Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge” pivots on a New York longshoreman’s decision to betray his immigrant relatives. Miller finished the play in 1956, the same year he was called before Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s House Un-American Activities Committee.
The choice he faced, both on and off the page, showed a darker side of the American Dream: At what point will a man striving for a better life turn his back to those who are most like him?
For more than a decade, Helen Boyd has been a leader and advocate when it comes to transgender issues. She voices her opinions through her blog as well as her memoirs, “My Husband Betty” and “She’s Not the Man I Married.”
Zoos often make for a pleasant atmosphere for visitors, but what about for their actual inhabitants — the animals?
That’s the question that Meredith Bashaw, associate professor of psychology at Franklin & Marshall College, attempts to answer daily through her animal welfare science research. Bashaw, one the world's foremost experts on captive giraffe behavior, will discuss her research when the Colloquium Series in Psychological Sciences and Human Behavior returns to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.