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Arthur Aron, Bianca Acevedo, Marriage, Brain Imaging, Brain Activity, Stony Brook University

Imaging Study Shows Love Can Last

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A new study compared the neural correlates of long-term married and in love individuals with individuals who had recently fallen in love. Researchers discovered highly similar brain activity.

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Caribbean, Identity, Literature, Roberto Marquez, Mount Holyoke college

Roberto Marquez Looks at Literature and Identity in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is made up of Spanish-, French-, and English-speaking island states. Literary criticism tends to maintain the separation between these cultures, says Mount Holyoke College professor Roberto Márquez. "In his new book, "A World among These Islands" Márquez looks at the Caribbean as a whole to better understand the region’s literary heritage and history.

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Mark Twain, Literature, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Tweaking Twain OK as Long as Original Version Still Available, Professor Says

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Changing words in Mark Twain’s classic book "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is fine as long as the original version still is easily available for readers, says Gerald L. Early, PhD. “We change texts all the time,” Early says. “For instance, we make children's versions of the Bible, Homer and Shakespeare.”

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No Large Recession Effects on Child Maltreatment So Far

New national child abuse statistics for 2009 show additional declines in sexual abuse, a small increase of child maltreatment fatalities, and flat rates for physical abuse and neglect, according to an analysis of federal child maltreatment data by the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire.

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Health Care Reform Good, Information Inadequate

Health care reform as presented will be good for Americans, according to Dr. Joel Rudin, a professor in the Management and Entrepreneurship Department in the Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J.

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Report: Maryland Smart Growth Needs to Get Smarter

Maryland’s smart growth program made barely discernible progress in the past decade concludes a new report from the University of Maryland's National Center for Smart Growth. "The state made a significant effort to encourage development in designated areas, but the smart growth tools in place are apparently inadequate,” says researcher Gerrit Knaap.

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Focus on Black, Gay Or Hispanic Men Troubling in Study of Macho Man

We all know how to spot a macho guy – right? He’s a man’s man with a certain swagger and a way with the ladies. Well, social scientists have a different opinion – one that perpetuates stereotypes about black, Hispanic and certain homosexual men.

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Maryland Homeland Security Professor to Comment on Maryland State Building Bombings

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University of Maryland's homeland security professor Michael Greenberger to comment on bomb explostions today in two state government buildings in Maryland, including in Annapolis.

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Record Crowd Expected to Brawl and Play at UC San Diego’s Winter Game Fest

More video games, sponsors, attendees and $700,000 worth of prizes, will be featured at the seventh annual Winter Game Fest Jan. 22 and 23 on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. The two-day video game tournament is free and open to the public and has become in one of the largest competitions of its kind in Southern California.

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Joseph W. Polisi, President of The Juilliard School, Joins The Wallace Foundation Board

Joseph W. Polisi, president of The Juilliard School since 1984, has been elected to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.







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