Boeing, known for their defense systems and aircraft has been in the papers lately, as their new design for more fuel efficient planes have finally hit the market. An underground drug ring in one of the plants in Philadelphia has also been uncovered. Of the 37 arrests, authorities claim that none were directly employed with Boeing.
It’s that time of year again! The annual Nobel Prize will be handed out this year for in the fields of: Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Medicine, Economics and the advancement of World Peace. Awards will be distributed later this week.
Credo Reference Topic Pages is a great way to get basic information about a subject. Background information is provided along with linking into current magazine and newspaper articles all in full text!
ProQuest Historical Newspapers – New York Times and The Los Angeles Times
If, as many suspected, the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize was given to Obama as less an award for past accomplishments and more a tool to further the ultimate goal of world peace, it was not the first time the prize had been used in this way. The Nobel Peace Prize has often served as a peacemaking tool, though it has stirred controversy in each instance.
After Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 and two Nobel committee members resigned in protest, the Norwegian parliament held a debate to determine whether the principles and organization of the committee should be changed.
In this ProQuest Historical Newspapers activity, learn about the Nobel Committee’s decision in 1973, as well as 1978 and 1994, to award the prize to individuals with violent backgrounds for work on conflicts that were far from resolved.
Then, decide for yourself how the prize winners should be chosen. Continue reading