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March 23, 2016

Ask a Scholar: What are the Effects of Carbon Dioxide on the Earth's Atmosphere?

Glenn Ricketts

Climatologist David Legates explains why the influence of atmospheric gasses does not necessarily reflect their proportion in the atmosphere.

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November 18, 2015

Dear Future Professor

Hal Arkes

The first in a series of letters to new and prospective professors. 

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March 10, 2014

Ask a Scholar: What Accounts for Wage Differentials Between Men and Women?

Jason Fertig

Professor Jason Fertig addresses common misconceptions about wage differentials between men and women.

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January 9, 2014

Ask a Scholar: Does the Poverty Rate Affect the Non-Poor?

Lawrence M. Mead

A question about the effects of poverty rates on those who are not themselves poor.

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July 12, 2013

Ask a Scholar: Can the Hebrew Word Tirosh Sometimes Mean Fruit?

Nehama Bersohn

Nehama R. Bersohn explains the word's possible meanings.

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June 18, 2013

Ask a Scholar: Can North Korean Rhetoric Lead to Improved US-Chinese Relations?

Glenn Ricketts

Can North Korea's belligerent rhetoric produce better US-Chinese relations?  It doesn't seem likely.

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May 29, 2013

Ask a Scholar: How Did Women's Suffrage Impact the USA?

Jonathan Bean

Prof. Jonathan Bean assesses the impact of the women's suffrage movement on the American polity.

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April 15, 2013

Ask a Scholar: Does the Easy Use of Credit Bid Up the Price of Household Cost?

Jason Fertig

Jason Fertig responds to an inquiry regarding the easy use of credit in household economic calculations.

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March 28, 2013

Ask a Scholar – U.S. v. Cruikshank

Robert Heidt

Did a Reconstruction-era Supreme Court decision restrict legal remedies for African Americans?

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