The Unforgettable Shereshevsky

By Dr. Romeo Vitelli / 12.02.2016 Psychologist Providentia It all began with a daily meeting at a newspaper in Moscow, sometime in the 1920s. The editor was handing out assignments to the various reporters and was annoyed to note that one of the newer reporters had neglected to bring along a notebook. Solomon Shereshevsky (sometimes[…]

U.S. Senate Chaplain: “If God rules in the halls of Congress”

U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black By Kyle Mantyla / 12.05.2016 Last week, conservative pastors gathered on Capitol Hill, where they joined dozens of members of Congress for a “Congressional-Clergy Town Hall” organized by Wallbuilders and the Jefferson Gathering. Wallbuilders is a right-wing organization run by GOP operative and pseudo-historian David Barton while the Jefferson[…]

Processing the Knoedler Archive

Unprocessed bankers boxes from Knoedler Archive A glimpse into three years and a half of teamwork organizing, rehousing, and cataloging a vast art dealer archive By Jasmine Larkin / 12.07.2016 Special Collections Cataloguing Team The M. Knoedler & Co. records consist of over 3,000 linear feet of material documenting the operations of the influential American[…]

Depression in Pregnancy: Why Doing Nothing about It May be a Bad Idea

Pregnant woman. Flickr By Dr. Ardesheer Talati / 12.07.2016 Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurobiology, Psychiatry Columbia University Medical Center Pregnant women face a number of choices. Most are pretty noncontroversial: Don’t smoke or use drugs; avoid raw fish and eggs; get lots of rest. But one dilemma some pregnant women face is less intuitive: whether[…]

Boomtown, Flood Town: Unchecked Development and the Risks for Houston

An aerial shot of downtown Houston during the “Tax Day Flood” in April. (Jordan Anderson/DoubleHorn Photography) Climate change will bring more frequent and fierce rainstorms to cities like Houston. But unchecked development remains a priority in the famously un-zoned city, creating short-term economic gains for some while increasing flood risks for everyone. By Neena Satija[…]

Cultivating Happiness

By Dr. Barbara Fredrickson Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill I study positive emotions. I realize this can sound frivolous, especially at a time when we’re facing widespread unemployment, when we’re sending soldiers into repeated tours of duty, when we’re confronted with a global environmental crisis. But after two decades[…]