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Newswise: Research explores how youth are excluded from public spaces, design practices
Released: 7-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Research explores how youth are excluded from public spaces, design practices
Iowa State University

America’s youth have historically been excluded from using public spaces how they want, in addition to being left out of design discussions. Including them in this process will have long-term societal benefits, according to an Iowa State University researcher.

Released: 6-Jul-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Middle Tennessee State University issues statements, background re: death of veterans center namesake Charlie Daniels
Middle Tennessee State University

Statements from university leadership about Daniels' impact on student veterans and download link for file photos from his involvement throughout the years

Newswise: MyWorld set to make South West a digital media leader on global stage
Released: 26-Jun-2020 7:45 AM EDT
MyWorld set to make South West a digital media leader on global stage
University of Bristol

The South West is on track to become an international trailblazer in screen-based media thanks to £46 million funding, which will launch a creative media powerhouse called MyWorld and supercharge economic growth, generating more than 700 jobs.

Newswise: Comedy Can Help Change the World, Rutgers Researcher Says
Released: 25-Jun-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Comedy Can Help Change the World, Rutgers Researcher Says
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Comedy can play an important role in challenging people to address critical social issues, says Lauren Feldman, associate professor at Rutgers’ School of Communication and Information.

Released: 18-Jun-2020 10:05 AM EDT
MSK’s Visible Ink Writing Program Presents “On Cancer and Coronavirus,” Performed by Stars of Broadway, Film and TV
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

On Thursday, June 18, at 6:00 p.m. E.T. with an encore at 9:00 p.m., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) will stream a special performance on visibleink.vimeo.mskcc.org, highlighting poignant and humorous perspectives On Cancer and Coronavirus, featuring works from its writing program, Visible Ink. This will be the 12th annual performance of stories written by MSK patients, and the first presented virtually. Visible Ink has always worked with many participants remotely, so it was well positioned to continue to connect MSK patients with experienced writers to support their written expression.

Newswise: “Prescribing Art” course teaches med students to recognize bias and better address racial disparities
Released: 12-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
“Prescribing Art” course teaches med students to recognize bias and better address racial disparities
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Can art help doctors better understand their patients and address racial disparities? An innovative collaboration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham uses art to help medical students hone their observational skills, in order to make more accurate diagnoses. “Prescribing Art: How Observation Enhances Medicine” is a partnership between the School of Medicine, the Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

Newswise: Weird Science
Released: 8-Jun-2020 8:05 PM EDT
Weird Science
University of South Australia

White lab coats and dangerous experiments all epitomise the ‘mad scientist’ from many a Hollywood blockbuster but, even beyond the silver screen, the stereotype lives on, and according to new research, it could mar the next generation of potential scientists.

Newswise: Kennesaw State University’s Charles Parrott Selected as a 2020 CUR­–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Released: 29-May-2020 8:25 AM EDT
Kennesaw State University’s Charles Parrott Selected as a 2020 CUR­–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Charles Parrott, associate professor in the Department of Theater & Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA, has been selected as a 2020 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee.

Newswise: Trinity University’s Rubén R. Dupertuis Selected as a 2020 CUR­–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Released: 29-May-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Trinity University’s Rubén R. Dupertuis Selected as a 2020 CUR­–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Rubén R. Dupertuis, associate professor and department chair of religion at Trinity University in San Antonio, has been selected as a 2020 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee.

Released: 27-May-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Augmented reality can improve online shopping, study finds
Cornell University

A recent survey found that online shoppers return 70% of the clothing they order, more than any other category of purchase. This has an indirect but real impact on the environment.

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Released: 14-May-2020 6:25 PM EDT
Sculptor designs, builds ‘interactive contraptions’ from everyday materials to simulate human connections
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Even in isolation, Stacey Holloway can hold a hand, receive a swift kiss on the cheek or give a high-five. She can offer a nose rub, just like the ones she shares with her mother. She just does them all alone — that is, if you don’t count the kinetic, prosthetic models she created to help.

