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Released: 19-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Photovoice: Seeing the Community Through the Eyes of Our Youth
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles partners with youth-serving organizations to empower young people from across L.A. County to identify the unique strengths and needs of their communities through photography. You might think kids today are more interested in selfies than in the world around them.

Released: 17-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Stress could make us more likable, and other Behavioral Science news tips
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise.

Newswise: Multidisciplinary artist R. Luke DuBois shapes trillions of bytes of  Akamai data into “Portrait of Life Online” NFT
Released: 12-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Multidisciplinary artist R. Luke DuBois shapes trillions of bytes of Akamai data into “Portrait of Life Online” NFT
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Renowned multidisciplinary artist R. Luke DuBois, associate professor and director of the Integrated Design and Media program at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, in collaboration with cloud company Akamai Technologies, has created the first Non-Fungible Token (NFT) artwork dynamically fueled by the internet.

Released: 11-May-2022 9:35 AM EDT
Research Shows the Role Empathy May Play in Music
Southern Methodist University

Can people who understand the emotions of others better interpret emotions conveyed through music? A new study by an international team of researchers suggests the abilities are linked.

Newswise: Broadway Belts for PFF! Raises Record $475,000
Released: 5-May-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Broadway Belts for PFF! Raises Record $475,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Benefit for Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Features Broadway’s Hottest Stars and Supports Thousands with Life-Threating Lung Disease

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Released: 4-May-2022 2:15 PM EDT
Researcher explores the role of musical timbre or tone in emotional response
University of Oregon

How can people interpret the same sounds so differently? One answer is timbre, according to Zachary Wallmark, an assistant professor of musicology at the University of Oregon.

Newswise: UW-Milwaukee to honor Willem Dafoe with honorary doctorate at 2022 commencement
Released: 29-Apr-2022 10:15 AM EDT
UW-Milwaukee to honor Willem Dafoe with honorary doctorate at 2022 commencement
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Academy Award nominated actor Willem Dafoe will return to his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, on Sunday, May 22, to receive an honorary Doctor of Arts degree and be the featured speaker at the university’s two commencement ceremonies.

Released: 28-Apr-2022 1:40 AM EDT
Study finds that males are represented four times more than females in literature
University of Southern California (USC)

Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have utilized AI technologies to conclude that male characters are four times more prevalent in literature than female characters.

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Released: 25-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Art Exhibit Showcases Black Artists
Cedars-Sinai

To commemorate a new art exhibit at Cedars-Sinai, Robert C. Davidson, Jr., vice chair of the Smithsonian Art Museum, will lead an April 27 virtual panel discussion called Open Doors: A Conversation on the Healing Power of Diversity in Art.

Released: 22-Apr-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Why is there no Uber for live music?
Cornell University

While digital platforms like Uber continue to proliferate and expand the gig economy into new sectors of work, new Cornell University research shows some industries, such as live music, have structural features that keep them from adapting well to online platforms.

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Released: 21-Apr-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Tiffany Lopez is named dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., April 21, 2022 — Tiffany Lopez, visionary artist and administrator and proven champion for diversity and inclusion, has been named dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine, following a nationwide search. She will assume the post on July 1. Lopez comes to UCI from Arizona State University, where she serves as vice provost for inclusive excellence and as a Foundation Professor in the Sidney Poitier New American Film School in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

Released: 20-Apr-2022 1:45 PM EDT
A Place to be Heard; a Space to Feel Held: Black Perspectives on Creativity, Trustworthiness, Welcome and Well-Being–Findings from a Qualitative Study
Wallace Foundation

This study, a follow-up to a 2020 report that suggested that Black Americans are less likely than others to participate in the arts, seeks to better understand cultural and creative preferences among Black communities.

Newswise: Calling All Student Artists: CSU Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Summer Arts
Released: 14-Apr-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Calling All Student Artists: CSU Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Summer Arts
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Application deadlines are May 27 for immersive on-campus summer arts experience at Fresno State, or April 22 for study abroad programs

Newswise: UCI’s Bruce Yonemoto is named a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow
Released: 12-Apr-2022 2:50 PM EDT
UCI’s Bruce Yonemoto is named a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., April 12, 2022 — Bruce Yonemoto, a video and digital media installation artist, educator, writer, curator, and professor of art at the University of California, Irvine, has been awarded a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship. He joins 179 other American and Canadian scientists and scholars in the social sciences and humanities, as well as writers and artists of all kinds, in 51 fields receiving the prestigious grants.

