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Newswise: WCS Library and Archives Unveils Digitized Historic Film Collection
Released: 29-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
WCS Library and Archives Unveils Digitized Historic Film Collection
Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Library and Archives, based at the Bronx Zoo, is proud to announce the completion of its Shelby White and Leon Levy Film Initiative.

Released: 17-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT
National Conference: First Lady Betty Ford: 50th Anniversary Celebration
American University

A national conference will bring together scholars, biographers, historians, archivists, First Ladies’ staff, and members of the public to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Betty Ford’s tenure as First Lady, showcase her leadership, and commemorate her groundbreaking conference on First Ladies in 1984.

Released: 15-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Bringing Ancient Egypt to Life
University of California, Irvine

Summary: Luiza Osorio G. Silva, who grew up entranced by mummy movies, is the Department of Art History’s first Egyptologist. Her classes cover everything from tomb artwork to royal power, and she’s involved with three archaeological excavations in the Middle East.  She haunts ancient Egyptian graveyards, co-hosts a Portuguese podcast called “Three Egyptologists Walk Into a Bar” and keeps a miniature mummy in her office.

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Newswise: FSU historian appointed to teach next generation of leaders at U.S. Air Force Academy
Released: 9-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
FSU historian appointed to teach next generation of leaders at U.S. Air Force Academy
Florida State University

A Florida State University historian has been appointed to serve as a distinguished visiting professor in the humanities division at the United States Air Force Academy.

Newswise: Native UM Student Works to Create Missing Persons Database
Released: 8-Apr-2024 6:05 AM EDT
Native UM Student Works to Create Missing Persons Database
University of Montana

Haley Omeasoo was already studying forensic science at the University of Montana when she saw the poster that redefined her life.

Newswise: DNA Reveals What 6th Century Emperor Wu Looked Like
Released: 1-Apr-2024 7:05 PM EDT
DNA Reveals What 6th Century Emperor Wu Looked Like
Newswise Review

A team of researchers used DNA to reconstruct the appearance of Chinese Emperor Wu of Northern Zhou, who lived 1,500 years ago.

Newswise: UWF Historic Trust partners with DeFuniak Landmarks, promotes historic preservation and enhances community programming
Released: 28-Mar-2024 9:05 AM EDT
UWF Historic Trust partners with DeFuniak Landmarks, promotes historic preservation and enhances community programming
University of West Florida

UWF Historic Trust has announced a partnership with F. Diane Pickett, local emerging author and the president and founder of DeFuniak Landmarks, a nonprofit foundation established to preserve and protect the architectural integrity of homes within the historic districts of DeFuniak Springs.

Released: 21-Mar-2024 6:05 AM EDT
Shakespeare’s sister: how using digital archives revealed hidden insights into world famous playwright’s unknown sibling
University of Bristol

By analysing digital copies of an incredibly rare and obscure 17th century Italian religious text, a University of Bristol academic has revealed that a long-lost document previously thought to have been written by William Shakespeare’s father belongs in fact to his relatively unknown sister Joan.

Newswise: Rays were more diverse 150 million years ago than previously thought
Released: 21-Mar-2024 5:00 AM EDT
Rays were more diverse 150 million years ago than previously thought
University of Vienna

In a new study recently published in the journal Papers in Palaeontology, an international team of scientists led by palaeobiologist Julia Türtscher from the University of Vienna has explored the puzzling world of rays that lived 150 million years ago and discovered a previously hidden diversity – including a new ray species.

Newswise: New 326-Million-Year-Old Fossil Shark-like Species Identified
Released: 13-Mar-2024 1:05 PM EDT
New 326-Million-Year-Old Fossil Shark-like Species Identified
Cal Poly Humboldt

Researchers have described a new species of ancient shark that was collected in Arkansas 45 years ago and fills an important role in understanding an enigmatic and bizarre group of prehistoric fishes. The study is published in the journal Geodiversitas.

