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Workmen in Newark prepare to replace older water pipes with copper ones in October 2021. (Seth Wenig/AP)

The harms of lead pipes have long been understood, but industry PR efforts and fiscal concerns led America to embrace them anyway.

In his State of the Union address last week, President Biden spoke about the importance of replacing lead…

Londa Schiebinger’s Gendered Innovations Project’s case study on Inclusive Crash Test Dummies features in a U.S. Congressional effort to include latest generation female crash test dummies in new car testing. The issue is that current female…

Professor James Millward (Georgetown University) joins the History Department as a Visiting Scholar in the 2022 Winter Quarter.

Professor Milward received his PhD from Stanford History, studying with the late Professor Harold Kahn. One of…

Background: In recent years, interest has grown in whether and to what extent demographic diversity sparks discovery and innovation in research. At the same time, topic modeling has been employed to discover differences in what women and men…

Professor Londa Schiebinger discusses bias and how to remove it from research practices.

“It’s called implicit bias. No one intends to be biased; they just have assumptions from their own experiences and those assumptions don’t really…

Professor Monica Green joins the Department in Winter 2022 as Suppes Visiting Professor.

Professor Green is a distinguished medieval historian and historian of science and medicine who has previously…

Professor Fiona Griffiths is named one of the eleven 2022 Medieval Academy of America (MAA) Fellows, the highest honor that the MAA can bestow upon North American medievalists. The Medieval Academy of America, founded in 1925, is the largest…

Between the Jan. 6 attacks on the U.S Capitol, the withdrawal of American and NATO forces from Afghanistan, escalating anti-Asian violence across the country, not to mention an unrelenting global pandemic, it could be said that events of the past…

Luke Spitzley, the host of Law's Dimensions interviewed  Professor Jonathan Gienapp on his book, The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era.  The discussion centered on all the contingencies that went into how…

An analysis of how two major U.S. newspapers presented the civil unrest in Latin America this year demonstrates how corporate media favors political allies and blames enemies.

The November 15 demonstration calling for the release of…