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Article ID: 693737

UC San Diego Historian Karl Gerth Receives Two Prestigious Fellowships

University of California San Diego

University of California San Diego Department of History professor Karl Gerth was awarded two prestigious fellowships totaling $145,000 to further his research on the implications of Chinese consumerism.

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30-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693708

U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith Announced as Wellesley College’s 2018 Commencement Speaker

Wellesley College

U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith Announced as Wellesley College’s 2018 Commencement Speaker. Exercises will take place on Friday, June 1, at 10:30 am.

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30-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693565

The Aftermath of Conflict: Sociology Professor Studies Post-Conflict Iraq Reconstruction

West Virginia University

Jesse Wozniak, assistant professor of sociology in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University, is exploring whether a post-conflict Iraq, specifically the police force, can transition to a democracy.

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26-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 693564

Billy Payne’s Olympian Triumph

University of Georgia

UGA alumnus’ successful campaign to land the Centennial Games put Atlanta on the international map

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26-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693510

New York Philharmonic Musicians, Historians, and Directors on “Leonard Bernstein and Vienna”—May 2

New York University

New York University’s Remarque Institute will host “Leonard Bernstein and Vienna,” a discussion featuring those who knew and worked with Bernstein, musicians from the New York Philharmonic, historians, and others, on Wed., May 2.

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26-Apr-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693375

Wizard of Oz Iconic Crystal Ball Visits Cornell Library

Cornell University

The crystal ball from the movie “The Wizard of Oz” – one of Hollywood’s most iconic objects – is coming to Cornell University Library this spring.

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24-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693319

Smithsonian Snapshot: Ginger Smock, Trailblazing Jazz Violinist

Smithsonian Institution

Jazz violinist Emma “Ginger” Smock was born in Chicago in 1920. She moved to Los Angeles after her parents’ deaths and was raised by her aunt and uncle, and she soon displayed precocious musical talent. Smock spent the early 1940s performing light concert music before becoming a protégé of veteran jazz violinist Stuff Smith in 1943.

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24-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693367

Stephen Colbert and Celebrity Alumni Spend ‘a Starry Night’ at Northwestern

Northwestern University

CommFest finale: School of Communication reunion launches next generation of leaders

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24-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693372

Smithsonian Launches Pilot Program of “Pepper” Robots

Smithsonian Institution

This spring, visitors to some Smithsonian museums may find themselves greeted by a 4-foot-tall, wide-eyed robot named Pepper. Six Smithsonian museums have deployed the humanoid Pepper robots in an experimental program to test how robot technology can enhance visitor experiences and educational offerings.

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Unlocking Mysteries of the Often-Unknown Art of Dramaturgy

University of Iowa

The University of Iowa’s MFA in dramaturgy program specializes in new-play development, allowing dramaturgs to collaborate directly with playwrights.

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23-Apr-2018 4:50 PM EDT
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