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Cornell and Notre Dame to Lead $4.5 Million Study of Hope and Optimism

A grant from the John Templeton Foundation will fund a new research project called “Hope and Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations,” to be co-directed by Cornell philosophy professor Andrew Chignell and Notre Dame philosopher Samuel Newlands.

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USC Annenberg to Host Conference on ‘Religion, Democracy and the Arab Awakening’ on April 25

To provide a comprehensive look at prospects for the coexistence of religion and democracy post-Arab spring, a groundbreaking conference “Religion, Democracy and the Arab Awakening” will be held Friday, April 25 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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AAAS Elects Three NYU Faculty as 2014 Fellows

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) has elected three New York University faculty as fellows: George Downs, a professor in the Wilf Family Department of Politics, Bryan Stevenson, a professor of clinical law at the School of Law, and J. David Velleman, a professor in the Department of Philosophy.

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Blindness Doesn’t Keep This Birmingham Golfer Off the Links

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Kerry Stein plays golf recreationally and participates annually in the UAB School of Optometry tournament to support the needs of the school — needs he understands well as a staunch supporter who happens to be blind.

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Three SBU Professors Named 2014 Guggenheim Fellows

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STONY BROOK, NY, April 22, 2014 – Three Stony Brook University professors — Mark Aronoff, PhD, William Chittick, PhD, and Eva Kittay, PhD — have been named 2014 Guggenheim Fellows based on distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for the future. The fellowships, often called “midcareer” awards, are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

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U.S. Medical Soccer Team – Itinerary for Washington, D.C.

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ADVISORY FOR APRIL 25-27, 2014

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Lawrence Krauss Honored at International Festival of Science Documentaries

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Arizona State University professor Lawrence Krauss was honored at the Academia Film Olomouc, near Prague, for his contributions to public understanding of science, and for his work in increasing awareness of science in society.

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Gohei Nishikawa, World Class Pianist, Refuses to Let his Illness of Dystonia Keep him from Performing

Gohei Nishikawa, a classical pianist who stopped performing for years due to dystonia, will perform a benefit concert with Nori Inoue, another pianist with dystonia, at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, April 26th at Diamond Hill Methodist Church in Cos Cob, Connecticut. Proceeds will go to The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation

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Scientists and Headlining Entertainers Unite to Find a Cure for Scleroderma

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Thanks to an eclectic and unique gathering of gifted and creative minds, new treatments for a rare autoimmune disease may be just a few short years away…

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ABC'S Robin Roberts to Receive Honorary Doctorate From Alma Mater

ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" co-host will receive honorary doctorate from Southeastern Louisiana University.

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