Released: 12-May-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Inspired by the Past, Rensselaer Artist Develops Innovative Screenprinting Techniques
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

In his artistic quest to translate his vision, Nathan Meltz used numerous techniques. But it was his innovative use of 21st-century technology with 15th-century printing tools that pushed the boundaries of screenprinting.

Newswise: UIC graduates first BFA in art education students
Released: 11-May-2020 9:45 AM EDT
UIC graduates first BFA in art education students
University of Illinois at Chicago

As part of their program, CADA students had to take classes in the College of Education.

Released: 23-Apr-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Can Music Distract Us While We Work From Home?
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers researcher offers insight into the impact of music while we work

Newswise: UIC’s Lydia Diamond wins Horton Foote Playwriting Award
Released: 22-Apr-2020 11:10 AM EDT
UIC’s Lydia Diamond wins Horton Foote Playwriting Award
University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC clinical associate professor of theatre within the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts, was named the 2020 Horton Foote Playwriting Award winner. The award comes with a $25,000 prize that will be awarded in July.

Newswise: Raising Mount Sinai
Released: 20-Apr-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Raising Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai Health System

The musicians of Carnegie Hall, featuring a song and words of support by Jimmy Buffet and others join forces to raise money for the front-line health care staff at the Mount Sinai Health System

Released: 17-Apr-2020 5:05 PM EDT
FSU expert available to comment on sociological aspect of ‘Tiger King’
Florida State University

By: Kelsey Klopfenstein | Published: April 17, 2020 | 4:50 pm | SHARE: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, viewers worldwide have become captivated by the hit Netflix mini docuseries “Tiger King.”To help understand the sociological aspect of the series, an FSU professor of sociology is available to comment on the allure of the show and why a public interest fosters community during this time.

Newswise: Fandoms and virtual engagement in a time of social distancing
Released: 17-Apr-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Fandoms and virtual engagement in a time of social distancing
DePaul University

With many people remaining in physical isolation due to the coronavirus, some are turning to old hobbies and even older TV shows to stay engaged socially.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Newly translated 1500s book teaches the ‘art’ of drinking
Cornell University

When Michael Fontaine, professor of classics in the College of Arts and Sciences, began translating the Latin poem “How to Drink: A Classical Guide to the Art of Imbibing” by German humanist Vincent Obsopoeus, he could not have known it would be published in the middle of a pandemic.

Newswise: Staying home? A geography expert in Buffalo creates a customizable 'coloring book' of city neighborhoods
Released: 10-Apr-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Staying home? A geography expert in Buffalo creates a customizable 'coloring book' of city neighborhoods
University at Buffalo

Anyone can use the map. Kids can use the map as a learning activity by identifying their house; drawing in missing features, like cars, dogs or potholes; or color-coding their neighborhood according to themes such as the number of trees on a block.

Released: 9-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
UVA Darden Grad’s Rhoback Apparel Company Shifts Focus to ‘Victory Mask’ Production
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Rhoback, the line of stylish activewear owned and operated by University of Virginia Darden School of Business alumni Matt (MBA ’16) and Kristina Loftus (MBA ’17), has temporarily shifted much of its production from performance polo shirts, Q-Zip pullovers and performance t-shirts to face masks intended to stop the transmission of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19.

Released: 2-Apr-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Stressed about COVID-19? Try tapping into the power of music
Ohio State University

The virus might be keeping people apart; music can help bring them together -- and just might have a positive effect on your physiological response to stress.

Newswise: Origami artist turns to folding face masks amid pandemic need
Released: 2-Apr-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Origami artist turns to folding face masks amid pandemic need
Indiana University

Jiangmei Wu is turning to origami to create and potentially provide face masks critically needed to slow COVID-19 infection.

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26-Mar-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Shining a Spotlight on the History of Gender Imbalance in Hollywood
PLOS

A new analysis reveals long-term trends in female representation in the U.S. movie industry, including a sharp decline associated with the “Studio System” era that dominated Hollywood from 1922 to 1950. Luís A. Nunes Amaral of Northwestern University, Illinois, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on April 1, 2020.

