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Newswise: Health People Announces Winners of the 4C’s: COVID, Community, Conscience Contest
30-Dec-2020 1:55 PM EST
Health People Announces Winners of the 4C’s: COVID, Community, Conscience Contest
Health People

Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute and New York City Health + Hospitals’ Test & Trace Corps Announce winners of 4C’s Contest, which invited young Bronx creatives, ages five to 24, to spread COVID-19 prevention awareness using their talent in the visual, written and performing arts.

Newswise: New Year’s Eve Zoom Concert to Benefit Hackensack University Medical Center Healthcare Heroes
Released: 30-Dec-2020 2:25 PM EST
New Year’s Eve Zoom Concert to Benefit Hackensack University Medical Center Healthcare Heroes
Hackensack Meridian Health

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jason Didner to perform New Year’s Eve concert via Zoom on 12/31 at 7PM Eastern to benefit Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center’s Organ Transplant Team.

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Released: 22-Dec-2020 2:05 PM EST
Virtual Concerts Heal the Spirit
Cedars-Sinai

On a recent morning, Wendy Lawson attended an exclusive live performance of "Le Cygne" (The Swan) by composer Camille Saint-Saëns, a piece of classical music known for its use in ballet. But Lawson's front-row seat was not in a concert hall. It was in the Cedars-Sinai Cancer infusion center, where she undergoes treatments for ovarian cancer.

Released: 18-Dec-2020 11:25 AM EST
Comics course provides valuable story-telling lessons
Cornell College

Cornell College students studied comics as an art and communication form during the third block Latin American studies course, Decolonizing Comics: Latinx Graphic Narratives in the U.S.

Newswise: Behind the scenes of ‘House Party’
Released: 18-Dec-2020 11:00 AM EST
Behind the scenes of ‘House Party’
Cornell College

From green screens to makeshift recording studios the students and faculty of the Cornell College Department of Theatre and Dance are discovering new ways of creating their masterpieces.

Newswise: Queen’s announces multimillion-pound investment to boost screen industries in Northern Ireland
Released: 18-Dec-2020 10:30 AM EST
Queen’s announces multimillion-pound investment to boost screen industries in Northern Ireland
Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast has announced a £2.5 million investment for an interdisciplinary research facility, MediaLab, focusing on virtual production that will help drive R&D for the screen industries and upskill the local sector in Northern Ireland.

Released: 17-Dec-2020 8:25 AM EST
In fiction, we remember the deaths that make us sad
Ohio State University

People may cheer the demise of evil villains in fiction, but the deaths we most remember are the meaningful and sad endings of the characters we loved, research suggests.

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Released: 8-Dec-2020 1:05 PM EST
Pacific Symphony working with UCI public health experts on COVID-19 plan
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Dec. 8, 2020 — University of California, Irvine public health experts are providing consulting services to Pacific Symphony to enable the Orange County ensemble to once again play music together – which hasn’t happened since early March because of the coronavirus pandemic. In the past months, Pacific Symphony has held online events – including virtual concerts, living room concerts on video, internet interview programs, and KCET and PBS SoCal’s “Southland Sessions Presents Pacific Symphony” series – featuring offerings from the orchestra’s archival vaults.

Newswise: UA Little Rock professor receives $133,333 National Endowment for Humanities grant to publish book on unpublished works of Louise Dupin
Released: 8-Dec-2020 11:15 AM EST
UA Little Rock professor receives $133,333 National Endowment for Humanities grant to publish book on unpublished works of Louise Dupin
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $133,333 grant from the National Endowment for Humanities to publish the most complete edition of 18th-century French philosopher Louise Dupin’s unpublished treatise “Work on Women.” 

Newswise: Zadie Smith to Receive 2021 St. Louis Literary Award
Released: 4-Dec-2020 2:35 PM EST
Zadie Smith to Receive 2021 St. Louis Literary Award
Saint Louis University

The Saint Louis University Library Associates have announced the selection of British author Zadie Smith as the recipient of the 2021 St. Louis Literary Award.

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Released: 25-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST
Pandemic Ups Game on Scenario Planning in The Arts
Wallace Foundation

Researcher/Author of new toolkit and report seeks to help arts and culture organizations add scenario planning to their strategic toolbox

Released: 23-Nov-2020 10:10 AM EST
The Black Women Behind Rock and Roll
New York University

Ahead of this year’s GRAMMY nominations, Maureen Mahon discusses several aspects of rock and roll’s racial and cultural history and, in particular, how African American women have played a role as both performers and inspirations, including for a once-little-known British band from Liverpool.

