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New Book Examines Relationship Between R&B Culture, Black Aspirations

June 18th, 2019

A new book by Robert Patterson (C’02), chair of the Department of African American Studies, examines how post-Civil Rights era rhythm and blues culture articulates competing and conflicting political, social, familial and economic desires within African American communities.

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Psychology Research Team Identifies Creative Anxiety

June 11th, 2019

A new study by a research team at Georgetown provides the first evidence of a form of anxiety that is specific to thinking creatively and points to ways that this kind of anxiety may limit an individual’s creative potential.

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