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Released: 16-Jun-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Computers predict people's tastes in art
California Institute of Technology

Do you like the thick brush strokes and soft color palettes of an impressionist painting such as those by Claude Monet? Or do you prefer the bold colors and abstract shapes of a Rothko?

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Released: 9-Jun-2021 1:10 PM EDT
UCI Experts Produce Guide for Defense Attorneys Fighting Use of Rap Lyrics in Trials
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 9, 2021 — Criminology and legal experts at the University of California, Irvine have released Rap on Trial: A Legal Guide for Attorneys, to help protect artists from having their lyrics used against them in court. Rap lyrics have been introduced as evidence in hundreds of cases, and a high-profile ruling by the Maryland Court of Appeals recently allowed a few lines of rap to help put a man behind bars for 50 years.

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Released: 9-Jun-2021 12:35 PM EDT
Stewart releases new book, 'The Poet and the Architect'
South Dakota State University

Blending poetry and architecture has become part of life for South Dakota Poet Laureate Christine Stewart—she combines these distinct creative processes in her new book, “The Poet and the Architect.”

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Released: 2-Jun-2021 10:40 AM EDT
Forged books of seventeenth-century music discovered in Venetian library
Penn State University

In 1916 and 1917, a musician and book dealer named Giovanni Concina sold three ornately decorated seventeenth-century songbooks to a library in Venice, Italy.

Released: 28-May-2021 2:40 PM EDT
Implications of Dwindling Oscars Viewership and Movie Audience Fragmentation
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

As Oscars viewership has plummeted, positive news for the film industry can be gleaned from the increasing fragmentation of movie audiences, a trend that is paving the way for filmmakers who might have struggled to produce motion pictures that were previously deemed as less commercially viable.

Released: 28-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Horror films as a reimagined space for healing
Ohio State University

A new article examines how the depiction of a "final girl's" struggle after survival in a horror film – how she has been vilified and dismissed, but ultimately proven right – might offer trauma survivors the chance to see a bit of themselves on the big screen.

Released: 27-May-2021 11:20 AM EDT
Understanding the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act and a New Era of Racing Regulation
Albany Law School

The journal article discusses the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act . This act was passed by Congress at the end of 2020 and fundamentally changes how thoroughbred racing will be regulated in the United States.

Newswise: Acting for Digital Arts now offered at Wichita State
Released: 25-May-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Acting for Digital Arts now offered at Wichita State
Wichita State University

Whether their goal is to be Gollum in “Lord of the Rings” or a character in the next version of “Call of Duty,” Wichita State University students now have the option to specialize in motion-capture acting through a new concentration within the School of Digital Arts.

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Released: 25-May-2021 10:05 AM EDT
UCLA to Present Opera: “Veteran Journeys” to Focus on American Veterans and Their Families
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

UCLA to Present Opera: “Veteran Journeys” to Focus on American Veterans and Their Families Music and libretto by Dr. Kenneth Wells, professor at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Semel Institute and David Geffen School of Medicine, to premiere June 3 in honor of Memorial Day (May 31)

Newswise: Ithaca College Graduates Encouraged to Find A Gift in the Losses
Released: 24-May-2021 5:40 PM EDT
Ithaca College Graduates Encouraged to Find A Gift in the Losses
Ithaca College

Emmy-nominated television creator and producer Liz Tigelaar told some 1,300 Ithaca College graduates that the beauty in life comes in the questions and the unknowns, and to relish being in a moment where there is so much to discover. A 1998 IC graduate herself, Tigelaar was the main speaker at the college’s 126th Commencement ceremonies held on Sunday, May 23.

Newswise: Vincent Van Gogh's revolutionary artwork was more than a product of mad genius, according to a mental health expert
Released: 20-May-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Vincent Van Gogh's revolutionary artwork was more than a product of mad genius, according to a mental health expert
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Vincent Van Gogh's struggles with mental illness are often credited as the root of his artistic genius, but a UTHealth psychiatrist says that is just one thing that influenced the work of the world-renowned painter.

Newswise: UIC’s Gallery 400 and Jane Addams Hull House Museum earn Terra Foundation grants for joint exhibit
Released: 14-May-2021 12:00 PM EDT
UIC’s Gallery 400 and Jane Addams Hull House Museum earn Terra Foundation grants for joint exhibit
University of Illinois at Chicago

The grants total over $50,000 for the research and development of a joint initiative as part of Art Design Chicago, a Terra Foundation initiative

Released: 11-May-2021 11:25 AM EDT
Cornell prison education alums work with undergrads on theater piece
Cornell University

Participants in a new class – designed to bring together formerly incarcerated and traditional Cornell University students – have written, workshopped and performed an ensemble theatrical piece that will premiere online May 16.

