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Since 1988 December 1st has been recognized world wide as a day for raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It is also a time to commemorate the lives lost; according to UNAIDS, as many as 36.3 million people have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the start of the epidemic in 1981....
How does a picture speak 1,000 words? What is the impact of photojournalism on our understanding of current affairs or media literacy? And why is it such an essential, ongoing part of the media? With its stunning front cover photo of the Fort Peck Dam taken by Margaret Bourke-White, the first i...
If you are curious about the history of art education, anatomy of artifacts, and nature of historical research, then this guide will serve to illuminate. Think of yourself as a detective, with an insatiable desire for knowledge and a keen eye for observation. You follow clues to solve the mystery of an object, text, or image -- how and why it com...
“I know now that most people are so closely concerned with themselves that they are not aware of their own individuality. I can see myself, and it has helped me to say what I want to say -- in paint.” -- from 
In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,  That mark our place; and in the sky  The larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.We are the Dead. Short days agoWe ...
On November 3rd, 2014 One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan officially opened; designed by the Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind, the tower, also known as "Freedom Tower", replaced the massive complex that was destroyed by Islamic militant terrorists on September 11th, 2001 when planes flew into the "Twin T...
Did you know that influential American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey was born this day, October 20th, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont? The third of fourth sons to Archibald Dewey and Lucia Artemisia Rich, John Dewey attended public schools in his hometown before enrolling at the age of 15 years at the University of Vermont. He went on to earn a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in 1884, after ...
Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it. And then he feels that perhaps there isn't. Anyhow, here he is at the bottom, and ready to be introd...
On October 4th, 1957 the Soviet Union successfully launched the world's first artificial satellite which orbited the Earth in roughly 98 minutes for about three weeks before its batteries gave out. Known as Sputnik, the Russian word for natural satellite, it then silently orbited before falling back into the atmosphere on January 4th, 1958. Sputnik was monitored by radio operators throughout the world. ...
When I woke up just after dawn on September 28, 1928, I certainly didn’t plan to revolutionize all medicine by discovering the world’s first antibiotic, or bacteria killer. But I suppose that was exactly what I did.-- Sir Alexander Fleming (quoted on NCBI)Did y...