Coronavirus Whitehouse Debriefing

When it comes to managing COVID, people place party over policy

Jan. 20, 2022

A global study of 13,000 individuals found people around the world base their opinions of COVID-19 policies on who supports them, not what's in them

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Women lead religious groups in many ways—besides the growing number who have been ordained

Jan. 19, 2022

A scholar of gender and US religious history explains how women are trying to make religious communities more inclusive. Women’s ordination is only one piece of this ongoing work.

Peek doing research after Hurricane Matthew

If you really listen, survivors and emergency responders will tell you what they need

Jan. 14, 2022

Survivors of events like the recent Marshall Fire may face what sociologist Lori Peek called "the long tail of disaster-related trauma"

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Here’s where (and how) you are most likely to catch COVID

Jan. 13, 2022

Researchers have crafted a COVID-19 Aerosol Transmission Estimator for people to discover their risk of catching coronavirus for any given situation.

Still from the new 'West Side Story'

‘West Side Story’ may be timeless—but life in gangs today differs drastically from when the Jets and Sharks ruled the streets

Dec. 24, 2021

Gangs have changed in the decades since ‘West Side Story’ first came out—they are deadlier, and their demographics are different—as are the means law enforcement use to control them.

Unsettled Thoughts Book Cover

Philosopher explores what it means to be imperfectly rational

Dec. 23, 2021

Pioneering book on formal epistemology, honored by the American Philosophical Association, explores how flawed reasoners can make better decisions

An ornament on a Christmas tree reads, "Happy Hanukkah."

To tree, or not to tree? How Jewish-Christian families navigate the ‘December Dilemma’

Dec. 21, 2021

Figuring out whether to celebrate holidays, and how, is tricky for lots of interfaith families—but thoughtful communication makes a difference

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‘Jews of Color’ initiative gets $250k boost

Dec. 20, 2021

Henry Luce Foundation funds a three-year partnership between the Program in Jewish Studies and University Libraries to ‘recover, study and elevate’ voices of Jews of color.

Medieval Mediterranean Map

Scholar reframes Western history away from Europe to the hot bed of the Mediterranean

Dec. 14, 2021

A new book by a religious studies professor explores the West’s origins in the ambiguities, intersections and nuances of the Mediterranean

participants in the athletics and cannabis study

New take on runner’s high: Study explores how marijuana affects workouts

Dec. 9, 2021

A new first-of-its kind study aims to shed light on why so many people use cannabis before, during or after working out. It also seeks to answer a critical question: Does THC, which is considered a banned substance by the World Anti-doping Agency, hurt or help performance?

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