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Jan. 14-20, 2008
Vol. 12, No. 20

Judith Aissen named Fellow of Linguistic Society of America

Gary Lease, professor of history of consciousness

Dana Frank's new book was on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle's Sunday Book Review . . . and more

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Grad student's film makes Sundance festival

Still from Pilgrimage

Tadashi Nakamura, a graduate student in the Social Documentation Program, has created a 22-minute documentary that has been accepted in the Sundance Film Festival. The film, Pilgrimage, tells the story of how Japanese Americans have reclaimed the World War II concentration camp at Manzanar, transforming it into a symbol of solidarity and empowerment. [More]

Words will never hurt me?

Sticks and Stones cover

What kind of injury is an insult? What is the role of insults in social and legal life? How ready should we be to forgive? Those questions and more are posed by professor of humanities Jerome Neu in his new book Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults. [More]