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From the Dentist’s Office to the Mud Of "Texas Cotton": George Hardy, "Troll 2" Cult-Classic Movie Star and UAB School of Dentistry Graduate, Preps for His Third Sidewalk Film Festival Experience

Alex City, Alabama, dentist George Hardy will star in the premiere of the short film “Texas Cotton” this week at the Birmingham Sidewalk Film Festival. Hardy has become an icon among cult-movie enthusiasts for his turn in “Troll 2” and the subsequent documentary “Best Worst Movie.” While “Troll 2” has been universally panned, Hardy embraces the film as “one of the best things that’s ever happened to me.”

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CEOs Close to Trump Deciding When to Advise and When to Leave

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Dean Bob Bruner of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business discusses the departure of many CEOs from President Trump's business advisory groups.

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Transgender TV Characters Have the Power to Shape Audience Attitudes, USC Annenberg Research Shows

Watching transgender characters on fictional TV shows has the power to influence attitudes toward transgender people and policy issues.

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Historian Reflects on 27 Years of the Web

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The World Wide Web as we know it today has undergone many changes and raised many moral and ethical questions that creator Tim Berners-Lee never considered when he unleashed it on the world 27 years ago today. As a history of technology professor at Texas A&M University, Jonathan Coopersmith spends a great deal of time studying the way society interacts with technology. Much of that interaction with technology today takes place through the web.

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How Central Are Female Characters to a Movie?

A new study from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Signal Analysis and Interpretation Lab (SAIL)--which creates automatic tools for signal analysis and linguistic assessment --uncovers how media communicates about gender, race and age finding that in the majority of films, females roles are not central to the plot.

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Making the Most of ‘Home Away From Home’ — the Dorm Room

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When it comes to decorating, organizing and personalizing a college dorm room — that pint-sized home away from home — a Baylor University interior design expert advises students to first study the space like they are studying for an exam, then have fun with it. Professor Elise King gives some tips in this Q&A.

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Wichita State University Offers Community Trip to View Total Solar Eclipse

The upcoming solar eclipse is generating significant public interest, according to Wichita State University's Office for Workforce, Professional and Community Education.

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Video Game to Be Based on Book by S&T History Professor

A book by a Missouri University of Science and Technology history professor is the basis for a tactical wartime video game set for release in 2018.

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Hollywood Special-Effects Legend Phil Tippett Joins Artist Lucy Raven for Evening of Film and Conversation, Including the Sci-Fi Classic Starship Troopers

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On Thursday, July 20, at 7PM, Hollywood special-effects legend Phil Tippett (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, RoboCop) will join artist Lucy Raven at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for an evening of conversation and film screenings, including the sci-fi classic Starship Troopers, for which Tippett designed the early digital monster effects.

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Can Journalists Help Readers Navigate the Changing Media Landscape?

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As the media industry copes with fake news, journalists still relish the chance to tell stories that matter.







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