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Bedrosian Director wins journal award for analysis of American West settlers

By Matthew Kredell

In the early history of the United States, settlers moved west into unsurveyed land and built homes and farms without regard to land title.

As the country expanded, one of the federal government’s chief means of acquiring revenue was the sale of public land. When the government put land up for auction, frontier settlers were at risk of losing their homes or farms.

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A spoonful less sugar helps the obesity rates go down

by Olivia Olson

While consumers frequently vilify fat, salt, or red meat, most fail to acknowledge sugar’s role in obesity and overweight. In the past 60 years of increased health consciousness, sugar has managed to largely avoid blame, and indeed increase its presence in a wide variety of ‘fat free,’ ‘gluten free,’ or ‘all natural’ ‘health foods.’

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Kim Simon

by Casey Fischl

Kim Simon is the Managing Director of the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, which manages one of the largest digital collections of its kind in the world. Kim has been with the Institute since its start in 1994 and has played a key role in the development and implementation of public engagement programs that connect USC Shoah Foundation to many audiences.

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Latest episode in our suite of podcasts, for more click here!

Body Horror

Gasp! The female body! So gross, so frail and faulty! We might all have loved Anne Elizabeth Moore’s BODY HORROR, listen to the #bookclub #podcast today! Host Lisa Schweitzer is joined by Marisa Turesky, Chris Redfearn, and Aubrey Hicks.

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Fighting with My Family (dir. Stephen Merchant)

A British comedy meets WWE in Fighting with My Family, how does this true story translate to the big screen?
Erroll Southers is joined by Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro & Alex Ago tackle this larger than life sports comedy in today’s episode!

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Philip Potter

In this episode, Jeff Jenkins’s guest is Philip Potter, Associate Professor of Politics (UVA), and the Founding Director of the National Security Policy Center. Potter’s work looks at how public opinion effects foreign policy, when do policymakers have leeway, and when does public opinion constrain policy?

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