Newswise: Tulane University opens Anne Rice’s complete archive for research
Released: 12-Apr-2022 9:35 AM EDT
Tulane University opens Anne Rice’s complete archive for research
Tulane University

The complete archival collection of famed bestselling New Orleans author Anne Rice is now open by appointment to the general public and campus community for research through the Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC), a division of Tulane University Libraries.

Released: 11-Apr-2022 2:20 PM EDT
Russian Trolls Tried to Distract American Voters with Entertainment
Cornell University

In a finding that has implications for the 2022 midterm elections, Cornell University researchers found Russia tried to distract liberal voters during the 2016 presidential campaign with a seemingly innocent weapon – tweets about music and videos.

Newswise: Baseball legend, AI pioneer, Marine Corps commandant and comedian/actor to be honored at Tulane Commencement
Released: 8-Apr-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Baseball legend, AI pioneer, Marine Corps commandant and comedian/actor to be honored at Tulane Commencement
Tulane University

Four individuals who have made major contributions in fields ranging from sports and entertainment to national defense and artificial intelligence will receive honorary degrees at Tulane University’s 2022 Commencement. Henry “Hank” Aaron, one of baseball’s greatest players; Gen. David H. Berger, a Tulane graduate and commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Ken Jeong, a medical doctor who became one of the country’s most sought-after comedic actors and Dr. Rosalind Picard, an inventor, engineer, scientist and pioneer in artificial intelligence, will receive honorary degrees at the May 21 ceremony. Aaron will receive Tulane’s first-ever posthumous honorary degree.

Newswise: Sculpture by Renowned El Paso Artist Revealed at the Texas Tech Dental Oral Health Clinic
Released: 7-Apr-2022 2:00 PM EDT
Sculpture by Renowned El Paso Artist Revealed at the Texas Tech Dental Oral Health Clinic
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

The opening of the Hunt School of Dental Medicine and Texas Tech Dental Oral Health Clinic could not have been done without the help of our community. That teamwork is symbolized by an 8-foot sculpture – crafted by renowned El Paso artist Julio Sanchez De Alba – which now welcomes visitors to the Texas Tech Dental Oral Health Clinic. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso officials revealed the work of art on Feb. 24 with the Texas Tech University System’s Board of Regents and members of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Board of Directors in attendance. The unveiling took place prior to the regents’ meeting on the TTUHSC El Paso campus.

Newswise: WashU Expert: Following Oscars drama, Academy Awards has most to lose
Released: 28-Mar-2022 6:05 PM EDT
WashU Expert: Following Oscars drama, Academy Awards has most to lose
Washington University in St. Louis

In the wake of the slap heard ‘round the world — actor Will Smith’s blow to comedian Chris Rock’s left cheek — scholars in the business of entertainment in the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis say the situation is shot through with reputational risk.But not where you might think.

Newswise: The Healing Power of the Arts
Released: 28-Mar-2022 3:45 PM EDT
The Healing Power of the Arts
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Prison Arts Collective seeks to transform the lives of incarcerated individuals through the arts.

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Released: 28-Mar-2022 10:30 AM EDT
Location chosen for Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., March 28, 2022 — Spellbinding views – both indoors and out – will grace the future home of the Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art at the University of California, Irvine when it opens along Campus Drive near Jamboree Road – a location UCI officials announced today. The North Campus site – which is near where the UCI Medical Center-Irvine complex is also being constructed – will offer visitors “sweeping views of the San Joaquin Marsh Reserve to complement Langson IMCA’s remarkable collection of California impressionist and contemporary art and serve as a vibrant hub for discovery, exchange and engagement,” said museum director Kim Kanatani.

