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Fans Reluctant to Treat College Athletes as Paid Professionals

While many Americans are open to compensating college athletes in some form, more Americans prefer to see colleges continue to treat athletes as amateurs who compete primarily for love of the sport and educational opportunities, not for pay. That’s according to a new national survey by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute

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National Museum Showcases Art From Dr. J.W. Wiggins Collection at UALR

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Dr. J.W. Wiggins, the collection manager and curator for the Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) at UALR, has in-depth knowledge of Native American artists and their works. Curators and artists alike seek his counsel and occasionally request loans of his artworks for their projects.

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Christmas Carols - Do You Know What They Mean?

It's the time of the year for Christmas carols, but unfortunately the true meaning of many carols have been lost over time.

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Going Above and Beyoncé

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A popular first-year seminar in English at Wake Forest University gives students opportunity to use a pop singer’s life and music as a kaleidoscope to look at topics like body image, privacy and feminism.

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Historian Explores Wonder Woman’s Role as Feminist Icon

Keira Williams, an assistant professor in history and women's studies at Texas Tech University, discusses her Wonder Woman research.

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Is Interstellar’s Science So Stellar?

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Interstellar features astronauts who take a wormhole ride to another galaxy to explore planets around a massive black hole. In a conversation last week, Berkeley Lab's David Schlegel discussed the science in the movie and what Hollywood could learn from scientists about fantastic settings in outer space.

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Theologian Examines Implications of 13th Century Manuscripts of Saint Francis of Assisi Visiting U.S.

With the arrival in the United States earlier this week of several manuscripts from the Sacred Convent of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, a Creighton University theology professor and specialist in St. Francis, has her own tale to tell about encountering these 700-year-old documents.

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Secrets in Stone: Art Historian Cracks the Code of an Ancient Temple

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For 13 centuries, the Virupaksha Temple in Pattadakal has been one of the most recognizable landmarks in Indian art—a towering layer cake of elaborate, hand-carved friezes populated by a bevy of Hindu deities and symbols. Now Cathleen Cummings, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UAB Department of Art and Art History who specializes in Asian art history, has shown that these figures are more than just architectural decoration.

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Cézanne’s Unconventional Muse

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According to a Rutgers art historian, Hortense Fiquet, Cézanne’s “secret” wife, changed the course of modern portraiture.

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Bad Girls Gone Good: How Disney Is Reinventing the Villainess

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Disney made a lucrative industry out of princesses. With the release of “Maleficent” earlier this year — which drops on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download on Nov. 4 — they may have discovered a new vein in that marketing gold mine: misunderstood bad girls.

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