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U.S. increasingly arrests unauthorized immigrants without criminal past in region

NewsWorks story by Laura Benshoff

Ahead of Memorial Day, Americans’ confidence in the military unwavering

NewsWorks interview by Dave Heller


Project Milestone: 500 Topics Online

This week The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia reached 500 essays online -- a major milestone for the project. The editors extend thanks to all of the authors, editors, project partners, and staff members who have contributed their time and talents to creating this unparalleled resource for understanding the Philadelphia region's history and experience.

Topic #500 is Italians and Italy, by Stefano Luconi. Click here to read the essay and explore links to related reading, collections, places to visit, and websites.

New pop-up art exhibit focuses on city’s history of revolution

Story by NewsWorks staff

Philly police headquarters moving to former Inquirer building on North Broad

NewsWorks story by Tom MacDonald

Call for Authors: Summer-Fall 2017

As The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia surpasses 500 topics online, the editors seek to make additional assignments to help complete important content areas. To view the list of available assignments, link here:

Call for authors

To join more than 325 leading and emerging scholars who have already contributed to this peer-reviewed, digital-first project, let us know your choice of topics and choice of deadline from the end of August through December 2017. Prospective authors must have expertise in their chosen subjects demonstrated by previous publications and/or advanced training in historical research. The scope of the project includes the city of Philadelphia and the surrounding region of southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and northern Delaware. 

To express interest, please send an email describing your qualifications and specifying topics of interest to the editor-in-chief, Charlene Mires, cmires@camden.rutgers.edu. No attachments, please. Graduate students, please include the name and email address of an academic reference.

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With the click of a button, birders become citizen scientists

NewsWorks story by Paige Pfleger

New Jersey may ban chewing tobacco statewide in schools

NewsWorks story by Phil Gregory

In Philadelphia, Haitians celebrate heritage and seek continued U.S. protection

NewsWorks story by Laura Benshoff

Amtrak engineer surrenders on charges in fatal crash

Associated Press via NewsWorks

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