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Article ID: 5964

New History Course to Explore the Space Age

Purdue University

A few universities have started teaching space exploration as history. At Purdue University, often called the "mother of astronauts," a professor of Russian history has developed a course to compare the Soviet and U.S. space programs.

Released:
9-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Education

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Article ID: 5962

Purdue Study Suggests Marrying for Love and Money

Purdue University

A Purdue University study sheds new light on the old practice of marrying for money. A Purdue University study of preretirement persons showed that people who never married had only 14 percent of the financial assets that married persons had accumulated. Divorced people who did not remary had only 15 percent.

Released:
9-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 5954

Martin Luther King Jr.'s international impact often overlooked

Vanderbilt University

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaches, it's time to stop praising the slain civil rights leader only for his accomplishments in the United States and to start viewing him as an international leader, says Vanderbilt University professor Lewis V. Baldwin.

Released:
9-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 5950

Abuse Response Programs Work

Colgate University

A study by the National Research Council released January 6 recommends limiting mandatory reporting of abuse. Two economists have research, however, showing that simply the threat by an abused woman to use a shelter often can improve her situation.

Released:
8-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 5931

Experts on Lying

Colgate University

If liars really had pants on fire then there would be plenty of bonfires inside the beltway .If you ever examine topics relating to lying and corruption, here are some sources who can prove useful.

Released:
6-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 5926

Avon Calling: World's first 'Avon lady' was a man

University of Delaware

The predecessor of the Avon lady was a man, notes a University of Delaware historian currently completing a doctoral dissertation entitled, "Avon Ladies and Fuller Brush Men: The Gendered Construction of Door-to-Door Selling, 1886-1970.

Released:
6-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Pop Culture

Article ID: 5915

10th Annual National Snack Food Month Cures Winter Blues

Porter Novelli, DC

10th Annual National Snack Food Month Cures Winter Blues Nationwide Survey Shows Snacking Is One of America's Top Cures for Post-Holiday Doldrums

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

Pop Culture

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Article ID: 5914

Type, Don't Talk--Get Intimate with E-Mail

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

ìUsers can achieve more intimacy on-line than they commonly do face-to-face,î according to research by Joseph Walther, assistant professor of communication at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

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

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 5911

Study: Full-Day Kindergarten May Ease Stress on Students

Purdue University

Parents who think a half-day kindergarten will be easier for their children than a full day of school may want to think again. Today's kindergarten curriculums are more academic and a Purdue expert found that students were less-stressed in full day programs.

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

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Article ID: 5910

'He says - she says' sells books, but doesn't stand up to research

Purdue University

If there is life on Mars, it won't include those insensitive men popularized in best-selling books and on talk shows, a Purdue University communication expert says.

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

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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