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Shared Shelves: Dr. Amy Gansell –– Art History

Samantha DeNinno, Culture Editor Emeritus

May 1, 2019


Filed under Culture

“It’s not just about going to an art museum and being able to understand what you’re looking at or speak intelligently about the art. It’s literally about having art in your daily life and it is in our daily lives –– we just don’t always notice it. Once you see it, you start to apprecia...

Shared Shelves: Dr. Erika Vause: Specialist in Seventeenth through Nineteenth Century Europe

Shared Shelves: Dr. Erika Vause: Specialist in Seventeenth through Nineteenth Century Europe

Maggie Moore, Contributing Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Culture

The sight of a miniature model of a guillotine in a professor’s office might be a surprise for some students, but it always sparks a great conversation. The office in question is that of Dr. Erika Vause, a History professor here at St. John’s University who focuses on Europe from the seventeenth ...

Shared Shelves: Dr. William Murphy – Legal Studies

Shared Shelves: Dr. William Murphy – Legal Studies

Erin Sakalis, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Culture

Courtroom dramas and true crime have been some of the most popular genres over the past few decades because of the passion they ignite in the viewers. While these works have become mainstays of the American media’s depiction of the legal field, not all of them provide the most diversified or realist...

Shared Shelves: Dr. Sue Ford – Toxicology

Shared Shelves: Dr. Sue Ford – Toxicology

Priyanka Gera, ssistant Culture Editor

February 20, 2019


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Toxicology is often referred to as the “science of poisons,” but it is perhaps better defined as the science concerned with the safety of chemicals. From forensics to the Department of Energy to Apple, toxicologists have a crucial role in almost every field because humans keep creating ways to co...

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Maggie Moore, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Culture, Home Scroll

A study of history provides background and perspective for current events, allowing us to better determine our own politics and make us better citizens. Dr. Robert Bland is a proponent of this theory. As a history professor at St. John’s University, Bland’s work focuses on African American st...

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