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Newswise: ‘Bully’ Movie Triggers a Valuable Dialogue, but Shows the Need for More Training, Says Expert

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‘Bully’ Movie Triggers a Valuable Dialogue, but Shows the Need for More Training, Says Expert

University at Buffalo

The new documentary “Bully” starts a valuable conversation about bullying, but illustrates how many schools lack adequate training to cope with this all-too-common problem, according to the director of the University at Buffalo’s Jean M. Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence.

2-Apr-2012 5:10 PM EDT

Pop Culture


Article ID: 587339

Study Shows How Tearjerkers Make People Happier

Ohio State University

People enjoy watching tragedy movies like “Titanic” because they deliver what may seem to be an unlikely benefit: tragedies actually make people happier in the short-term.

26-Mar-2012 11:45 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: 'the Hunger Games' Media Tips From Indiana University

Article ID: 587255

'the Hunger Games' Media Tips From Indiana University

Indiana University

With the premiere of "The Hunger Games" movie on Friday, March 23, Indiana University has several faculty experts who can provide insights on various aspects of the film, based on the first book in IU alumna Suzanne Collins' best-selling trilogy.

23-Mar-2012 8:00 AM EDT

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Newswise: Juan Felipe Herrera Named California Poet Laureate

Article ID: 587228

Juan Felipe Herrera Named California Poet Laureate

University of California, Riverside

University of California, Riverside poetry professor Juan Felipe Herrera — known for chronicling the bittersweet lives, travails and contributions of Mexican Americans — has beennamed California Poet Laureate by Gov. Jerry Brown.

22-Mar-2012 2:30 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: Video Games: An Industry on the Rise

Article ID: 587191

Video Games: An Industry on the Rise

American University

American University Professor explores growth in this $25 billion a year industry.

21-Mar-2012 7:00 PM EDT

Pop Culture


Article ID: 587009

The Hunger Games, a New Film About an Adolescent Fight-to-the-Death Contest, Reflects Society’s Anxiety About ‘Dog-Eat-Dog Capitalism,’ Baylor University Culture Critic Says

Baylor University

The movie The Hunger Games, a story about adolescents in a post-apocalyptic survival contest, opens in theaters March 23 and offers “a perfect tale of apprehension for our time” of financial upheaval and a bleak job market, says a Baylor University culture critic and author.

19-Mar-2012 8:00 AM EDT

Pop Culture


Article ID: 586837

Battle on the Big Screen: The Odds for a Winning Movie May Be in 'the Hunger Games' Favor

Kansas State University

The opening of "The Hunger Games" movie is fast approaching and several Kansas State University English professors agree: The film adaptation appears to have the right ingredients to satisfy fans' appetites.

14-Mar-2012 11:00 AM EDT

Pop Culture


Article ID: 586768

'The Hunger Games': Not Just Kid Stuff

University of Indianapolis

With the much-hyped film opening March 23, University of Indianapolis instructor George Dunn, editor of the new book 'The Hunger Games and Philosophy,' says the youth fiction trilogy tackles weighty themes worthy of serious thought.

13-Mar-2012 3:40 PM EDT

Pop Culture


Article ID: 586699

Expert Available to Talk About ‘Story’ – Its Background, Evolution and Context

Boise State University

We all love a good story. But what is Story? Boise State University Foundational Studies professor Clay Morgan can answer that question and explore the background, evolution, and context of Story.

12-Mar-2012 11:00 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 586562

Youtube Channel Earns Student Entrepreneur More Than $40k

Mississippi State University

With more than 65,000 channel subscribers and more than 6-million video views, a Mississippi State University graduate student pays for school with his online storytelling.

7-Mar-2012 12:00 PM EST


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