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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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Article ID: 693325

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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Article ID: 693233

SLU Students Learn Italian Playing Assassin’s Creed

Saint Louis University Medical Center

A Saint Louis University professor has developed a method for teaching a new language through gaming.

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20-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693235

Four Harvard Medical School Scientists Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Harvard Medical School

Four Harvard Medical School scientists have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and SciencesClass of 2018 for exceptional scholarship in the field of biomedicine.

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Article ID: 693031

Dodo’s Violent Death Revealed

University of Warwick

The famous Oxford Dodo died after being shot, according to breakthrough research by Oxford University Museum of Natural History and WMG at the University of Warwick.

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18-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693209

University of Washington Professor's 'ArchitectureTalk' Podcast Explores Topics 'at the Edge of the Known'

University of Washington

Vikram Prakash of the University of Washington College of Built Environments says his weekly "ArchitectureTalk" podcast got its start, as many things do, from a student's idea.

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19-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693171

The End of the Castros Era?

University of Michigan

Silvia Pedraza, University of Michigan professor of sociology and American culture, has spent decades researching the exodus of Cubans over the half century since Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.

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19-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691451

NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies to Host “The Origins of the Arts”—April 26-27

New York University

New York University’s Center for Ancient Studies will host “The Origins of the Arts: Expressive Culture of Early Homo sapiens,” the annual Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies, on Thurs., April 26 and Fri., April 27.

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19-Apr-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693115

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Four NYU Faculty as 2018 Fellows

New York University

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected four New York University faculty as fellows--among those author Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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19-Apr-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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