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Research Reveals Henry V's Agincourt Naval Fleet Much Smaller Than Previously Believed

University of Southampton historian, Dr Craig Lambert, has examined the naval preparations which allowed Henry V’s army to travel from England to France in August, 1415. Using English exchequer rolls in the National Archives at Kew, London, along with other sources, Dr Lambert has concluded Henry had a fleet of ships less than half the size of that which accepted history suggests.

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Iowa State Professor Returns From Cuba with a Sense of Optimism

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Rose Caraway recently returned from Cuba after witnessing the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana. It’s a moment the Iowa State University assistant professor of religious studies has hoped for ever since she first traveled to Cuba 12 years ago.

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Does “Rate My Professors” Help or Hurt Learning?

RateMyProfessors.com is the largest online source for student-generated ratings of college and university professors. Millions of students have evaluated professors on the site, which claims that more than 4 million students use it each month to glean insights about potential professors. But RateMyProfessors (RMP) doesn’t allow for professors to directly defend themselves against negative ratings. This distinguishes the site from the many corporate sites that do allow feedback about products or customer service, potentially allowing the reader a more thorough profile.

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The Algorithm of Writing

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University of Delaware researcher Joshua Wilson explores the promise and peril of computer-based writing assessment software.

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Community Based Festival Celebrates Harry Potter Fans of All Ages

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Two-day festival inspired by J. K. Rowling's books takes over downtown Chestertown, on Maryland's Eastern Shore Oct. 2-3, as fans of all ages celebrate their favorite stories and characters from the Harry Potter series.

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"Shakespeare Didn't Bother With Copyright"

Courses in classics, mythology, Greek and Latin are attracting more students, thanks to renewed interest in a classical education and the influence of movies and television borrowing plots from Greek and Roman mythology.

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Professional Dancers Come to UW-Milwaukee to Enhance Their Careers

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's MFA in performing arts/dance helps working professional dancers enhance their credentials with an academic degree while continuing their careers.

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Georgetown’s Todd Waldman Awarded Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Innovation Grant

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding better treatments and ultimately cures for all children with cancer, has awarded a 2015 Innovation Grant to Todd Waldman, MD, PhD, a professor of oncology at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Smithsonian Snapshot: Yoko Ono's "Wish Tree"

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Yoko Ono’s participatory artwork “Wish Tree for Washington, DC” (2007) is open for the summer at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. For most of the year, visitors are invited to whisper their wishes to the tree, a white flowering dogwood in the museum’s collection. But during the summer through Labor Day, they may write their wishes on paper tags and tie them to the tree’s branches.

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‘Eco-Towers’ Will Fight Climate Change, Author Says

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A new generation of green skyscrapers could help alleviate worldwide climate change, writes a University of Illinois at Chicago urban planner in a new book.