He won a Nobel Prize, and helping students is in his...

Nobel laureate and microbiologist Aziz Sancar helps students from his native Turkey adjust to the U.S., and introduces U.S. students to Turkish culture.

‘I spent 10 years of my life going back in time’

African-American history is personal for Spirit Trickey, daughter of Minnijean Brown of the Little Rock Nine.
Police photos of Joan Mulholland (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland: Civil rights hero

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a white teenage girl with a conservative Virginia upbringing, became an unlikely civil rights hero in the Jim Crow era.
Muslims and non-Muslims sharing meal (Courtesy of MAS Minnesota)

In Minnesota, non-Muslims visit mosques during Ramadan

A Minnesota program promotes the state's neighborly spirit by arranging for hundreds of non-Muslims to visit mosques during Ramadan.
Lit oil lamps arranged in a pattern on the ground (© Shutterstock)

Americans celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali

Learn about the Festival of Lights that Hindus observe every fall. This is part of a series about religious holidays as observed by Americans.

Arabic education on the rise in U.S. public schools

More American public schools are adding Arabic-language learning to their curriculum to teach about diversity and culture.
Crowd of people standing in a large room with portraits on the walls (State Dept./Mary E. Nagel)

Meet the newest Americans

Immigrants and refugees enrich and enlarge America, renewing and refreshing the American experience. Naturalized U.S. citizens may be the truest Americans.

When the world doesn’t recognize you for who you truly are,...

When transgender model and advocate Geena Rocero went public with her personal story, she explained that birth gender doesn't always match who you are inside. November...
Illustration showing multicolored talk bubbles above a map of the USA (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

The United States is a country of many languages

Many people in the United States speak languages other than English at home. Check out maps of which languages are most popular.