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Released: 15-Sep-2015 1:05 PM EDT
Temple University Experts Available to Speak on Pope Francis
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Reporters wishing to request an interview should contact Ashwin Verghese at 215-204-7739 (office), 717-676-8584 (cell) or ashwin@temple.edu. Photos are available upon request.

Newswise: These Holiday Ho, Ho, Hos Are Really No, No, Nos; Temple Psychologist Dispels Popular Holiday Myths
Released: 19-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST
These Holiday Ho, Ho, Hos Are Really No, No, Nos; Temple Psychologist Dispels Popular Holiday Myths
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Just like holly wreaths, twinkling lights, Santa Claus, flying red-nosed reindeer and decorated evergreen trees, myths and superstitions have become part of our holiday lore. A Temple University psychologist offers the truth behind some of these false holiday beliefs.

Released: 21-Aug-2012 2:00 PM EDT
Temple University Political Experts Say Conventions Are Key in Race for the White House
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With the 2012 presidential election now just months away, anticipation is building for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominating conventions. Temple University political experts Christopher Wlezien , Robin Kolodny and Kevin Arceneaux offer their insights on the campaigns and what to expect from the conventions this year.

Released: 31-Oct-2011 1:30 PM EDT
Experts Available to Discuss Obama's FDA Directive on Drug Shortages
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Two Temple University pharmaceutical experts are available to discuss drug shortages and President Obama's FDA directive to address the growing shortage of prescription drugs.

Released: 4-Aug-2011 1:00 PM EDT
Could Some Athletes be Genetically Prone to Concussions?
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Researchers at Temple University are studying genetics to figure out if certain people are more prone to concussions.

Released: 3-Aug-2011 9:05 AM EDT
Essential Tips for College Campus Living
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College students are preparing to head to campus to live in on-campus residential halls. Living away from home for the first time can be exciting but also challenging. Here are steps students can take to make it a positive experience.

Released: 1-Sep-2010 3:00 PM EDT
With Holiday Traffic Comes “Phantom Traffic Jams”
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It’s happened to us all: driving along when suddenly, traffic comes to an almost complete stop. But just as suddenly as we slowed, traffic begins moving normally again. Congratulations, you have just been part of a phantom traffic jam.

Newswise: Researcher Who Studied the Exxon Valdez at Gulf of Mexico Spill
Released: 27-May-2010 3:30 PM EDT
Researcher Who Studied the Exxon Valdez at Gulf of Mexico Spill
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Temple University oil spill expert Michel Boufadel is working with other scientists in the Gulf of Mexico trying to determine the best approaches for dealing with the ongoing BP oil spill.

Newswise: Temple Researcher Who Studied Exxon Valdez Spill Available to News Media
Released: 10-May-2010 2:45 PM EDT
Temple Researcher Who Studied Exxon Valdez Spill Available to News Media
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A Temple University researcher who studied the Exxon Valdez spill is available to the news media to discuss the two oil spills, the environmental impact to the Gulf, as well as efforts to control and stop the spill.

Released: 29-Jan-2010 1:00 PM EST
Olympics Won’t Bring the Gold to Vancouver’s Economy
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Temple University sport management professor Emily Sparvero says three major challenges – a struggling economy, decreased interest in the Olympics and disputes among social welfare groups – could hinder the Canadian host city from recouping its investment.

Newswise: New Year’s Resolutions: Resolve to Take Personal Inventory
Released: 22-Dec-2009 2:00 PM EST
New Year’s Resolutions: Resolve to Take Personal Inventory
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Instead of making individual resolutions which are often times quickly forgotten, New Year’s is a good time to take personal inventory of our lives.

Released: 3-Aug-2009 12:00 PM EDT
Vampires and Zombies: Not Just a Pop Culture Trend
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Vampires and zombies, both of which became a popular phenomenon in Victorian Britain, are all the rage. Temple English Professor Peter Logan believes this is no mere pop culture trend, but rather a reflection of the strong parallels between that period in Britain and our own here in the U.S.

Released: 16-Jul-2009 12:45 PM EDT
Another Season of "Madness"
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Temple historian says the popular AMC series, Mad Men, uses historical authenticity with enormous sophistication. According to Beth Bailey, "the show serves as a condemnation not of simple male oppression or patriarchy, but of a gender system and power system in which both sexes are complicit."

Released: 27-Apr-2009 3:00 PM EDT
Swine Flu: Health and Science Experts Available
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The Swine Flu has infected 40 people in the United States and hundreds more in Mexico. Temple University has specialists who can comment on a number of areas related to the outbreak, including: understanding the disease, preparedness and prevention of outbreak, spread of the virus, development and production of vaccinations, and the media's role in disseminating information.

Newswise: Mardi Gras May Reflect a "˜Disinhibition' Trend in the U.S.
Released: 20-Feb-2009 9:40 AM EST
Mardi Gras May Reflect a "˜Disinhibition' Trend in the U.S.
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The "disinhibition" of America is becoming emblematic of our 21st century, with self-revelation rampant on the Internet, an apparently booming porn industry, politicians and public figures being caught in flagrante delicto, and the historic Mardi Gras of New Orleans going bare-breasted in public.

