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UW-Milwaukee Professor Receives "Genius Grant"

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Anne Basting of UW-Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts has been named a MacArthur Fellow for her work in encouraging the elderly to become involved with the arts.

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Olin College Professor Sara Hendren to Exhibit at South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of Ideas, Art, and Action

Olin College is participating in the first ever SXSL: White House Festival of Ideas, Art, and Action, which will be held on October 3, 2016.

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Study Finds Indie Rockers Face Business Communication Challenges

A new study finds that indie rock musicians face significant business communication challenges, requiring them to develop skills that are probably not what they had in mind when they decided to make a career out of rock n’ roll.

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Science of 'Sully': Professor Discusses Airplane Landing That Led to the Movie

Aerospace professor and Airbus 320 expert discusses the story of an aircraft emergency landing on the Hudson River in 2009, now featured in a top box office motion picture

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Buffalo State Experts: Blessing Encourages Female Students to Make Voices Heard

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As the nation considers the possibility of electing its first female president, Kimberly Blessing, professor of philosophy and humanities, is encouraging female philosophy students to find their inner leader.

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Are You a Jerk?

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Are you a jerk? How do you know? Jerk self-knowledge is hard to come by, says Eric Schwitzgebel, a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Riverside.

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Hollywood Equality: All Talk, Little Action

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New report finds that across 800 films, representation of gender, race/ethnicity, LGBT status, disability still lags behind population norms.

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CASE Coconut Building Panels on Display in Ghana

Building panels made of upcycled coconut husks made a statement at the Chalewote Street Art Festival in Accra, Ghana, this summer. A kiosk constructed of the panels was featured in an online video report by MeshTV in Ghana.“People have been amazed that coconut (husk), which is a material they think they know, can be used as a structural material, a brick, something that feels stronger than plywood, something that has resistance and strength,” Demetrios Comodromos told MeshTV.

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Temple Breaks the Guinness World Record for Most Sandwiches Made in an Hour.

Temple University made 49,100 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in one hour and set a new Guinness World Record. The finished sandwiches were distributed to more than 15 food banks in the Philadelphia region.

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How a Native Plant Ended Up on Reality TV, and Why It’s at Risk

In one of television’s more bizarre recent offerings, the History Channel show “Appalachian Outlaws” follows a band of West Virginians as they hunt rugged forests for American ginseng, a medicinal root worth hundreds of dollars per pound. The show has high stakes: These men poach on federal lands, risking fines and jail time, and guard private patches with shotguns and homemade land mines. Most of them are out of work, out of savings and worried about paying for food and heat. Ginseng gives them a way to get by.

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USC Annenberg announces 2016-17 Sony Pictures Entertainment fellow

Paola Mardo is the 2016-2017 Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) Fellow and will study film criticism as part of USC Annenberg’s Masters in Arts Journalism program.

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U.S. News Recognizes Cornell as a Top 100 Liberal Arts College

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U.S. News & World Report has once again listed Cornell College as one of the top 100 national liberal arts colleges.

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Wellesley College’s Davis Museum Unveils the Davis. Rediscovered—New Permanent Galleries, More Than Doubling Art on View

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On September 28, 2016, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College will unveil "the Davis. ReDiscovered," a total transformation of the Museum’s permanent collections galleries, reshaped and reconceived to present the breadth and strength of the Museum’s encyclopedic holdings.

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What Makes a Video Game Great? There’s Now a Scientific Way to Stop GUESSing

Human factors researchers developed the Game User Experience Satisfaction Scale (GUESS), a psychometrically validated instrument that measures satisfaction on key factors such as playability, narratives, creative freedom, social connectivity, and visual aesthetics.

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Aviation Expert Available to Discuss "Sully" Movie

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Using DNA, Dirt and Feces, International Artists Merge Science and Art to Answer Life Questions

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Eight artists from around the world will travel to the University at Buffalo to explore life’s greatest questions through biological art residencies in the Coalesce: Center for Biological Arts.

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Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation to Host Inaugural Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Celebration

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Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation will host the first annual Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Celebration on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and invites all members of the community to register to attend. The tented cocktail reception will uniquely take place on the hospital’s campus at 727 North Beers Street in Holmdel and will support Bayshore’s plans to enhance emergency services.

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Arts Alumna Gives $1 Million Lead Gift to Renovate Studio Space at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Milwaukee-based artist Jan Serr and her husband, John Shannon, have committed $1 million to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts for the creation and operation of a multidisciplinary arts studio in a former Ford Model T plant.

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Bat Diversity in Spotlight at 10th Annual Indiana Bat Festival on Sept. 24

The many faces of bats — and their extraordinary diversity in flight, form and function — are the focus of the 10th Annual Indiana Bat Festival at Indiana State University and Dobbs Park Nature Center on Saturday, Sept. 24.

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Hawaii’s Rich Culture Comes to Life at Wellesley College with a Hula Performance and a Week-Long Residency Led by World-Renowned Performing Troupe HāLau O Keikiali`I

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The Hawaiian cultural group Hālau o Keikiali`i, internationally known for live performances that tell the story of the Hawaiian people, will visit Wellesley College Saturday, September 17 for a main-stage performance entitled Ho`okupu: The Offering. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Jewett Art Center Auditorium. It will cap off a weeklong Hula residency.







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