Released: 10-May-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Meaningful movies help people cope with life’s difficulties
Ohio State University

Watching meaningful films – those that we find moving and poignant – can make us feel more prepared to deal with life’s challenges and want to be a better person, a new study found.

Newswise: Conrad Prebys Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant to Support  UC San Diego Department of Music Outreach
Released: 5-May-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Conrad Prebys Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant to Support UC San Diego Department of Music Outreach
University of California San Diego

The University of California San Diego Department of Music will expand its post-pandemic reach with support from a $500,000 grant from The Conrad Prebys Foundation. The grant, which contributes to the Campaign for UC San Diego, helps launch the department’s outreach to both regional audiences, and the international music community.

Newswise: How a Yale scientist and REM star named an ant for a Warhol 'Superstar'
Released: 5-May-2021 12:45 PM EDT
How a Yale scientist and REM star named an ant for a Warhol 'Superstar'
Yale University

The ant came in a small vial of ethanol, sealed in a plastic bag, and packed in a small cardboard box. It was addressed to Yale's Douglas B. Booher.

Newswise: Connection Between Art and Healing Extends Back Centuries
Released: 23-Apr-2021 10:20 AM EDT
Connection Between Art and Healing Extends Back Centuries
SUNY Buffalo State College

Frances Gage, associate professor of art history at Buffalo State College, has studied the connection between art and medicine for decades. It began with the Italian physician and art critic Giulio Mancini, who studied the potential effects pictures may have on their beholders. Today, this theory is playing out in hospitals and medical schools across the country that are recognizing how a range of activities can contribute to healing, including listening to music and looking at art, according to Gage.

Released: 22-Apr-2021 4:00 PM EDT
What Parkinson’s Disease Patients Reveal About How Art is Experienced and Valued
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Altered neural functioning, like that experienced in patients with Parkinson’s disease, changes the way art is both perceived and valued. People with neurological motor dysfunction demonstrated decreased experiences of motion in abstract art and enhanced preferences for high-motion art, compared to a healthy control group.

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Released: 16-Apr-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Leonardo da Vinci definitely did not sculpt the Flora bust
CNRS (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique / National Center of Scientific Research)

"It is machination, it is deception," said the Director General of the Berlin Royal Museums in his defence when criticized for buying a fake.

Newswise: Merkt named Director of the South Dakota Art Museum
Released: 15-Apr-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Merkt named Director of the South Dakota Art Museum
South Dakota State University

Donna Merkt has been named the director of the South Dakota Art Museum

30-Mar-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Rescuing street art from vandals’ graffiti
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Street art adorns highways, roads and alleys around the world, but sometimes, vandals add unwanted graffiti on top. Now, scientists report an eco-friendly method that quickly and safely removes over-paintings on street art. They will present their results at ACS Spring 2021.

Newswise: Making music from spider webs
30-Mar-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Making music from spider webs
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Spiders are master builders, expertly weaving strands of silk into intricate webs. Now, scientists have translated these complex structures into music, which could have applications ranging from better 3D printers to cross-species communication. They will present their results at ACS Spring 2021.

Released: 29-Mar-2021 1:00 PM EDT
Rock Musicians Rufus Wainwright, Lisa Loeb, Tim Reynolds and More to Perform Free Virtual Concert for Colorectal Cancer Awareness
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The American College of Gastroenterology Invites All to “Tune It Up: A Concert To Raise Awareness of Colorectal Cancer” Free Webstream Event Open to All on March 31, 2021 at 8:00 pm EDT

Released: 29-Mar-2021 12:40 PM EDT
Public voting now open to select winners of the Morgridge Ethics Cartooning Competition
Morgridge Institute for Research

The Morgridge Institute for Research launched the fourth annual Ethics Cartooning Competition, and public voting is now open to select the winners out of 17 semi-finalists.

Released: 29-Mar-2021 12:05 PM EDT
UNC Designated as All-Steinway School Thanks to Donor Funds
University of Northern Colorado

The University of Northern Colorado College of Performing and Visual Arts received a total of 96 new Steinway & Sons pianos, with most of them arriving in December of 2018, sealing the School of Music’s All-Steinway School status.