Newswise: Obama's Inauguration May be Most Spirited Since Jackson's
Released: 5-Jan-2009 1:00 PM EST
Obama's Inauguration May be Most Spirited Since Jackson's
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Temple historian predicts monumental significance for 44th presidential inaugural.

Newswise: A Post-Racial Era? Think Again, Temple Experts Say
Released: 5-Jan-2009 12:00 PM EST
A Post-Racial Era? Think Again, Temple Experts Say
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On the eve of Obama's inauguration, Temple experts weigh in on Michelle Obama, race relations, Camelot, hate crimes, media images, and white privilege.

Released: 8-Dec-2008 11:00 AM EST
400 Years Later, Milton Still Meaningful
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Many people may not know that this year marks the 400th anniversary of John Milton's birth (he was born on December 9th, 1608). "But Milton remains incredibly relevant to us today," says Shannon Miller, professor and chair of the English department at Temple University.

Released: 5-Nov-2008 9:00 AM EST
Temple Experts Weigh in on the 2008 Election and the Next 100 Days
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Experts consider the far-reaching impact of the Obama presidency on a range of issues from history, race relations, popular culture and youth to economics, world view, gay rights and the news media.

Newswise: Election Success Or Failure: Jubilee Versus the Mourning After
Released: 5-Nov-2008 9:00 AM EST
Election Success Or Failure: Jubilee Versus the Mourning After
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On Wednesday morning Americans awoke to a new President and Vice-President, that is, if they went to sleep at all on election night! For some Americans, there will jubilation and celebration, but for others, the ones whose candidates lost, there may be feelings of failure, loss and disaffection, says a Temple University psychologist.

Released: 31-Oct-2008 1:00 PM EDT
Resolve to Take Personal Inventory This New Years
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Instead of making resolutions which are often times quickly forgotten, New Years is a good time to take personal inventory of our lives, says a Temple University psychologist.

Released: 30-Oct-2008 2:00 PM EDT
Communications Experts Offer Analysis of Obama's Televised Address
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Communications experts respond to Barack Obama's 30-minute televised address.

Released: 10-Oct-2008 11:05 AM EDT
History Professor Compares/Contrasts Current Economic Crisis with Great Depression
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Bryant Simon, professor of history and director of American studies at Temple University, says that there are some obvious similarities and differences between today's crisis and the Great Depression. But one key difference, said Simon, is that society in the 1930s was better organized, and social groups -- such as labor and even small business groups -- were better able to push back against Congress.

Newswise: As Economic Turmoil Widens, Consumers Should Stay Calm, be Careful, Cautious and Confident
Released: 6-Oct-2008 2:10 PM EDT
As Economic Turmoil Widens, Consumers Should Stay Calm, be Careful, Cautious and Confident
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Uncertainty in a widening global financial crisis is impacting the already fragile psyche of investors and consumers who are worried about their jobs, their homes and their savings/retirement funds. But a Temple University psychologist says the public should remain calm, be cautious and careful, and have confidence.

Released: 22-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT
Political Experts Discuss Election Topics
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With the presidential nomination in the balance, the nation's attention is turning to the Democratic and Republican Conventions and the ensuing presidential race. Over the next weeks, John McCain and Barack Obama will be wooing voters across the country. Temple University election experts Michael G. Hagen, Christopher Harper, Marc Lamont Hill and James W. Hilty offer their thoughts.

Newswise: Doping Education and Prevention
Released: 23-Jul-2008 1:00 PM EDT
Doping Education and Prevention
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David Baron helped develop the doping education program for the Beijing Olympics. He's a veteran of six Olympic Games, having served as a doping control officer and a psychiatrist for the athletes. Because doping is a behavior and a lot of the side effects are psychiatric, his interest lies in what motivates athletes to use drugs and how we can intervene.

Newswise: Lower Extremity Strain in Olympic Athletes
Released: 23-Jul-2008 1:00 PM EDT
Lower Extremity Strain in Olympic Athletes
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A former Olympic-class race walker, Howard Palamarchuk, DPM, knows firsthand the strain that running, walking and jumping can have on the lower extremities. He notes that a universal complaint among the Olympic athletes this year has been the choice of pavement materials for the long-distance courses in Beijing.

Newswise: Focusing the Mind of the Olympic Athlete
Released: 23-Jul-2008 1:00 PM EDT
Focusing the Mind of the Olympic Athlete
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Mentally preparing for the Olympics is just as important as physical training, says Michael Sachs, Ph.D., a kinesiology professor at Temple's College of Health Professions. The main objective is to keep the athletes focused on their event.

Newswise: Routine Is Critical for Olympic Athletes
Released: 23-Jul-2008 1:00 PM EDT
Routine Is Critical for Olympic Athletes
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Athletes prepare and train for the Olympics by stressing sameness explains Michael Brown, Ph.D., associate professor of kinesiology and exercise physiologist at Temple's College of Health Professions. "Competitors thrive on routine, so coaches will work to maintain their athlete's sleep patterns, training patterns and eating habits," he said.


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