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Yongjian Tang

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Student Spotlight: Yongjian Tang

A doctoral candidate in physics from Guangdong, China, Yongjian Tang is a recipient of a 2022 Wu Scholarship.
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Jan. 6 hearings: What’s missing are key White House witnesses

As the House Committee charged with investigating the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol prepares to hold the first of several hearings on June 9, Doug Kriner and Steve Israel share from their recent poll designed to measure public opinion of election reforms.
Michael Lee

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Student Spotlight: Michael Lee

"As a poet with the heart of a historian, I’m interested in attending to the interrelated histories of European colonialism and industrial warfare through the lyric."
Map of North and Central America, made of flag colors

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In blow to U.S. diplomacy, Mexican president skips key regional summit

The Summit of the Americas, taking place this week in Los Angeles, typically represents an opportunity for leaders to move their agendas forward.
Germán Reyes

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Student Spotlight: Germán Reyes

A doctoral candidate in economics from Argentina, Reyes studies how test-score gaps eventually lead to income equality.
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Sociology department unveils new augmented reality window

The AR redesign of a display in Uris Hall was a collaborative exploration involving student researchers, staff and faculty.
Esther Kondo Heller

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Student Spotlight: Esther Kondo Heller

With a research travel grant, Heller will go to Nairobi this summer to research an archive of interviews with the Taarab musician Sitara Bute.
Three computer monitors with lists of numbers against a window showing skyscrapers lit up at night with more numbers superimposed on top of them.

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Digital focus of Asia trade plan will help U.S. companies, allies

Prof. Sarah Kreps comments on Pres. Biden's proposed Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
Vaibhav Sharma

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Student Spotlight: Vaibhav Sharma

Vaibhav Sharma, doctoral candidate in physics from Delhi, India, studies the quantum mechanical behavior of ultracold atoms.
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Finland, Sweden considering NATO not surprising given historical context

The announcement marks a turning point but is not entirely surprising from a historical perspective, says professor Cristina Florea.
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Undergraduate psychology conference to feature diverse research

Thirty-five students will present on topics from implicit bias in person perceptions to early-life adversity in prairie voles and more.
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U.S. information warfare ‘fundamentally shapes conflict’ in Ukraine

Historian David Silbey says there is a long history of the U.S. using intelligence to help allies.
Three blue flags on poles

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European leaders show ‘creative diplomacy’ in Russian oil ban

The 27-nation bloc bridged economic and political differences to make a sixth set of sanctions, says government scholar Daniel Schade.
Person holding sign: 'Abortion is Health Care"

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Leaked SCOTUS opinion represents ‘new level of misogyny’

Philosophy professor Kate Manne calls the draft decision "a heartbreaking step back for the rights of women, and anyone who can get pregnant, in America today."
Red protest sign held up outside a stone-columned building

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Christian doctrine barely veiled in leaked SCOTUS opinion

Sociologist Landon Schnabel, a scholar of religion and gender, finds Christian religion between the lines of a leaked draft opinion that suggests that the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.
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Protests in Sri Lanka unprecedented, unlikely to fade away

Pressure on the current government has not lessened, says Daniel Bass, manager of the South Asia Program and adjunct assistant professor of Asian studies.
above-ground pipeline extends across a rugged landscape

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Russian gas threat could force European economy to reform

Cristina Florea provides a historical perspective on energy and economic development.
People in a subway car, Moscow

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Biden admin rhetoric strengthens Russian propaganda about U.S.

Majorities in Russia, going back to the 1990s, have consistently believed Russia has reason to fear Western NATO countries, says professor Brynn Rosenfeld, who studies post-communist politics and public opinion.
Thousands of people stroll up a wide avenue lined with red, white and blue flags

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Despite election loss, Marine Le Pen influence in France to continue

This was Le Pen’s third try for the Presidency, professor Mabel Berezin points out, and in every try she gains more votes.
Solders stand at attention behind a row of heavy guns

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Military aid to Ukraine comes amid ‘diplomatic dance’ on world stage

With President Biden expected to announce additional security assistance to Ukraine, Sarah Kreps comments on relations with Russia.
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