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Article ID: 9769

Proverbs Show Differing Cultural Views of U.S, China

Ohio State University

A new study uses an unusual source -- proverbs -- to reveal cultural differences in how Chinese and American citizens view risks and risk-taking.

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31-Oct-1998 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 9766

Low Self-Esteem Does Not Cause Delinquency

Ohio State University

Contrary to popular belief, new research at Ohio State suggests that low self-esteem in adolescents does not lead to later delinquent behavior. Moreover, involvement in delinquent behavior actually lowers later self-esteem in teens, according to the study.

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31-Oct-1998 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 9763

Was Nostratic A Real Language

Ohio State University

Nostratic is a language hypothesized to be the common ancestor of a number of modern language families. A new book edited by Wisconsin and Ohio State scholars tackles the issue of whether Nostratic really existed.

Released:
31-Oct-1998 12:00 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 9761

Evidence Supports Oldest Christian Church

North Carolina State University

An NC State University archeologist discovered what was believed to be the oldest Christian church in the world in Jordan last summer. "All lines of evidence are converging to support the date of the church and its place in history."

Released:
30-Oct-1998 12:00 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 9758

Research on Electricity Deregulation

Cornell University

The National Science Foundation has awarded a group of Cornell University economists and engineers a multidisciplinary grant to study the effects of competitive markets on the reliable operation of the electricity supply system.

Released:
30-Oct-1998 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 9757

Future Workers Will Receive MSAs

Cornell University

In less than ten years, many employees will no longer have only health insurance but, also a medical savings accounts from their employers. Whatever's not spent will be saved for retirement, predict two Cornell University heath care management professors.

Released:
30-Oct-1998 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 9755

Alcohol Is Prime-Time TV's Favorite Beverage

Cornell University

Far more than any other drink or food, alcohol is shown on prime-time programs. Characters, including adolescents, drink on more than 40 percent of the shows, according to a new Cornell University study published in the Quarterly Journal of Studies on Alcohol.

Released:
30-Oct-1998 12:00 AM EST

Pop Culture

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Article ID: 9752

Conference Features Former Death-Row Inmates and Experts

Northwestern University

Conference at Northwestern University School of Law Nov. 13-15 will feature many of the 74 people freed from death row since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, as well as who's who of experts, celebrities.

Released:
30-Oct-1998 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 9749

Students with the 'Right Stuff' Can Get the Right Starting Salary

Purdue University

Studying to become an astronautical engineer may not necessarily launch students into space, but it may very well land them a lucrative career.

Released:
30-Oct-1998 12:00 AM EST

Education

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Article ID: 9742

Experts Analyze '98 Election

Vanderbilt University

The upcoming election is an opportunity for Vice President Gore to build momentum for a run for the presidency in 2000. Vanderbilt experts can analyze the impact of the mid-term election on Gore and other key political issues.

Released:
30-Oct-1998 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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