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Article ID: 27

Historian Traces Plight of the 'Radium Girls'

Central Michigan University

The federal government's recent attempts to settle claims relating to human radiation experiments during the Cold War doesn't address the problems of radium poisoning that occurred during the years before World War II. The plight of a group of women known as the "radium girls," who from 1910 to 1935 found themselves among the first victims of radium poisoning, is the subject of a new book by a Central Michigan University history professor.

Released:
23-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 5781

Ruining Your Holiday....Why the FBI Thought "It's a Wonderful Life" was a Subversive Film

Franklin & Marshall College

"It's a Wonderful Life" is one of the most popular and heartwarming films ever made. Long regarded as the definitive Christmas movie, "It's A Wonderful Life" tells the tale of a man's life that is recognized as wonderful and truly rich after he suffers through many hardships and trials. Yet in 1947, the FBI had some very different ideas about this holiday classic. In fact, the FBI branded "It's a Wonderful Life" and seven other films, including "The Best Years of Our Lives" as subversive.

Released:
19-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Pop Culture

Article ID: 5779

This Year I Resolve...Franklin & Marshall Professor Finds Message of Hope in New Year's Resolutions

Franklin & Marshall College

What is it about the New Year that compels people to make resolutions? Michael Penn, assistant professor of psychology at Franklin & Marshall College believes it's the tone time of year when people drop their typically cynical views of human nature and hope for a positive change.

Released:
19-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 5778

F&M Leaders Write Guide to Help Parents Cope With the Costs of a College Education

Franklin & Marshall College

In their respective positions as president and vice president of Franklin & Marshall College, Richard Kneedler and Alice Drum have spent years talking to parents about the value of a liberal arts education. Sooner or later, almost every conversation comes around to cost.

Released:
19-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Education

Article ID: 5552

Gay men relate their development in new book

Cornell University

Cornell University Professor of Human Development Ritch Savin-Williams analyzes developmental milestones and turning points of 180 gay young men with generous excerpts from their poignant and diverse personal stories.

Released:
26-Nov-1997 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 3084

Focus on Looks Puts Young Girls in Peril

Cornell University

A new book by Joan Jacobs Brumberg discusses how early menarche and new focus on body parts put young girls in peril. They have become so preoccupied with their bodies that they spend much of their energy managing and maintaining their looks at the expense of their creativity and mental and physical health, she says.

Released:
3-Sep-1997 12:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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