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Alice Nakhimovsky

Alice Nakhimovsky

Alice Nakhimovsky, Distinguished chair in Jewish studies and professor of Jewish studies and Russian and Eurasian studies, coauthored Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals in Russia and America, winner of a National Jewish Book Award in 2015.

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Physics and astronomy professor Kiko Galvez

Kiko Galvez

Kiko Galvez, Charles A. Dana Professor of physics & astronomy, focused his research on a light pattern known as a "monstar." His work was so innovative that it was featured in the Optical Society of America's major advances of 2014.  FULL PROFILE of Kiko Galvez

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David McCabe philosophy professor

David McCabe

David McCabe, professor of philosophy, talks in this essay about the right ways and wrong ways to persuade skeptics of the enormous value of the humanities. FULL PROFILE OF DAVID MCCABE.

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Nina Moore

Nina Moore

C-Span2 Book TV featured political science professor Nina Moore discussing her book The Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal JusticeWATCH PRESENTATION

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Mary Moran

Mary Moran

Mary Moran, professor of anthropology and Africana and Latin American studies, whose research focuses significantly on the West African nation of Liberia, recently facilitated an anthropological conference on Ebola. FULL PROFILE OF MARY MORAN

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Padma Kaimal

Padma Kaimal

They can be beautiful and they can be terrifying — the duality of Hindu goddesses inspired Professor of Art and Art History Padma Kaimal’s new book, Scattered Goddesses: Travels with the Yoginis. But Kaimal wasn’t always drawn to these female icons. FULL PROFILE OF PADMA KAIMAL

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R.M. (Ray) Douglas

R.M. Douglas

R.M. (Ray) Douglas, Russell Colgate distinguished university professor of history, has been selected as the winner of the 2013 George Louis Beer Prize for his book Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War (Yale Univ. Press, 2012). FULL PROFILE OF R.M. DOUGLAS

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