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Smithsonian Snapshot: "Yarnbombed!"

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If you visit the Smithsonian Castle this Labor Day weekend, you’ll be seeing red—yarn, that is. The entrance gate to the Haupt Garden, light poles, benches and guide ropes leading to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery have been “yarnbombed,” or swathed under layers of yarn, to highlight a new Sackler Gallery exhibition, “Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota.”

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Photographer Donna Ferrato Launches Sept. 12 the First Gallery Exhibition in Her Series on Women Who Have Left Abusers

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"I Am Unbeatable–Documenting and Celebrating Stories of Empowerment: Photographs by Donna Ferrato," will be on display at the Fine Arts Gallery through Dec. 4. In addition to photographs, a video about a survivor of domestic violence named Sarah will run continuously in the gallery.

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Cellphone Addiction Harming Academic Performance Is ‘an Increasingly Realistic Possibility’

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Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, with men college students spending nearly eight hours, according to a Baylor University study on cellphone activity published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.

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SBU Receives Highest Score in Princeton Review’s 2015 Green Honor Roll

Stony Brook University has been named in Princeton Review’s 2015 Green Honor Roll, an annual list that offers a measure of how environmentally friendly universities are on a scoring scale of 60 to 99. Stony Brook, one of 24 universities to receive a score of 99 (the highest possible score), is among 861 colleges reviewed this year. Selection is based on data collected in its 2013-14 surveys of schools concerning their sustainability-related practices, policies, and academic offerings.

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Rensselaer Names New Vice President for Institute Advancement

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Graig R. Eastin, vice president of the CHOC Children’s Hospital Foundation, has been named vice president for institute advancement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by President Shirley Ann Jackson.

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Drexel U. Cybersecurity Experts Available to Discuss Recent Cyberattacks on U.S. Financial Institutions

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UK Information Communication Technology (ICT) Professors Explore Deception in Social Media

The explosion of the Internet and social media has literally put the world at our fingertips, revolutionizing the way people connect and share information. However, for all the positives social media provides, it can also open the door to deception, potentially wreaking havoc on people's lives both personally and professionally.

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Texas, Civil War and Baylor History Portrayed by Baylor's First Art Professor Are On Display in Waco, Texas, through Sept. 21

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The largest-ever exhibition of works by 19th-century Texas artist Henry A. McArdle, whose works depict the state’s history, the Civil War and Baylor University’s founding, are on display in a free exhibition in Waco, Texas, through Sept. 21.

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No-Calorie Sweeteners May Lead to Diet-Sabotaging Choices

Do diet drinks help or hinder those trying to lose weight? New research from Texas Christian University (TCU) suggests that no-calorie sweeteners may lead to diet-sabotaging choices.

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Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en el Smithsonian

El Smithsonian lo invita a celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana (15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre) con una serie de presentaciones, actividades familiares y exposiciones en varios de los museos de la Institución. Todos los programas son gratuitos, a menos que se indique lo contrario.

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