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New definition of autism in DSM-5 will not exclude most children with autism

Education Research Report

Parents should not worry that proposed changes to the medical criteria redefining a diagnosis of autism will leave their children excluded and deemed ineligible for psychiatric and medical care, says a team of researchers led by psychologists at Weill Cornell Medical College. Their new study, published in the October 1 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, is the largest to date that has tried to unpack the differences between the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) and… more »

Tomb of Maya queen K’abel discovered in Guatemala

Archaeology News Report

Archaeologists in Guatemala have discovered the tomb of Lady K’abel, a seventh-century Maya Holy Snake Lord considered one of the great queens of Classic Maya civilization. The tomb was discovered during excavations of the royal Maya city of El Perú-Waka’ in northwestern Petén, Guatemala, by a team of archaeologists led by Washington University in St. Louis’ David Freidel, co-director of the expedition. A small, carved alabaster jar (PICTURED ABOVE) found in the burial chamber caused the archaeologists to conclude the tomb was that of Lady K’abel. The white jar is carved as a con… more »
Cancer-protective properties of milk


Venture Capital Report

Initial public offerings (IPO) and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are both down for the third quarter as compared with the same quarter last year. The third quarter ended with 10 IPOs of U.S. venture-backed companies, the fewest since the fourth quarter of 2011. Mergers and acquisitions of venture-backed companies decreased by 46 deals to 99 in the third quarter, a 32% drop from the same period last year and reversing an upward trend seen over the first half of the year, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. Ten U.S. venture-backed companies raised $807 million through IPOs in the t… more »

Henri Matisse, André Derain, Georges Braque, Maurice de Vlaminck: Fauve Painting

Art History News

From December 15, 2004 to May 22, 2005 the National Gallery of Art brought together its collection of fauve paintings in an exhibition to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the naming of this movement in French art. In the fall of 1905, critic Louis Vauxcelles first coined the epithet fauve, or “wild beast,” to characterize what appeared to be an explosion of color in the work of a loosely knit group of young painters exhibiting at the Salon d’automne in Paris. Between roughly 1904 and 1907, Henri Matisse, André Derain, Georges Braque, Maurice de Vlaminck, and others br… more »

Hudson River School: The Landscapes of Sanford R. Gifford

Art History News

*Sanford Robinson Gifford A Sudden Storm, Lake George (Coming Rain, Lake George), c. 1877 oil on canvas Private collection* A major retrospective of the innovative paintings by 19th-century American landscape painter Sanford R. Gifford (1823-1880), who is known as a master of light and atmospheric detail, was presented in the West Building of the National Gallery of Art from June 27 through September 26, 2004. The first major exhibition of Gifford’s work in more than 30 years features 72 paintings that illustrate the artist’s travels in North America, Europe, and the Middle East…. more »
Outrageous: Outside Forces Influencing CT Elections!!!

American Political Art

Art History News

Ever since the events leading to Independence created our democracy, citizens of the United States of America have demonstrated their pleasure and disgust with government in an unrivaled expression of honesty, passion, patriotism, intellect and love for their country by exercising their right to vote. “Vote for Me and I’ll Set You Free: Works from the Collection of Lawrence B. Benenson” draws on historical documents, artifacts and works of contemporary art to create a kaleidoscopic view of the political process of voting and the role of the public and the artist in the political pro… more »