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Study Shows How a Community’s Culture and Social Connectedness Can Increase Suicide Risk

Community characteristics play an important role in perpetuating teen suicide clusters and thwarting prevention efforts, according to a new study.

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Presidential Debate: Expert Panel Gives Scientific Analysis of Candidates' Performances

Four expert panelists each day will present their analyses and answer your questions live and face-to-face. This event will be virtual. You can attend with any device -- PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device (with a webcam) – anywhere with good bandwidth. To participate (ask questions) in the meeting, you must be on video, just as a normal news conference. Register below for guaranteed seating; there is limited seating in the virtual room. Eight experts (four at each event) will present their analyses. The diverse expert team (7 universities and an institute) will analyze both candidates during the debates for their gestures, facial expressions (including smiles--number, type, appropriateness, etc.), posture, language, including sentiment, tone, inflammatory language, repetition, vocabulary, sentence structure, metaphors, framing, themes, suggestions, subtlety, nuance, honesty (deceit/lies—explicit and implicit), transparency, gender issues, and more...

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Islamic Banking Lends Advantage to Financial Institutions

Switching from conventional ‘Western’ financial practices to Islamic banking gives distinct advantages to banks, with the change improving the liquidity and value of stocks.

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'Death Industry' in U.S. Has Ignored Growing Latino Population Too Long, Study Finds

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Death research in the United States mostly overlooks bereavement customs of those who are not Anglo-Protestants, says a Baylor University researcher. She hopes to correct that — beginning with a study of Catholic Latino communities, who often hold overnight wakes and present food to the deceased.

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Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex Presents National Geographic Sacred Journeys Oct. 1 through Dec. 31

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Each year, more than 330 million people around the world journey to sacred places to perform acts of devotion, express faith or seek enlightenment or healing. From Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, visitors to Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex will learn about those pilgrimages through the exhibition National Geographic Sacred Journeys.

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Notre Dame Expert: Pope's Call for Ecological Action "Not an Optional Extra"

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Parents, Listen up: Children Keep Still During Prayer

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Preschool-aged children, and their parents, are more likely to view the physical actions of prayer (i.e., closing eyes, folding hands) to help with reflection and communicating with God. This is according to a new study by Rebekah Richert, a psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside. The paper, titled “Folding Your Hands Helps God Hear You: Prayer and Anthropomorphism in Parents and Children,” was published in Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion.

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Beginning Pornography Use Associated with Increase in Probability of Divorce

Beginning pornography use is associated with a substantial increase in the probability of divorce for married Americans, and this increase is especially large for women, finds a new study.

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‘Burkini’ Ban in France Misogynist, Erodes Credibility of Western Nations

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It's True: Latinos Age Slower Than Other Ethnicities

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A UCLA study is the first to show that Latinos age at a slower rate than other ethnic groups. The findings may one day help scientists understand how to slow the aging process for everyone.

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Providers Face Cultural Challenges When Evaluating Refugee Children

Numerous challenges face providers who are administering developmental screenings for refugee children, including differences in cultural and religious beliefs, language barriers, and disparate education levels, according to new research from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) published in the journal Pediatrics.

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Sussex-Led Research Explodes the Myth of a 'West vs. Rest' Cultural Divide

A major international research project led by a University of Sussex academic provides new evidence that the common belief in a cultural divide between the West and the rest of the world is little more than a myth.

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Religious Actions Convey Prosocial Intent, Finds Study

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A new study suggests that people who participate in regular religious acts send a clear signal to others that they're ready and willing to contribute to their communities.

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Yiddish Language Courses Thriving at Binghamton University

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Yiddish is a language spoken by few but remembered by many. The language is alive and well on many U.S. campuses--including Binghamton University in New York, where Yiddish classes, available since the 1980s, are seeing growth in enrollment and are consistently full to capacity.

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Gonzaga Trustees Approve Construction of Jesuit Residence and Center for Athletic Achievement

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SPOKANE, Wash. – In a resounding affirmation of the continuing success of its $250 million Gonzaga Will capital campaign, the Gonzaga University Board of Trustees has approved the investment of more than $36.3 million to construct a new Jesuit Residence, a home and spiritual haven for Jesuits, and the Center for Athletic Achievement to support student-athletes.

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Cave Discoveries Shed New Light on Native and European Religious Encounters in the Americas

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A project led by archaeologists from the British Museum and the University of Leicester has discovered remarkable evidence which shows how the first generations of Europeans to arrive in the Americas engaged with indigenous peoples and their spiritual beliefs deep inside the caves of a remote Caribbean island.

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Religiosity Diminishes Conservative Opposition to Eco-Friendly Buying

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Some people have perceived that the combination of religion and political conservatism exacerbates environmental concerns in the United States. But researchers from Rice University and Baruch College have found evidence that religious identification and belief in a god dampen the otherwise strong negative effect that political conservatism typically has on whether people make purchasing decisions with concern for the environment in mind.

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The GW Institute for Spirituality and Health Celebrates 15 Years

The George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. GWish is a recognized leader in building the global movement to create more compassionate health care systems.

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Revealing the ‘Taboo’ of Retirement for Catholic Priests; Declining Population, Burnout

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You’ve heard of physician shortages. But, Catholic priests? They are in a similar dilemma with fewer options to retire from their diocese. And, unlike medicine, priesthood is not a lucrative profession. By 2019, half of all active priests will be at the minimum retirement age of 70. The impression is that priesthood is a vocation from which there can be no retirement. But after decades of service is it reasonable for a priest to say “enough!”?

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Ancient mosaics, ancient coins, Excavation in Israel, Synagogue excavation, parting of the Red Sea, Huqoq site, Baylor University

Baylor University Professor and Students Help Unearth Ancient Mosaics and Coins in Synagogue Ruins in Israel

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Ancient mosaics depicting Noah’s ark and the parting of the Red Sea have been discovered by university scholars and students excavating a synagogue in Israel that dates to the fifth century.







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