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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

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: Bird of Prey: Evocative Film Reveals World’s Rarest Eagle and a New Chapter of Hope

Article ID: 714351

Bird of Prey: Evocative Film Reveals World’s Rarest Eagle and a New Chapter of Hope

Cornell University

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s debut film, the award-winning documentary Bird of Prey, is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Vimeo. With fewer than 800 Great Philippine Eagles remaining on Earth, the film tells the moving tale of a small but devoted group of people who are determined to save these magnificent birds from extinction.

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13-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Computer Scientist Wins Fulbright Award to Bring Irish Language Online

Article ID: 714282

Computer Scientist Wins Fulbright Award to Bring Irish Language Online

Saint Louis University

Kevin Scannell, Ph.D., a professor of computer science, was named a 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholar. He will spend the first six months of 2020 in Ireland, doing research and developing computing resources for the Irish language.

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12-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: Riverview Medical Center Foundation Brings Fireworks Back 
to the Navesink River on July 3

Article ID: 714261

Riverview Medical Center Foundation Brings Fireworks Back to the Navesink River on July 3

Hackensack Meridian Health

The Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the Seventh Annual Family Fireworks on the Navesink to support Riverview Medical Center Foundation. This annual event will again be held at the DiPiero home on the picturesque Navesink River, on Wednesday, July 3 at 6:30 p.m.

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12-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714240

UCI computer scientists breathe life into Venice Biennale installations

University of California, Irvine

Computer scientists from the University of California, Irvine are making a splash in the art world this year through their participation in Italy’s Venice Biennale, one of the oldest and most prestigious cultural festivals. The team – led by Alexandru Nicolau, UCI Distinguished Professor and chair of computer science, and Alexander Veidenbaum, UCI professor of computer science – collaborated with Israeli-Romanian artist Belu-Simion Fainaru to create three art installations for the event.

Released:
11-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Creating mascots to entertain fans

Article ID: 713914

Creating mascots to entertain fans

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Brittany Jacob, an alum of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Washington County campus, leads a team that is behind a number of well-known corporate and sports mascots.

Released:
4-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 713869

From there to here: 2019 InterPlanetary Festival connects frontiers of space to terrestrial challenges

Santa Fe Institute

Leading scientists and sci-fi authors convene in Santa Fe, NM to discuss how to sustain human civilization, on and beyond Earth. Select panel discussions will stream live from the June 14-16 festival.

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3-Jun-2019 3:45 PM EDT

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Newswise: ISU students design proposals for new educational center in Iowa Judicial Building

Article ID: 713812

ISU students design proposals for new educational center in Iowa Judicial Building

Iowa State University

As the Iowa Judicial Branch Building shifts from physical to digital files, Iowa State University students have designed proposals to turn the soon-to-be-vacant space into an experiential learning center for the public.

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3-Jun-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: Keeping the memories alive

Article ID: 713781

Keeping the memories alive

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Researchers from West Virginia University are preserving the memories of a coal community through oral history and photography.

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31-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: The ‘Heaven 11’: Baylor Gospel Music Expert Lists 11 Most Influential Black Gospel Songs

Article ID: 713768

The ‘Heaven 11’: Baylor Gospel Music Expert Lists 11 Most Influential Black Gospel Songs

Baylor University

To celebrate African American Music Appreciation Month in June, Robert Darden, former gospel music editor for Billboard Magazine and founder/director of Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, compiled the “Heaven 11,” a list of the 11 most influential black gospel songs.

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31-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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