Newswise: Tulane offers special scholarships to returning Peace Corps volunteers and Fulbright Student Grantees
Released: 1-Apr-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Tulane offers special scholarships to returning Peace Corps volunteers and Fulbright Student Grantees
Tulane University

Tulane University is announcing a special initiative to make graduate study more accessible to U.S. Peace Corps volunteers (PCVs) and Fulbright student grantees called back from international placements because of concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

Newswise: Claiming the Director’s Chair
Released: 27-Mar-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Claiming the Director’s Chair
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The CSU is preparing the next generation of women filmmakers for California’s multibillion-dollar entertainment industry.

Newswise: Creative connections for children during COVID-19
Released: 25-Mar-2020 6:15 PM EDT
Creative connections for children during COVID-19
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

NEXT.cc, an organization that serves teachers and students around the world, is reaching out to children and families to share its variety of free science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) projects through its website, Facebook and Linked In.

Released: 25-Mar-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Book retrieval effort gives grad student welcome relief
Cornell University

Benedetta Luciana Sara Carnaghi, a doctoral student in history, didn’t have to wait long to get what she needed to continue her work, thanks to a double-time effort by Cornell University Library staff to reunite graduate students and faculty with their research materials, when campus libraries first closed to the public March 15-16.

Released: 25-Mar-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Cornell history course adds spring 2020 to the archives
Cornell University

Like all other course instructors in the College of Arts and Sciences, Corey Ryan Earle ’07, instructor of The First American University (AMST2001), the popular course about Cornell’s history and unique role, has had to modify his class in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Newswise: Zimmerli Art Museum Offers Virtual Tours, Demonstrations in Response to COVID-19
Released: 23-Mar-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Zimmerli Art Museum Offers Virtual Tours, Demonstrations in Response to COVID-19
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

In response to coronavirus quarantines in New Jersey and nationwide, Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers–New Brunswick is taking steps to provide children and adults with online demonstrations, virtual tours and activities to keep the community productive during this period of uncertainty.

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Released: 19-Mar-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Researchers Reveal Secret of 18th-Century Portrait From Russia’s Tretyakov Gallery
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

Russian researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of RAS, and Russia’s famed Tretyakov Gallery have conducted a comprehensive preconservation study of “The Portrait of F.P. Makerovsky in a Masquerade Costume” (1789) by the Russian painter Dmitry Levitsky. The paper was published in the journal Heritage Science.

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VIDEO
Released: 12-Mar-2020 11:05 AM EDT
After Turning Microorganisms Into Art, Student Helps NASA Study Origins of Life Through Algae (Video)
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers student Julia Van Etten, whose @Couch_Microscopy Instagram page garnered more than 25,000 followers by showcasing microorganisms as art, is now working with NASA on research into how red algae can help explain the origins of life on Earth.

Newswise: The lasting legacies of Beethoven on 250th anniversary of composer’s birth
Released: 11-Mar-2020 8:30 AM EDT
The lasting legacies of Beethoven on 250th anniversary of composer’s birth
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The German-born pianist and composer is considered one of the most influential artists of all time.

Newswise: Audience size and comments may affect enjoyment of social television
Released: 5-Mar-2020 8:50 AM EST
Audience size and comments may affect enjoyment of social television
Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

The presence of a large audience boosts enjoyment, but it takes just a few haters to ruin a TV show or movie, according to a study of social television, the practice of simultaneously watching television programs while seeing the social media “tweets” of other viewers displayed on the same screen.

Newswise: Professor works to preserve endangered Ladino language
Released: 4-Mar-2020 3:25 PM EST
Professor works to preserve endangered Ladino language
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Bryan Kirschen, an assistant professor of Spanish and linguistics at Binghamton University, is working to preserve the Ladino language, which can be traced back to the 15th century.

