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Veterinary, Medicine, School, pets, Exotic, Animal, care

Care of the Wild: Veterinary Work Isn't Just for the Dogs These Days

Dogs and cats still dominate the patient list at University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine, but they're sharing more space with a new breed of companion critters, from ailing ferrets to sick lizards.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Crime, Race, Justice, Discrimination, Media, Simpson

The Color of Crime: Racial Hoaxes, White Fear, Black Protectionism, Police Harassment and Other Macroaggressions

Why do Black and White Americans perceive police actions so differently? Is White fear of Black crime justified? Do African Americans really "protect their own?" Should they? These and other hard-hitting questions are explored in "The Color of Crime," a bold new book by University of Maryland criminology professor Katheryn Russell.

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Valentine's Day, love, Romance, Movies, Music, Gifts, Students

Love's Labours Not Lost on Today's Students

Although romance is far from dead on campus, many students believe "it's not cool" or just plain "cheesy" to show your feelings too much these days, according to a recent informal survey of more than 250 Boston University students. And as Valentine's Day approaches, most students agree that it has become too commercialized, some even saying that it has become less romantic than any other day of the year.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Master, Gardener, Prisoners, Correctional, Facility

Inmates At Iowa Correctional Facility Participate In Extension'S Master Gardener Program

A dozen inmates at an Iowa correctional facility are learning about horticulture side-by-side with area citizens in a new "Master Gardener Behind Bars" program sponsored by Iowa State University Extension.

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Education, Handwriting, Composition, Neuroscience

In spite of computers, handwriting instruction is important because of carry-over to composition

Adults may have abandoned the pen for the keyboard, but until first-graders have laptops, it's crucial that children continue to be taught handwriting because of its link to composition. A University ofWashington study of children with writing problems shows that first-graders improved both their handwriting and their composition after being tutored.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

guns, Handguns, Crime, Violence

Study Links First Time Criminal Activity With Legal Purchase Of Handguns

Young adults who legally buy small, inexpensive handguns are more likely to commit a crime after the purchase of the gun even if they had no criminal record, say investigators at UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program.

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Aniexty, Artists, fear, Psychology, Music, Medical, Health

More Practice Doesn't Stop Stage Fright

Stage fright is a common and often disabling health problem among performing artists. Sharon Davis Gratto, assistant professor of music at Gettysburg College, researches stage fright and audition anxiety and recently authored a paper on the topic.

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Education

Nuclear Weapons Complex, Nuclear Weapons Cleanup, Department Of Energy

RFF Researchers Ask "Does Anybody Care About Cleaning Up the Nuclear Weapons Complex?"

Researchers in Resources for the Future's (RFF) Center for Risk Management have initiated a new project that has as its goal increasing public attention to the issues raised by the contamination and environmental risks left behind from decades of nuclear weapons production in the United States.

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Friday, Thirteen, Superstition, Triskaidekaphobia, luck, fear, Calendar

Fridays The 13th In Next 2 Months; Fun Trivia

Triskaidekaphobes be warned: You should be especially wary in the months of February and March this year. The 1998 calendar provides back-to-back Fridays the 13th. People should not worry, says a DePauw University psychology professor. Also, trivia about Friday the 13th.

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Arts and Humanities

Media, Murder, Musical, Trial, Theatre, Broadway, Chicago

Sensationalized press coverage leads to Broadway hit, UD prof says

A University of Delaware professor examines how media-sensationalized murder trials became the Broadway hit, "Chicago" in a new book by the same name.







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