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New Book Calls for Putting More Humanities Into Economics

In a passionately argued new book, Northwestern University literary scholar Gary Saul Morson and Northwestern President Morton Schapiro make the claim that economics is missing its humanity, and economists must look to literature to make their research work in the real world.

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Robot Uses Deep Learning and Big Data to Write and Play Its Own Music

A marimba-playing robot with four arms and eight sticks is writing and playing its own compositions in a lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The pieces are generated using artificial intelligence and deep learning.

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'Documents that Changed the Way We Live': Podcast by UW's Joe Janes Now a Book

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A popular podcast by Joe Janes of the University of Washington Information School is now a book. "Documents that Changed the Way We Live" is being published this month by Rowman & Littlefield.

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Musical Mystery: Researchers Examine Science Behind Performer Movements

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Researchers at McMaster are one step closer to solving one of the mysteries of social interaction: how musicians communicate during a performance and anticipate one another’s moves without saying a word. The findings are important because a clearer appreciation of how musicians silently work together—across tempo changes, phrasing and musical dynamics—will improve our understanding of nonverbal communication. That could lead to better techniques to reach those with conditions such as autism or dementia, say researchers.

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Syrian Voices Speak Out in Transformational Protest

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In her new book published Tuesday, “We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria,” Northwestern University professor Wendy Pearlman recounts intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives have been transformed by revolution, war and flight.

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Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Foundation Brings Fireworks Back to the Navesink River on June 24

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The Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Family Fireworks on the Navesink to support Riverview Medical Center Foundation. This fun-filled family event will again be held at the DiPiero home, on the picturesque Navesink River, on Saturday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m.

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Open TV Helps Web Series About Queer People of Color Get HBO Deal

HBO has purchased rights to the wildly popular web series “Brown Girls,” a show set in Chicago about straight and queer women of color developed as part of Northwestern University professor Aymar Jean “AJ” Christian’s research project, Open TV (beta). 

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Live Webcast to Boldly Go Where Science Meets Sci-Fi

In a live webcast from Perimeter Institute on June 14, a panel of scientists and creative minds will discuss the influence of science fiction, particularly Star Trek, on their fields, and the role of creativity and imagination in their work.

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Women Still Dealing with the ‘Celluloid Ceiling’ on Indie Films Too

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A new study out of San Diego State makes clear that female directors, producers, writers, and other roles are still underrepresented on independent movies shown at film festivals nationwide.

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Smithsonian Snapshot: I Wanna Rock!

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Inspired by a rock concert, artist Debra Baxter created her “Devil Horns Crystal Brass Knuckles” series. The hand gesture known as devil horns, or rock horns, gained popularity at 1970s heavy-metal concerts as a staple of audience appreciation.







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