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Newswise: Matisse Mystery: Scientists Detect Why Masterpiece Is Turning Color

Article ID: 584224

Matisse Mystery: Scientists Detect Why Masterpiece Is Turning Color

University of Delaware

The painting "Le Bonheur de vivre," by Henri Matisse, is revered as one of two masterpieces that changed the course of painting in the early 20th century. University of Delaware Prof. Robert L. Opila is collaborating with conservation experts at the Barnes, and at Winterthur, to study the paint’s material microstructure and attempt to determine why the cadmium sulfide is changing color.

Released:
20-Dec-2011 4:00 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: Favorite Holiday Song A Gift To St. Lawrence U

Article ID: 583697

Favorite Holiday Song A Gift To St. Lawrence U

St. Lawrence University

St. Lawrence University Class of 1924 graduate J. Kimball Gannon, the composer of "I'll Be Home For Christmas," left the University a portion of the royalties from his compositions.

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6-Dec-2011 12:20 PM EST

Pop Culture

Newswise: Breaking Dawn Reflects Societal Fear of Human Hybrids

Article ID: 583523

Breaking Dawn Reflects Societal Fear of Human Hybrids

Vanderbilt University

The 20-minute bloody birth scene in Breaking Dawn – Part One continues a long line of horror films featuring women giving birth to otherworldly creatures, says Kelly Oliver, a philosophy professor who has written a book on images of pregnancy in recent movies and popular culture.

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1-Dec-2011 11:10 AM EST

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Article ID: 583441

Wii Expands Music, Educational Opportunities

Western Illinois University

Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band" are ways people can unleash their inner Slash and Eddie Van Halen personas, but the Wii gaming system an go well beyond those two popular games to be used for innovative - and educational - opportunities within music education.

Released:
30-Nov-2011 7:00 AM EST

Education

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Article ID: 583177

The Rumba and Fox Trot Have Connected America with an American Hero

Nova Southeastern University

The Dancing with the Stars reality competition has given America a chance to connect with a real life American hero.

Released:
20-Nov-2011 10:00 AM EST

Pop Culture

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Article ID: 583001

Kevin Sorbo Talks About Surviving and Recovering After Stroke

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

You may remember Kevin Sorbo as the actor who played the mighty Hercules on a hit TV show. But at the time, few people were aware that the brawny star was struggling through the aftereffects of a series of strokes. Sorbo talks about his experiences—including his long and life-changing road to recovery—in the November issue of Heart Insight, a quarterly magazine for patients, their families and caregivers, published by the American Heart Association (AHA) and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

Released:
16-Nov-2011 10:45 AM EST
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Article ID: 582969

Henry Adams on Abe Frajndlich’s Penelope’s Hungry Eyes

Case Western Reserve University

American art historian Henry Adams has written extensively about painters like Thomas Hart Benton, Thomas Eakins, Jackson Pollock, Andrew Wyeth, and Grant Wood. Now he turns to photographer Abe Frajndlich, whose images of major photographers from the past half-century have earned him a place alongside them.

Released:
15-Nov-2011 12:00 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 582894

Research Shows Art Imitates Life – The ‘Hard’ Life, That Is

University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati research examining the edgy intersection of fashion and crime is revealed at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Montreal.

Released:
14-Nov-2011 10:20 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 582655

Video Game Industry in Need of Creative "Call to Arms" According to Game Design Professor

Drexel University

Dr. Frank Lee, of Drexel University's nationally ranked video game design program, contends that the popularity of video game sequels such as recently released "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" and "Battlefield 3" has caused a creativity crisis in the video gaming industry.

Released:
7-Nov-2011 3:15 PM EST

Pop Culture

Newswise: USC Brings Van Gogh from Canvas to Web

Article ID: 582442

USC Brings Van Gogh from Canvas to Web

University of South Carolina

A team of students has helped develop and launch the companion website to the book "Van Gogh: A Life," by two Pulitzer Prize winning authors.

Released:
1-Nov-2011 2:00 PM EDT

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