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Newswise: $2.25 million gift to UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture to help secure Rockefeller legacy in Arkansas

Article ID: 718856

$2.25 million gift to UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture to help secure Rockefeller legacy in Arkansas

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The Winthrop Rockefeller Charitable Trust has gifted $2.25 million to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture to preserve and educate the public about the history of Arkansas, including the notable contributions of Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller. 

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12-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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Newswise: Smithsonian Snapshot: Stay Sharp This School Year

Article ID: 718737

Smithsonian Snapshot: Stay Sharp This School Year

Smithsonian Institution

With back-to-school season underway, just the sight of this pencil sharpener may bring back memories of school days past. Generations after it was first introduced, this style of sharpener can still be found in schools today.

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10-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Newswise: Crossroads Premieres ‘Paul Robeson’ at NBPAC’s Grand Opening, ‘Lion King’ Actor to Star

Article ID: 718659

Crossroads Premieres ‘Paul Robeson’ at NBPAC’s Grand Opening, ‘Lion King’ Actor to Star

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Paul Robeson – a play examining the life of the famous scholar, athlete, entertainer and activist who graduated from Rutgers 100 years ago – is the first production of the upcoming season of the Crossroads Theatre Company as well as Crossroads’ first play in the new New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC).

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9-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 718408

“What We Can Learn About Allyship Today from ‘Suffragents’ Who Helped Women Get the Vote”—Sept. 23 Lecture by NYU’s Brooke Kroeger

New York University

Author Brooke Kroeger will discuss the impact of powerful men in the women's suffrage movement with “What We Can Learn About Allyship Today from ‘Suffragents’ Who Helped Women Get the Vote,” on Mon., Sept. 23.

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4-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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Newswise: The Chemistry of Art: Scientists Explore Aged Paint in Microscopic Detail to Inform Preservation Efforts

Article ID: 718198

The Chemistry of Art: Scientists Explore Aged Paint in Microscopic Detail to Inform Preservation Efforts

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

To learn more about the chemical processes in oil paints that can damage aging artwork, a team led by researchers at the National Gallery of Art and the National Institute of Standards and Technology conducted a range of studies that included 3D X-ray imaging of a paint sample at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source.

Released:
29-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Unraveling the History and Science Behind Ancient Decorative Metal Threads
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    27-Aug-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 716677

Unraveling the History and Science Behind Ancient Decorative Metal Threads

American Chemical Society (ACS)

When it comes to historical fashion, nothing stands out more than an item woven with shiny metal threads. These threads have been woven into textiles since ancient times and have been used by cultures around the world.

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20-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718017

The Beginnings of Trade in Northwestern Europe During the Bronze Age

University of Göttingen

People in England were using balance weights and scales to measure the value of materials as early as the late second and early first millennia BC.

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26-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 717834

Greek temple ruins suggest lifting machines in use 1.5 centuries earlier than previously believed

University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame adds nuance to the broadly accepted view that the crane was not in use until 515 B.C. by demonstrating how forerunners to the machine were experimented with as early as 700-650 B.C.   

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26-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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