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42nd annual NIAF Gala Weekend, Italian heritage

From Medical Discovery to Food and Fine Arts, Italian-American Contributions Celebrated at Annual Foundation Conference

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At this year’s 42nd annual NIAF Gala Weekend at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in D.C., all aspects of Italian heritage were celebrated, including food, the fine arts, and scientific discovery. The weekend’s events included the medical conference, “Mediterranean Diet, Human Health and Longevity,” sharing the latest in research into a vital part of Italian culture –– diet and food. Conference presentations explored how the recipes of Italian grandmothers are among the healthiest in the world and can even help fight disease, such as cancer.

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Memory of Jane Addams Celebrated with Archives, Tour at UIC

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‘Mother of social work’ was first American woman awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.

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What Gives Poetry Its Aesthetic Appeal? New Research Has Well-Versed Answer

New psychology research points to the factors that explain why we find particular poems aesthetically pleasing—results that enhance our understanding of “why we like what we like.”

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Beyond Humbug: What Makes a Christmas Classic? SJU Expert Comments on Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"

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Matt Lauer, Today Show, Weinstein, Garrison Keillor, Charlie Rose, Bill O'reilly, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault

Long-Excused Predatory Behavior Is Being Exposed, with Serious Consequences, U of R Professor Says.

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Using Dance to Build a Community

In early 2017, Courtney Kalaher formed the Out Loud Dance Studio in Houston. Twice each week, students in the area come together to laugh, play and express themselves through movement.

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Researchers From Music and Engineering Team Up to Turn Big Data Into Sound

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A unique collaboration between a music professor and an engineering professor at Virginia Tech will result in the creation of a new platform for data analysis that will make it possible to understand the significance of data by turning it into sound.

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Thus, Let the Beat Rock, Rock on Indeed: Black Music Here to Stay, and It’s Time Grammy Awards Recognizes It

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Movies Wield Powerful Influence on Drinking Habits of 10- to 15-Year-Olds

Early adolescence is a high-risk period for alcohol experimentation and initiation. Adolescent drinking is linked to exposure to alcohol use in the media. This study examined the influence that movie portrayals of drinking may have on the onset of drinking among 6th, 7th and 8th graders, and the impact that viewing the movie with a friend or parent might have. Researchers also examined movie influence across a spectrum of early-drinking milestones: sipping alcohol (but not consuming a full drink), consuming a full drink of alcohol, and engaging in heavy episodic drinking.

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Researchers Trained Neural Networks to Be Fashion Designers (Sort Of)

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Researchers from the University of California San Diego and Adobe Research have demonstrated how artificial intelligence and neural networks could one day create custom apparel designs to help retailers and apparel makers sell clothing to consumers based on what they learned from a buyer's preferences.







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