Remembering Gene Cernan

“We leave as we came, and, God willing, we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind.” — Cernan’s closing words on leaving the moon at the end of Apollo 17 Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, died Monday, Jan. 16, surrounded by his family. Photo gallery of Eugene Cernan[…]

What Does ‘President Trump’ Mean for Digital Freedom of Speech?

Shutterstock By Dr. Luis Hestres / 01.15.2017 Assistant Professor of Digital Communication The University of Texas at San Antonio As the shock of Donald Trump’s election victory is giving way to analysis about how his presidency will affect Americans’ lives, our digital freedom of speech deserves special consideration. The ability to express ourselves freely is[…]

Mohammed, Arab Conquests, Islamic Conquests, and Civil War in the Early Middle Ages

Illustration showing Mohammed preaching his final sermon to his earliest converts, on Mount Arafat near Mecca; taken from a medieval-era manuscript of the astronomical treatise The Remaining Signs of Past Centuries by the Persian scholar al-Biruni; currently housed in the collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris (Manuscrits Arabe 1489 fol. 5v). This scene was popular[…]