Released: 26-Mar-2021 4:10 PM EDT
New book unveils the hidden role Edith Lewis played in Willa Cather's life and work
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

In "The Only Wonderful Things," to be released April 1 by Oxford University Press, Cather scholar Melissa Homestead details the collaborative partnership and personal relationship between Willa Cather and Edith Lewis. Although the two women lived together openly for nearly 40 years, information about their relationship was suppressed and disputed for many years. Homestead writes: "Willa Cather was no fool, and when she chose to live her life with Edith Lewis, she entered a partnership that enabled her to write some of the most loved and admired novels of the first half of the twentieth century."

Newswise: Comic book researcher: How the Marvel Universe reflects science and society
Released: 25-Mar-2021 4:50 PM EDT
Comic book researcher: How the Marvel Universe reflects science and society
DePaul University

A new exhibition opening at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry called Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes explores the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s evolution alongside society over the past 80 years. The collaboration between the museum and the genre makes sense, says Blair Davis.

Newswise: $1.7M in grants supports IU Kelley School of Business, Jacobs School of Music
Released: 23-Mar-2021 1:40 PM EDT
$1.7M in grants supports IU Kelley School of Business, Jacobs School of Music
Indiana University

Efforts to foster greater student diversity at the Kelley School of Business and support public performances during the Jacobs School of Music's centennial year received crucial financial support through grants to Indiana University from the Conrad Prebys Foundation.

Released: 19-Mar-2021 10:15 AM EDT
Translation updates Cicero’s treatise on jokes as ‘weapons’
Cornell University

Michael Fontaine’s lively new translation of Cicero’s ancient text on humor, “How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor,” amuses as well as instructs – as Cicero, called by his enemies “the stand-up Consul,” no doubt intended.

Newswise: Monumental Sculpture by Jeff Koons Debuts at Jacobs Medical Center
Released: 18-Mar-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Monumental Sculpture by Jeff Koons Debuts at Jacobs Medical Center
University of California San Diego

A new monumental sculpture by artist Jeff Koons debuts as part of the 150-piece Healing Arts Collection at the UC San Diego Health hospital. The artwork, titled Party Hat (Orange), was purchased 15 years ago by longtime university donors Joan and Irwin Jacobs while it was still in production. The larger-than-life metallic party hat reflects the transformative power of the healing that happens on the premises, as well as the celebration of new life at the hospital’s Birth Center.

Newswise: UC San Diego receives 12-piece collection of mid-20th century Soviet art
3-Mar-2021 3:30 PM EST
UC San Diego receives 12-piece collection of mid-20th century Soviet art
University of California San Diego

Twelve pieces of art from the Soviet Impressionism and Socialist Realism periods will find a new home at the University of California San Diego, thanks to longtime Division of Arts and Humanities supporters Ann and Joel Reed.

Newswise: George Washington University Helps Digitize Popular COVID-19 Memorial
26-Feb-2021 12:05 PM EST
George Washington University Helps Digitize Popular COVID-19 Memorial
George Washington University

Artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg, with help from the George Washington University and University of Maryland, has launched a digital version of ‘IN AMERICA How Could This Happen…’ in an effort to continue honoring those who have died and the deaths yet to come.

Released: 25-Feb-2021 4:05 PM EST
AI identifies social bias trends in Bollywood, Hollywood movies
Carnegie Mellon University

Babies whose births were depicted in Bollywood films from the 1950s and 60s were more often than not boys; in today's films, boy and girl newborns are about evenly split. In the 50s and 60s, dowries were socially acceptable; today, not so much.

Released: 17-Feb-2021 11:20 AM EST
Film Professor Discusses COVID's Effect on Streaming Habits
SUNY Buffalo State College

Nielsen’s Streaming Meter noted that Americans spent 142.5 billion cumulative minutes weekly streaming video in the second quarter of 2020, an increase of nearly 75 percent from the second quarter of 2019. Aaron Daniel “AD” Annas, associate professor and director of Buffalo State College’s television and film arts (TFA) program, talks about this phenomenon and other aspects of streaming services, especially in light of the pandemic.

Newswise: How Carnival, Mardi Gras Thrive During a Pandemic
Released: 11-Feb-2021 11:15 AM EST
How Carnival, Mardi Gras Thrive During a Pandemic
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Kim D. Butler, a Rutgers University-New Brunswick scholar of history and Africana studies, reflects on the meaning of the festivals, their relationship to the African diaspora and how they will survive while the world fights COVID-19. The world’s largest Carnival, in Rio de Janeiro, begins Feb. 12. Mardi Gras in New Orleans will be held Feb. 16.

