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Article ID: 704038

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus!

Canisius College

Frank Riga, PhD, emeritus professor of English at Canisius College and Santa expert, shares an excerpt from his research on the subject including the history of St. Nicholas, Santa Claus and the arrival of Anti-Claus, aka The Grinch.

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14-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 703786

The fallout to Fallout 76: How a video game shapes the identity of a state

West Virginia University

Through the coming weeks, video gamers will be blasting away mutated monsters, exploring nuked country roads and rebuilding America, a noble duty that begins in virtual West Virginia.

Released:
13-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST

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Article ID: 703641

Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland to Play 2019 Cortaca Jug Football Game at MetLife Stadium

Ithaca College

The Division III football rivalry between Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland will reach new heights in 2019, when the annual Cortaca Jug game moves to MetLife Stadium — home to the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets. Once referred to by Sports Illustrated as “the biggest little game in the nation,” the contest will take place at the invitation of the New York City Chapter of the National Football Foundation (NFF).

Released:
8-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 703640

Norman Lear to Receive Rod Serling Award

Ithaca College

Norman Lear, the producer and filmmaker who transformed the American cultural landscape with television shows like “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” will be presented with the 2018 Rod Serling Award for Advancing Social Justice Through Popular Media on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Released:
8-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 683469

Just in Time for Halloween, a Smashing Pumpkin Expert

University of Delaware

Cindy Ott, professor of history and material culture at the University of Delaware, offers five facts on the pumpkin as the orange gourd makes its return for Halloween and dominates everything from our coffee selection to the Thanksgiving table. She is an expert on American food and culture.

Released:
29-Oct-2018 9:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 702953

‘Frankenstein’ Turns 200

University of Georgia

An interview with professor Roxanne Eberle, who specializes in Romantic literature and has taught "Frankenstein" to students for years.

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29-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT

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Article ID: 702874

Texas A&M Expert: Celebrate National Cat Day With Some Real Cat-titude

Texas A&M University

It’s time to open up a can of tuna and celebrate National Cat Day on Oct. 29, and if it’s true cats have nine lives, that’s almost as many days that are devoted to worshipping your furry feline – a case of duplicat-tion if ever there was one.

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26-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 702133

Are Popular Diets Safe?

Texas A&M University

Many of the latest popular diets make wild claims while imposing drastic changes to what you can eat.

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12-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

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Professor Helps Young People Raise Their Voice Against Gun Violence

Bowling Green State University

Ethnomusicologist Dr. Katherine Meizel helped young people nationwide to raise their voices against gun violence.

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11-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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