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Newswise LifeWire
Monday, December 28, 2015

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Arts and Humanities


Filling in Digital Blanks of Historic Texts

Digitizing books published before 1700 has created an aesthetic as well as quite pragmatic “black-dot problem” in translated texts, with the word “love,” for example, showing up as “lo•e.”

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– Northwestern University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Kansas State University Experts Share Five Guidelines for a Happy, Healthy 2016

Researchers with Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology share tips on making the new year a healthy and happy one.

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– Kansas State University

Pop Culture


Pepsi Cans Marking Rutgers’ 250th Anniversary Coming to Stores Near You

Rutgers, Pepsi partner to distribute 4 million cans in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware during milestone celebration

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– Rutgers University

Law and Public Policy


Video on Bolivian Child Labor Published on National Platform

A video by a Northwestern University journalism student has garnered national attention for its probing look at polarizing new legislation that allows Bolivian children as young as 10 to work, sometimes in harsh conditions.

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– Northwestern University

LifeWire Announcements

Former Air Force Surgeon General Named as New Uniformed Services University Senior Vice President

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) President Charles L. Rice, M.D., announced today that former Air Force Surgeon General, retired Lt. Gen. Thomas W. Travis has been selected as the next USU Senior Vice President, following a nationwide search. As Senior Vice President, Travis will manage the University’s San Antonio branch campus and build upon the University’s strong foundation of academic excellence. He will succeed Army Maj. Gen. (ret.) Patrick Sculley, who is retiring in spring 2016.

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– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

UCI Paul Merage School of Business to Host Inaugural “Unraveling the Mysteries of the Global Economy and Financial Markets” Program

The UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business inaugural economic forecast conference titled, “Unraveling the Mysteries of the Global Economy and Financial Markets,” is scheduled to be held Tuesday, January 12, 2016, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Dean’s Leadership Auditorium at the Merage School.

– University of California, Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business

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