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Historian, writer discusses ‘Slavery at Sea’ book

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Historian Sowande’ Mustakeem, of Arts & Sciences, has just released a new book, “Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage,” which delves into the forgotten world of 18th-century slave ships. Learn more on “Hold That Thought.”

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‘About those 79 cents’

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Adia Harvey Wingfield, of Arts & Sciences, writes in The Atlantic about the pay gap between men and women and how it’s even more pronounced for women of color.

‘The fear of discrimination in LGBT health care’

Some in the LGBT community may find it difficult to share personal details with their doctors for fear of being judged. But it’s imperative to proper care that doctors help break down such barriers with patients, writes Brett Tortelli, an MD-PhD candidate at the School of Medicine, on the Institute for Public Health blog.

‘Campaign that tune’

Kelsey Klotz, an alum and lecturer in Arts & Sciences, writes an essay in the latest edition of The Common Reader about the music that presidential candidates use as another way to convey their message and rally supporters.

An open letter regarding climate change

Hundreds of members of the National Academy of Sciences — including Joan Strassmann of Arts & Sciences — have written an open letter warning that we must do more to combat climate change and that the U.S. needs to remain a part of the international Paris agreement.

Nationalism and narrative at the Creole circus

William Acree, of Arts & Sciences, describes the phenomenon of the Creole circus in late-1800s Argentina and Uruguay in a post on the Center for the Humanities website.

To fight Zika, developing countries need better labs

Sarah Brown, of the School of Medicine, co-wrote an opinion piece for StatNews about the need for better, and more reliable, clinical labs in developing countries to monitor and respond to outbreaks of Zika and other diseases.

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‘How to forecast an election’

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Jacob Montgomery, of Arts & sciences, discusses election prediction models, including his own approach, and how useful the exercise is for a “Hold That Thought” podcast.

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