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Here's my preamble:

\usepackage{geometry}                % See geometry.pdf to learn the layout options. There are lots.
\geometry{letterpaper}                   % ... or a4paper or a5paper or ... 
%\geometry{landscape}                % Activate for for rotated page geometry
%\usepackage[parfill]{parskip}    % Activate to begin paragraphs with an empty line rather than an indent

\DeclareGraphicsRule{.tif}{png}{.png}{`convert #1 `dirname #1`/`basename #1 .tif`.png}

\title{\emph{Research Proposal:}\\Perceptual Effects of Cross-Contextualized Soundscapes within the Built Environment}

Here's what happens:

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Any ideas?

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What do you mean by "Any ideas?" Do you want an abbreviated header or perhaps a line-break in the header? – Werner Dec 12 '11 at 23:46
Welcome to TeX.SX! You probably want to use \title[Short version]{Long version}; if you really need that the header shows the whole title, something more has to be done. A tip: if you highlight your code and press the {} button, it will appear as I did in my edit. – egreg Dec 12 '11 at 23:47

In the amsart document class, you can provide a "short title", to be used in the running heads, as an option to the \title command. For instance, you could type

\title[Perceptual Effects of Cross-Contextualized Soundscapes]{\emph{Research 
 Proposal:}\\Perceptual Effects of Cross-Contextualized Soundscapes within the 
 Built Environment}}

and now you'll get "Perceptual Effects of Cross-Contextualized Soundscapes" as the short or running title.

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