Released: 4-Mar-2020 2:55 PM EST
Canceled: Susan Choi, Terrance Hayes, and Cathy Park Hong Among Those Featured at NYU’s Creative Writing Program Events in March
New York University

These events have been canceled: The NYU Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2020 Reading Series continues in March with events featuring Susan Choi (March 12), Terrance Hayes (March 13), and Cathy Park Hong (March 26), among others.

Released: 2-Mar-2020 11:30 AM EST
Computer Scientist Develops the Art of Artificial Intelligence
University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Kang Zhang uses artificial intelligence (AI) to teach computers to create illustrations in the style of the famous masters: Jackson Pollock and his paint splatters or Joan Miró and his curved shapes and sharp lines. The process involves feeding computers examples of colors, abstract shapes and layouts so they can learn to produce their own versions of masterpieces.

Newswise:Video Embedded composer-of-dear-erich-to-hold-musical-performance-talk-at-rutgers
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Released: 27-Feb-2020 1:25 PM EST
Composer of ‘Dear Erich’ to hold Musical Performance, Talk at Rutgers
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Ted Rosenthal to perform excerpts from his jazz opera--and share its backstory--drawn from 200 personal letters between his grandmother and father during the Holocaust.

Newswise: Composer Chinary Ung to be Inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters
Released: 26-Feb-2020 2:05 PM EST
Composer Chinary Ung to be Inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters
University of California San Diego

When the American Academy of Arts and Letters inducts its newest members in May, University of California San Diego composer and Distinguished Professor of Music Chinary Ung will become the first faculty member in the university’s 60 year history to receive the prestigious honor.

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Released: 25-Feb-2020 2:20 PM EST
Smithsonian Releases 2.8 Million Free Images for Broader Public Use
Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian announced today the launch of Smithsonian Open Access, an initiative that removes Smithsonian copyright restrictions from about 2.8 million of its digital collection images and nearly two centuries of data. This means that people everywhere can now download, transform and share this open access content for any purpose, for free, without further permission from the Smithsonian.

Newswise:Video Embedded political-science-professor-seeks-to-slay-gerrymandering-through-art-and-research
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Released: 20-Feb-2020 2:30 PM EST
Political science professor seeks to slay gerrymandering through art and research
Wichita State University

Brian Amos, assistant professor of political science at Wichita State University, has dedicated numerous papers and conferences to gerrymandering research.

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Released: 20-Feb-2020 2:05 PM EST
Classically Trained Flutist Starts Group to Support Underrepresented Musicians, Artists
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Sana Colter, a classically trained flutist at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, remembers growing up in Harlem, learning to play the flute and piano in fourth grade and thinking that she would have to stop because her parents couldn’t afford the lessons. She also distinctly recalls the day a little girl in the audience said, “I didn’t know black girls played the flute,” during one of her performances. Inspired by Lizzo, the classically trained flutist turned pop artist, Colter is eager to break stereotypes and encourage more underrepresented groups to feel empowered to pursue music careers, and even pick up classical instruments. Read more on CREATE, an organization she started through Rutgers University to offer underrepresented groups a supportive hub as they embark on their artistic journeys.

Released: 20-Feb-2020 12:05 PM EST
NYU’s Ulrich Baer Available for Comment on Jack London—Environmentalist, Self-Made Millionaire, and Socialist
New York University

New York University’s Ulrich Baer, who authored the afterword to the new edition of The Call of the Wild (Warbler Press), is available for comment on the legacy of Jack London.

Newswise: Expert: Art museums ‘have work to do to represent complete human experience’
Released: 19-Feb-2020 4:45 PM EST
Expert: Art museums ‘have work to do to represent complete human experience’
DePaul University

Historically, art museum galleries have lacked diversity of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, abilities, and sexual orientation, and it’s important for museums to begin to address this representation issue in order to show the wide range of human experience, said Julie Rodrigues Widholm, director and chief curator of DePaul Art Museum located on the campus of DePaul University.

Released: 19-Feb-2020 10:40 AM EST
Cognitive experiments give a glimpse into the ancient mind
Aarhus University

Symbolic behaviour - such as language, account keeping, music, art, and narrative - constitutes a milestone in human cognitive evolution.


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