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Newswise: New Research Reveals PG-13 Movies are Becoming More Violent

Article ID: 574019

New Research Reveals PG-13 Movies are Becoming More Violent

Academy Communications

A just-published study by Stonehill College film scholar Ron Leone reveals a significant increase in violent content in films rated PG-13 in recent years.

2-Mar-2011 12:30 PM EST

Pop Culture


Article ID: 573957

Students Design 'Upcycled' Dresses from Coffee Holders, Car Seats

Mississippi State University

A college class in Mississippi learn principles of design from non-traditional items for clothing and accessories.

1-Mar-2011 12:45 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: Using Math to Navigate Strawberry Fields

Article ID: 573855

Using Math to Navigate Strawberry Fields

Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University math professor Jason Brown attracted international attention in 2008 when he solved the mystery behind the opening chord of A Hard Day’s Night using mathematical calculations. Now, he's plumbing the secrets of Strawberry Fields Forever in a new paper published by the Canadian Mathematical Society.

25-Feb-2011 1:05 PM EST

Pop Culture

Article ID: 573831

King’s Speech’ Gets Stuttering Right

Butler University

The film “The King’s Speech” authentically portrays “the difficulty, fear, and low self-esteem that many stutterers have,” says Dr. Suzanne Reading, a speech-language pathologist for 30 years and director of Butler University’s Communication Sciences & Disorders Program. Actor Colin Firth delivered a realistic sounding stutter, she said, “especially the long pauses that can occur when a person who stutters is trying to start a stream of speech.”

24-Feb-2011 2:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 573799

A Commoner's Speech

Salisbury University

In this op-ed, Salisbury University Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Jerome Miller, writes about how lessons learned in the Oscar-nominated film "The King's Speech" can be applied to 21st century civility.

24-Feb-2011 8:50 AM EST

Pop Culture

Article ID: 573794

Psychiatrist Weighs in on Dangers of the Ballerina Body

Loyola University Health System

With actress Natalie Portman in Oscar contention, the movie “Black Swan” has taken center stage. So have concerns surrounding the dramatic weight loss Portman underwent for the role. Her depiction of a dangerously thin ballerina sheds light on a potential downside of this art form.

23-Feb-2011 4:40 PM EST

Article ID: 573683

‘The King’s Speech’: Good Drama—but Accurate Science?

Ithaca College

With the Academy Awards due to be announced on Feb. 27, a speech-language pathologist at Ithaca College can discuss the methods Lionel Logue used to treat King George VI’s stutter in “The Kings’ Speech” and compare them with ones used today.

21-Feb-2011 12:30 PM EST

Article ID: 573678

Expert in Stuttering Gives Review to Award-Worthy Movie the King’s Speech

Houston Methodist

Stuttering expert at The Methodist Hospital in Houston tells what the Academy Award-nominated film got right - and could have done better.

21-Feb-2011 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 573485

Stuttering Expert: ‘The King’s Speech’ Gets It Right

University of New Hampshire

A communications sciences and disorders professor who specializes in stuttering is available to comment on the portrayal of stuttering in “The King’s Speech.” “The emotional turmoil that dealing with stuttering causes was represented just beautifully,” says Sheryl Gottwald, a fluency specialist with three decades of clinical experience.

15-Feb-2011 9:30 AM EST

Pop Culture

Newswise: Stuttering and the King's Speech

Article ID: 572777

Stuttering and the King's Speech

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland Speech-Language Pathologist Vivian Sisskin talks about stuttering in wake of the 12 Oscar Nominations for The King's Speech.

25-Jan-2011 2:00 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

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