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2011-08-12 12:05:27

Regardless of a person's educational background, he or she is less likely to approach the Bible in a literal word-for-word fashion when surrounded by a greater number of church members who went to college, according to a Baylor University sociology researcher. "When you go to Sunday school and everyone is talking about the cultural and historical background of a passage and its literary genre "” a way of reading often learned in college "”it's likely to rub off on you," said...

2011-07-12 12:59:19

More than 140 scientific societies and universities today sent a letter urging U.S. policymakers, in their need to cut spending, to avoid singling out specific programs"”such as the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences"”and to refrain from bypassing independent peer review. The letter, routed to key lawmakers who are preparing to debate the Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill for fiscal year 2012, opposes any...

2011-07-04 08:06:00

Published since 1922, Science News magazine has new publication available for subscription on the iPad WASHINGTON, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Society for Science & the Public (SSP), publisher of Science News magazine, has launched a new weekly publication, Science News Prime, available only on the iPad. Science News Prime, or SN Prime, like Science News, offers readers concise, current, and comprehensive coverage of news from across the spectrum of scientific disciplines...

2011-06-29 07:20:00

ATLANTA, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Walk through the mall, a school or a business office today, and in nearly any city in the country, it will be obvious that "we" is getting trickier to define in terms of race, ethnicity and collective identity. Within relationships, cross-cultural is becoming the norm rather than the exception. This shift from a similar-looking status quo to one that incorporates a plethora of faces has been referred to as "multiculturalism," and this typically means...

2011-06-21 00:00:28

Loyola University New Orleans will offer three new interdisciplinary degree focused on environmental studies. Three major degree tracks will be offered including Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a concentration in biological sciences; Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies with a concentration in the humanities; and Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies with a concentration in social sciences. The program focuses on understanding the relationships between humans and...

2011-06-13 08:00:00

Family, Friends and TV programs trump blogs and social networking as the main sources of information about causes and social issues for Americans age 18-29 WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the growing popularity of social media as means of engaging with causes today, younger Americans still look to personal communication with friends and family as well as traditional media when learning about and telling others about causes. New findings from the Dynamics of...

2011-05-26 21:25:17

In today's world, conflicts and misunderstandings frequently arise between those who are from more restrictive cultures and those from less restrictive ones. Now, a new international study led by the University of Maryland offers insights that may help bridge such cultural differences. Published in the May 27 issue of the journal Science, the study for the first time assesses the degree to which countries are restrictive versus permissive and what factors have made them that way. The...

2011-05-23 15:01:19

In the words of sociologist Harkaitz Zubiri, it is currently accepted that social hierarchy is constructed of individual merits, but the reality is quite different. He thus rejects meritocracy. There is no equality in opportunities, nor neutrality in the rules of the game, nor objectivity in the parameters of evaluation, nor of justice; but paths carved out by persons under the effect of a context full of ups and downs. This is what Mr. Zubiri argues in his PhD thesis, presented at the...

2011-05-07 00:00:28

Never seen before data is being gathered on what's normal in today's society in relationships and dating. Exclusive data will be released to a select group of media partners and results to form basis of new book to be published in 2012 by Crown Archetype. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 Chrisanna Northrup, CEO of YOU Got Challenged! Inc., Dr. Pepper Schwartz, a Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, and Dr. James Witte, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center...

2011-05-05 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More Americans are involved with supporting our troops and feeding the hungry than any other causes or social issues today, according to the new Dynamics of Cause Engagement study released by Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and Georgetown University's Center for Social Impact Communication. The study, conducted among American adults age 18 and older in late 2010, showcases trends in the types of causes Americans support and how they learn about and...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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