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Article ID: 9220

UIL Library Converts Circulation System

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois Library is ready for the 21st century. It just rolled out an online cataloging and circulation system that not only meets the international standard for data-sharing, but also is Year 2000 compliant. The system also gives users a powerful way to access materials.

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1-Oct-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 9217

Psychotherapists' Offices May Affect Attitudes

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dead plants, bad lighting and sagging couches are probably the last things clients should encounter in their therapists' offices, according to a University of Illinois architecture professor.

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1-Oct-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 9213

Clinton's Mastery of Rhetorical Styles

University of Georgia

President Bill Clinton may be facing the possibility of impeachment over the issue of Monica Lewinsky, but his mastery of public speech could be his ticket to staying in office, according to a University of Georgia professor of speech communication who is a scholar of presidential and political rhetoric.

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1-Oct-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 9211

U.S. House Inquiry on the Disabilities Act

University of Iowa (Main Campus)

A University of Iowa College of Law professor, has been asked to present his research on the status of the Americans with Disabilities Act to a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee at its first major inquiry on the ADA in Washington D.C., Monday, Oct. 5.

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1-Oct-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 9206

Gambling Addiction

University of Connecticut Health Center

An estimated five-percent of the American population is addicted to the thrills and highs of gambling, according to a professor of psychiatry at the UConn Health Center.

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1-Oct-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 215

CD-ROM Gives a Real-World View of Statistics

Ohio State University

Ohio State professors have developed a CD-ROM that encourages students to think critically about statistics in everyday life. The Electronic Encyclopedia of Statistics Examples and Exercise will supplement the new edition of a popular statistics textbook.

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1-Oct-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Education

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Article ID: 9170

Cost of Judaism in Popular Culture

University of Illinois at Chicago

Compared to most other religions, Judaism requires a lot of time and a high level of personal investment to gain the rewards or benefits of religious participation, says University of Illinois at Chicago professor Carmel Chiswick. "Because the observance of traditional Jewish ritual is 'time-intensive,' Judaism tends to be a costly religion - especially in high-wage households in the United States," Chiswick says.

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30-Sep-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Pop Culture

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Article ID: 9156

New Interdisciplinary Program in Bioinformatics

Boston University

Boston University has been selected to participate in a $40.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) initiative to develop programs that will better prepare students for the wide variety of emerging careers in the rapidly evolving fields of science and engineering.

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30-Sep-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Education

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Article ID: 9150

Integrative Innovation in Graduate Education

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced the awarding of $40.5 million over five years to 17 doctorate-granting institutions to promote integrative graduate education and research training.

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30-Sep-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Education

Article ID: 9158

Laura (Riding) Jackson exhibition at Cornell

Cornell University

A major exhibition about the literary career of Laura (Riding) Jackson will open Oct. 8 in the Exhibition Gallery of the Carl A. Kroch Library on the Cornell University campus.

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29-Sep-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities


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