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Texas Tech Pop-Culture Expert Can Comment on Educational Uses for Comics and Graphic Novels #NationalComicBookDay

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U2’s Freebie for iTunes Users: Invasion of Privacy, or Worth a Listen? Baylor Prof/Pop Culture Critic Suggests Folks Try It Before They Delete It

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Combining Math and Music

The work of Anthony Cheung and others shows the power of mathematics to open new possibilities in music. Modern experiments with computer music are just the most recent example.

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Robin Williams Apparent Suicide, APA Experts Available to Discuss Suicide Risk, Treatment

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Musical Training Offsets Some Academic Achievement Gaps, Research Says

Learning to play a musical instrument or to sing can help disadvantaged children strengthen their reading and language skills, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention.

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How Fans Mourn the Death of Popular TV Series

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New research shows what profound effect the loss of popular TV series has on loyal consumers.

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Starving Artists No More: SDSU to Send Music Majors Into the World with Some Business Sense

San Diego State University has answered with a first-of-its-kind program to combine entrepreneurship with the performing and fine arts with the Music Entrepreneurship and Business Program

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New Book by S&T Author Explores American Novelist Richard Russo

Novelist Richard Russo chronicles life in the hard-hit rural manufacturing towns of the Northeast. A new book by Dr. Kathleen Drowne explores the techniques and themes Russo uses throughout his works.

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CWRU Film Researcher Edits New BuñUel Memoir, with Entries on Famed Surrealist Filmmaker Father Luis BuñUel

An unedited family memoir by film director Juan Luis Buñuel, eldest son of famed Spanish surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel, spent 10 years in Linda Ehrlich’s closet. With Juan Luis’ permission, Ehrlich, an associate professor of modern languages and film studies at Case Western Reserve University, edited the manuscript, recently published as Good Films, Cheap Wine, Few Friends: A Memoir (Shika Press, 2014).

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We, Robot: AU Prof. Despina Kakoudaki Available for Comment

Robots and androids hold a powerful sway on our cultural imagination. Countless science fiction books and films have depicted artificial intelligence. Why do we find artificial people fascinating?

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