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Baylor Author Discusses Art of the Short Story, Recommends Five Scary Tales for Halloween

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This Halloween, a Baylor University creative writing professor is urging readers to resurrect their interest in short stories. Arna Hemenway, assistant professor of English in the College of Arts & Sciences, says short stories still have a lot to offer readers looking to be entertained.

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New Exclusive Video Series: Luminaries Reveal Personal Experiences That Launched Careers

Billy Joel reveals that the first time he realized how much he loved performing was when he was in third grade and sang “Hound Dog” on his school stage to the delight of fourth grade girls. Ann Curry discusses what it was like being the first in her family to go to college and her introduction to a campus environment. Richard Leakey recalls his first important fossil discovery as a 4-year-old. And Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer recalls how the Army changed his life and influenced his decision to become a satirist.

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'Tis the Season to Be Fright-Filled: Expert Comments on Fear and Halloween

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WVU Receives NEH Grant to Host Publishing Institutes

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Through a $220,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities, West Virginia University English professor Cheryl Ball is developing Digital publishing institutes for authors and editors to experience instruction individually tailored to their own projects.

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SUNY Geneseo Composer Embarks on Music Project in Antarctica

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A SUNY Geneseo faculty member is heading to Antarctica with a team of climate scientists this month where he will gather information to compose music based upon seismic data gathered at the site.

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Are the Cubs really cursed?

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Femmes Fatales Play Leading Role in Sexing Up Smoking

Smoking as a social habit is increasingly on the nose for many in modern society, but the reverse is true when it comes to portraying strong female characters in French and Chinese cinema, according to researchers from the University of Adelaide.

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Upcoming Movie ‘Loving’ Focuses on Fight for Interracial Marriage and ‘Absolute Commitment,’ Says Virginia Tech Expert

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Author to Discuss How Latino Men Are Moving Away From ‘Machismo’

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Book talk to discuss how Latino men are moving away from 'machismo'

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Celebrating a Day of Revolutionary Thinking

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Notable alumni from across the globe return to Rutgers University for a special day of interaction with students on the occasion of its 250th birthday

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Texas Tech Experts Study Bats, Vampires, Death and More

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Library Exhibit Celebrates 20th-Century Chicago Commercial Designers

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The Richard J. Daley Library at UIC is hosting an exhibit celebrating the 27 Chicago Designers group.

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Hollywood Film Historian and Horror Film Expert Lists 10 Movies ‘Everyone Should See’

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James Kendrick, Ph.D., associate professor of film and digital media in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, is a Hollywood film historian and an expert on cult and horror films. While horror is not everyone’s favorite genre, Kendrick says horror films are known to have a universal appeal. He developed a list of 10 horror classics he says “everyone should see.”

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Witchcraft Collection Offers New Treats for Halloween

The Cornell Witchcraft Collection contains documents that are hundreds of years old, including witch-hunting manuals and pamphlets and minutes from 16th, 17th and 18th century European witch trials.

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Cheeseburger in Paradise: Healthy Eating Tough for Touring Musicians

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A constant diet of cheeseburgers is no paradise for performers on the road, who have limited options for health eating.

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Next Nobel Committee Should Consider Rappers Like Kendrick Lamar

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Philosophy Professor on the Return Of "The Walking Dead" and Our Cultural Fascination with Zombies

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Alden Stout, philosophy professor at Morningside College, says the ambiguities of the world of "The Walking Dead" serve as natural gateways to conversations about morality and personal consequences.

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Creighton English Professor Available to Talk About Dylan's Nobel and the Influence of the 1960s Cultural "Big Bang"

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In New Book, UW’s Estella Leopold Revisits Childhood at the Family Shack, Described in Aldo Leopold’s Best-Seller ‘A Sand County Almanac’

Estella Leopold, a University of Washington professor emeritus of biology, has written a new memoir of her formative years, "Stories from the Leopold Shack: Sand County Revisited." She describes life on the land where her father, Aldo Leopold, practiced the revolutionary conservation philosophy described in his famous book of essays "A Sand County Almanac."

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X-Rays Reveal Artistry in an Ancient Vase

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Under beams of X-rays, the colors of art become the colors of chemistry. The mysterious blacks, reds and whites of ancient Greek pottery can be read in elements — iron, potassium, calcium and zinc — and art history may be rewritten.







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