April 2011 Archives
Every year across the nation, hundreds of men and women return home from combat in battle zones around the world. Many suffer from post-traumatic stress. Can an online writing intervention be one way to bring relief to returning veterans? Patricia Frazier, a professor of psychology, aims to find out.
John Watkins, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of English, says that by the fourteenth century's Wars of the Roses, when rival claimants to the throne tried to bolster their claims by high-profile marriages, lavish weddings advertised kingly power.
The protests that are rattling Arab governments from Tunisia to Egypt, Bahrain to Libya have many mothers, many explanations. A good share of the rage erupting now is rooted in a profound loss of Arab dignity and pride. "We are just now seeing that the seeds for this uprising were sown way back when," said Prof. William Beeman, chair of the University of Minnesota's Anthropology Department.