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Newswise: Who’s Talking to Your Kids? Hispanics and Females Missing from Children’s Television Commercials

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Who’s Talking to Your Kids? Hispanics and Females Missing from Children’s Television Commercials

Ithaca College

Two Ithaca College professors of communications have found the ethnic diversity of actors in commercials aimed at children has apparently remained the same since the start of the 21st century.

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13-May-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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    7-May-2014 3:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 617203

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Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Musicians can now perform as the soloist with a full philharmonic orchestra from the comfort of their own living rooms, thanks to a new computer system that will be described in a presentation at the 167th meeting of the ASA.

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2-May-2014 2:30 PM EDT
Newswise: Mysterious 150-Year-Old Writing in Rare Copy of Homer's 'Odyssey' Identified

Article ID: 617441

Mysterious 150-Year-Old Writing in Rare Copy of Homer's 'Odyssey' Identified

University of Chicago

An Italian computer engineer has solved a 150-year-old literary mystery found in a rare edition of Homer’s Odyssey at the University of Chicago Library. The 1504 Venetian edition contains handwritten annotations in a previously unknown script. In hopes of cracking the code, the Library’s Special Collections Research Center publicized a $1,000 prize for the first person to identify the script, provide evidence to support the conclusion and execute a translation of selected portions of the marginalia.

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5-May-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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Newswise: Which Heaven is “for Real?”

Article ID: 617400

Which Heaven is “for Real?”

Baylor University

“Heaven Is For Real” contends the current movie by that name. But which heaven? Several versions of heaven are depicted in art, literature, music and pop culture — many of which don’t mesh with faith doctrines, says pop culture critic Greg Garrett, Ph.D., of Baylor University.

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5-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 616420

Tipsheet: On Shakespeare’s 450th, U.Va. Faculty, Students Offer Views on the Bard

University of Virginia

William Shakespeare is such a studied and celebrated writer that it might seem there could be nothing more to examine about his work. But scholars are still hard at it as Shakespeare’s 450th birthday approaches on April 23.

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14-Apr-2014 8:00 AM EDT

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Newswise: Clint Eastwood Embodies America's Moral Quest, Says Film and Literature Expert

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Clint Eastwood Embodies America's Moral Quest, Says Film and Literature Expert

Vanderbilt University

Clint Eastwood's more recent films reflect not only an extraordinary new level of artistic achievement, but also keen insight into and understanding of the nature of American society and its search for meaning and purpose, according to English professor and film expert Sam B. Girgus.

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19-Mar-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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Article ID: 615300

The Family “Taxi” Might Be the Ideal Place to Develop a Child’s Interest in Music

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University music educator Lisa Huisman Koops realized during the daily 20-minute commute to her daughter’s preschool that the family vehicle might be an ideal—and overlooked—place to develop a child’s awareness and interest in music. The family car, she thought, could provide an option for harried parents who say they lack time for such music appreciation.

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19-Mar-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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Newswise: Analysis of 50 Years of Hit Songs Yields Tips for Advertisers

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Analysis of 50 Years of Hit Songs Yields Tips for Advertisers

North Carolina State University

Researchers have analyzed 50 years’ worth of hit songs to identify key themes that marketing professionals can use to craft advertisements that will resonate with audiences.

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18-Mar-2014 6:00 AM EDT

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