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History as reflected in comic books


Hoveyda honored for hydrocarbons research

Law and religious exemption

In his new book, The Child Cases: How America’s Religious Exemption Laws Harm Children, History Professor Alan Rogers explores attempts to prosecute parents who use prayer and spiritual healing to treat their children’s medical problems. BC Chronicle

Public Diplomacy vs. Propaganda

How should the U.S. government respond to Russia's propaganda? A&S Honors Program faculty member Martha Bayles argues in favor of public diplomacy, which emerges from a unique tradition of truth-based persuasion, rooted in constitutionally protected freedoms of speech, press, and debate. Boston Globe

A Useful Rule for Monetary Policy

In good times as in bad, the "Taylor rule" would help the Fed explain its policies to lawmakers and the American public, writes Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland in his latest piece for Economics 21.

Republic of Letters

Recent books by Arts & Sciences faculty members

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A writer at work

Novelist, essayist and English Professor Elizabeth Graver, whose most recent work, The End of The Point, was long-listed for the National Book Award, talked about her inspiration and process in an interview with the Boston Globe.

'Old-fashioned espionage'

Germany is investigating two Germans suspected of spying for the U.S., and has expelled America's top intelligence official in Berlin. Political Science Associate Professor Jonathan Laurence discussed the developments with BBC/PRI 'The World,' Australian Broadcasting Co.'s 'The World Today,' The Hill and La Repubblica, among other media.

Research Highlight

Willie Padilla

Advance in THz imaging

An engineered metamaterial supports a faster, cheaper and higher fidelity technique to capture images using Terahertz light waves, according to a team of researchers including Physics Professor Willie Padilla, a lead author of the report in the journal Nature Photonics. BC News Release | PhysOrg | ECN Magazine | AzoNano