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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to Debut New TV Ads

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Following the success of its recent brand relaunch, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) will kick off its 2016 advertising campaign with a television commercial debuting during the Seattle area broadcast of the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 7, on CBS affiliate KIRO-TV. Three additional TV ads will air in the weeks after, and all will run through June. The campaign is designed to convey the strength of SCCA’s three alliance partners—Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine—and how “Better Together” translates into better outcomes for patients in the treatment of cancer.

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‘Spectrum’ Show Celebrates Link Between Art and Science

DaVinci knew it. Michaelangelo knew it. And the artists and scientists featured in the annual Art of Systems Biology and Nanoscience show know it, too: art and science are closely related. This year’s show, ‘Spectrum,’ will feature stunning artwork by artists inspired by nature and dazzling images by scientists studying nature at the smallest scales.

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UCLA professor creates video games that redefine art

Eddo Stern straddles the world of fine art and game design to ask fundamental questions about what is real.

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Ask a Loyola Burn Surgeon if the Burn/Severe Cold Scenes in the Revenant, Chicago Med and Chicago Fire Are True

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GWU Faculty Experts Are Available to Discuss and Provide Insight on Who They Think Will Win Oscars/Grammys

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Elvis’ First Venture to Las Vegas Was a Flop, Writes Historian

Beginning with “one electrifying night” in 1969 and continuing through the mid-1970s, Elvis Presley reigned as Las Vegas’ top nightclub act. But his first attempt to win over fans in that city 60 years ago was “a painful setback” for the young performer, writes a Missouri University of Science and Technology historian.

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Northwestern Professor on Oscars' Diversity Controversy

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David Simon—Creator of HBO’s ‘the Wire’ and Other Award-Winning Series—to Be Honored with Rod Serling Award From Ithaca College

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The first Rod Serling Award for Advancing Social Justice Through Popular Media will be presented on February 4 at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. Distinguished television writer David Simon is the inaugural winner of the award, created by Ithaca College.

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Rejection From 'American Idol' Provides Insights Into Perseverance

New research based on observations at American Idol auditions and in-depth interviews with 43 contestants reveals how contestants come to accept rejection after being cut from the competition.

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Wrongful Convictions Like That of Steven Avery in Making a Murderer Are More Common Than You Think, Expert Says

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Northwestern Professors Available on Oscar Nominations

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Historian: ‘the Revenant’ Is Part Make-Believe, Part Historic Art

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“The Revenant,” a movie nominated for 12 Oscars including for best picture and best actor, is a film that takes liberties telling the true story of mountain man Hugh Glass. Jon Coleman, professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, says the fiction in the storytelling is, in a way, the "most historical part."

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Experts Available to Discuss Oscar Nominations Thursday

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Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary Year, 2016, Will Not Only Be a Celebration of Dead White Males

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The death of most performed playwright in the world is to be marked in Stratford-upon-Avon, London and across the globe this year. Researchers from the Multicultural Shakespeare in Britain Project at the University of Warwick are set to launch a new online Shakespeare performance database on 15 Jan 2016 that holds three years of research which documents and contextualises BAME performers’ crucial yet undervalued contribution to our understanding of Shakespeare - our greatest cultural symbol of ‘Britishness’.

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David Bowie's stylist range kept him vital, says John Covach, director of Institute for Popular Music at University of Rochester

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Gonzaga Professor Tod Marshall Named Washington State Poet Laureate

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – Tod Marshall, an award-winning poet and English professor at Gonzaga University, has been appointed the fourth Washington State Poet Laureate by Gov. Jay Inslee, the Washington State Arts Commission and Humanities Washington announced today. His term begins Feb. 1 and runs through Jan. 31, 2018.

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries Unveil ‘Paramount’ Music, History Collection

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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries now has two limited edition collections of rare early jazz and blues music from Paramount Music in nearby Grafton, Wisconsin.

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Media: Following #MakingAMurderer? Criminal Law Professor @ShimaBaradaran of @Uutah Available to Talk About the Case. #StevenAvery

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'Spectre' Villain Fails Neuroanatomy in Latest Bond Film

James Bond's nemesis in the most recent film likely failed neuroanatomy, said real-life neurosurgeon and scientist Dr. Michael Cusimano of St. Michael's Hospital.

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Taylor Bell’s Rap Song Is Poetry, Not Crime