Volume 14 Issue 1 - May 21, 2010 PDF
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Research Express@NCKU May 21 ~ May 27, 2010

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World Cultural Preservation: A Growing Imperative


Richard Kurin, under secretary for history, art, and culture at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, sat down with the State Department's Bureau of International Information Programs for a discussion on protecting cultural heritage. Kurin oversees numerous museums, including the Hirshhorn Museum, the National Museum of African Art, the National Museum of American History,

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Teaching India's Poorest, and Herself
Andrzej Zwaniecki

Washington — A Mumbai slum was an exotic place to 18-year-old Shaheen Mistri when she walked into it in 1989 as part of a college project. Born into an upper-middle-class Indian family, she spent most of her early youth overseas studying at private schools and colleges. She was not naive: she knew about inequalities in India's education system. But what she saw — bright kids full of potential living …

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