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Article ID: 5887

Anthropologist Studies Death Rituals in Borneo's Interior

North Carolina State University

Since 1983 Dr. Anne Schiller has been traveling to Central Kalimantan Province in Indonesian Borneo to study tiwah, the essence of which involves disinterring the bones of kin, cleaning them and placing them in above-ground bone repositories in preparation for life in the Prosperous Village. She has published a book on nine years of research, "Small Sacrifices: Religious Change and Cultural Identity Among the Ngaju of Indonesia."

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31-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5886

'Eve's Herbs' Explores Loss of Early Birth Control Methods

North Carolina State University

The desire for effective family planning is as old as Eve, herself, says Dr. John Riddle, professor and head of the history department at North Carolina State University. From the earliest times, women sipped herbal teas and potions made from rue, pennyroyal or Queen Anne's lace to prevent or terminate pregnancies.

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Article ID: 5885

Public School Teachers Help Create Unique Book Series

North Carolina State University

"Living in Our World," the first and only social studies program for grades 4-7 designed exclusively to meet North Carolina's unique geography-based curriculum, is ready to roll off the presses.

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Article ID: 5884

Smart Software Gives Kids an 'Animated' Guide to the Internet

North Carolina State University

He's a smooth operator, the type of guy who knows his way around. Some new Hollywood hero? No, he's Cosmo the Internet Adviser, wise-cracking animated star of a new interactive software program being developed at North Carolina State University to teach teens and preteens about the inner workings of the Internet.

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31-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Education

Article ID: 5880

Saturday Research Program Turns Teens on to Science

Northwestern University

Even on a Saturday, it's not surprising to find dedicated scientists hunched over microscopes in Northwestern University's Searle Medical Research Building, oblivious to the attractions of Lake Michigan and the Magnificent Mile, both just steps away on Chicago's near north side. What may be surprising are some of the faces behind the microscopes: a dozen or so teenagers, mostly Hispanic and African-American, who, on the remaining days of the week, live a world away in that other Chicago, the Chicago of struggling public schools and limited opportunities.

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30-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5879

The Making Of Celebrities, from Dennis Rodman to the Lone Ranger

Northwestern University

In an era of spin doctors and media handlers, high profile agents and power publicists, the public's awareness of celebrity is greater than ever.

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30-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5874

Northwestern Pairs Minority Freshmen with Alumni Mentors

Northwestern University

Minority freshmen taking part in Northwestern University's Mentoring Program this academic year will be teamed up soon with alumni mentors. Minority freshmen taking part in Northwestern University's Mentoring Program this academic year will be teamed up soon with alumni mentors.

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30-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5872

Law professor looks at 'story' of mass atrocity trials

University of Iowa (Main Campus)

Public trials of government officials accused of mass atrocities can be quite effective in helping countries heal their psychic wounds, University of Iowa Law Professor Mark Osiel argues in a new book that has attracted attention from judges currently investigating war crimes. "Mass Atrocity, Collective Memory, and the Law" (Transaction Publishers, 1997) lays out Osiel's arguments that the law -- and its manifestation in public trials -- can help societies make sense of their with traumatic pasts.

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30-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5871

Education students go 'World Wide' in job searches

University of Iowa (Main Campus)

Future teachers from the University of Iowa College of Education are showcasing their high-tech skills in a novel way, thanks to a new effort to prepare teachers for the classroom who will also be noticed by employers. "The Electronic Portfolio Project" is a new initiative to provide students in the teacher education program in the College of Education with training, skills and resources to make their academic and professional abilities available to employers on the World Wide Web.

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30-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5868

New Technologies For Science Learning In Public Schools

Northwestern University

A partnership between two universities and two public school systems has been established to develop new models for advanced teaching and learning that use computing and communication technologies.

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30-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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