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UW-Milwaukee Receives Grant to Help PhD Students Prepare for Careers Outside Academia

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is one of 28 schools to receive National Endowment for the Humanities grants to better prepare doctoral students in the humanities to work outside academia.

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Gonzaga Prepares to Begin Construction on Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University intends to break ground in spring 2017 on the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, a transformative $30 million facility made possible by an extraordinary $55 million gift from the late Miss Myrtle Woldson – the largest gift in Gonzaga's history. Construction awaits final approval from Gonzaga’s Board of Trustees anticipated later this year.

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Women Athletes Dominate Prime Time Telecast of 2016 Olympics

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Science of Song Symposium Set for Sept. 12 at Vanderbilt

Presentations illustrating ongoing research on how and why music affects us will be the focus of The Science of Song symposium at Vanderbilt University.

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How National Parks Contribute to Gross National Happiness, According to UGA Experts

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Progress in Steps Rather than Miles:

In support of Neurosurgery Awareness Month, the story of one patient's recovery from stroke.

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Woodrow Wilson’s Hidden Stroke of 1919

World War I had catapulted the U.S. from historical isolationism into a major European conflict. Upon the close of the war, Wilson's vision involved a permanent U.S. imprint on democracy in world affairs. On Oct. 2, 1919, Wilson suffered his fourth and most serious ischemic stroke, leaving him incapacitated.

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Birkbeck Research Uncovers Publishing Problems in Popular Contemporary Fiction

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A Birkbeck researcher has published an article that reveals the extent to which popular novels differ around the world. Professor Martin Paul Eve, Chair of Literature, Technology and Publishing, shows how and why the wildly-popular 2004 novel by David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas, is substantially different in the UK and US editions of the same book.

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Expedition Finds Remains of Fortified Roman Port Are Much Larger Than Previously Thought

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An international team, co-directed by a University of Southampton archaeologist, has made a significant discovery at an underwater location in Albania – revealing that the submerged remains of a major ancient fortress and port are far larger than previously known.

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UMToday reached out to the Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, Douglas Brown, for his take on the 2016 Rio Olympics for an op-ed piece.

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American University Partners with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Fellowships for Arts Management Students

Joint partnership will create a new fellowship program designed to increase diversity in arts management.

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UAB Theatre Students Portray Patients to Test Occupational Therapy Students’ Skills

A new cross-professional program in which theater students learn to portray patients is providing real-world experience to Occupational Therapy students who need to learn to care for them. The former get to test their chops acting out a key diagnosis, and OT students get hands-on experience before advancing to fieldwork.

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Indiana University Experts Available to Discuss 2016 Summer Olympics

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With 2016 Summer Olympic Games set to begin Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Indiana University experts in economics, public health, media studies, cybersecurity, public and environmental affairs and business and are available to discuss a variety of issues. Topics include Zika and other health concerns for athletes and spectators, how coverage and marketing of the games has changed and how it might frame public discussion on other topics, and Brazil's ability to pull off a successful worldwide event and its long-term futur

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Henry James Stamp Included in U.S. Postal Service Literary Arts Series

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A commemorative stamp for American writer, Henry James, was released by the U.S. Postal Service on July 21. James is the 31st inductee in the U.S. Postal Service's Literary Arts Series.

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National Communication Association Urges Communication Scholars and Teachers to Help Communities Heal in the Wake of Shootings

In light of the wave of violence that has left citizens and police officers dead in communities across the United States in recent weeks, the National Communication Association (NCA) has issued an Action Alert, encouraging the nearly 7,000 Communication teachers and scholars who constitute its membership to continue to use their communication expertise for the common good.

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UTSA Center for Archaeological Research Reimagines the Alamo

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Members of The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Center for Archaeological Research have teamed up with other archaeologists to study the Alamo and its grounds as part of the process to develop a master plan for the historic landmark.

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Unlocking the Languages of Autistic Children in Families

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Researchers at the University of Kent are arguing that creativity and intermedial languages can be used as a bridge to communicate with autistic children.

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Professor Unearths a Gold Rush-Era Scandal

Chemistry Professor Tom Savage tells an epic tale of early California and a Mormon couple.

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Local Philanthropist and UC San Diego Supporter Conrad Prebys Dies

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University of California San Diego friend and supporter, Conrad Prebys died on Sunday, July 24, following a battle with cancer. The San Diego philanthropist and businessman was 82.

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Americans Worried About Using Gene Editing, Brain Chip Implants and Synthetic Blood

Many in the general public think scientific and technological innovations bring helpful change to society, but they are more concerned than excited when it comes to the potential use of emerging technologies to make people's minds sharper, their bodies stronger and healthier than ever before, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.







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