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2011-03-23 07:30:00

HARTFORD, Conn., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is recognizing the 200th birthday of its namesake by honoring Half the Sky authors Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn with the inaugural Stowe Prize. Developed in honor of Harriet Beecher Stowe and the impact she made with Uncle Tom's Cabin, the Stowe Prize recognizes writing that targets social justice issues. Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, changed how Americans thought about slavery in the mid-1800s,...

2009-08-25 12:51:00

"Half the Sky" highlights the 'stunning difference' made by Tostan in massive movement to end female genital cutting in West Africa NEW YORK, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is proud to congratulate its grantee Tostan, which is the focus of a chapter in acclaimed journalist Nicholas Kristof's and author Sheryl WuDunn's upcoming book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Over the course of two decades, Senegal-based...

2006-06-21 16:41:23

BEIJING -- A New York Times columnist has created Chinese-language blogs on two of China's most popular Web portals to test the limits of the Internet in China -- but one of them could not be accessed on Wednesday. In new blogs on Sohu and Sina, Nicholas Kristof denounced the imprisonment of his Chinese colleague, Zhao Yan, and called for President Hu Jintao to set an example in the fight against corruption by disclosing his financial assets. He also mentioned Falun Gong, a...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.