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James Kakalios Wins 2016 Gemant Award From AIP

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James Kakalios, a successful book author and accomplished physicist at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, is the winner of the 2016 Andrew Gemant Award, an annual prize recognizing significant contributions to the cultural, artistic or humanistic dimension of physics, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) announced today.

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Space Scientist, TV and Equality Scholar Say Star Trek’s Impact Goes Far Beyond Screen

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New Gonzaga Degree Blends Highly Marketable Computing Skills with Breadth of Study in Humanities, Sciences

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Anyone with a smart phone intuitively understands the trend toward completely interconnected devices that are always available. This shift – termed pervasive or ubiquitous computing – represents a large and increasing share of our world economy, and Gonzaga University has introduced a new degree that blends highly marketable computer science skills with the intellectual breadth of study in the humanities and social and natural sciences.

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How Are Beaches Restored? The Benefits of Calcification; Aggressive Behavior in City Birds, and More in the Environment News Source

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Stand-Up Comics More Likely to Die Prematurely Than Film Comedians and Dramatic Actors

The world's best stand-up comedians - household names including Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfield, Ricky Gervais and Eddie Murphy - are more likely to die than comedic and dramatic screen and stage actors, according to a landmark study published in the International Journal of Cardiology

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2016 AAN Neuro Film Festival Winners Announced

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is pleased to announce the winning entries to the 2016 Neuro Film Festival. The Neuro Film Festival is an annual contest to help raise awareness about why more research is needed to cure brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and others.

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Cornell College Summer Research Marks New Discoveries About Old European Drawings

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Summer art history research is revealing new discoveries about 58 drawings that many don’t even know exist.

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Works on Political Performance in Syria, U.S. Theatre & Internationalism Share NYU’s Joe A. Callaway Prize

NYU has awarded the Joe A. Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama or Theater to University of Texas, Austin Professor Charlotte Canning for her On the Performance Front: US Theatre and Internationalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and to NYU Professor Edward Ziter for his Political Performance in Syria: From the Six-Day War to the Syrian Uprising (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

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Internationally Acclaimed Choreographer Lar Lubovitch Joins UCI Dance Faculty

Celebrated international artistic director and choreographer Lar Lubovitch has joined the dance department at the University of California, Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts as a Distinguished Professor.

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Writer Elie Wiesel Was Conscience of Our Era

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Why America Is Going "Ape" for Tarzan - Again

The Tarzan legend was created more than 100 years ago, yet audiences worldwide are still drawn to the iconic literary legend. University of Louisville Tarzan archivist explains the lasting appeal of the "ape man."

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‘Free State of Jones’ Not Free of Historical Inaccuracies, Southeastern Professor Asserts

The movie "The Free State of Jones" tells the story of Confederate soldier and Union sympathizer Newton Knight who came to be known as a modern-day Robin Hood. But the historical record tells a different version of Knight, according to Deep South historian Samuel C. Hydge Jr.

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Pitch Range Produced by Vocal Cords

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Vocal cords are able to produce a wide range of sound frequencies because of the larynx’s ability to stretch vocal cords and the cords’ molecular composition.

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UW-Milwaukee Arts Students Collaborate with Older Residents to Create and Enjoy Art

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UW-Milwaukee students, primarily arts majors, are paired with older adults in senior residence homes and programs to enjoy and create art. One student this year lived at the senior home.

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U of M to Award Honorary Degree to Prince

Board of Regents approved nomination today.

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Son of One of First White Students at Meharry Medical College Creates Feature-Length Movie About His Father's Experience

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Poster for “Service to Man.” TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — University of Alabama theatre professor Seth Panitch recently completed a full, feature-length film that has been selected as one of 25 films to be showcased in the 20th American Black Film Festival, which begins next week. Festival judges have nominated Panitch’s film, “Service to Man,” for best screenplay, best direction and best film.

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The Stars of the Upcoming Feature Film "To the Bone" Including Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves and Retta, Star in the Nine Truths About Eating Disorders in Honor of World Eating Disorders Action Day, June 2, 2016

The Stars of the Upcoming Feature Film "To The Bone" Including Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves and Retta, Star in the Nine Truths About Eating Disorders, a public service announcement based on a document developed by the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) to clarify public understanding of and dispel the many myths about eating disorders.

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DIY Punk Is Red, White and Blue

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The year was 1991 and the city was Los Angeles, and Daniel Makagon was broadcasting from KXLU, the student radio station at Loyola Marymount University. Sitting with him in the studio waiting for an interview were Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl and Kurt Cobain. They were still a burgeoning band in the music scene, and they had brought a cassette with them to promote an upcoming album. Makagon played the tape, and in that pivotal moment became the first person to ever play Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on the radio.

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‘Real Men Don’t Sing’: Allison McCracken on Crooning in American Culture

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