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Smithsonian Snapshot: Un Altar para Los Muertos

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El Día de los Muertos es una oportunidad para conmemorar y honrar las vidas de aquellos quienes han fallecido, con tradiciones que incluyen fiestas, música, vigilias y ofrendas temporales como esta. La ofrenda tradicionalmente incluye fotos y objetos que conmemoran a los seres queridos para así honrarlos y recordarlos.

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Smithsonian Snapshot: An Altar for the Dead

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The Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a holiday to commemorate and honor the lives of dead loved ones, with traditions that include feasts, music, vigils and creating temporary ofrendas or altars, such as this one. The ofrenda is composed of mementos, photographs and objects of loved ones who have died and is intended to honor and remember their lives.

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Art Exhibit Evokes Feelings of Social Justice Through WPA Images

During arguably one of the more difficult times in American history — the Great Depression — artists were commissioned to help inspire the nation. "Ink, Paper, Politics: WPA-era Printmaking from the Needles Collection," on display at the DePaul University Art Museum in Chicago, provides a window into the 1930s — a time of economic hardship and struggle.

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National Communication Association Publishes Special Journal Issue on Education

Communication Education, one of the National Communication Association’s 11 scholarly journals, is celebrating the association’s 100th anniversary with a special issue devoted to the foundation and future of the study of communication in the classroom. The issue is dedicated to James C. McCroskey, whose seven-decade career and prolific writing made him one of the most well-known teachers in the Communication discipline.

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Texas Tech Professors Tackle Public Relations Perception Through Study

Research shows intellectual, personality traits of practitioners are positive, but most consider their ethical traits are lacking.

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Should a Facebook “Like” Be Protected Free Speech?

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One billion Facebook users generate 2.7 billion “likes” per day (or 1,875,000 every minute). Increasingly, social media has become a form of social and political engagement, and 47 percent of Facebook users have “liked” political cause-related comments. Protected free speech is a luxury the Western world has long enjoyed.

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Why Storytelling Matters

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Rutgers University students study the way stories are told to better understand the truth behind the messages.

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#Halloween Story Pitch: Can #Ebola Crisis Eventually Turn Into Worldwide Bio-Horror?

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#TexasTech Experts Available for #Halloween Stories

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Ebola Outbreak – European History Expert Puts It in Perspective

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