Product Updates: New In Context content for 10/06/14

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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 October 6, 2014.

Daniel Nocera
Portrait of Daniel Nocera, a professor at Harvard University, holding an artificial leaf he developed, at his laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on March 25, 2014.

Biography in Context

  • 5 new spotlights for October:
    • Martin Luther King, Jr., who was announced as the recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize 50 years ago this month
    • Martha Stewart, entertaining expert, author, and proud Polish American (October is Polish American Heritage Month)
    • Musician Melissa Etheridge, a breast cancer survivor and member of the LGBT community
    • Chemist Daniel Nocera – National Chemistry Week will be observed in the US from October 19-25, 2014
    • Actress Danai Gurira of AMC’s The Walking Dead – the show’s 5th season premiere is Sunday, October 12, 2014
  • 8 new people portal pages have been added to BIC, bringing the total number to 4,507. Highlights include:
    • Diana Gabaldon, whose Outlander series of novels became a popular television drama on the STARZ network this fall
    • Downton Abbey actors Jim Carter and Joanne Froggatt
    • American actress Christine Baranski
    • Tatiana Maslany, the actress who plays multiple roles on the Canadian science fiction television series Orphan Black.
Chris Schmidt, an emerging infectious disease fellow in the Poxvirus Section of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta shows the use of a biohazard suit in the centers Biosafety-Level-4-Lab.

Global Issues in Context

  • 33 portal pageshave been updated including:
    • Child Abuse
    • Currency Markets
    • Ebola
    • Iraq War
    • Smallpox Eradication and Storage
    • Trade Protectionism
    • Tuberculosis
    • Violence Against Women

Student Resources in Context.

  • 6 new portal pages now appear. The homepage has also been updated to highlight the new pages.
    • Cuban Missile Crisis (October 16-28, 1962)
    • Christopher Columbus (Columbus Day, October 13)
    • Theodore Roosevelt
    • Stock Market Crash, 1929
    • Breast Cancer (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
    • Patriot Act
  • JFK
    During October 1962, President John F. Kennedy met with Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and others to discuss an appropriate response to the construction of Soviet missile sites in Cuba.

    21 portal pages were also updatedin conjunction with various October anniversaries and observances and with 24 new images, podcasts, and content from recently added content sets. Examples include:

    • Animal Testing
    • Asthma
    • Beat Movement
    • Bill Gates (Birthday 10/28)
    • Biomes
    • Bullying (Bullying Awareness Month)
    • Cyberbullying (spotlighted on homepage; Bullying Awareness Month)
    • Electricity
    • Google
    • Health
    • Inca
    • Math (spotlighted on homepage)
    • Stars (World Space Week)
    • 1990s (spotlighted on homepage)


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