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East Asian Art Prof Documents Early Chinese Mosques

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Research by Nancy Steinhardt, chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, shows that mosques, and ultimately Islam, have survived in China because the Chinese architectural system is adaptable.

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A Theory Explains Why Gaming on Touchscreens Is Clumsy

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New research challenges the belief that touchscreens are worse input devices because they lack physical buttons. The reason is that key press timing in touchscreen input is unpredictable. When timing is made more predictable, performance improves.

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Researcher Finds 468-Year-Old Receipts for Renaissance Artist

Alison Stewart, art history professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, uncovers documents showing an Augsburg printer paid the equivalent of $150,000 to Sebald Beham in 1548

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Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

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‘Brave New Wild’ Asks Legendary Adventurers What Lures them to Climb Rocks

Why do people rock climb? It is a highly dangerous and difficult sport—and most definitely a non-conventional life pursuit. Independent filmmaker Oakley Anderson-Moore sets out to answer this question in her debut feature documentary, “Brave New Wild,” which is in the midst of a national theatrical tour and was recently made available for viewing on DVD as well as on iTunes and other digital platforms. Anderson-Moore filmed a series of interviews of climbers from the early days of the climbing revolution. These adventurers broke social norms in post-World War II America to live nomadic lives in their quest to conquer the Tetons, outside Yellowstone National Park, and the great rock walls, such as Half Dome and El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.

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Kansas State University Professor, Students Research Culturally Relevant Music Education

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A Kansas State University professor and seven undergraduate students are traveling the country to study music educators who use culturally relevant teaching styles.

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Coping with the Death of Prince, Icons

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Pioneer and Independent - Prince Defied Culture, Gender and Race

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Prince Will Be Remembered as One of Most Significant Artists in American Popular Music History

Prince was one of the most important artists in American popular music during the last two decades of the twentieth century.

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Prince’s Influence on Music on Par with Duke Ellington, Miles Davis

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Prince Was One of the Most Significant Artists in American Pop Culture

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Four From UCI Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Four University of California, Irvine faculty in law, philosophy, chemistry and physics have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which recognizes leaders from the academic, business and government sectors who are responding to challenges facing the nation and the world.

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AAAS Elects Five NYU Faculty as 2016 Fellows

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) has elected five New York University faculty as fellows: Leslie Greengard, a professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences; Yusef Komunyakaa, a faculty member in the Creative Writing Program and the Department of English; Trevor Morrison, dean of NYU’s School of Law; Debraj Ray, a Silver Professor in the Department of Economics; and Christopher Wood, a professor in the Department of German.

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‘Will You See the Players Well Bestowed?’

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In the Elizabethan era, the play was indeed the thing, and even so vaunted a playwright as Shakespeare was far from a widely-known quantity. The playwright’s death on April 23, 1616, was marked by precious few remembrances.

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Q&A with #UDEL Environmental Historian Adam Rome, Who Wrote the Book on Earth Day - Literally

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Fire, Risk and Accident Shape Glassblower Who Shattered Norms

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Widely regarded as the world’s greatest living master in glass, Dale Chihuly’s works capture the restlessness and essence of his subjects, often plant and animal forms brimming with elaborate ribbing and streaks of color.

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History Professor Lisa Leff Wins Major Jewish Literature Prize

American University History Professor Lisa Leff is the recipient of the 2016 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.

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"The Signal and the Noise" Selected for One Book Program

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Nate Silver’s improbably entertaining book on statistics and forecasting, “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail -- but Some Don’t,” is Northwestern University’s One Book One Northwestern all-campus read for the 2016-17 academic year

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A Rarity Most Beloved at Cornell University, Shakespeare’s Four Folios – VIDEO

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Acclaimed Music Educator Francisco J. Núňez to Be Awarded Honorary Degree by Ithaca College

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The founder of the award-winning Young People’s Chorus of New York City, Francisco J. Núñez, will be among three awarded honorary degrees at Ithaca College's Commencement ceremony. Also recognized will be New York Times correspondent Adam B. Ellick and Fisher House Foundation chair and chief executive officer Kenneth Fisher.