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- How the World’s Greatest Conqueror Gave Us Religious Freedom | KSCJ-AM | January 14, 2017
A landmark biography by the New York Times bestselling author, Anthropology Emeritus Professor Jack Weatherford, that reveals how Genghis Khan harnessed the power of religion to rule the largest empire the world has ever known.
- The History of African American Women at NASA | WCCO-TV | January 15, 2017
American Studies Professor Duchess Harris joined Esme Murphy to talk about her grandmother, who was one of the first African American women to work at NASA's space program as a “human computer."
- "Patriots Day" Peter Berg uses skill, sensitivity to depict Boston Marathon bombings | The Globe and Mail | January 13, 2017
The new film, "Patriot's Day," about the Boston Marathon bombing, was reviewed. Peter Berg '84 directed and was one of the writers.
- Marketplace Tech | NPR | January 13, 2017
Alex Davies '10, the transportation editor at Wired.com, was on the program's weekly numbers game, "Silicon Tally."
- Meet scientists of color at Science Museum of MN family events | Pioneer Press | January 12, 2017
American Studies prof.and chair Duchess Harris will be at the Science Museum of Minnesota Saturday as the museum showcases science, culture and opportunity through its Science Fusion series. Harris will talk abut her book, “Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA,” and her grandmother, who was one of the original hidden human computers.
- Macalester Professor’s Connection To ‘Hidden Figures’ | WCCO-TV | January 11, 2017
There’s a Minnesota connection to the captivating untold story of African-American women who worked as human computers at NASA. The movie, "Hidden Figures," reveals their critical role in launching an astronaut into space. One member of the team was the grandmother of a local professor. The real story behind Hidden Figures is part of Macalester College professor Duchess Harris’ family history.
- Marlon James reveals first details of African fantasy trilogy | The Guardian | January 11, 2017
The opening volume of the Dark Star fantasy trilogy is due in 2018 and will be the Macalester English professor's first book since his 2015 Booker winner "A Brief History of Seven Killings."
- African Game of Thrones? Marlon James Is on It | GQ | January 11, 2017
The Man Booker Prize winner and English professor embraces his inner geek in a new trilogy of fantasy books.
- Jearlyn Steele program | WCCO-AM | January 8, 2017
Jearlyn spoke to Macalester prof. Duchess Harris about her new book "Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA," and her grandmother who was one of the first class of 11 brilliant African American women who used slide rules and pencils to perform complex mathematical calculations to get John Glenn and others into orbit. She and her African American colleagues supplied the intellect behind the launch, one of the greatest historical events of the last century. Scroll down to 1-8-2017, 7 pm.
- Fighting for Visibility | Astronomy | February 2017
From pre-NASA days to Apollo, the struggles of Black women in the early space program rarely came to light. Until now. American Studies prof. and chair Duchess Harris, who co-wrote the book "Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA" which documents her grandmother's integral involvement in NASA, was interviewed.
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