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University of Delaware Expert Has Tips for Families to Help Get Back-to-School Routines on Track

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Saint Joseph's University Experts Available to Comment on Papal Visit

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Saint Joseph's University Celebrates 50 Years of Jewish-Catholic Relations with Sculpture Dedication

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SJU with the Philadelphia Jewish community will dedicate “Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time,” an original bronze sculpture portraying feminine allegorical figures signifying both religions on Friday, Sept. 25. Rabbi Skorka, the longtime friend of Pope Francis, with whom he co-authored a book about their interreligious dialogue, will deliver the keynote.

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Dr. Fotis Sotiropoulos Selected Dean of Stony Brook University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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Following a competitive national search, Dr. Fotis Sotiropoulos has been appointed Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) at Stony Brook University, effective October 15, 2015. Dr. Sotiropoulos is the James L. Record Professor of Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering, and Director of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMN). Prior to his appointment at UMN, Dr. Sotiropoulos was on the faculty of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a joint appointment in the G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering.

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Bring on the Night, Say National Park Visitors in New Study

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A new study published in Park Science shows that nearly 90% of visitors to a major national park value viewing the night sky and want the National Park Service to reduce light pollution. The study also established a threshold below which visitors found light pollution of the night skies unacceptable.

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New Research Finds Adolescents More Likely Not to Smoke When Cigarette Ads Feature Older Adults

For decades, the tobacco and alcohol industries have been accused of advertising their products to kids. Tremendous public pressure has prompted the implementation of strict guidelines. Today, tobacco and alcohol advertising are among the most highly regulated forms of marketing in existence. But, are all of the rules having any effect on the adolescents we seek to protect?

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Rebecca Newberger Goldstein Named 2014 National Humanities Medal Recipient

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of “The Mind-Body Problem” and “Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away”, has been named a recipient of the 2014 National Humanities Medal, the White House announced today.

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UN General Assembly Opens Sept. 15; GW Experts Available to Comment

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‘Democratic Peace’ May Not Prevent International Conflict

Using a new technique to analyze 52 years of international conflict, researchers suggest that there may be no such thing as a “democratic peace.”

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Expert: Nine Tips To Help You Break Away From Your Smartphone

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You’ve tried to escape it. You really have. But, the constant stream of dings and buzzes from incoming texts and emails are just too much to take. And, before you know it, you’re scanning your smartphone. Again. Can the cycle be broken? Can people really put down their smartphones?

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The Science of Stereotyping: Challenging the Validity of ‘Gaydar’

“Gaydar” — the purported ability to infer whether people are gay or straight based on their appearance — seemed to get a scientific boost from a 2008 study that concluded people could accurately guess someone’s sexual orientation based on photographs of their faces. In a new paper published in the Journal of Sex Research, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison challenge what they call “the gaydar myth.”

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Airline Quality Rating Researcher to Give Holiday Travel Forecast

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Dean Headley, Airline Quality Rating co-author from Wichita State University, will announce this year's holiday forecast for air travelers at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 10. Find out how you can participate in the virtual news conference.

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Rejected Migrants Potential Recruits for Terrorists

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Stink Bugs Will Be Knocking on Your Door Once the Cooler Fall Weather Arrives. Expert Bill Cissel Can Help Plan for Their Arrival

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Addition of Biden to Political Field Likened to Grocery Story Aisle by Wake Forest Campaign Expert: Too Many Choices

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Pursuit of Happiness Leads to a $2.1 Million Grant Award for UofSC, UChicago

A grant from the John Templeton Foundation will fund research that explores the connections between virtue, happiness and the meaning of life and society.

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University of Utah National Security Expert Amos Guiora Available for Interviews on Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal

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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences President Charles L. Rice Announces Retirement

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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) President Dr. Charles L. Rice announced that he will retire at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year, concluding his 11th year as president.