Archive for April, 2013

What is Earth Day?

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day, April 22, is the annual U.S. celebration of the environment and a time for Americans to assess the work still needed to protect the natural gifts of our planet. Earth Day has no central organizing force behind it, though several nongovernmental organizations work to keep track of the [...]

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Regional Cuisine Reflects National Diversity

Regional Cuisine Reflects National Diversity

The United States is a nation of immigrants; only Native Americans can claim North America as their ancestral home. Other Americans or their ancestors came to this land, creating what many call “the melting pot.” These immigrants brought with them the traditions of their homeland — including their agricultural practices, [...]

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Freedom of Expression in the United States

Freedom of Expression in the United States

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which the United States is a party, both state that individuals have a right to freedom of expression; this right includes the freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of [...]

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The Many Ways to Speak “American”

The Many Ways to Speak “American”

When you meet Americans, can you tell which part of the country they are from simply by listening to them? Or if someone asked you to imitate an American, would you try to sound like you were from Texas, Southern California or somewhere else? Chances are, it would be an [...]

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Remembering Frank Boas

Remembering Frank Boas

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the loss of not only a great friend, but also a great benefactor of Fulbright and a confirmed believer in the importance of international educational exchange. As we bid a sad farewell to Frank Boas, his kindness will always [...]

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New Electronic Journal USA: Destination America

New Electronic Journal USA: Destination America

Welcome to EJ|USA: Destination America, the inaugural issue of IIP’s reinvented monthly flagship publication. Download this issue (11.1 MB | .pdf) Contents of this issue: Editor’s Note See What’s New!
Managing Editor Elizabeth Kelleher introduces the new EJ|USA. All About English All About English: Words of Note from This Issue ©Merriam-Webster Learner’s [...]

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America Savors Its Music During Jazz Appreciation Month

America Savors Its Music During Jazz Appreciation Month

Each April, the United States celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), an opportunity to savor a major American contribution to world culture. Initiated by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, JAM aims to focus public attention on the music, and on the many talented composers, musicians and other contributors [...]

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