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Article ID: 590329

Scholars Add Color, New Reading Options to Faulkner Classic

Mississippi State University

Fifty years after his death, novelist William Faulkner is finally getting his wish for “The Sound and the Fury,” the 1929 novel widely considered his most difficult reading experience.

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13-Jun-2012 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 590270

Making Music with Real Stars

Georgia Institute of Technology

A team of Georgia Tech researchers has converted data from two stars in our galaxy to create sounds for a national recording artist. The binary starts were observed by the Kepler telescope.

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12-Jun-2012 9:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 589788

The Science of Re-Runs: Why We Watch Our Favorite Episode of a TV Show, or Listen to a Favorite Song, Over and Over Again

American University

American University Professor Cristel Russell presents research on re-consumption.

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29-May-2012 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 589396

Foul-Mouthed Characters in Teen Books Have It All

Brigham Young University

Analysis of best-selling teen novels shows that readers come across seven instances of profanity per hour spent reading, and the characters who cuss are usually rich, beautiful and popular.

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15-May-2012 4:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 588903

‘The Wire’ Course Trend Began with UWM Scholar

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Baltimore and Milwaukee are two cities UWM Professor Marc Levine has lived in and researched. So it’s no surprise that Levine’s course based on the HBO series “The Wire” began the university trend of using it to teach urban studies. This semester, the fourth year of Levine’s course, former cast member Sonja Sohn, who played police detective Kima Greggs, made an appearance.

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3-May-2012 3:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 588814

For Mother's Day: Literature Experts Say Many Maternal Characters in Books Display Ideal Values of Motherhood

Kansas State University

With Mother's Day coming up May 13, two Kansas State University experts say literary characters can inspire families as they celebrate the maternal figures in their lives.

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2-May-2012 10:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 588664

Journal Explores the Science Behind “The Avengers” Superheroes

TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society)

JOM article examines materials that define the powers of Captain America, Ironman, and a host of other comic characters.

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30-Apr-2012 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 588382

Investigating Power: The First Comprehensive Online Visual History of How Journalists Have Helped to Save Democracy

American University

American University’s Investigative Reporting Workshop launches visual history project of journalism’s most significant reporting of the last 60 years

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20-Apr-2012 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 588303

Expert Available: Dick Clark’s Impact on American Music

University of Rochester

Few dispute Dick Clark’s prominence in American music and entertainment during the second half of the 20th century. But for the history of rock music, the early years of Clark’s career are the most significant, says John Covach, professor of music at the University of Rochester and its Eastman School of Music.

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19-Apr-2012 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 588251

'Hand in Hand Across Time' to Kick Off 50th Anniversary of Integration Celebration

Florida State University

Florida State University kicks off its 50th Anniversary of Integration celebration on Thursday with a human chain designed to represent the legacy of the pioneering individuals who paved the way for the rich culture, diversity and opportunity that exist at the university today.

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18-Apr-2012 11:00 AM EDT
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