As part of a symposium presented by the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Applied Risk Management Specialty Group, five studies on cultural property risk analysis will be presented to help decision-makers from museums and other institutions ensure proper protocols are in place to preserve valuable cultural property. These include proper risk analysis models and emergency management plans in the face of environmental risks, chemical and physical degradation and armed conflict.

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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Spartan Marching Band Celebrates Africa

With African music, dancing and colorful visuals, the Spartan Marching Band will celebrate Michigan State University's decades-long engagement with Africa during its halftime show on Saturday. The Celebration of Africa will occur during the MSU vs. Penn State game, which starts at noon.

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Expert Available to Discuss How Zombies Can Be Viewed Through The Lenses of Race, Gender, Language, and Politics

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Historian Discovers Early Reformation Writings “Hiding in Plain Sight”

As Protestant Christians around the world prepare to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses – the document that sparked the Protestant Reformation – a historian of early modern Europe has discovered what he believes to be early versions of another set of theological theses written some three decades after Luther’s famous pronouncement but presumed lost forever.

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San Diego State’s National Center for the Study of Children’s Literature: What Kids’ Books Say About Culture

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By looking at the books we create for young people, we can learn a lot about what we value, says center director Dr. Joseph Thomas.

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UW-Milwaukee Authority on Martin Luther Available to Discuss 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

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“New Children of Israel”

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In his new book available today, “New Children of Israel: Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization,” Nathan Devir, assistant professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Utah, explores the next defining moment for the Jewish people — the inclusion of millions of unrecognized Jews from Africa and Asia.







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