Newswise:Video Embedded rock-musicians-rufus-wainwright-ben-folds-tim-reynolds-and-more-lend-their-voices-to-free-virtual-concert-for-colorectal-cancer-awareness
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Released: 24-Mar-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Rock Musicians Rufus Wainwright, Ben Folds, Tim Reynolds and More Lend Their Voices to Free Virtual Concert for Colorectal Cancer Awareness
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The American College of Gastroenterology offers an open invitation to all to enjoy a free virtual event, “Tune It Up: A Concert To Raise Colorectal Cancer Awareness,” on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 8 pm EDT featuring dynamic performances by a talented collective of musicians.

Newswise: “Creative Weaving” an Activity Kit that Makes Art Work an Easy Task Anyone Can Do
Released: 24-Mar-2022 8:55 AM EDT
“Creative Weaving” an Activity Kit that Makes Art Work an Easy Task Anyone Can Do
Chulalongkorn University

A graduate student at Chula’s Faculty of Education has designed a “Creative Weaving” tool kit to inspire people of all ages to enjoy simple weaving activities that don’t require basic skill or knowledge. The activity is fun and helps improve concentration.

22-Mar-2022 9:45 AM EDT
Arts activities may reduce antisocial behavior among teenagers
University of Florida

Teenagers who take part in arts and cultural activities, such as dance, drama, reading and going to concerts, are less likely to engage in antisocial and criminalized behavior up to two years later, according to a new study by University College London and University of Florida researchers.

Newswise: Universality observed in preference for color composition in paintings
Released: 22-Mar-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Universality observed in preference for color composition in paintings
Toyohashi University of Technology

Professor Shigeki Nakauchi's research team at Toyohashi University of Technology worked with researchers from the University of Minho (Braga, Portugal) to examine preferences for color composition particitated by Japanese and Portuguese people for Japanese and Occidental paintings through experiments using the original paintings and paintings with artificially altered color compositions.

Released: 21-Mar-2022 1:25 PM EDT
Study finds that an information shock is needed to make firms understand that music is changing
BOCCONI UNIVERSITY

The music industry, in little more than twenty years, has gone through two technological shocks linked to digitization: first the advent of downloads, which have replaced physical supports, then that of streaming, with the passage from the possession of a content to the right of access to a catalog.

Newswise: Little Altars, Big Impact
Released: 15-Mar-2022 3:45 PM EDT
Little Altars, Big Impact
University of Northern Colorado

The legacy of artist, activist and UNC alumna Lydia Ruyle '72 is being celebrated during Women's History Month through an exhibition featuring her lively banners of divine goddesses

Newswise: Actor, producer, writer and doctor Ken Jeong to address Tulane’s 2022 graduates
Released: 14-Mar-2022 3:30 PM EDT
Actor, producer, writer and doctor Ken Jeong to address Tulane’s 2022 graduates
Tulane University

One of today’s most sought-after and popular comedic actors will return to New Orleans on May 21 to address graduates at Tulane University’s Commencement 2022. Ken Jeong, who honed his skills in New Orleans’ comedy clubs while doing research at Tulane's School of Medicine in the 1990s, will be the keynote speaker at Tulane’s Commencement, which will take place at 9 a.m. in Yulman Stadium. The ceremony will be the first Tulane commencement in which all graduates will participate together, in person, since the pandemic began.

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Released: 1-Mar-2022 11:00 AM EST
Iowa State designer turns sound into graphics in partnership with Maestro guitar pedals
Iowa State University

Decades after Gibson Guitar's famous pedal brand Maestro went dormant, an Iowa State University designer has expanded his research – creating visuals out of sound – in a partnership with the brand as they launch a new family of guitar pedals.

Released: 24-Feb-2022 1:55 PM EST
Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories
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Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories

Newswise: A digital future keeps arts alive amid uncertainty
Released: 23-Feb-2022 6:05 PM EST
A digital future keeps arts alive amid uncertainty
University of South Australia

As arts and culture take centre stage in the Adelaide Fringe Festival, experts at the University of South Australia are highlighting a desperate need for arts professionals experienced in technologies and philanthropy to help navigate the sector towards a brighter future amid COVID-19.

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Released: 16-Feb-2022 11:45 AM EST
Unraveling the connections between singing and Parkinson’s disease
Iowa State University

ISU researchers are embarking on an in-depth and comprehensive study to determine the underlying mechanisms by which singing can improve breathing and swallowing for people with Parkinson’s disease. The researchers will also track changes to brain activity and biomarkers of stress and inflammation to better understand how the social benefits of singing with others can slow the disease’s progression and its symptoms.

