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Article ID: 11490

Images of Indians by American Newspapers Examined in New Book

University of Tulsa

Journalistic images of Native Americans that dominated the 19th century, including some stereotypes that endure even today, are described in a new book, "The Newspaper Indian," by John M. Coward, chairman of the communication department at The University of Tulsa.

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Article ID: 11486

Avoid Overscheduling Your Children

Wartburg College

Don't schedule too many activities for your children. Although your intentions might be to provide your children with a wonderful childhood, you may be harming them in the process. So says a professor at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA.

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Article ID: 11484

Factors in Child-Caregiver Bond

Purdue University

In a study of in-home day care settings, Purdue University researchers measured the level of attachment security between caregivers and very young children. Several factors, including the age at which a child entered day care and the quality of the day care setting, predicted how well the caregivers and children would bond.

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Article ID: 11432

School Culture Can Be Toxin or Tonic

University of Wisconsin-Madison

The culture of a school -- a web of values, traditions and symbols -- can be toxin or tonic for education reform. Ignoring this powerful variable, however, can be a fatal mistake in reform attempts, according to University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers.

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10-Mar-1999 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 11429

Little Planet Literacy Series Ushers Children into Reading

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University's award-winning Little Planet Literacy Series combines CD-ROM technology with old-fashioned storytelling to help at-risk children learn to read.

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Article ID: 11375

Winners of George Polk Awards for Journalism

Long Island University Post (LIU Post)

Reporters who broke stories of reckless business practices and corruption in politics, health care and the judicial system are among the 13 winners of the 1998 George Polk Awards for excellence in journalism, Long Island University announced today.

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10-Mar-1999 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 11424

Tips for a Healthy Spring Break

Vanderbilt University

Spring break is a time when thousands of students flock to the beaches. The volatile mix of alcohol, anonymity, sex and partying often results in someone getting hurt. A Vanderbilt University expert offers tips for a healthy spring break.

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Article ID: 11423

Has Hollywood Created a Shakespearean Renaissance?

Vanderbilt University

With Oscar nominations for the film "Shakespeare in Love" and upcoming remakes of other Shakespearean works - "Hamlet," "Love's Labours Lost" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream," to name a few - William Shakespeare seems to be more popular than ever. Why?

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Article ID: 11421

How the West was Lost

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The plains Indians fought army outposts and infectious disease. But it was mis-use of the land that finally pulled in the reins on the Great Plains horse culture, asserts a University of Arkansas historian in his award-winning new book.

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Article ID: 11420

At 77, Nazi Camp Survivor Earns Ph.D.

University of Illinois at Chicago

Forty-five years before he ever set foot on a college campus, Tadeusz Debski discovered his thirst for knowledge in the worst of environments, the Flossenburg concentration camp in Germany between 1941 and 1945.

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