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Released: 20-Nov-2020 3:20 PM EST
Artist Sonya Clark Launches “Solidarity Book Project,” a Racism, History & Social Justice Initiative
Amherst College

Sonya Clark, award-winning professor of art and the history of art at Amherst College, has launched the Solidarity Book Project, a collaborative, community-based artwork and activist initiative that invites participants to stand in solidarity with Black and Indigenous communities.

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Released: 20-Nov-2020 1:50 PM EST
The microbiome of Da Vinci's drawings
Frontiers

The work of Leonardo Da Vinci is an invaluable heritage of the 15th century. From engineering to anatomy, the master paved the way for many scientific disciplines.

Newswise: New research pieces together Piranesi’s books — from the backs of drawings
Released: 17-Nov-2020 9:45 AM EST
New research pieces together Piranesi’s books — from the backs of drawings
University of Notre Dame

While early modern artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi has been principally known for his drawings and etchings of ancient Rome, new research from the University of Notre Dame, reinterprets Piranesi’s artistic oeuvre by flipping the works over and reading what is written on the backs.

Newswise: The Gallatin Galleries’ “Far Away, So Close” Captures Intimacy in the Age of the Virtual: December 2, 2020 – January 20, 2021
Released: 12-Nov-2020 9:40 AM EST
The Gallatin Galleries’ “Far Away, So Close” Captures Intimacy in the Age of the Virtual: December 2, 2020 – January 20, 2021
New York University

The Gallatin Galleries will present “Far Away, So Close,” a multi-media installation featuring the works of more than a dozen artists that ponder and depict how technology has transformed the ways we realize intimacy, especially in a time of social distancing.

Newswise: Alabama Symphony Orchestra musicians perform virtual concerts for sickest COVID-19 patients at UAB Hospital
Released: 4-Nov-2020 10:55 AM EST
Alabama Symphony Orchestra musicians perform virtual concerts for sickest COVID-19 patients at UAB Hospital
University of Alabama at Birmingham

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the sickest patients at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital have had their troubles eased, however briefly, thanks to an innovative musical project. Helping those patients recover — and keeping their spirits up amid the isolation the virus requires — is the motivation for the project, an effort between UAB health care staff and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

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30-Oct-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Secrets behind “Game of Thrones” unveiled by data science and network theory
University of Warwick

What are the secrets behind one of the most successful fantasy series of all time? How has a story as complex as “Game of Thrones” enthralled the world and how does it compare to other narratives?

Newswise: 80th birthday celebration to honour Nobel Prize-winning author J.M. Coetzee
Released: 30-Oct-2020 8:30 AM EDT
80th birthday celebration to honour Nobel Prize-winning author J.M. Coetzee
University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide will proudly honour the life and work of distinguished author J.M. Coetzee in a ceremony to celebrate his 80th birthday.

Newswise: Isabel Wilkerson Receives Inaugural NYU/Axinn Foundation Prize
28-Oct-2020 8:25 AM EDT
Isabel Wilkerson Receives Inaugural NYU/Axinn Foundation Prize
New York University

Isabel Wilkerson, author of the award-winning The Warmth of Other Suns, is the recipient of the inaugural NYU/Axinn Foundation Prize, which recognizes distinguished work in the genre of literary narrative nonfiction. The honor includes a cash award of $100,000.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Rutgers Jewish Film Festival Goes Virtual, November 8–22
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The 21st annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival features a curated slate of award-winning dramatic and documentary films from Israel, the United States, and Germany that explore and illuminate Jewish history, culture, and identity. This year's festival vill be virtual. Many films will also include a Q&A component with filmmakers, scholars, and special guests on the Zoom platform.

Newswise: Gift creates clinical appointment in the field of Art of the Spanish Americas at UIC’s CADA
Released: 21-Oct-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Gift creates clinical appointment in the field of Art of the Spanish Americas at UIC’s CADA
University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC is the only Ph.D.-granting department of art history in Chicago with a specialist in this area

Released: 12-Oct-2020 8:15 AM EDT
Study Examines Media Outlets’ Strategic Maneuvering Behind Movie, Videogame Reviews
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

A recently published study in Strategic Management Journal examines two strategic behaviors behind media outlets publishing reviews for blockbuster movies and videogames.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 8:10 AM EDT
Award-Winning Poet Claudia Rankine to Join NYU
New York University

Claudia Rankine, an award-winning poet and past recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant,” will join the faculty at New York University as a Professor of Creative Writing.

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Released: 30-Sep-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Artificial intelligence in art: a simple tool or creative genius?
Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Intelligent algorithms are used to create paintings, write poems, and compose music.

