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Article ID: 700685

Concealed Silver Cross Testifies to the Religious Tolerance of the First Muslim Caliphate in the Seventh Century CE

University of Haifa

A brass weight weighing approximately 160 grams discovered during the University’s archeological excavations at Hippos (Sussita) provides groundbreaking evidence of the delicate relations between the Christian residents of the city

Released:
8-Oct-2018 8:55 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 701116

Smithsonian Snapshot: Illuminating Culture

Smithsonian Institution

Pepón Osorio created “El Chandelier” for a performance piece that explored the life of a Puerto Rican woman living in New York.

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25-Sep-2018 5:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 700977

Take a Step Back From Yourself to Better Realize the Benefits of Awe

University at Buffalo

Religion and nature can both lead to awe, and turning to one or the other is a common coping strategy for the stress. But an awe-inspiring experience can have negative consequences as well as benefits, according to a novel UB-led study that uses cardiovascular responses to stress to take a broad look at awe and the critical role perspective plays when considering the effects of encountering awe.

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24-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 700288

Adolescents Whose Religious Mothers Die Are Likely to Become Less Religious as Young Adults

Baylor University

Bereaved children whose late mothers were very religious are likely to be less religious after their mother dies than those who do not suffer a maternal loss. Conversely, youths whose late mothers placed no value on religion are more likely to become religious.

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11-Sep-2018 11:30 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 700079

Religion vs. Science: Shaping Graduate Students’ Identities

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Could graduate students’ religious beliefs prevent them from gaining confidence as scientists? A West Virginia University sociologist is exploring the conflicts between graduate students’ religious and professional identities and how those conflicts influence their career goals.

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6-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 700012

Keeping the Beat: Turtle Shells Served as Symbolic Musical Instruments for Indigenous Cultures

Florida State University

Researchers investigate the important role turtle shells played as musical instruments for indigenous cultures in the southeastern U.S.

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5-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699875

UIC faculty member among 5 chosen as US-Japan creative artist fellows

University of Illinois at Chicago

Since 1978, the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), along with the International House of Japan and the Government of Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs, have administered the program.

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31-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities


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