Newswise: UK HealthCare Women's History Month Q&A: Asha Shenoi
Released: 6-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EST
UK HealthCare Women's History Month Q&A: Asha Shenoi
University of Kentucky

Women’s History Month is a nationally recognized observance that commemorates the role of women throughout American History. Though its roots as a national celebration trace back to 1981, the presidential proclamation of every March as Women’s History Month officially began in 1995.

Released: 27-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
First DNA study of ancient Eastern Arabians reveals malaria adaptation - study
University of Birmingham

People living in ancient Eastern Arabia appear to have developed resistance to malaria following the appearance of agriculture in the region around five thousand years ago, a new study reveals.

Released: 27-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
‘Our Father, who art in Yosemite …’
University of California, Irvine

SummaryThe “Spiritual Geographies” exhibition at UCI’s Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art explores how Sierra Club co-founder John Muir, Protestant ministers, theosophists and various painters used landscape art to transmit theological ideas. Plenty of people see God in nature. But what about in paintings of nature? That’s the subject of a new exhibition – “Spiritual Geographies: Religion and Landscape Art in California, 1890-1930” – at UCI’s Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art.

Newswise: Plant seed and fruit analysis from the biblical home of Goliath sheds unprecedented light on Philistine ritual practices
Released: 26-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Plant seed and fruit analysis from the biblical home of Goliath sheds unprecedented light on Philistine ritual practices
Bar-Ilan University

The enigmatic Philistine culture, which flourished during the Iron Age (ca. 1200-604 BCE), profoundly affected the southern Levant's cultural history, agronomy, and dietary customs.

Newswise: Plant seed and fruit analysis from the biblical home of Goliath sheds unprecedented light on Philistine ritual practices
Released: 26-Feb-2024 2:05 AM EST
Plant seed and fruit analysis from the biblical home of Goliath sheds unprecedented light on Philistine ritual practices
Bar-Ilan University

While many aspects of Philistine culture are well-documented, the specifics of Philistine religious practices and deities have long remained shrouded in mystery. The study by Frumin et al. on "Plant-Related Philistine Ritual Practices at Biblical Gath," recently published in Scientific Reports by researchers at Bar-Ilan University, contributes valuable new data to our understanding of the Philistine's ritual practices. The discovery of numerous plants in two temples unearthed at the site unraveled unprecedented insights into Philistine cultic rituals and beliefs – their temple food ingredients, timing of ceremonies, and plants for temple decoration.

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Newswise: Scientists try out stone age tools to understand how they were used
Released: 19-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
Scientists try out stone age tools to understand how they were used
Tokyo Metropolitan University

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University crafted replica stone age tools and used them for a range of tasks to see how different activities create traces on the edge.

Newswise: A celebration of Black History Month at Argonne
Released: 14-Feb-2024 3:15 PM EST
A celebration of Black History Month at Argonne
Argonne National Laboratory

To celebrate Black History Month, Argonne is pleased to highlight six employees and one up-and-coming high school STEM student who exemplify how a diverse team drives our science mission forward.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday: the beginning 40 days of abstinence
University of Agder

Lent in the Church of Norway is a period of 40 days, beginning on Ash Wednesday an ending on Easter Saturday. The Sundays during this period are not considered days of fasting.

Released: 12-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Rutgers Bildner Center Wins NJCH Grant for Symposium, “Black Americans, Jewish Americans: Historical Intersections, Collisions, and Passings,” and Public Programming
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Nancy Sinkoff, professor of history and Jewish studies and the academic director of the Rutgers Bildner Center, has had a longstanding interest in themes of racial and ethnic “passing” for Black and Jewish Americans.

Newswise: Trevor Owens Named as AIP’s First Chief Research Officer
Released: 12-Feb-2024 8:30 AM EST
Trevor Owens Named as AIP’s First Chief Research Officer
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

AIP is delighted to announce the appointment of Trevor Owens as its first Chief Research Officer.