Released: 30-Sep-2020 2:55 PM EDT
University of Iowa celebrating 100 years of shaping the face of theatre
University of Iowa

For the past century, stories written by University of Iowa students, faculty, and alumni have captivated audiences around the world. Playwrights such as Tennessee Williams, Lee Blessing, Kirsten Greenidge, Samuel D. Hunter, and Jen Silverman have re-imagined what theatre, television, and film can be, experimenting and bringing ideas together in new and unexpected ways.

Newswise: Video Installation Confronting the Access of Sound in Media by a Hard-of-Hearing Artist Alison O’Daniel: The Tuba Thieves
Released: 30-Sep-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Video Installation Confronting the Access of Sound in Media by a Hard-of-Hearing Artist Alison O’Daniel: The Tuba Thieves
New York University

The Gallatin Galleries will present The Tuba Thieves, a video installation by artist Alison O’Daniel, on 24-hour display from Oct. 14 through Nov. 20 (1 Washington Place [at Broadway]). Inspired by a series of thefts from Los Angeles area high school marching bands in 2012, The Tuba Thieves is an ongoing project that includes an in-progress feature-length film, as well as performances and mixed-media installations.

Newswise: 2020-2021 UIC Theatre season offers free shows to the public
Released: 24-Sep-2020 9:55 AM EDT
2020-2021 UIC Theatre season offers free shows to the public
University of Illinois at Chicago

All fall shows are being planned as virtual productions and are free.

Newswise: Digital Detectives Vie with Tech-Savvy Criminals in Crime Fiction War of Good vs. Evil
Released: 23-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Digital Detectives Vie with Tech-Savvy Criminals in Crime Fiction War of Good vs. Evil
Baylor University

“Whodunnit” may be the big question in crime fiction, but “how they done it” determines whether they will get away with it. These days in detective novels, the war of good and evil increasingly involves technological savvy, says a Baylor University crime fiction researcher.

Newswise: Rutgers Historian’s Work Featured in new MLK/FBI Documentary
Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Rutgers Historian’s Work Featured in new MLK/FBI Documentary
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

For Donna Murch, a Rutgers University-New Brunswick history professor, the chance to contribute to Sam Pollard’s new MLK/FBI documentary meant collaborating with her childhood hero, a filmmaker whose documentary Eyes on the Prize helped transform the public’s perception of the civil rights and Black Power movements.

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Released: 11-Sep-2020 5:40 PM EDT
Netflix - a zebra among horses: QUT researcher
Queensland University of Technology

Media studies expert Professor Amanda Lotz, from QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre, said there is a lot of misunderstanding about the world’s biggest internet-distributed video service.

Newswise: Windgate Foundation donates $3 million to UA Little Rock for Windgate Center of Art and Design
Released: 10-Sep-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Windgate Foundation donates $3 million to UA Little Rock for Windgate Center of Art and Design
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The Windgate Foundation has made a high-impact gift of more than $3 million to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock that will help educate generations of future artists.

Released: 8-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Rutgers Philosopher Discusses "Tenet" Movie, Direction of Time
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

With Christopher Nolan's long-awaited "Tenet" arriving in movie theaters, Rutgers University-New Brunswick philosophy Professor Jill North, an expert on the philosophy of physics, discusses "Tenet," time's arrow and other sci-fi parables that challenge what we know about past, future, causality and time travel.

Released: 24-Aug-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Binghamton University receives grant to support music ensemble residency
Binghamton University, State University of New York

The Music Department at Binghamton University, State University of New York has received a nationally competitive grant to sponsor a residency with the Fifth House Ensemble, a Chicago-based group that specializes in emerging artist training, arts-integrated programming and civic practice.

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Released: 20-Aug-2020 2:40 PM EDT
The masked singers: How a WVU choir director composed the perfect masks for performance art
West Virginia University

Kym Scott, director of choral activities at West Virginia University, recognized the limitations of singing and performing in masks from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. So she tapped into her prior life as a fashion designer to solve a problem unforeseen by non-entertainers.

Newswise: Physics Through Art: Geraldine Cox to Receive 2020 Gemant Award
Released: 19-Aug-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Physics Through Art: Geraldine Cox to Receive 2020 Gemant Award
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

The American Institute of Physics announced artist Geraldine Cox as the winner of the 2020 Andrew Gemant Award. The award is given annually to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the cultural, artistic or humanistic dimension of physics. The selection committee cited her “for articulating deep physics concepts through visual arts and other media, reaching a remarkable range of people in innovative ways and sharing her passion for the expression of physical truths.”

