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2009 Web Feature Stories

Each year, the Office of Public Affairs highlights Liberal Arts faculty, research and programs in feature stories on the university homepage. Below are the stories from the College of Liberal Arts that have appeared on the homepage in 2009.

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War in lebanon Strengthens Student's Determination to Promote Multicultural Understanding

Sociology grad student dedicates research to women's rights activism in Lebanon

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Graduation Caps Years of Courage for Student with Brain Injury

Monika Merola overcomes health obstacles and reaches academic goals

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Marshall Scholar Seeks to Improve Education Quality for Underserved Students

Dhananjay Jagannathan strives to make valuable contributions to public school systems

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10 Tips to Land a Career in Today's Job Market

Liberal arts career coach discusses what matters most in job hunt

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Treasures of the Texas Coast

Online exhibit showcases never before seen attractions

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Many Voices of Feminism

Scholars discuss the most pressing challenges women face around the world

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In Treatment

From Freud to Dr. Phil, scholars analyze the rise of psychotherapy in America

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Ten to Read Again

Look back at some of the stories that showed the university's impact in 2009

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Paradox Lost

Sociologists investigate the Hispanic health advantage and why it disappears

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Taking on the Space Crunch

New Liberal Arts building will bring together students and faculty

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On a Mission

Working with Fort Hood soldiers, researchers seek factors that predispose service members to posttraumatic stress disorder

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Slowly I Turned

From tales of apparaitions to the nightmarish narrative of a madman, scholars unearth their favorite literary works of horror

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Study Reveals Complexities of Why Women Have Sex

A Q&A with psychologists Cindy M. Meston and David M. Buss

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Taking Aim at Addiction

Researchers attack complex disorder from many angles, from basic biology to impact on society

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Opinion: Almost 20

Dr. Larry Carver celebrates Liberal Arts Honors' 20-year milestone

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Hello, World!

Internet and use of the computer as communication device the 1960s brainchild of pscyhology alum

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From Pre-K to Graduation Day

Sociologist separates truth from rhetoric in studies of educational experience

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Teaching the Bible in Public School

Professors guide high school instructors on approaching Scripture as an academic subject

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Sidney Monas: Reflections on a 'Not so Hard' Life

Former POW taught generations of students

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Barbecue State of Mind

American studies scholar serve up stories behind Texas' dynamic barbecue culture

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Power of Protest

University experts condemn violence, but urge diplomacy toward Iran

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Pick of the Crop

Feed your curiosity this summer with a bushel of books selected by faculty and staff

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Forgotten Gateway

Forgotten Gateway exhibit teaches lessons of the immigrant experience in Texas