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September 11, 2020
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How are Americans practicing religion during the pandemic?

Divinity School/AP-NORC poll: 9% think in-person services should continue without restrictions An overwhelming majority of people in the United States support restricting or suspending in-person religious services during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a new poll from the University of … Continue reading

August 26, 2020
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How conspiracy theories emerge – and how their storylines fall apart

UCLA research uses artificial intelligence to analyze differences between a true story and a completely fabricated one A new study by UCLA professors offers a new way to understand how unfounded conspiracy theories emerge online. The research, which combines sophisticated artificial … Continue reading

August 7, 2020
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Fragile fragments: Marina Rustow unpacks daily life in medieval Egypt

Imagine what the stuff of everyday life — personal letters, the deed of a house, a shop owner’s inventory records — might look like in medieval times. Since the late 1990s, historian Marina Rustow has immersed herself in a unique … Continue reading

August 1, 2020
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A conversation with Dan Chirot about his new book ‘You Say You Want a Revolution,’ exploring radical idealism

Those who wish for revolution should be wary, a new book by Dan Chirot warns; they might come to regret that wish should revolution become a violent reality. Chirot is a professor in the University of Washington Jackson School of … Continue reading

May 2, 2020
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New Tool Aims to Assist Military Logistics in Evacuating Noncombatants

Researchers from the U.S. Army and North Carolina State University have developed a computational model that can be used to expedite military operations aimed at evacuating noncombatants, disaster response or humanitarian relief.

April 21, 2020
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Dr. Emily Landon on coronavirus: ‘I don’t understand why the cries from the front line are not being heard’

Assoc. Prof. Emily Landon, the University of Chicago doctor who made national headlines with her public plea for social distancing, believes the nation needs a more robust response to the coronavirus outbreak.

April 6, 2020
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DIE Men­schen­rechte gibt es nicht

Marie-Luisa Frick ist Professorin für Philosophie. Neben der Philosophie hat die gebürtige Lienzerin auch Rechtswissenschaften studiert. Da liegt es nahe, dass die Rechtsphilosophie zu ihren Forschungsfeldern zählt. Im Interview zum Internationalen Tag der Menschenrechte spricht Frick über Menschenrechte, ihre gesellschaftliche … Continue reading