Content Updates for Gale’s In Context (week ending 10/16/2015)

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Posted on October 15, 2015

New content has been added and existing content updated in a number of Gale’sIn Contextproducts.

Global Issues In Context

  • A new portal page has been added featuring the South Sudan Civil War.
  • Over 25 portal pages have been updated including Dementia, Gun Control, Nobel Prize, Obama Administration: Foreign Policy, Political Corruption, Russia-Ukraine Conflict, Same-sex Marriage, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context

  • New portal pages have been added covering Minimum Wage and the Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • A new infographic reflecting the minimum wage increases for each U.S. State from 2015-2018 is available in the Minimum Wage portal.
  • A new video featuring a commentary on a U.S. soldier fighting ISIS from the Video Collection is available on the homepage.

New spotlight images were added:

  • An image of a video screen grab showing airstrikes from Russian forces against eight Islamic State targets in Syria and connects to the Syria portal.
  • An image of a candle vigil held after a mass shooting that took lives of several people at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, OR on October 1stand connects to the portal covering School Violence.
  • To show the high prices for medication in the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, an image of a Hepatitis C patient taking Sovaldi, which costs $1,000 a pill, is linked to the Pharmaceutical Industry portal page.
  • Breast Cancer Awareness month is October. An image showing breast cancer survivors links to the Breast Cancer portal.

Research In Context

本周增加了新的主页聚光灯and are tied to women in space:

  • In September, 1992, Mae Jemison became the first African-American female astronaut aboard the space shuttle Endeavour.
  • On March 5, 1998, President Clinton named Lieutenant Colonel Eileen M. Collins as the first women to lead a U.S. space mission.
  • Highly honored, Sally Ride was the first American women to fly in space, as well as the youngest person sent into orbit.

Science In Context

  • New portal pages have been added representing Poaching and Genes and Gene Expression.
  • Portal pages noting Nobel Prize winners have been updates with featured content on this year’s winners that were announced last week.
  • Additional updates will be available in the next week with new images and biographies for Nobel Prize winners of 2015.

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