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AU Museum Summer Exhibits: Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition, Washington Masters, and Non-Conformist Latvian Art

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Summer exhibits at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center open June 13.

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Smithsonian Snapshot: Shaun White in “Eye Pop”

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In a world consumed by personal and celebrity image making, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery considers how personalities are constructed in its exhibition “Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze.” Featuring 54 portraits, such as this one of Shaun White, it will be open at the Portrait Gallery May 22 through July 10, 2016.

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Awe May Promote Altruistic Behavior

Inducing a sense of awe in people can promote altruistic, helpful and positive social behavior according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Youth Dance Classes Score Low in Physical Activity

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For parents who send their kids to dance classes to get some exercise, a new study from researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests most youth dance classes provide only limited amounts of physical activity.

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Death of Blues Great BB King. Kip Lornell, Part-Time Professor of Music at GW, Is Available to Discuss King's Lasting Impact

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Swarthmore Expert on the Rise of Female Filmmakers at International Film Festivals

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What Would Optimus Prime Do? New Research Taps Transformers to Shed Light on Business Leadership

According to new research co-authored by Binghamton University’s Seth Spain, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the impact of Saturday morning cartoons. Spain's research research examines how fantasy-based stories, in particular the popular 1980s cartoon series The Transformers, can shape children’s perceptions of what behaviors are associated with effective leadership. It also could provide a basis for workplace-training programs.

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Swarthmore Expert on the Challenges Facing Female Directors in Hollywood

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Trending Stories Report for 27 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Bruce Jenner and transgender health, agriculture and pesticide alternatives, new tick-borne disease, internal dissent in Iran over nuclear deal, listeria ice cream recalls, changing mammography recommendations, immunology, materials science, and healthcare education.

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Smithsonian Snapshot: Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with LeRoy Neiman’s “Big Band”

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LeRoy Neiman considered this 9-by-13-foot work featuring 18 iconic jazz musicians one of the greatest works in his career. Donated to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, it was recently unveiled for April, Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM).