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Why Rilke Resonates in Popular Culture—and Even Politics

New York University

NYU's Ulrich Baer explains why poet Rainer Maria Rilke resonates on the big screen—in the Oscar-nominated Jojo Rabbit, for instance—and in the culture at large as well as why poetry finds a surprising home in movie theaters.

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Released:
21-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST

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Newswise: Sleep-Deprived Due to the Super Bowl? 40% of U.S. Adults Usually Are

Sleep-Deprived Due to the Super Bowl? 40% of U.S. Adults Usually Are

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

New survey results from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) show that 40% of Americans admit to being more tired than usual the Monday after the Super Bowl. The AASM provides sleep tips for the night of the big game.

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Released:
20-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
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    15-Jan-2020 10:00 AM EST

Innovative mindset takes Iowa State student on the ride of his life

Iowa State University

Charlie Wickham loved roller coasters as a child – but he didn’t want to ride them. He finally hopped on one at 10 years old. Now a senior in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, Wickham has ridden 250 roller coasters around the world, and his knack for designing rides and networking has given him a front-row seat to the amusement park industry.

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Released:
14-Jan-2020 5:30 PM EST
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UCI to celebrate Lunar New Year

University of California, Irvine

EVENT: UCI will celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year – heralding the Year of the Rat – with an academic discussion, multicultural entertainment, artistic demonstrations, interactive workshops, a Disney-sponsored raffle, lion and dragon parades, food, a laser light show and more. WHEN/WHERE: 2-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Multipurpose Academic & Administrative Building (bldg.

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Released:
8-Jan-2020 3:10 PM EST
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Unattainable Standards of Beauty for Today's Woman

Boston University Medical Campus

While the average American woman's waist circumference and dress size has increased over the past 20 years, Victoria's Secret fashion models have become more slender, with a decrease in bust, waist, hips and dress size, though their waist to hip ratio (WHR) has remained constant.

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2-Jan-2020 1:45 PM EST
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Seeing the new Star Wars? Be careful what you wish for

Ohio State University

How much you enjoy the new Star Wars movie will depend a lot on your expectations going in, a new study suggests.

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Released:
26-Dec-2019 7:00 AM EST
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Newswise: The Surprising History of Christmas Traditions

The Surprising History of Christmas Traditions

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Did you know yuletide caroling began 1,000 years before Christmas existed? Or how about the fact that mistletoe was hung from doorways to ward off evil spirits? And before there was eggnog, the medieval English drank wassail made from mulled ale and roasted apples. Maria Kennedy, an instructor of folklore at Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s Department of American Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences, has researched the European holiday traditions that predate – and became an inseparable part of – Christmas.

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Released:
19-Dec-2019 2:50 PM EST
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Newswise: UC San Diego, San Diego Community College District Receive Combined $2.7M from Mellon Foundation

UC San Diego, San Diego Community College District Receive Combined $2.7M from Mellon Foundation

University of California San Diego

With $2.7 million support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of California San Diego and San Diego Community College District are building a pipeline of successful undergraduate and graduate students, resulting in a new generation of leaders who will reshape the value and meaning of an education in the humanities in the 21st century.

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Released:
18-Dec-2019 1:30 PM EST
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