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Ninety-Four Years Ago Today Women Won the Right to Vote; Newly Discovered Letters Will Help Show How

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On Aug. 26, 1920, with the formal adoption of the 19th Amendment, women won the right to vote. Now, a newly discovered collection of Susan B. Anthony letters will help show how.

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Saint Joseph's University Interfaith Expert Elected President of International Council of Christians and Jews

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The International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) announced that Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations (IJCR) of Saint Joseph’s University was elected its president effective immediately. Cunningham served two terms as the organization’s second vice president, and will serve as the ICCJ president for three years.

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Combining Math and Music

The work of Anthony Cheung and others shows the power of mathematics to open new possibilities in music. Modern experiments with computer music are just the most recent example.

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American University Museum Early Fall Exhibits Open Sept. 6

One of the exhibits, Surrealist Art from the Estate of H. Marc Moyens, closes Sat., Sept. 20, for the museum's annual Fall for the Arts, which brings the community together for a day devoted to the arts. There will be workshops and sessions on acting, music, writing, and visual art, surprise performances throughout the day, culminating in an auction of Moyens' collection. 

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Science Fiction Through Lens of Racial Inclusiveness

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The University of California, Riverside will launch a yearlong exploration of ethnic futurisms funded by a prestigious $175,000 Sawyer Seminar grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Violence Against Journalists in the Middle East

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High School Rock Orchestra Experience Fostered Long-Term Musical Involvement

Former members of a suburban Cleveland high school rock orchestra report staying highly involved in music and that the experience prepared them to achieve in ways that came as a surprise.

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Beyond Po-TA-to and Po-TAH-to

The sounds of a 7,000-year-old language now echo through the halls of the University of Kentucky. Professors and students work together to reconstruct a spoken version of PIE (Proto-Indo-European).

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Giant Aldabra Tortoises Debut At the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo

Two giant Aldabra tortoises (Geochelone gigantean) are now grazing outside Zoo Center at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.

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'Freedom Summer' App Teaches About Forces That Shaped Passage of Civil Rights Act

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“Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Act of 1964” is now available as an iPad app and on the Web. The game-based interactive learning module from the IU Center on Congress explores the relationship between the civil rights movement and Congress’ passage of civil rights legislation.

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