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Saint Joseph's University Celebrates 50 Years of Jewish-Catholic Relations with Sculpture Dedication

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SJU with the Philadelphia Jewish community will dedicate “Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time,” an original bronze sculpture portraying feminine allegorical figures signifying both religions on Friday, Sept. 25. Rabbi Skorka, the longtime friend of Pope Francis, with whom he co-authored a book about their interreligious dialogue, will deliver the keynote.

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Rebecca Newberger Goldstein Named 2014 National Humanities Medal Recipient

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of “The Mind-Body Problem” and “Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away”, has been named a recipient of the 2014 National Humanities Medal, the White House announced today.

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Rejected Migrants Potential Recruits for Terrorists

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Stink Bugs Will Be Knocking on Your Door Once the Cooler Fall Weather Arrives. Expert Bill Cissel Can Help Plan for Their Arrival

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Pursuit of Happiness Leads to a $2.1 Million Grant Award for UofSC, UChicago

A grant from the John Templeton Foundation will fund research that explores the connections between virtue, happiness and the meaning of life and society.

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One for English, uno para Español

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The agreement will see as many as six bilingual textbooks for use in English and Spanish speaking countries.

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Cornell Demographer Says Stricter Border Control Will Not Halt European Migrant Flow

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Cornell Archaeologist Says Sabotage ISIS's Media Campaign

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Indiana University Recognizes 10 Years of New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Funding

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Indiana University's New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities program has provided over $9.4 million to artists and humanities scholars. Now IU offers a multimedia retrospective looking at the work of nearly 50 of those New Frontiers grant recipients, and at the broader, positive impacts of the program.

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How Media ‘Fluff’ Helped Hitler Rise to Power

"Hitler at Home," a new book by a University at Buffalo architectural historian, traces how Hitler's inner circle manipulated the public by using home and lifestyle stories to soften his image prior to World War II. The news coverage that resulted from this effort was widespread and haunting.

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New Professor Helps Iowa Towns Build Community, Identity and Economy Through Art

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Jennifer Drinkwater is on a mission to help Iowa communities apply art in ways that improve the fabric of their towns. She's the new assistant professor of art and visual culture and community art extension specialist at Iowa State University. Her outreach-oriented position is one of only a handful nationwide.

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Amy Kass, Inspirational Teacher Who Treasured a Humanistic Education, 1940 – 2015

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Amy Apfel Kass, AB'62, senior lecturer emeritus in humanities, died on Aug. 19 at her home in Washington, D.C., after a 10-year battle with ovarian cancer and a short battle with leukemia. She was 74.

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Flood Damage After Katrina Could Have Been Prevented, S&T Expert Says

A decade after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, experts say the flooding that caused over 1,800 deaths and billions of dollars in property damage could have been prevented had the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers retained an external review board to double-check its flood-wall designs.

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UD's Horn Program Stirs Entrepreneurship in Kenya

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Staff from the University of Delaware's Horn Program in Entrepreneurship visited Kenya, where young innovators shared projects in energy, marketing, security and agriculture.

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The Ceremonial Sounds that Accompanied Our Ancestors’ Funerals, 15,000 Years Ago

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The Natufian culture, which flourished 15,000 years ago, is well known for its complex burial customs. A new study by Dr. Danny Rosenberg and Prof. Dani Nadel of the University of Haifa has discovered that these ceremonies included the use of giant boulder mortars whose pounding sound informed the community that a ceremony was being held

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At 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Tested His “I Have a Dream” Speech On a High School Audience

While MLK’s first “Dream” speech was played publicly for the first time Tuesday, it’s a speech King had been practicing since he was a teenager. A Wake Forest professor and his student identified striking parallels between the “Dream” speech and an address King delivered as a high school student.

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New Book Focuses on Sustainability Communication in Organizations

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A new book provides a road map for organizations and corporations to improve their environmental sustainability programs through better communication.

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Smithsonian Snapshot: Happy 169th Birthday!

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The Smithsonian turns 169 today, and to celebrate, we're sharing a photo from our younger days. This photo was taken in 1850 during the Smithsonian Castle’s construction; it is the earliest-known image of the building.

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Iowa State Students, Incarcerated Women Transform Barren Prison Yard Into Beautiful, Bountiful Landscape

An ongoing partnership to create therapeutic outdoor spaces and healthy food at a new prison also provides hands-on learning to landscape architecture students and incarcerated women.

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Has the “Baron de Rothschild’s Ship,” Lost over 100 Years Ago, Been Found?

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Dr. Deborah Cvikel and Mr. Micky Holtzman from the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies at the University of Haifa suggest that the shipwreck discovered in 1976 off the coast at Dor (Tantura) lagoon may be identified as the missing Baron’s Ship. “The ship we found is structurally consistent with the specifications of the Baron’s ships, carried a similar cargo, and sailed and sank during the right period,” the scholars conclude.