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Article ID: 697053

Historian Analyzes Religion, Memory, and American Culture and Society Through a Multifaith Lens

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Historian, essayist and former museum professional Chris Cantwell is an experienced analyst and archivist of American history and culture. His diverse areas of expertise include: Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism, religion and politics, history of the Midwest, collective memory and nostalgia, and labor and working-class history.

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5-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696952

Texas Tech Philosophy Professor Studies What Makes Bad Words Bad

Texas Tech University

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2-Jul-2018 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696840

New Database at University of Utah Sheds Light on Early History of Black Members in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

University of Utah

A digital history database, “Century of Black Mormons” documents and recovers identities and voices of black Mormons during the faiths’ first 100 years (1830-1930). It contains digitized versions of original documents, photographs, a timeline and biographical essays telling the stories of black Mormons.

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30-Jun-2018 9:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696164

More than Half of Survey Respondents Support a Refusal of Service

American Sociological Association (ASA)

A study by sociologists examines public views regarding the denial of services to same-sex and interracial couples. In a fictional scenario, respondents were asked whether they believed that a business owner should be allowed to deny service. Slightly more than half of the respondents (53%) said they supported the refusal of services to a gay couple.

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14-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695847

One thing you’ll find in the obits of many long-living people

Ohio State University

A new nationwide study of obituaries has found that people with religious affiliations lived nearly four years longer than those with no ties to religion.

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11-Jun-2018 7:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695904

A Liberal accent: Kansas State University linguistics team documents language changes in southwest Kansas

Kansas State University

A Kansas State University linguistics team has found that people in southwest Kansas are developing a distinct accent.

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11-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695558

African American Young Adults Are Influenced by Protective Parenting and Alcohol Use by the Mother

Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcohol use and alcohol-use disorders in the U.S. greatly increased between 2001 and 2013, particularly among African-American emerging adults (i.e., those 18-29 years of age). Previous research showed that African American youth are unequally exposed to risk factors for substance use such as economic pressures, neighborhood disorder, and racial discrimination. This study examined how African American mothers’ protective parenting and alcohol use influenced their offspring’s drinking and perceptions of drinkers.

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4-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695636

WashU Expert: More at stake than cake in SCOTUS decision

Washington University in St. Louis

While this week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision siding  7-2 with bakery owner Jack Phillips in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission was “far from explosive,” it still sends important signals on how such cases will be handled in the future, said a legal scholar at Washington University in St.

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5-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695019

Composer Florence Price Honored by Organization Who Denied Her Entry Due to Race

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A famous Arkansas composer, teacher, and pianist has been honored by the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association for her lifetime of musical accomplishments after being denied entry to the organization nearly a century ago because of her race. Florence Price is a Little Rock native who became the first African-American woman composer to have a symphonic composition performed by a major American orchestra, and one of the first African-American classical composers to gain international attention.

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23-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694807

Federal Judge: Prison Officials May Not Forcibly Cut Rastafarian Inmate’s Dreadlocks, Violate His Religious Freedom

Case Western Reserve University

A team of aw students prevailed in a federal lawsuit arguing that an Ohio inmate should be allowed to keep his dreadlocks, protecting his religious freedom.

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18-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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