Daily Archives: March 27, 2012

From the Library of Congress: Becoming Jewish Argentines

In “Becoming Jewish Argentines: Sephardim, Marriage Choice, and the Construction of a Jewish Argentine Identity (1920-1960),” Adriana Brodsky explores the marriage patterns of Argentine Sephardic Jewish communities, paying special attention to when Sephardim began marrying Ashkenazic Jews, thereby giving birth … Continue reading

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From the Library of Congress: Islam Through Western Eyes

According to author Jonathan Lyons, the Western view of Islam has prevented the West from responding effectively to its most significant 21st-century challenges: the rise of Islamic power, the emergence of religious violence, and the growing tension between established social … Continue reading

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Nukporfe to bring sounds of Ghana to campus stage

Don’t be surprised if you close your eyes and feel like you’re in Ghana at the Nukporfe African Dance and Drumming Ensemble’s performance on Thursday. The performance, which will be held at 8 p.m. March 29, in the Anderson Center … Continue reading

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BU Professor Zili Yang’s study examines lucky numbers and Chinese economy

‘Lucky’ numbers make for unlucky customers Chinese consumers pay too much for goods and services because of superstitions surrounding particular numbers, Binghamton University economist Zili Yang says. In a study published recently by The Journal of Socio-Economics, Yang reports that an … Continue reading

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