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 23, 2015.
- New Homepage Spotlight: British singer and Grammy winner Sam Smith launched as a homepage spotlight.
- Featured Homepage Categories: A new featured category, Harlem Renaissance, has gone live.
- New Portals: 32 new portal pages have been added, bringing the total to 4,606. Examples include:
- Pioneering physician James McCune Smith
- The late Chris Kyle, known for the American Sniper autobiography-turned-film
- Cameroonian-born soccer player Samuel Eto’o
- Ford CEO Mark Fields
- Harlem Renaissance writers Nella Larsen and Jessie Redmon Fauset
- Author Cheryl Strayed, whose novel Wild was adapted for a movie
- Outspoken social critic Cornel West
- In addition, some key Obama Administration figures have been added, including General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the Small Business Administration; and Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
- 23 portal pages have been updated and are now live. Examples include:
- Big Bang Theory
- Coral Reefs
- Ebola and Other Hemorrhagic Fevers
- Endangered Species
- Extreme Weather
- Genetic Engineering
- Global Warming and Climate Change
- H1N1 (Swine) Flu
- Nuclear Weapons
- Subatomic Particles
- Water Pollution
- In addition, to expand our international coverage, we are creating new portal pages for all the continents by the end of March. The first of these new portals, Africa and Asia, will be live by 2/27.
About the Author
Geoff is a Renaissance man, who can often be found reading about obscure historical topics, working on cars, or debating world affairs. He comes from a family of teachers and has a BA in communications.