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Dressing Down to Go Up in the Polls

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Question: Since when did dressing down help politicians win elections? Answer: Since Harry S. Truman wore Hawaiian shirts. Gone are the days of Hayes, Harrison, and even Harding. For most of American history, we didn’t even know what our president looked like. Today, we know when he gets a haircut, his preference in ties, and the cut of his jeans.

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New Evidence Shifts the Timeline Back for Human Arrival in the Americas

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Ancient artifacts found at an archeological site in Argentina suggest that humans occupied South America earlier than previously thought.

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Scholarship, Creativity of UIC Art Faculty on Display at EXPO CHICAGO

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The UIC College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts is at EXPO CHICAGO with a booth that highlights the diverse and innovative works of the School of Art & Art History faculty at UIC, Chicago’s public urban research university.

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Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future of the African-American Experience

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The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC), the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African-American life, history, and culture, will officially open its doors on Sept 24. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson is one of several notable guests who will speak during the grand opening dedication ceremony for the museum.

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One Hundred Years in the Making: A Space That Pays Homage to African-American History and Culture

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Troy, N.Y. — More than a century after black Civil War veterans began imagining a monument to honor the civic contributions of African-Americans, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African-American life, history, and culture, will officially open its doors. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson is one of several notable guests who will speak during the Sept. 24 grand opening dedication ceremony for the museum. NMAAHC was established by an act of Congress in 2003, establishing it as part of the Smithsonian Institution, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African-Americans. The outdoor ceremony begins with a “gathering and musical prelude” at 8 a.m. The dedication of the newest museum is set for 10 a.m. The ceremony will be live-streamed on the Internet at nmaahc.si.edu. President Barack Obama and fi

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Ancient Skeleton Discovered on Antikythera Shipwreck

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An international research team discovered a human skeleton during its ongoing excavation of the famous Antikythera Shipwreck (circa 65 B.C.).

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UGA Entomology to Lead Effort to Digitize North America’s Butterfly and Moth Collections

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This fall researchers at the Georgia Museum of Natural History at the University of Georgia will lead an effort to digitize around 2.1 million specimens from the order Lepidoptera—moths and butterflies—and to make that data available to scientists studying climate, natural habitats and agricultural pests. They hope the insect specimens will tell the story of the world’s climatic shifts, animals on the move and changing fauna.

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Kroc Institute Charged with Technical Verification and Monitoring of Historic Colombian Peace Accord

The historic Colombia peace agreement announced on Aug. 24 gives the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies primary responsibility for technical verification and monitoring of implementation of the accord through the Peace Accords Matrix (PAM) Barometer initiative.

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Natural History Museums in the 21st Century

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Dr. Kirk Johnson, the Sant Director of the world-renowned Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, whose noted career as a paleontologist has seen him lead expeditions in 11 countries and 19 states, resulting in the discovery of more than 1,400 fossil sites, has been invited by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson to speak to members of the campus and local community on Thursday, Sept. 1. He will deliver a lecture titled “Natural History Museums in the 21st Century,” from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.

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New UMN Study: America's Wars Take Uneven Toll

In today's wars, Americans who die or are wounded in battle are disproportionately coming from poorer parts of the country, according to a new study released this week.

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One of the Most Significant Etruscan Discoveries in Decades Names Female Goddess Uni

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Archaeologists translating a very rare inscription on an ancient Etruscan temple stone have discovered the name Uni -- an important female goddess.

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The demise of the Maya civilization: Water shortage can destroy cultures

Something really drastic must have happened to the Ancient Maya at the end of the Classic Period in the 9th century. Within a short period of time, this advanced civilisation in Central America went from flourishing to collapsing -- the population dwindling rapidly and monumental stone structures, like the ones built at Yucatán, were no longer being constructed. The reason for this demise remains the subject of debate even today. Model calculations by TU Wien may have found the explanation: the irrigation technology that served the Mayans well during periods of drought may have actually made their society more vulnerable to major catastrophes.

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University of Washington Paleontologists Discover Major T. Rex Fossil

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Paleontologists with the University of Washington's Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture have discovered a Tyrannosaurus rex, including a very complete skull. The find, which paleontologists estimate to be about 20 percent of the animal, includes vertebrae, ribs, hips and lower jaw bones.

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High-Tech Imaging Reveals Precolonial Mexican Manuscript Hidden From View for 500 Years

Researchers from the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries and from universities in the Netherlands have used high-tech imaging to uncover the details of a rare Mexican codex dating from before the colonization of the Americas. The newly revealed codex, or book, has been hidden from view for almost 500 years, concealed beneath a layer of plaster and chalk on the back of a later manuscript known as the Codex Selden, which is housed at the Bodleian Libraries. Scientists have used hyperspectral imaging to reveal pictographic scenes from this remarkable document and have published their findings in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.

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Reinterpreting the Fossil Record on Jaws

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Scientists use the fossil record to make judgments on the physiology and behavior of species. But are those interpretations correct? New research from the University of Notre Dame puts into question how we interpret the behavior of extinct organisms from their fossil remains, and the greater role of plasticity in determining evolution diversity.

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Expedition Finds Remains of Fortified Roman Port Are Much Larger Than Previously Thought

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An international team, co-directed by a University of Southampton archaeologist, has made a significant discovery at an underwater location in Albania – revealing that the submerged remains of a major ancient fortress and port are far larger than previously known.

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An Ancient Mayan Copernicus

For more than 120 years the Venus Table of the Dresden Codex -- an ancient Mayan book containing astronomical data -- has been of great interest to scholars around the world. The accuracy of its observations, especially the calculation of a kind of 'leap year' in the Mayan Calendar, was deemed an impressive curiosity used primarily for astrology.

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Quagmire of Politics, Power, Science, Individual Agendas, and History

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UMToday reached out to the Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, Douglas Brown, for his take on the 2016 Rio Olympics for an op-ed piece.

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Twenty-Five Little Bones Tell a Puzzling Story About Early Primate Evolution

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A cache of exquisitely preserved bones, found in a coal mine in the state of Gujarat, India, appear to be the most primitive primate bones yet discovered, according to a new analysis.

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Legal Commentaries Continue to Make an Impact, 250 Years On

A four-volume work that has never been out of print for the past 250 years is still making an impact on the modern world's legal thinking.







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