Newswise: New fossil site of worldwide importance uncovered in southern France
Released: 11-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
New fossil site of worldwide importance uncovered in southern France
University of Lausanne

Nearly 400 exceptionally well-preserved fossils dating back 470 million years have been discovered in the south of France by two amateur paleontologists.

Released: 9-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Yale joins the ‘Snowball’ fight over global deep freeze periods
Yale University

A Yale-led research team has picked a side in the “Snowball Earth” debate over the possible cause of planet-wide deep freeze events that occurred in the distant past.

Released: 9-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
MSU explores how intersection of arts and sports shapes history, creates community
Michigan State University

Michigan State University is exploring the intersection of arts and sports — and how they both serve as a social commentary.

Newswise: Ancient pollen trapped in Greenland ice uncovers changes in Canadian forests over 800 years
Released: 8-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
Ancient pollen trapped in Greenland ice uncovers changes in Canadian forests over 800 years
Desert Research Institute (DRI)

The Greenland ice sheet lies thousands of miles from North America yet holds clues to the distant continent’s environmental history.

Released: 8-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Scandinavia’s first farmers slaughtered the hunter-gatherer population
Lund University

Following the arrival of the first farmers in Scandinavia 5,900 years ago, the hunter-gatherer population was wiped out within a few generations, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden, among others.

Newswise: Revesz decodes ancient sphinx’s mysterious message
Released: 7-Feb-2024 6:05 PM EST
Revesz decodes ancient sphinx’s mysterious message
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For nearly two centuries, scholars have puzzled over an inscription of just 20 characters, cast upon an unusual bronze sphinx statue believed to have originated in Potaissa, a Roman Empire military base camp located in present-day Romania.

Newswise: A new origin story for deadly Seattle fault
Released: 6-Feb-2024 6:05 PM EST
A new origin story for deadly Seattle fault
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

The Seattle fault zone is a network of shallow faults slicing through the lowlands of Puget Sound, threatening to create damaging earthquakes for the more than four million people who live there.

Newswise: Understanding the Moon’s History with Chang’e-5 Sample
1-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Understanding the Moon’s History with Chang’e-5 Sample
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

China’s Chang’e-5, the first lunar sample return mission since the Soviet Union’s Luna 24 in 1976, delivered 1.73 kilograms of regolith from the Oceanus Procellarum, a plane named for its vast size.

Newswise: Love and Hate in Ancient Times: New Anthology on Magical Texts Published
Released: 5-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Love and Hate in Ancient Times: New Anthology on Magical Texts Published
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

A team of scholars spent five years studying them: "magical" texts from Egypt that were written on papyrus, parchment, paper and shards of clay – so-called ostraca – and date from the period between the fourth and twelfth centuries AD.

 
Released: 5-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
How ‘deaths of despair’ differ by race and ethnicity
Ohio State University

White Americans are more likely than Black and Hispanic people in the United States to experience “deaths of despair” even though they are less likely to suffer from severe psychological distress, a new study finds.

Newswise: Breaking Barriers: College History Class Bridges Divide to Connect with Ukrainian Students
Released: 5-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Breaking Barriers: College History Class Bridges Divide to Connect with Ukrainian Students
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock students got a unique opportunity to explore the lives, struggles, and culture of students living in war-torn Ukraine during the fall 2023 semester. Dr. Marta Ciesklak, director of UA Little Rock Downtown, took a unique approach to helping her students bridge the continental divide.

Newswise: UNLV Experts Available: Super Bowl 2024
Released: 4-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
UNLV Experts Available: Super Bowl 2024
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

The Super Bowl: It's annually one of the nation's most-watched television broadcasts. And this year it's happening in what's perhaps the most fitting destination yet — Las Vegas, the Entertainment Capital of the World. From tourism and gaming to history and health, UNLV has experts who are uniquely poised to share perspectives on the sport, as well as the city where the Big Game is being held.

