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Smithsonian Snapshot: The Myth and the Milky Way

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In this untitled painting from his series titled “Zulu” (meaning “sky” or “heavens”), Gavin Jantjes (b. 1948, South Africa) depicted a Khoisan myth about the Milky Way.

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Saint Louis University to Celebrate Grand Hall Ribbon Cutting Tuesday, Aug. 8

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The ribbon cutting ceremony to open Saint Louis University’s newest residence hall, Grand Hall, is set for Tuesday, Aug. 8. The ceremony will include brief remarks by SLU president Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D.

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Dana-Farber Debuts New Name, State-of-the-Art Facility for Integrative Therapies

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the new Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living, underscoring Dana-Farber’s commitment to providing cutting-edge patient therapies and support for the “whole person” during and after treatment. Increasing data has indicated that integrative therapies can help alleviate side effects of cancer therapy.

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Run-Up to Revolution: Early American History Seen Through the Stage in Odai Johnson's Book 'London in a Box'

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The true cultural tipping point in the run-up to the American Revolution might have been the First Continental Congress's decision in late October of 1774 to close the theaters in British America, says University of Washington drama professor Odai Johnson in his new book, "London in a Box: Englishness and Theatre in Revolutionary America."

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Music Therapy Helps People with Parkinson’s Build Strength Through Song

A music therapy class is helping people with Parkinson's disease build strength through song. An Iowa State study shows singing improves the muscles used for swallowing and respiratory control – two functions complicated by Parkinson’s.

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Twirlers Earn 19 National Awards

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Smith competed in the beginner category for 19-year-old competitors and won first place in the women’s world open solo-baton championship, second place in the women’s national and world open two-baton twirling championship and fourth place in the national-international championship flag twirling/swinging contest. Parliament competed in the intermediate category for 19-year-old competitors and won second place in the national-international championship flag twirling/swinging contest and third place in the women’s national and world open two-baton twirling championship.

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Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation Raises Nearly $200,000 at Third Annual “Signature Social”

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On July 28, Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation hosted the Third Annual Signature Social, raising nearly $200,000 in support of programs and services at Southern Ocean Medical Center. The cocktail reception took place at Bonnet Island Estate on Long Beach Island where more than 200 guests joined in celebration of the hospital.

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The Mellon Foundation Supports Major Initiative at Olin College of Engineering to Better Integrate STEM Education with Arts and Humanities

$900,000 to support new model of “artist-in-reference,” an “Arts + Action” student fellowship and an immersive faculty professional development experience

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Song of the Trees

In The Wind Garden, the trees, wind and light are the composers. The new sound installation was created by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams for the Stuart Collection, a public art collection on the University of California San Diego campus. The innovative soundscape is activated by the natural elements and inspires listeners to connect with their environment.







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