Newswise: Sia Furler Institute appoints its first Artist-in-Residence
Released: 27-Jan-2021 7:05 PM EST
Sia Furler Institute appoints its first Artist-in-Residence
University of Adelaide

One of the world’s leading live-sound music engineers has become the first Artist-in Residence at the University of Adelaide’s Sia Furler Institute of Contemporary Music and Media.

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Released: 27-Jan-2021 12:55 PM EST
Beall Center for Art + Technology awarded Getty Foundation grant for SoCal collaboration
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 27, 2021 — A $100,000 research and planning grant from the Getty Foundation will allow The Beall Center for Art + Technology to join the third regional collaboration in the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: Art x Science x LA. Forty-five cultural, educational and scientific institutions throughout Southern California will receive support for their projects, all of which will explore the intersection of art and science.

Newswise: Penn Medicine Partners with Renowned Artist Maya Lin for Art Installation Ahead of 2021 Opening of Hospital on Penn’s West Philadelphia Campus
Released: 27-Jan-2021 9:00 AM EST
Penn Medicine Partners with Renowned Artist Maya Lin for Art Installation Ahead of 2021 Opening of Hospital on Penn’s West Philadelphia Campus
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine’s Pavilion, one of the largest hospital projects underway in the United States and the largest capital project in the University of Pennsylvania’s history, will feature an art installation by renowned artist and designer Maya Lin. The artwork—tentatively titled “DNA Tree of Life”—will be on display in the atrium of the new state-of-the-art facility, set to open later this year.

Newswise: Why So Few Black Skiers and Ballet Dancers?
Released: 21-Jan-2021 3:15 PM EST
Why So Few Black Skiers and Ballet Dancers?
University of Vermont

A new book, The Color of Culture, is the first to show with statistical rigor the much lower participation rates of Black vs. white Americans in a nine recreational and cultural activities, from golf to painting. It uses statistical techniques to show that systemic racism explains the discrepancy.

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Released: 12-Jan-2021 2:55 PM EST
Alumnus Vincent Steckler and his wife donate $10.4 million to UCI
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 12, 2021 — A $10.4 million gift to the University of California, Irvine from the Steckler Charitable Fund, formed by Vincent and Amanda Steckler, will support art history students as well as the creation of a center committed to making the field of computing more inclusive. Vincent Steckler, who earned both a B.

Newswise: Hull-House hosts year-long series of experimental audio performances by ‘Guillermo Gómez-Peña addressing multiple pandemics
Released: 11-Jan-2021 4:05 PM EST
Hull-House hosts year-long series of experimental audio performances by ‘Guillermo Gómez-Peña addressing multiple pandemics
University of Illinois at Chicago

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Public Media Institute and the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art will present a series of experimental audio performances from performance artist, writer, activist and MacArthur Fellow Guillermo Gómez-Peña.

Released: 7-Jan-2021 3:50 PM EST
UCI Students Publish Book About Life Under Quarantine
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 7, 2021 – Students from the University of California, Irvine are self-publishing a book about their lives during the COVID-19 crisis. Patience and Pandemic, which is set to be released this month, is a collection of photography, essays and poetry solicited during the summer of 2020 as a way for Anteaters to express themselves during the stay-at-home order.

Newswise: Art Institutions Celebrate Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Groundbreaking Artist and Rutgers Professor
Released: 7-Jan-2021 8:05 AM EST
Art Institutions Celebrate Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Groundbreaking Artist and Rutgers Professor
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The performance and dis-assemblage artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz, a Distinguished Professor and the longest-serving Department of Art & Design faculty member at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, has defined himself for more than a half-century as an avant-garde breaker of artistic boundaries. This month, as he turns 87, he is having a moment with honors from the Whitney Museum of Art, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and El Museo del Barrio.

Released: 6-Jan-2021 10:05 AM EST
Why buying some conceptual art is like “owning nothingness”
Ohio State University

What exactly did the Crystal Bridges Museum get when it bought the artwork “Untitled” (L.A.), 1991 for $7.8 million? “From a legal perspective, absolutely nothing,” a law professor says.

Released: 5-Jan-2021 11:10 AM EST
Just A Taste: The Great Pennsylvania Cooking Show
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg University Presents will host a live virtual cooking show featuring four renowned Pennsylvania chefs and celebrity chef, Roy Choi, to benefit hospitality employees across the state adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26


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