Newswise: Music Therapy Improves Ability to Cope with Pain for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
Released: 16-Feb-2022 11:40 AM EST
Music Therapy Improves Ability to Cope with Pain for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

A new study from University Hospitals Connor Whole Health found patients with Sickle Cell Disease who participated in music therapy learned new self-management skills and improved their ability to cope with pain.

Newswise: Gallery 400 exhibit ‘Crip*’ tackles assumptions of what is ‘normal’
Released: 10-Feb-2022 1:35 PM EST
Gallery 400 exhibit ‘Crip*’ tackles assumptions of what is ‘normal’
University of Illinois Chicago

Alongside the exhibition, a “Crip*” Colloquium will be co-presented by Gallery 400 and the UIC Disability Cultural Center

Newswise: Grammy-Nominated Alumna Trades Concert Set for Musical Theatre
Released: 9-Feb-2022 1:15 PM EST
Grammy-Nominated Alumna Trades Concert Set for Musical Theatre
University of Northern Colorado

Since graduating from UNC, Neyla Pekarek ‘09, has lived on a stage. For eight years she traveled across the world performing in front of massive crowds as a member of the highly successful folk-rock band, The Lumineers. The vocalist, cellist and pianist has since decided to step off the tour bus and say goodbye to her bandmates. She’s not leaving the spotlight, though, just shifting her stage setting to the theatre with the world premiere of her new musical Rattlesnake Kate at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) on Feb. 4.

Newswise: Chula Demonstration School’s Award-Winning Innovation – “History of Art” Makes Learning “Fun”
Released: 7-Feb-2022 8:55 AM EST
Chula Demonstration School’s Award-Winning Innovation – “History of Art” Makes Learning “Fun”
Chulalongkorn University

A teacher at Chulalongkorn University Demonstration Elementary School has created “History of Art – The Journey”, an innovative educational media for art history education dedicated to elementary school students who can practice their reading, listening, hands-on and play skills while fully enjoying the world of art.

Released: 26-Jan-2022 9:00 PM EST
How listening to music can take the edge off the menopause transition
North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

As researchers continue to seek effective treatment options for menopause symptoms as alternatives to proven pharmacologic solutions, a number of innovative therapies have been shown to improve symptoms.

Released: 26-Jan-2022 5:05 PM EST
Free Speech Center at MTSU celebrates Rascals’ Felix Cavaliere Feb. 23 with award, free concert
Middle Tennessee State University

The Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University will present Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals with its Free Speech in Music Award Wednesday, Feb. 23, in Tucker Theatre on campus in a free public evening of music and celebration.

Released: 25-Jan-2022 2:05 PM EST
University of Miami presents a world premiere opera
University of Miami

The opera is based on "Il Gattopardo," one of the greatest literary works of the 20th century later adapted to a feature film considered one of the top films ever made.

Released: 30-Dec-2021 9:35 AM EST
The Cathedral of St. John The Divine Rings in 2022 Online with New Year's Eve Concert for Peace
Mount Sinai Health System

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine closes out the year with celebration and song online with the annual New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace, part of the 2021-2022 season of Great Music in a Great Space.

Newswise: Cue the violins: 3D printing take center stage
Released: 27-Dec-2021 5:05 PM EST
Cue the violins: 3D printing take center stage
Case Western Reserve University

A Northeast Ohio student-founded company developing inexpensive, acoustically solid, and durable 3D-printed ¼-size violins for children’s use will show off their latest iteration at CES 2022 in January.

Released: 15-Dec-2021 1:05 PM EST
Broadway script discovery reveals how disability was erased from The Music Man
University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield researcher has discovered never-before-seen drafts of one of the most popular musicals in Broadway history

Released: 15-Dec-2021 8:05 AM EST
Hip Hop song linked to a reduction in suicides in the US
BMJ

Wide scale public attention to the song “1-800-273-8255” by American hip hop artist Logic was associated with an increase in calls to the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and a reduction in suicides, finds a study in the Christmas issue of The BMJ.


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