Product Updates: New In Context content for 03/23/2015

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 March 23, 2015.


Biography in Context

  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stands on stage after speaking at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on February 18, 2015 in Chicago. Bush is in the process of shaping his foreign policy as he gears up for a run for the U.S. Presidency in 2016 in a crowded Republican field. Photo by Brian Kersey/UPI
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stands on stage after speaking at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on February 18, 2015 in Chicago. Photo by Brian Kersey/UPI

    New Portals: Seven new portals have been added to Biography in Context:

    • Jeb Bush, former Florida governor and potential Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential election
    • Alexis Tsipras, the Prime Minister of Greece since late January 2015
    • Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), a conservationist, author, scientist, and contributor to wildlife management
    • Actor LeVar Burton, famous for hosting Reading Rainbow and his role as Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation
    • German-American psychologist Kurt Lewin (1890-1947), considered the founder of social psychology
    • Actor Andre Braugher, currently starring in Brooklyn Nine-Nine and known for his work in Homicide: Life on the Street
    • Musician/singer Bruce Hornsby, known for his own music — including his 1986 hit “The Way It Is” — and for his musical contribution to the Grateful Dead.
  • Content Update Notes: The esteemed Singaporean leader Lee Kuan Yew, the first Prime Minister of his nation, is known for making Singapore a modern and prosperous country. He recently died at age 91. His death date and 3 of his 5 narratives were updated in the product. A portal page for Mr. Lee is in development.

 

Global Issues in Context

  • This 1915 photo shows Armenian massacre victims. Members of the Armenian diaspora allege that the killings and mass deportations of Armenians undertaken by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 amounted to genocide. An estimated 1.5 million Armenians were killed. AP Images.
    This 1915 photo shows Armenian massacre victims. Members of the Armenian diaspora allege that the killings and mass deportations of Armenians undertaken by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 amounted to genocide. An estimated 1.5 million Armenians were killed. AP Images.

    38 portal pages have been updated this week, including:

    • Genocide
    • Identity Theft
    • Lebanon: Political Instability and Conflict with Syria
    • Malaysia’s “Allah” Controversy
    • Organic Agriculture and Organic Foods
    • Thai Democracy Protests
    • Islamic State
    • Syrian Civil War

 

 

 

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About the AuthorGeoff Schwartz

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.

 

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