Entries by Ginny Gaylor

Cover new HBO documentary on racism for your next research paper

Racism in the United States, particularly in the South, is a topic that seems to be in the news more and more. Despite the attention that it receives, the treatment of African Americans is still something very much in need of improvement, as the HBO documentary by Gillian Laub, Southern Rites shows all too well. […]

How you and the U.S. government can save pollinators as your next research topic

You may not put a lot of thought into bees, aside from avoiding getting stung, but the honeybee population has had a rough few years. Colony Collapse Disorder has wiped out about 40 percent of bees in the country last year alone. The U.S. government is stepping in to help save our pollinators and ensure we […]

Artificial Intelligence — The latest computer science research on AI

Think that AI or artificial intelligence is the stuff of science fiction movies? Think again. The future of computing may lie in machines that can outthink humans. Is computer science research getting closer to that point, and if so, are technology advocates like Bill Gates right to be worried about the dangers of artificial intelligence?

Free speech and hate groups: Research paper topic

Free speech—it is one of the bedrocks upon which the United States was built. But the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an anti-Muslim hate group led by Pamela Geller, tested the limits of that founding principle recently. The group sponsored a cartoon contest to depict the prophet Muhammad, in response to the attack in January on […]

Thomas Hardy literature and film adaptations as your research topic

Good thing Henry James isn’t around to review the latest film adaptation of Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. In a review James wrote when the novel was first published, he wrote of the main character, Bathsheba Everdene (played by Carey Mulligan in the new movie): “We cannot say that we either understand […]

Earthquake in Nepal and natural disasters for your research paper

The earthquake in Nepal that happened on Saturday, April 25, has proved beyond devastating for the country. With the death toll continuing to mount –by Monday, April 27, it had risen to more than 4,000 –the people of Nepal will be in desperate need of humanitarian relief in the days, weeks and months ahead. Is […]

The many facets of the war on terror — research paper topics

ISIS. Al Qaeda. Taliban. All three groups represent various tenets of Islamic fundamentalism, and all have been prominently featured in the news in terms of the war on terror. Research paper topics on these groups, as well as on counterterrorism efforts against them, are just some of the ideas you could cover if you are […]

Explore human rights and Sebastião Salgado for your next research paper

The extraordinary career of photographer Sebastião Salgado is chronicled in the documentary film Salt of the Earth. The movie takes a look at his career as an award-winning photographer, taking images of people around the world. Many of his black-and-white photographs focus on human rights violations and human suffering from war zones and other areas […]

Rhetoric and public speaking: How to give a good speech

Taking a class in rhetoric and public speaking? Many people, including college students, find speaking in front of a group scary and intimidating. When it comes to how to give a good speech, there are things you can do to make the process easier, including look for speech ideas the same way you would research […]

Research topic: Hillary Clinton and the 2016 presidential election

After months, even years, of speculation, Hillary Clinton finally has announced that she is running for president in the 2016 presidential election. Hillary Clinton has already been a major force for women in politics, as first lady, a U.S. Senator and as Secretary of State, but now will she become the first female president, too?