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Article ID: 708339

Registration Now Open for Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary's College of Maryland

The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference hosts writers at all levels of experience for a rich week of lectures, craft talks, readings, and panel discussions, as well as daily workshops in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translation, and screenwriting. Workshops are led by a variety of writers at the top of their field, such as Angela Pelster, winner of the Great Lakes Colleges Association “New Writer Award in Nonfiction;” Patricia Henley, a finalist for the National Book Award; and Elizabeth Arnold, a Whiting Writer’s Award winner.

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19-Feb-2019 4:45 PM EST

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Article ID: 708265

UW-Milwaukee poet blends Spanish, English

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Cárdenas was among those honored with an Outstanding Woman of Color award by the University of Wisconsin System.

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18-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST

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    16-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707937

How Do We Conserve and Restore Computer-Based Art in a Changing Technological Environment?

New York University

Just as conservators have developed methods to protect traditional artworks, computer scientists, in collaboration with time-based media conservators, have created means to safeguard computer- or time-based art by following the same preservation principles.

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12-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 708155

UA Little Rock researcher uncovers history of black activism during World War I

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate student is shedding light on long-overlooked contributions black communities in Arkansas made to the World War I effort. Crystal Shurley, an archivist at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies who completed her Master of Arts in public history in December 2018, wrote her thesis on the history of the Arkansas Colored Auxiliary Council, an early archivist group that was active during World War I and has remained a relatively undocumented part of Arkansas history.

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15-Feb-2019 9:45 AM EST

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Article ID: 707851

Three UC San Diego Playwrights to Receive World Premieres at Prestigious Humana New Play Festival

University of California San Diego

Three new works selected for this year’s prestigious Humana Festival of New American Plays were written by University of California San Diego playwrights, marking the first time three UC San Diego MFA students and alumni have had their work featured simultaneously.

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11-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

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    6-Feb-2019 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 707446

When a Generation Loves a Previous Musical Era: Millennials’ Recognition of 1960s-1990s Songs is Notable

New York University

Millennials’ recognition of songs from the 1960s through the 1990s is relatively stable over this 40-year period, a team of researchers has found. By contrast, their recognition of musical hits from 2000 to 2015, while higher overall than the previous era, diminishes rapidly over time.

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4-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

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Article ID: 707637

Iowa State students come together to study the Beatles

Iowa State University

Jennifer Leptien translated her lifelong passion for the Beatles into a learning opportunity for Iowa State University students. Each spring, students enroll in Leptien and Jason Chrystal’s one-credit honors seminar for a deep-dive into Beatlemania. Over spring break, they’ll travel to Liverpool and London to see where the Fab Four got their start.

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6-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST

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Article ID: 707609

UNH Research Pulls Back the Veil on Historical Portrayal of Downton Abbey

University of New Hampshire

Ask any “Downton Abbey” fan about the wildly popular historical television drama and they will wistfully reminisce about being whisked away to a more gentile and elegant time in post-Edwardian England. With a majestic castle as the backdrop and actors adorned in lavish costumes, audiences were immersed into life as it was in the early 1900’s. Or, were they? A historian at the University of New Hampshire takes a closer look at the beloved show to reveal that it may have been preserving history not as it actually was but as fans believe it ought to have been.

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6-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

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    5-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 707527

Stereotyped, Sexualized, and Shut Out: The Plight of Women in Music

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

The annual report from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative reveals that little has changed for women in music and explores why that might be the case.

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5-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 707483

Binghamton University history professor receives prestigious Lincoln Prize nomination

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Diane Miller Sommerville, associate professor of history at Binghamton University, is a finalist for the 2019 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for her latest book: Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South.

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4-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST

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