Between The Lines
4:29 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Between the Lines: Writing and Empathy

Vincent van Gogh self-portrait with felt hat
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Author Nellie Hermann says "narrative medicine" is the use of creative writing and narrative to enhance our capacity for understanding and empathy in clinical settings, or any other social encounter. Telling a story and the hearing or reading of it has the power to untangle our psychological knots and to help others untangle theirs.

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SW Michigan
4:06 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

WMU Faculty to Hold "No Confidence" Vote on Provost

WMU faculty protests decision not to reappoint Enyedi
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Western Michigan University faculty members meet Friday, January 30, to consider a "no confidence" vote in Provost Tim Greene.

That follows controversy last week when it was announced that Greene had decided not to re-appoint Alex Enyedi, the popular dean of the university's College of Arts and Sciences. Earlier, Greene had been criticized by some faculty members for his handling of complaints that female professors are often paid less than their male colleagues.

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8:42 am
Mon January 26, 2015

WestSouthwest January 26, 2015

Credit Craig Stihler / West Virginia Dept. of Natural Resources

On WestSouthwest, the question of how much warmer the Earth can get, and trying to save hibernating bats. 

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Concealed Weapons
8:27 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Revised Gun Bill to be Introduced After Snyder Veto

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A controversial gun bill similar to one that was recently vetoed by Governor Rick Snyder is likely to get a committee hearing this week. 

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How Much Warmer?
8:04 am
Mon January 26, 2015

WSW: Global Warming, a Question of Degrees

Graph provided by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
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Western Michigan University Professor of Biological Sciences David Karowe says the best alternative is to now allow any further global warming. 

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