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Churches' rules on ordaining women: Symbol over Substance

Rules established by religious denominations allowing women to be ordained as ministers -- or prohibiting it -- have little to do with the roles women actually play in the church, according to a new book by a sociologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Valentine's tip: Hopkins anthropologist studies love

One of the most popular courses at Johns Hopkins University this spring is "Anthropology of Love." Assistant professor Sonia Ryang, who teaches the course, is an excellent Valentine's Day story source on "falling in love" and society's view of romantic love.

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Arts and Humanities

Culler, Literary, Theory

A book on literary theory that's fun

Cornell English Prof. Culler has written a new and very brief introduction to literary theory that is brief, lucid and witty and makes the case that not only will literary theory not kill you, it may even be fun.

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Exhibit celebrates important African American photographer

"Through These Eyes: The Photographs of P.H. Polk," one of the South's most eminent African-American photographers, is on display now, north of the Mason Dixon Line, at the University of Delaware.

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Audio of Clinton V Jones Can Be Heard On Web

Audio recordings of arguments in Clinton v. Jones before the U.S. Supreme Courts can now be heard on the Supreme Court Web site developed by Jerry Goldman, associate professor of political science at Northwestern University.

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African American Girls' Fitness Levels Lower Than Whites

A study by a Michigan State University exercise physiologist has found that the aerobic fitness levels of young African American girls tend to be lwoer than those of white girls.

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New Books from the American Psychiatric Association Press, Inc.

The American Psychiatric Association Press has just released seven new books. Review copies are available for journalists.

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McCaughey Book Pulls No Punches in Women's Self Defense

Society tends to assume that men are dangerous and women are helpless, and Martha McCaughey wants to change that image -- especially when it comes to women's defending themselves from male violence

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Business Students To Manage $10 Million Fixed-Income Fund

In 1970, students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business were among the first in the country to have the opportunity to manage "real-world" equity portfolios. Now UW-Madison students will be among the first to manage a substantial fixed income fund.

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Valentine's chocolates: more than they're wrapped up to be

If you're planning to buy your Valentine the standard $5 box of no-name chocolates this year, you may get more than you bargained for.

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Jordanian Princess and Islamic Specialist Teaches at Women's College

It's not every day that a member of a royal family can be found teaching at an American college. But for the first half of February, students at Agnes Scott College will be taught by a Jordanian princess.

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Choose a Puppy Based on its Breeder, Veterinarian Advises

When selecting a puppy for a pet, choosing the breeder may be more important than choosing the breed, suggests a Purdue University animal behaviorist.

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Paul Robeson's Life and Legacy Celebrated

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of singer/actor/activist Paul Robeson, Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus is presenting a free, all-day event celebrating his life.

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CD-ROM Ag journals for developing countries

Cornell University's Mann Library will digitize the contents of 125 agricultural journals to create The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library, or TEEAL, on CD-ROM, to be distributed to university libraries in developing countries.

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Positive attitude on illness may help the elderly ward off depression

Older adults who have a positive attitude about their physical health may be at a lower risk for becoming depressed.

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More Education, More Headaches

Women get more tension headaches than men and people with advanced degrees suffer more often from tension headaches than the less educated, according to a recent study of tension headache prevalence conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

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It doesn't add up: First study of talented youg mathematicians shows boys out-perform girls

In the first long-term study of mathematically precocious young children, University of Washington researchers have found significantly more boys than girls with very high levels of math talents, and discovered that even when children are given an enrichment program math-talented girls don't catch up with boys in the first two years of school.

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Sex Scandals and the White House: Why the American Public Has Been So Obsessed With Presidential Sex Scandals

"Throughout U.S. history, when ever such affairs have surfaced, Democrats have been the alleged malefactors," says Rebecca B. Edwards, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Vassar College. "This has less to do with the individuals involved than with the larger patterns of partisan beliefs."

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Vanderbilt study finds female prisoners protrayed as "moral keepers"

The mass media's depiction of female prisoners as family-centered and easily reformed is driving the national concern over the Karla Faye Tucker case, according to John Sloop, an expert in television critism and mass media theory at Vanderbilt University.

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Relationships, Marriage, Couples, Psychology, love

How do I love thee? Instead of counting the ways, 'The Love Test' offers couples 32 scientific quizzes to measure their relationship

If Paul Simon had been a social scientist instead of a song writer he might have stopped counting those "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" and focused on finding ways to keep his lover around. The result might have been like "The Love Test," a new book filled with 32 romance and relationship-oriented quizzes that has been compiled by two University of Washington sociologists.







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