Newswise: Researchers reveal the best-selling ‘pop’ songs of 17th century England
Released: 2-Feb-2024 6:05 AM EST
Researchers reveal the best-selling ‘pop’ songs of 17th century England
Queen's University Belfast

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Warwick have compiled the first ever collection of hit songs from seventeenth-century England, including over 100 ballads in total.

Newswise: Prehistoric mobility among Tibetan farmers, herders shaped highland settlement patterns, cultural interaction, study finds
1-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Prehistoric mobility among Tibetan farmers, herders shaped highland settlement patterns, cultural interaction, study finds
Washington University in St. Louis

New research from Washington University in St. Louis and Sichuan University in China explores how and why ancient communities built social relationships and cultural identities across the extreme terrain in Tibet.

   
Released: 1-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
How does the majority population feel about policies for minorities?
University of Konstanz

On the international level, there is broad consensus that it is essential to recognize and implement Indigenous rights as well as to correct inequalities and historical injustices.

 
Released: 31-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
Black History Month: FSU expert available to offer insights on contributions and history of Black Americans
Florida State University

By: Jenny Ralph, Rodrigo Santa Maria | Published: January 31, 2024 | 12:27 pm | SHARE: During Black History Month, America celebrates the legacy of Black Americans whose leadership brought about positive change across the nation. Florida State University’s new Civil Rights Institute Director, Ted Ellis, will travel to Capitol Hill this month as Acting Chair for the federal 400 Years of African-American History Commission (400YAAHC).

Released: 29-Jan-2024 3:05 PM EST
The Grave's Embrace: New research sheds light on Bronze Age family relationships
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Poignant prehistoric burials containing the remains of an adult and child laid in the grave as though embracing in death have long fascinated archaeologists.

Newswise: URI history professor elected Fellow of Medieval Academy of America
Released: 29-Jan-2024 3:05 PM EST
URI history professor elected Fellow of Medieval Academy of America
University of Rhode Island

Joëlle Rollo-Koster, a history professor at the University of Rhode Island and a renowned medieval scholar, has been elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a medievalist.

Newswise: NUS scientists develop novel method to estimate biodiversity loss in Singapore over the past two centuries
Released: 29-Jan-2024 2:05 AM EST
NUS scientists develop novel method to estimate biodiversity loss in Singapore over the past two centuries
National University of Singapore (NUS)

Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) employed novel statistical methods to reveal the extent of biodiversity loss in Singapore over the past two centuries.

Released: 26-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
Applicants with a History of Burnout Select Different Job Offers
Ghent University

Previous research showed that clinical burnout complicates career resumption because employers are less inclined to hire or promote previously burned-out workers.

Newswise: Replacing the ‘Sin’ with ‘Sports’: Reinventing Las Vegas
Released: 24-Jan-2024 4:05 PM EST
Replacing the ‘Sin’ with ‘Sports’: Reinventing Las Vegas
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

The world knows Las Vegas by a number of names, ‘Sin City’ being one of the most prominent. Gambling and entertainment have long been the primary selling points for tourism here, but the city has now positioned itself as a sports mecca – the ‘Greatest Arena on Earth’. Featuring everything from Formula 1 championship racing to the NFL’s top prize in the Super Bowl, the events signing on are getting larger and more spectacular.

Newswise: New pieces in the puzzle of first life on Earth
Released: 24-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
New pieces in the puzzle of first life on Earth
University of Göttingen

Microorganisms were the first forms of life on our planet. The clues are written in 3.5 billion-year-old rocks by geochemical and morphological traces, such as chemical compounds or structures that these organisms left behind.

Newswise: Deciphering the Patterns of Human Settlements on the Ordos Plateau: A Journey from the Neolithic Age to Present
Released: 24-Jan-2024 8:50 AM EST
Deciphering the Patterns of Human Settlements on the Ordos Plateau: A Journey from the Neolithic Age to Present
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Recent research has unveiled the intricate patterns of human settlements on China's Ordos Plateau, stretching back to the Neolithic Age.



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