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2012-04-19 23:03:42

The Voyage of Aloha conference will integrate traditional Hawaiian spirituality, philosophy and practice, key teachings from Joseph Campbell´s work, and the practical insights of the World Business Academy. Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 “Follow your bliss” is one of Joseph Campbell´s most famous quotes, and to mark the 20th Anniversary of the foundation dedicated to this world renowned scholar of comparative mythology in his adopted home of Honolulu, the Voyage...

2011-07-25 09:23:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six endangered Grauer's gorillas were airlifted from a rehabilitation facility in Rwanda to a center in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this weekend. The gorillas will remain at the center until they are ready to be released back to the wild. The two-day operation included a helicopter airlift with the primates moved one at a time from Goma to the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) center near...

2010-07-21 10:27:00

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Jay Ruby, P.E., President and CEO of Ruby + Associates, and a nationally recognized constructability expert, has been named an Architectural Engineering Centennial Fellow by the Pennsylvania State University Architectural Engineering (AE) Department. Penn State's AE Department is celebrating 100 years of Excellence in Education and Innovation in 2010 and is honoring Ruby, a Penn State grad, for his successful career in the Architectural...

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2009-11-04 06:40:00

French academic Claude Levi-Strauss, the creator of structural anthropology, passed away at the age of 100, his publisher Plon announced on Tuesday. Levi-Strauss, famous from his 1955 memoir, "Tristes Tropiques," passed away on Saturday. "He was France's greatest scientist," said writer Jean d'Ormesson to Reuters News. Beatriz Perrone Moises, an anthropology professor at the University of Sao Paulo, said to the Associated Press that "given his age, we were almost expecting this, but still I...

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2009-06-24 09:36:05

Militant groups in one of Africa's historic Congo national parks have killed several animals since the start of the year, officials reported on Tuesday. "Four chimpanzees were killed last week in the central zone and 11 elephants since the start of the year," park director Emmanuel de Merode told AFP. Additionally, de Merode said "a large number of game animals" have been killed. "At least 31 animals, including 11 migratory birds and three hippos were killed" between May 25 and June 16, NGO...

2009-01-12 12:09:51

Reputable U.S. medical centers transplant kidneys and other human organs they get illegally through the black market, a university anthropologist asserts. Surgeons take black-market kidneys from people in the world's most impoverished slums and put them into wealthy dialysis patients from the United States, Europe and Israel, Nancy Scheper-Hughes of the University of California at Berkeley told Newsweek. She did not identify any hospitals, but Newsweek said she cited a big Philadelphia...

2008-12-19 22:55:55

A University of Montreal professor says there is a social necessity of giving and receiving, which escalates during the holidays. Marcel Fournier, a sociology professor at the University of Montreal, is a specialist in the works of anthropologist Marcel Mauss, who studied tribal exchange rituals in the early 20th century. Mauss identified three obligations that structure any society: giving, receiving and reciprocating. In modern societies, this is manifested in a state's wealth...

2007-12-16 03:00:11

By Staum, Martin The non-Durkheimian sociologists in the institutions founded by Rene Worms were not simply biological determinists. A hard-line contingent among Worms's associates continued to accept the anthropological paradigm of racial hierarchy, but a larger group questioned the validity of the concept of race as its anthropological precision faltered. The critique of race, however, did not challenge the French civilizing imperial mission. The male sociologists did not parallel this...

2006-01-12 10:58:38

By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia must start enforcing the law to stop a racist groundswell turning into mass bloodshed, Jewish leaders warned on Thursday, a day after a knife attack on worshippers in a Moscow synagogue. Analysts said the attack, by a man who shouted "Heil Hitler" as he wounded eight people, was connected to a racist trend whipped up by politicians exploiting nationalism to win votes. "To blame this on lone mad people is dangerous, because these mad...

2005-12-28 06:40:46

KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwandan officials commemorated the life and the 20th anniversary of the death of famed primate researcher Dian Fossey with dances and speeches in the rural highlands where she studied the mountain gorillas she loved. Government officials and locals held traditional dances, gave speeches and laid wreaths at the site where Fossey, who was killed in mysterious circumstances in 1985, was buried. Fossey's work inspired the 1988 Hollywood film Gorillas in the Mist,...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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