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Article ID: 580269

Public Radio Icon Offers Memoir for Free

University of Kentucky

National radio personality Bob Edwards has teamed up with University Press of Kentucky to offer his new memoir, "A Voice in the Box," for free as an e-book prior to its print release.

Released:
2-Sep-2011 8:00 AM EDT

Pop Culture

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    28-Aug-2011 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 579798

Hollywood Screenwriters and Scientists: More than an Artistic Collaboration

American Chemical Society (ACS)

In this International Year of Chemistry (IYC), writers and producers for the most popular crime and science-related television shows and movies are putting out an all-points bulletin for scientists to advise them on the accuracy of their plots involving lab tests, crime scenes, etc., and to even give them story ideas.

Released:
25-Aug-2011 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 580035

Assigning Adult Ratings to Movies that Include Cigarette Smokers Is Bad Policy

RTI International

In an essay published this month in the Public Library of Science journal Medicine, two prominent tobacco researchers argue against adopting adult movie ratings in the United States for films that include on-screen cigarette smoking.

Released:
26-Aug-2011 11:20 AM EDT

Article ID: 579918

Monica Mei, Fashion-Preneur

Ryerson University

Monica Mei is smart, savvy, stylish and... an entrepreneur. In fact, she’s one of Toronto’s hottest young entrepreneurs, according to the Globe and Mail. This fashion-preneur has found a home at Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone, a space for the every-preneur.

Released:
23-Aug-2011 1:10 PM EDT

Pop Culture

Article ID: 579522

Civil Rights Era Preserved Through Washington University Film Archive

Washington University in St. Louis

The film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s "The Help," which opens nationwide today, Aug. 10, depicts a fictional slice of the 1960s civil rights movement. Washington University in St. Louis holds one of the largest archives of civil rights media in the United States, thanks to the Henry Hampton collection and "Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965," a six-episode documentary on the American civil rights movement. Since receiving a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in April 2011, Washington University has been in the process of preserving the acetate-based film used in "Eyes on the Prize."

Released:
10-Aug-2011 3:35 PM EDT

Pop Culture

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Article ID: 579502

When Lindsay Lohan Can Intimidate the E*Trade Baby, Free Speech May Be at Risk

University at Buffalo

American courts are significantly expanding the legal rights and privileges celebrities can command over others using their names or likenesses. And a University at Buffalo Law School professor is questioning whether these courts have gone too far.

Released:
10-Aug-2011 10:45 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 579354

'The Interrupters' Premieres in Chicago Aug. 12

University of Illinois at Chicago

“The Interrupters,” a documentary by director Steve James ("Hoop Dreams") and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz ("There Are No Children Here") featuring the University of Illinois at Chicago's CeaseFire project will open in Chicago Aug. 12 at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

Released:
4-Aug-2011 1:20 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 579339

The Beat Goes On: Experts Say Posthumous Album Release Can Reward Fans But Can Also Diminish A Legacy

Kansas State University

For fans, the day an artist dies is also the day the music dies -- unless the artist has left some previously unreleased material. But according to two Kansas State University professors, a posthumous release of unfinished and shelved material can often trivialize a career. Worse, it can also come off as unethical.

Released:
4-Aug-2011 9:05 AM EDT

Pop Culture

Article ID: 578851

Staging the Transition from Soldier to 'Civilian'

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky will present a compelling documentary drama based on riveting oral history interviews of student veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan at the New York Fringe Festival.

Released:
20-Jul-2011 2:40 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 578819

"Friends with Benefits" Lets Couples Get Close But Not Too Close

Ithaca College

An expert on sexuality among young people says a “friends with benefits” situation can provide some healthy outlets for sexual needs and desires, but can also be a very difficult relationship to navigate.

Released:
19-Jul-2011 4:25 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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