Product Updates: New In Context content for 01/12/2015

Gale is continually updating and adding new content to our In Context products, ensuring that they offer timely, authoritative, useful information. The items below were added or updated during the week of January 12, 2015.

Biography in Context

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    Medgar Evers

    5 new homepage spotlightshave been added:

    • British statesman Winston Churchill – Churchill served as Prime Minister during World War II and died 50 years ago this month
    • Noted civil rights leader Medgar Evers, assassinated in Mississippi in 1963 while working to increase voter registration among African Americans
    • Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, who is working to reinvent her company
    • Grammy-nominated Australian recording artist Iggy Azalea
    • Politician Mia Love, representing Utah’s 4th Congressional District. Love is the first Haitian American and first black female Republican in the United States Congress
  • 10 new people pageshave been added, bringing the total to 4,571:
    • Stephen Covey – The late motivational speaker who developed The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    • John Hickenlooper
    • Ayaan Hirsi Ali – A speaker at ALA MidWinter later this month
    • Julia Ward Howe
    • Marine Le Pen – Controversial leader of the National Front party in France
    • Mia Love
    • Mitch McConnell
    • Patrick Modiano
    • Tim Scott (American senator)
    • Louis Zamperini – The subject of Unbroken (the Laura Hillenbrand novel and film adaptation directed by Angelina Jolie)
  • A new homepage video is now featured: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking about the civil rights workers (Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner) murdered in Mississippi (1964)

 

Canada in Context

Halifax's harbour is shown after the explosion of a French munitions carrier in December 1917. © Bettmann/Corbis
Halifax’s harbour is shown after the explosion of a French munitions carrier in December 1917.
© Bettmann/Corbis
  • 5 new homepage spotlightshave been added:
    • Halifax Harbor explosion – On December 6, 1917, a minor collision between two ships in Halifax Harbor triggered a chain reaction that created the largest ever man-made explosion prior to the first atom bomb
    • Dany Heatley – Canadian hockey player that has played for several teams during his time in the NHL. In July 2014 he signed a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks
    • David Suzuki – For more than thirty years, Suzuki has been Canada’s foremost environmental activist
    • Homelessness in Canada – Homelessness has increased in recent years, with women and children the fastest growing group of the homeless population
    • The Constitution Act – Passed by the Canadian federal government in 1982, it marks the moment at which Canada repatriated its constitution from the United Kingdom

 

Palestinians Celebrate The Founding of Fatah
Palestinians hold torches during a rally celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Fatah Party, or The Palestinian Revolution Party, in Ramallah, West Bank, December 31, 2014. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed 22 international agreements following the failure of the Palestinian proposal at the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday night. The agreement includes the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Court. UPI/Debbie Hill

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

  • A new portal page on Technology and Society has been added
  • 5 new homepage spotlight images nowappear:
    • Civil Rights Portal: A shot from the movie “Selma” in which David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King, Jr
    • Same-Sex Marriage Portal: On January 5, same-sex couples in Miami celebrate as Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel lifts the wedding ban decision from this past July
    • Technology and Society portal: On display at the 2015 International CES is the Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion autonomous concept car
    • Palestine portal: Palestinians hold torches in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Fatah Party in Ramallah, West Bank
    • Drones portal: A U.S. military predator drone in Kandahar, Afghanistan is an example of how the U.S. can gather intelligence without the need of ground troops
  • A new homepage video is now featured: From the NYTimes.com Video Collection, “Surviving Flu Season” provides 4 tips for avoiding the flu, plus important advice on when to see your doctor if the virus strikes

 

View of part of the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider, at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN in Meyrin, Switzerland. After capturing a species of Higgs boson, the particle hunters at CERN now have their sights on a new trophy–dark matter. © John Von Radowitz/Press Association via AP Images.

Science in Context

  • 5 new homepage spotlights nowappear, featuring updated portals:
    • Endangered Species portal: A picture of black footed ferrets, which are making a comeback.
    • Alternative and Renewable Energy portal: A picture featuring wind turbines and rapeseed (canola), representing wind energy and biofuels.
    • Influenza portal: The portal is updated with information on the current flu season.
    • Particle Physics portal: A photo of the Large Hadron Collider.
    • Surgery portal: A photo of simulated brain surgery.
  • All 830 entries, bios and documents, of the World of Physics content in SCIC has been updated.
  • 34 portals have been updated, including Antarctic Region, Deforestation, Ebola and Other Hemorrhagic Fevers, Global Warming and Climate Change, Human Population, Metabolism, Water Pollution, Whales.

 

Student Resources in Context

A West Berliner stands at the foot of the Berlin Wall while talking to an East Berliner in this 1962 file photograph. The Berlin Wall's fall marked the symbolic end of communism but didn't really finish it off. NATO/KRT/MCT Photos.
A West Berliner stands at the foot of the Berlin Wall while talking to an East Berliner in this 1962 file photograph. The Berlin Wall’s fall marked the symbolic end of communism but didn’t really finish it off.
NATO/KRT/MCT Photos.
  • 5 new portal pages nowappear:
    • Berlin Wall
    • Sigmund Freud
    • The Souls of Black Folk – A 1903 work by E.B. Du Bois that is a foundational text in defining the African American experience
    • Teen Suicide
    • YouTube
  • In addition to the new homepage spotlights listed above, two new spotlight imageshave been added:
    • Nobel Prize winner Martin Luther King, Jr., who originated the nonviolence strategy within the activist civil rights movement.
    • An image from the 2015 North American International Auto Show held in Detroit; each year the show celebrates the automobile and the auto industry

 

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