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How Engineering Could Help You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

The syllabus of a recent Operations Research course taught by Dr. Ivan G. Guardiola at Missouri University of Science and Technology seems to have more in common with a script from the TV series “The Walking Dead” than with a typical upper-level class for engineering management majors.

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CWRU Film Scholar Publishes Handy "Pocket Guide to Analyzing Films"

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Students and moviegoers may find a helpful resource in a new pocket-sized guide to better understanding and interpreting film.

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English Professor Speaks to Trends in YA Literature, Movies

Barbara Bontempo, professor of English and English education at SUNY Buffalo State, can speak to the many trends in YA literature and movies.

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The Halloween Fear Factor: Film, Psychology and Philosophy Experts Available to Discuss Why People Enjoy the Thrill of Being Scared

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UT Dallas Team Infuses Science into 'Minecraft' Modification

The 3-D world of the popular “Minecraft” video game just became more entertaining, perilous and educational, thanks to a comprehensive code modification kit, “Polycraft World,” created by UT Dallas professors, students and alumni.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Halloween: GW’s Medical, Marketing, Urban Development and Religion Experts Available

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Hollywood Producer Michael Uslan Joining Indiana University Media School as Professor of Practice

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Michael Uslan, an Indiana University alumnus who has become one of Hollywood's most accomplished movie producers, will join the IU Media School as a professor of practice beginning in spring 2015, while continuing his full range of producing and writing projects in motion pictures, television and new media.

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Sculpting Costumes with 3D Printers is 'the Way Theater Is Headed,' Say Theater Education Experts at Baylor

Three-dimensional printers, which already have churned out toys, prosthetic limbs and one functional car, are taking the stage — literally — in live theater. The new technology aids speed, creativity, flexibility — and can satisfy directors who change plans midstream, says a former Disneyland costume designer who teaches at Baylor University.

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Does Facebook Make You Lonely?

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Hayeon Song, a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, analyzed existing research on the impact of Facebook on loneliness. She concluded Facebook didn't make people lonely, but lonely people were more likely to use the popular social media site.

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Pumped About Pumpkins: Just Hype About Health, or the Real Deal?

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Pumpkin purveyors have reason for grins as wide as those of jack-o’-lanterns this time of year. Pumpkin products are proliferating for autumn — and not just for standard pies, breads and Halloween décor, but also for whimsical goodies that may not live up to the pumpkin’s healthy reputation.

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