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Earthquakes, and, Hurricanes, Banned, Books

Tip Sheet from Temple University

(1) European earthquakes and Atlantic hurricanes, tragically destructive forces lately. (2)Books that have been banned because of sexual content, profanity or ethnic portrayals deemed objectionable by school districts and library boards.

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Media, Communications, Global Economy Conference

Media and Communication in the New Global Economy will be the subject of a major conference Oct. 2-3 sponsored by the University of California, San Diego's Department of Communication.

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Computers, Information, Technology, Literacy, Lifelong, Learning

Creating a Template for Lifelong Technology Learning

Computer and information scientists at Temple University will develop a framework allowing colleges and universities to design upper-level courses to provide wide-ranging IT education to students who aren't computer science majors.

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Darwin, Evolution, Creationism, Decals, fish

"Darwin Fish," New Version of an Old Game?

The Scopes Trial on evolution never really ended. It just wound on up the bumpers of cars. A new survey of the attitudes of those who stick Darwin fish symbols on their cars shows that some are making fun of religion in general, but many want to wreck a sacred symbol.

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Archaeology, Mexico, Mesoamerica, Teotihuacan, Anthropology, Pyramid, moon

"Defining Moment" of the City of the Gods

A burial offering containing four skeletons was recently found under the Pyramid of the Moon, the oldest monument at Teotihuacan, the Western Hemisphere's oldest metropolis.

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Refugees, Homeless, Immigrants, Resettlement, Ethics, Societies, Curriculum

Issues of Refugees, Immigrants, and the Homeless

Colgate University's Center for Ethics and World Societies has begun its second year of operation under the topic "Homeless in the World: Refugees, Immigrants and the State."

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There's an Artist in Everyone

Many people don't consider themselves creative, but that's a misconception, says a UAB art historian.

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Training Nurses to Teach

Not only is there a shortage of nurses, there is also a nationwide shortage of academic faculty to teach nursing students. "Faculty shortages are an issue in general for higher education," says a UAB expert in nursing education.

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Coping with Floyd

The first thing survivors of Hurricane Floyd will need is "three squares and a place to sleep," says UAB psychiatrist Doug Sargent, M.D.

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New Book: Class Inequalities 21st Century Problem

Forget the Y2K bug. The real pest of the new millennium will be the new "double diamond" class structure, says a Purdue University sociologist, because it's a system that will make more Americans poor and powerless -- and will keep them that way.







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