Product Updates: New In Context content for 02/16/2015

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 February 16, 2015.

Persian physician and alchemist Rhazes recorded the first medical descriptions of smallpox and measles and also described the concept of acquired immunity. © Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Persian physician and alchemist Rhazes recorded the first medical descriptions of smallpox and measles and also described the concept of acquired immunity.
© Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Global Issues in Context

  • Two new portal pageswere published:
    • Measles
    • Social Media.
  • 40 portal pages have been updated this week including:
    • Abortion
    • Child Soldiers
    • Deforestation
    • Hate Crimes
    • Obama Administration
    • OPEC
    • Russia-Ukraine Conflict
    • Same-sex Marriage
Astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson attends the 2009 Wold Science Festival's opening gala on June 10, 2009, in New York City. © Bryan Bedder/Getty Images
Astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson attends the 2009 Wold Science Festival’s opening gala on June 10, 2009, in New York City.
© Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

Science in Context

  • A new Neil deGrasse Tyson biography portal page has been added for Black History Month; it is spotlighted on the homepage.
  • A new portal page on Lisa P. Jackson, former Environmental Protection Agency head, has also been added.
  • 14 portal pages have been updated; these include updates on studies on the Gulf oil spill, recent reports on climate change, and information onthe retraction of recently discovered evidence for the Big Bang theory. Updated portals include:
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Autism
    • Big Bang Theory
    • Coal
    • Coral Reefs
    • Global Warming and Climate Change
    • Mining
    • Obesity
    • Oil (Petroleum)
    • Oil Drilling
    • Oil Spills
    • Planets and Dwarf Planets
    • Stellar Evolution
    • Stroke
Postcard with a depiction of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry leading men at the Battle of Lake Erie, September 10, 1813. The image was inspired by an 1865 painting by William Henry Powell that is on display at the Ohio State Capitol. © GraphicaArtis/Corbis
Postcard with a depiction of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry leading men at the Battle of Lake Erie, September 10, 1813. The image was inspired by an 1865 painting by William Henry Powell that is on display at the Ohio State Capitol.
© GraphicaArtis/Corbis

U.S. History in Context

  • Twenty new images on key events and people in U.S.history have been selected for and added to U.S. History in Context. Examples include:
    • Iconic depiction of the Mayflower, painted by William Formby Halsall in 1882.
    • Postcard with a depiction of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry leading men at the Battle of Lake Erie, September 10, 1813.
    • Native American Chief Red Hawk on horseback in a 1905 photograph entitled Oasis in the Badlands by Edward S. Curtis.
    • A woman in Mobile, Alabama, posts information regarding efforts to conserve food during World War I, circa 1918.
    • An undated photograph of African Americans of the 369th Regiment coming into port in New York City after serving as infantrymen in World War I.
    • Allied troops brought German civilians into concentration camps in 1945 after the end of World War II to demonstrate that information about the Holocaust was not a fabrication.
    • A poster created in 1942 by Allen Saalburg, who directed mural projects during the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s, encouraging Americans to remember December 7.
    • A 1939 poster by R. C. Kauffmann encouraging people to join the American Red Cross.

 

Mexican naval police take drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman into custody on February 22, 2014. © Jair Cabrera Torres/NurPhoto/Corbis
Mexican naval police take drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman into custody on February 22, 2014.
© Jair Cabrera Torres/NurPhoto/Corbis

World History in Context

  • Twenty new images on recent events in world historyhave been selected for and added toWHIC Examples include:
    • On January 13, 2012, the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground off the coast of Italy. Thirty-six people ultimately perished  as the vessel capsized.
    • First dam built along the Mekong River as photographed on June 9, 2011. These dams restricted water flow to downriver countries, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos.
    • Deposed Egyptian leader Mohamed Morsi stands behind bars awaiting trial with members of the Muslim Brotherhood, November 4, 2013.
    • People stand on the ruins of the Rana Plaza on April 26, 2013, in Savar, Bangladesh, which housed a factory that employed low-wage workers creating clothing for international companies. More than 1100 workers died in the collapse.
    • After being brought into custody under accusations of committing atrocities, Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic appears before a special court on May 26, 2011, to address charges of genocide.
    • Mexican naval police take drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman into custody on February 22, 2014.

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