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Professor Goode's Tolley Professorship Focus: Creating Climate Change Teaching Materials, Partnerships

The Humanities play an instrumental role in shaping thinking about the past, present and future of environmental and climate change issues. Scientists can present hard data about the climate crisis and other ecological challenges. But it is humanists who are...

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Straus stepping down as Journal of Anthropological Research editor-in-chief

After 27 years of distinguished and energetic stewardship of the Journal of Anthropological Research, Lawrence Guy Straus, the Emeritus Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor at The University of New Mexico, is stepping down as...

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Defining when human life begins is not a question science can answer – it's a question of politics and ethical values

Some people seeking to influence public opinion about abortion rights claim the science is clear. It’s not, and that means abortion remains a political question – not a biological one.

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Chicago experts react to Supreme Court ruling on school prayer

Illinois teachers unions Monday criticized a U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled in favor of a Washington high school football coach who lost his job after he persisted in praying on the field despite objections from the school district.

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Supreme Court backs a high school coach's right to pray on the 50-yard line

The 6-to-3 decision is the latest example of the court's conservative supermajority requiring more accommodation for religion in public schools and less separation between church and state.

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Supreme Court school prayer ruling overturns conservative judge Milan Smith

Judge Milan Smith Jr., a conservative in one of America’s most liberal courts, warns of encroaching partisanship

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The Moral Enterprise: How Two Companies Profit with Purpose

Even amid polarized attitudes, Rebecca Henderson argues that it's the perfect time for companies to reset their moral compass. In an essay from the book A Political Economy of Justice, she explores the social efforts of Cadbury and Unilever.

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A data commons to accelerate research in COVID and long-COVID

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* pre-print server, researchers in the United States developed a pandemic response commons (PRC) called the Chicagoland coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) commons (CCC). The CCC served Chicago, the state of Illinois, and surrounding regions in the United States (US).

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Cigarette smuggling has emerged as one of the most lucrative enterprises between Zimbabwe and South Africa, with border authorities seizing contraband worth millions of dollars in recent years.

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