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A Gateway to Pan Exposed at Hippos

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Monumental Roman Gate Discovered at Sussita National Park, Following Discovery of Unique Mask of the God Pan. Expedition head Dr. Michael Eisenberg of the University of Haifa: “Now that the whole gate has been exposed, we not only have better information for dating the mask, but also a clue to its function. Are we looking at a gate that led to the sacred compound of the god Pan?”

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Philosophers Examine Near-Death Experiences

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Drawing from research supported by The Immortality Project at the University of California, Riverside and their own investigation, philosophers John Martin Fischer and Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin examine the phenomenon of near-death experiences in a book published this month by Oxford University Press.

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AU Experts Available to Comment on Issues Related to “Brexit”

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‘Free State of Jones’ Not Free of Historical Inaccuracies, Southeastern Professor Asserts

The movie "The Free State of Jones" tells the story of Confederate soldier and Union sympathizer Newton Knight who came to be known as a modern-day Robin Hood. But the historical record tells a different version of Knight, according to Deep South historian Samuel C. Hydge Jr.

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New Book Chronicles Waterborne Rescue Efforts on 9/11

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"American Dunkirk: The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11," chronicles the untold story of the largest water rescue in history. The new book, co-written by the University of Delaware's James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf, comes from research that began in New York on Sept. 13, 2001.

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Olympics Create Image of Successful Brazil, Not Reality

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UW-Milwaukee Arts Students Collaborate with Older Residents to Create and Enjoy Art

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UW-Milwaukee students, primarily arts majors, are paired with older adults in senior residence homes and programs to enjoy and create art. One student this year lived at the senior home.

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New Research Casts Doubt Over Tale of Famous Brontë Dress

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Research by the University of Southampton has called into question a centuries-old story behind a dress that once belonged to one of the nation’s most beloved novelists – Charlotte Brontë.

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How Is Our Control Over Our Actions Influenced by Luck?

Does a person’s negative circumstances – particularly those including poverty, lack of education, lack of strong parental support – affect whether they are morally responsible for their behavior? That’s just one of the questions Matthew Talbert, associate professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy at West Virginia University, asks in his new book, “Moral Responsibility: An Introduction.”

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Citizens Academy Helps to ‘Humanize the Badge’

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More than 30 students graduated in June from the UC Santa Cruz Citizens Police Academy

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Not Only in Hollywood: Gender Pay Gap Persists in the Arts

The authors conclude: "Private employers in the arts would do well to look into the same affirmative action policies and income stabilization measures that appear to be effective in driving (relative) income parity in the governmental sector. Additional grants should be put in place to encourage the professional growth of female artists. Furthermore, if made better aware of these disparities, arts degree-granting institutions could place a heightened emphasis on building their students' self-promotional skills and enhancing their portfolios of other abilities necessary to be able to navigate the unique, contract-based trajectories of arts careers."

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Son of One of First White Students at Meharry Medical College Creates Feature-Length Movie About His Father's Experience

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Poster for “Service to Man.” TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — University of Alabama theatre professor Seth Panitch recently completed a full, feature-length film that has been selected as one of 25 films to be showcased in the 20th American Black Film Festival, which begins next week. Festival judges have nominated Panitch’s film, “Service to Man,” for best screenplay, best direction and best film.

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NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute’s 2016 “Reporting Award” Winner to Focus on Native American Sovereignty, Identity

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has named Brooke Jarvis, a contributing writer to the California Sunday Magazine, as the recipient of its 2016 Reporting Award.

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UGA Horticulture Experts Talk National Gardening Week

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Massive New Investment Shows Uber Is Early Leader in Mobility Industry

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Dr. Michael Eisenberg Elected Corresponding Member of the German Institute of Archaeology

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Dr. Michael Eisenberg, from the Zinman Institute of Archaeology and the Department of Archaeology at the University of Haifa, has been elected to be a corresponding member of the German Institute of Archaeology in Berlin (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, DAI), which serves as the umbrella organization for German archaeological research throughout the world.

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Second Novel From Susan Lynn Meyer, Wellesley Professor of English, Inspired by Father’s Experiences in America After Escaping Nazi-Occupied France

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Susan Lynn Meyer has published a second young adult novel, Skating with the Statue of Liberty with Penguin Random House (April 2016), a companion volume to the Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner Black Radishes. In her new book, Gustave, a Jewish refugee boy who has fled Nazi-occupied France, faces racism and anti-Semitism in New York City during World War II, but ultimately finds friendship and hope.

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Alana Semuels of the Atlantic Wins Urban Health Journalism Prize for Coverage of Flint Water Crisis

The New York Academy of Medicine announced today that Alana Semuels, of The Atlantic, is the winner of the 2016 Urban Health Journalism Prize for her July 29, 2015 article, “Aging Pipes Are Poisoning America's Tap Water.” The award will be presented at the Academy Gala on June 14 in New York City, and comes with a cash prize of $5,000. In addition, three journalists were named finalists and also will be recognized by the Academy. The winner and finalists were selected by a prestigious committee of journalism, government and urban health leaders. Brie Zeltner of The Plain Dealer, the inaugural 2015 Urban Health Journalism Prize winner, and a member of the selection committee, will present the award.

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‘Real Men Don’t Sing’: Allison McCracken on Crooning in American Culture

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Defeat of Far-Right in Austria Is No Cause for Celebration