Product Updates: New In Context content for 09/29/14

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 September 29, 2014.

Denver Broncos side line reporter for 850 KOA Amy Van Dyken. Reporting on the Broncos vs the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, October 7th, 2007 at Invesco Field. Andy Cross / The Denver Post
Portrait of Amy Van Dyken, reporting on the Denver Broncos vs the San Diego Chargers football game, at Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado, on October 7th, 2007.

Biography in Context

  • 21 new people portal pages have been added, bringing the total number to 4,499. Highlights include:
    • Amy Van Dyken, Olympic swimmer making a remarkable recovery after severing her spine in an ATV accident in June
    • Anthony S. Fauci, the noted American immunologist who has been a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS
    • British actor Stephen Moyer, of True Blood fame
    • S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California), whose work has included gun control; she was also San Francisco’s first female mayor
    • Paul Pierce, an American basketball player who was traded to the NBA’s Washington Wizards in June
    • Laura Hillenbrand, author of Seabiscuit and Unbroken – both novels have been adapted for film


An Inuit village during seal hunting season, circa 1800s.
An Inuit village during seal hunting season, circa 1800s.

Canada in Context

  • 3 new portal pageshave been added:
    • Inuit
    • Ontario (spotlighted on the homepage)
    • Alberta (spotlighted on the homepage)
  • A spotlight on Avril Lavigne has also been added to the homepage.
  • A video on Rob Ford is now featured on the homepage.

 

EARTH DAY VIEW
View of the Earth as seen by Apollo 17 crew while traveling toward the Moon. Only two dozen men, those who traveled to the Moon, have had the full Earth view. Photo extends from the Mediterranean Sea area, top, to the Antarctica South polar ice cap.

Global Issues in Context

  • 48 portal pageshave been updated, including:
    • Conventional Weapons Trafficking
    • Ebola
    • Indigenous Peoples’ Rights
    • Nuclear Energy
    • Piracy at Sea
    • Space Exploration
    • Terrorism
    • United Kingdom

 

Science in Context.

  • Three new portal pages are now live:
    • Atmospheric Chemistry
    • MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
    • Computer Security
  • 14 portal pageshave been updated. Examples include:
    • Air Pollution
    • Alternative and Renewable Energy
    • Biological and Chemical Weapons
    • Cancer
    • Climate and Weather
    • Diabetes
    • Earth

 

"When I look back on [my sponsorship of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution], I couldn't have made a greater mistake. I consider that as my greatest mistake in the Senate . . . ." J. William Fulbright.
“When I look back on [my sponsorship of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution], I couldn’t have made a greater mistake. I consider that as my greatest mistake in the Senate . . . .” J. William Fulbright.
U.S. History in Context

  • Two new portal pageshave been added:
    • Peace Corps
    • Tonkin Gulf Resolution
  • Three new homepage spotlight images appear andare tied to the following portal pages:
    • Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    • Malcolm X
    • Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion.
  • A new homepage video – an interview with baseball’s Bob Feller – has also been added.

 

 

World History in Context

  • Two new portal pageshave been added:
    • Mary Leakey
    • Louis Leakey
  • Two new homepage spotlight images also appear andare tied to the following portal pages:
    • Sigmund Freud
    • Poland since 1921.

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