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How Central Are Female Characters to a Movie?

A new study from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Signal Analysis and Interpretation Lab (SAIL)--which creates automatic tools for signal analysis and linguistic assessment --uncovers how media communicates about gender, race and age finding that in the majority of films, females roles are not central to the plot.

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More Than 50 Nations, 40 Languages Represented at Gonzaga University's 19th Summer Language Program

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Some 300 Spokane-area immigrant and refugee learners from preschool through age 80 representing over 50 countries and speaking more than 40 languages are taking part in Gonzaga University’s 19th annual Summer Language Program on campus.

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‘Root Map’ Transcends Mohawk, US, Canada Borders to Connect Cultures

A new play about borders has found an unusual way to transcend them: by integrating local experiences in each new place it is performed. When it travels Aug. 26 to Akwesasne, the Mohawk Nation territory divided by the U.S. – Canada border, the script will incorporate stories of local Mohawk people, some of whom will join the cast

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Smithsonian Snapshot: 1967 and the Summer of Love

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June 1967 marked the beginning of the “Summer of Love” in San Francisco. The city’s zeitgeist was defined by its psychedelic art and music, and the Monterrey Pop Festival embodied that. Legendary performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Who established them in the pantheon of rock stardom. Artist Bonnie MacLean’s poster for The Who’s Monterrey Pop appearance captured the city’s colorful spirit and created buzz for the British group’s gig at the Fillmore, a stop on their first trip to the West Coast of the United States.

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Scholars Gather to Discuss Counterculture, Summer of Love

Three prominent Northwestern scholars will be among several dozen historians and journalism, arts and gender studies experts from around the country to offer lectures and discussion on a wide range of topics in San Francisco this summer to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.

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FSU Researcher Develops Art Therapy Best Practices for Children with Autism

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A Florida State University researcher is working with art therapists to find better ways to treat children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Researchers were able to develop a set of guidelines for delivering art therapy to children who have ASD.

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Trembling Tenors: Choir Helps People with Parkinson's Disease Battle Destructive Effects to Muscles, Brain, Voice

The Mountain Tremors is a partnership between Northern Arizona University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and School of Music and the Parkinson's Support Group in Flagstaff.

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Holograms Taken to New Dimension

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Using sophisticated algorithms and a new fabrication method, a University of Utah team of electrical and computer engineers has discovered a way to create inexpensive full-color 2-D and 3-D holograms that are far more realistic, brighter and can be viewed at wider angles than current holograms.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, , The New Polytechnic at Rensselaer , Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, EMPAC, Hollywood Special-Effects , Phil Trippett , Lucy Raven , Starship Troopers, 3D Cinema, Digital Monster Effects , Digital Film Effects , 3D Filmmaking

Hollywood Special-Effects Legend Phil Tippett Joins Artist Lucy Raven for Evening of Film and Conversation, Including the Sci-Fi Classic Starship Troopers

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On Thursday, July 20, at 7PM, Hollywood special-effects legend Phil Tippett (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, RoboCop) will join artist Lucy Raven at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for an evening of conversation and film screenings, including the sci-fi classic Starship Troopers, for which Tippett designed the early digital monster effects.

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UC San Diego Celebrates ‘Science Nonfiction’ at Comic-Con

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For the first time, the horde of 100,000+ attendees at San Diego Comic-Con can count a local university among its ranks. UC San Diego’s presence will be seen on MTS trolleys, outdoor boards — even street teams wearing sandwich-boards and aluminum-foil-hats.







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