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Newswise: Designing better products for off-grid, backcountry situations

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Designing better products for off-grid, backcountry situations

Iowa State University

A group of Iowa State University industrial design students recently spent two weeks “off grid” in the American Southwest — an experience that has sparked a slew of ideas for new products the students are now designing for backcountry adventures.

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25-Jun-2019 3:00 PM EDT

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WashU Expert: First Native American U.S. poet laureate will inspire the nation

Washington University in St. Louis

Joy Harjo, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, has been selected as the 23rd U.S. poet laureate, a move that will inspire Native American people throughout the country, says Kellie Thompson, director of the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.“Her selection will inspire us in expected ways — maybe to become poets and artists — but also in unexpected ways, like speaking our truth in spaces where it typically has not been heard, as Native American people and as women,” said Thompson, a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians.

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24-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Music Students Score Better in Math, Science, English Than Non-Musical Peers

American Psychological Association (APA)

High schoolers who take music courses score significantly better on exams in certain other subjects, including math and science, than their non-musical peers, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

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20-Jun-2019 4:50 PM EDT

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Rutgers Film Highlights the Importance of Community Living for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

Rutgers School of Public Health

The Rutgers Community Living Education Project (CLEP) premiered A Day in the Life of… Burton, Neva, and John at Rutgers Cinema on Monday, June 17.

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20-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Smithsonian’s Sidedoor Podcast Returns for Season Four

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Smithsonian’s Sidedoor Podcast Returns for Season Four

Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian’s Sidedoor has returned with new episodes and a new host. Now in its fourth season, the podcast invites listeners to step behind the curtain into a fascinating world of Smithsonian stories.

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17-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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NYU Receives $1.5 Million Mellon Foundation Grant to Launch Public Humanities in Doctoral Education

New York University

NYU has received a $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch a Public Humanities program in doctoral education in its Graduate School of Arts and Science.

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17-Jun-2019 11:25 AM EDT

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Newswise: Emily Ruskovich Wins 2019 International Dublin Literary Award

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Emily Ruskovich Wins 2019 International Dublin Literary Award

Boise State University

Writer Emily Ruskovich, an assistant professor in the Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing, has won the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award for her novel “Idaho.”

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17-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Newswise: @umich expert: Rushing the desert, storming a mountain, women in US and Europe fought for their place in soccer

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@umich expert: Rushing the desert, storming a mountain, women in US and Europe fought for their place in soccer

University of Michigan

Andrei Markovits, a professor of political science and German studies at the University of Michigan, has written extensively on how culture, sports and politics converge. His most recent book is "Women in American soccer and European football. Different Roads to Shared Glory," in which he discusses the challenges women had to overcome to find a place in the soccer world.

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14-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Celebrate Summer With the Smithsonian’s “Solstice Saturday”

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Celebrate Summer With the Smithsonian’s “Solstice Saturday”

Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian will celebrate the first Saturday of summer—“Solstice Saturday”—with free parties, programs and performances June 22. In addition to programs for adults and children throughout the day, most Smithsonian museums will be open until midnight. Visitors who stay late can hear live music, enjoy dance parties and explore museum exhibitions.

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14-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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