Newswise: Henry Ford Health System Kicks Off David DiChiera Music Therapy Program with Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Opera Theatre
Released: 11-Aug-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Henry Ford Health System Kicks Off David DiChiera Music Therapy Program with Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Opera Theatre
Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System, in partnership with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT), has begun offering virtual musical performances to cancer patients via its music therapy program named for the founding general director of Michigan Opera Theatre, David DiChiera. Through the David DiChiera Music Therapy Program, patients of Henry Ford Cancer Institute will be able to enjoy both live and archived virtual performances from the DSO and MOT at no cost.

Newswise: Free ArtPlay workshops for teachers will share tips for virtual teaching Aug. 11, Aug. 17
Released: 10-Aug-2020 6:45 PM EDT
Free ArtPlay workshops for teachers will share tips for virtual teaching Aug. 11, Aug. 17
University of Alabama at Birmingham

When musical theater and visual arts summer camps went online at the University of Alabama at Birmingham this summer, staff did not know what to expect. The award-winning camps, presented by UAB’s ArtPlay, are always popular, to the point of selling out all available spaces. Despite the teachers’ fears, campers and their parents loved the new virtual camps.

Released: 6-Aug-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Digital buccaneers boost box office bang
University of Georgia

Pirated movies circulated online after their theatrical release saw about 3% higher box office receipts because of the increase in word-of-mouth advertising.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Paniccioli’s vast hip-hop photo archive launches online
Cornell University

Nearly 20,000 images can now be viewed online as Cornell University Library launches the Ernie Paniccioli Photo Archive, a digital collection chronicling hip-hop music and culture from the 1980s to the early 2000s.

Newswise: Physician Hosts Forum to Help Caregivers Share COVID-19 Feelings
Released: 30-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Physician Hosts Forum to Help Caregivers Share COVID-19 Feelings
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai palliative care physician Erin Reeve, MD, will host a virtual "open mic night" for healthcare professionals who have been working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic so they can share their stories and feelings in creative ways. The Zoom open mic, taking place on Saturday, Aug. 1, invites any healthcare professional to share a piece of writing, poetry, music or art that reflects on their role during the pandemic.

Newswise: International Year of Sound Events Explore Acoustics from Sounds of the Sacred to Oceanography
Released: 27-Jul-2020 12:10 PM EDT
International Year of Sound Events Explore Acoustics from Sounds of the Sacred to Oceanography
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

The Acoustical Society of America continues to host virtual events in August as part of the International Year of Sound. The ASA Student Council will host Virtual Student Summer Talks for science students to present their research on topics ranging from acoustical oceanography to speech communication and David Carreon Bradley will discuss how sounds in religious spaces are essential to the worship experience. All events are open to the public, and admission is free.

Newswise: Music therapy goes virtual in the midst of the pandemic
Released: 22-Jul-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Music therapy goes virtual in the midst of the pandemic
Arizona State University (ASU)

How one professor's quick thinking allowed music therapy to play on for clients at home

Newswise: Which is more creative, the arts or the sciences?
Released: 22-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Which is more creative, the arts or the sciences?
University of South Australia

International expert in creativity and innovation, UniSA’s Professor David Cropley, is calling for Australian schools and universities to increase their emphasis on teaching creativity, as new research shows it is a core competency across all disciplines and critical for ensuring future job success.

Newswise: NRPA Celebrates Park and Recreation Professionals Day, July 17, 2020
Released: 17-Jul-2020 11:15 AM EDT
NRPA Celebrates Park and Recreation Professionals Day, July 17, 2020
National Recreation and Park Association

NRPA is proud to recognize July 17, 2020, as national Park and Recreation Professionals Day. This special day honors park and recreation professionals nationwide who work tirelessly to build strong, healthy and resilient communities through the essential programs and services they provide.

Newswise: WHOI Scientists, Staff, and Students Make Woods Hole Film Festival Appearance
Released: 17-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
WHOI Scientists, Staff, and Students Make Woods Hole Film Festival Appearance
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists are featured in two short films at this year’s Woods Hole Film Festival (WHFF). In addition, scientists will also participate in Q&A sessions connected to three of the festival’s feature-length, ocean-themed entries.

Released: 15-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
'Celestial Sleuth' sheds new light on Vermeer's masterpiece, 'View of Delft'
Texas State University

Johannes Vermeer is one of the most celebrated artists of the 17th century's Dutch Golden Age period.

14-Jul-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Online archive explores non-European contributions to Victorian exploration
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has launched a new digital humanities site to provide access to long-neglected materials relating to people like Jacob Wainwright, a member of the Yao ethnic group in east Africa, who worked with famed explorer David Livingstone.


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