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Cuban professor discusses origins of slave trade

Jorge Felipe González, from the Fundación Fernando Ortiz in Havana and a current fellow at Harvard University, described the participation of the United States in the Cuban slave trade on Thursday evening. ...


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United Nations representative talks spy tales

After avoiding wiretaps and spies in Syria, Pakistan and Nigeria, Ambassador Joseph Melrose let students listen in on his experiences as at the United Nations and U.S. Foreign Service. ...


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Professor connects allele with different flower colors

Jay Sobel, an evolutionary geneticist who joined Binghamton University’s biological sciences department this year, was this week’s speaker for Biology 451: Current Topics in EvoS. “I am fascinated by why there are...


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Rabbi Avraham Weiss talks gender balance in Orthodoxy

Founder of the first institution to ordain Orthodox Jewish women as clergy, Rabbi Avraham Weiss spoke Thursday about bringing both male and female spiritual leaders into the Jewish community. ...


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Lt. Colonel discusses motivations of women and children suicide bombers

A former lieutenant colonel in the Israeli Defense Forces visited Binghamton University to take students into the minds of suicide bombers. ...


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Former UN speaker talks international affairs

Schwartz, a former assistant secretary of state and special envoy in the U.N., spoke at BU Monday night about the responsibilities of nations to respond to disasters abroad. ...


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Professor Gary Truce researches real-life ghost stories

For many, ghosts and spirits are the stuff of Halloween and haunted houses. For Gary Truce, they are his area of academic expertise. ...


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EvoS talks links Neandertals to modern man

Trenton Holliday, professor of anthropology at Tulane University, spoke Monday on modern humans’ origins and relationships with their ancestors. ...


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Resident assistants excite audience with science

A small crowd gathered Friday evening at Hinman Dining Hall for a lighthearted showcase of a topic many college students find mysterious and daunting: physics. ...


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North Korean refugee recounts escape

Seo, a 24-year-old North Korean refugee, spoke on campus Saturday at an event hosted by Tomorrow’s Hope in North Korea (THiNK) in honor of North Korean Awareness Week. ...