Memories, music unite in “Echoes of the Holocaust” series
They could hardly have less in common when it comes to remembering the Holocaust: these undergraduates and young alumni composers who know it only through books and movies, and the University faculty whose parents likely lived through World War II. ›› Read more.
A Nation’s Grief
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy is perhaps the most memorable moment of the 20th century—a moment that left a family and a nation in mourning. Within seven weeks of the president’s death, Jacqueline Kennedy received more than 800,000 condolence letters. Many more followed. In Letters to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving Nation, Ellen Fitzpatrick, the Carpenter Professor of History, examines this extraordinary collection of letters that creates an indelible portrait of the nation’s grief from a broad cross-section of American life. ›› Read more.
Is “appleness” a word? How about “nerdity”? “Nicedom”? Well, all three are currently in use in the English language. Though you might not find them in the Oxford English Dictionary, these—and similarly formed words—are part of the ever-changing language landscape. From the point of view of a linguist, yes, these are most certainly words.
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