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Media advisory: Top 50 colleges for African Americans

Media advisory: A list of the top fifty colleges for African Americans as determined by a survey of 1,077 African American higher education professionals, will be released at a news conference on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Retirement, Purdue, Workers, Income, Socialsecurity, Babyboomers

Most Workers Unhappy with Projected Retirement Income

The vast majority of working people are not satisfied with the amount of money they expect to have for retirement, according to research by a Purdue University expert.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Gender, gay, Lesbian, Transsexual, Women's, Studies

Book examines how gender symbolism permeates American life

One of the hottest new academic fields can now "go by the book" -- the textbook, that is. The first documentary history of gender in the United States has hit the bookstores.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Relationship, Gifts, Psychology, Christmas, Holiday, Presents, Giving

Relative strength of a relationship critical to gift impact a gift

You think you're just giving a gift, right? A simple act, no big deal. Researchers have news for you: It is a big deal. That gift could make or break your relationship with the recipient -- depending on the quality of the relationship at the time the gift is offered.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Immigration, Undocumented, Civil, Rights, Border, Deportation

Immigration Policies Threaten Democracy

Current U.S. immigration policies threaten fundamental democratic principles, say the contributors to a new book who assert that immigrants--both legal and undocumented--are entitled to basic civil rights when they cross the border into the United States.

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Arts and Humanities

Virtual, Reality, DOME, Design, Architects, Computer Generated, 3D

NC State Installs New Virtual Reality Dome to Aid Designers, Scientists

The best architects, designers and scientists have always immersed themselves in their work. But now, thanks to a new virtual reality theater at North Carolina State University, they can take it to a whole new level.

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Arts and Humanities

Lumbee, Native, Americans, Language, Dialect, Linguistics, Ethnic, Identity

NC State University Sociolinguist Tracing Roots of Lumbee Language

Research by renowned linguist Dr. Walt Wolfram, North Carolina State University's William Friday Distinguished Professor of English, and a team of researchers indicates that while the Lumbee in North Carolina's Robeson County lost their ancestral tongue generations ago, they have developed a unique Lumbee English dialect.

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UIC Advances Scholarship in Disability

The University of Illinois at Chicago has launched the new department of disability and human development, which offers a master's degree program and, in collaboration with two other departments, the nation's first Ph.D. program in disability studies.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Debate Program Serves as National Model

Last year George Soros' Open Society Institute gave a three-year, $600,000 grant to Emory University's Barkley Forum debate program to serve as a model and mentor for inner city school debate programs around the country in an effort to prevent youth violence and boost academic.

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Messiah, jew, Jesus, Religion

Tragicomic Lives of Jewish Messiahs Chronicled in New Book

A University of Utah Hebrew scholar has spent 12 years researching 2,000 years of Jewish messiahs using many original sources and finds similarity among the messianic movements in a new book from Oxford University Press.







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