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Article ID: 703786

The fallout to Fallout 76: How a video game shapes the identity of a state

West Virginia University

Through the coming weeks, video gamers will be blasting away mutated monsters, exploring nuked country roads and rebuilding America, a noble duty that begins in virtual West Virginia.

13-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST

Pop Culture


Article ID: 703846

Unique Collection of Academic American Art Finds New Home on Campus, Online

University of Iowa

The University of Iowa Thesis Rental Gallery, which provides a unique glimpse of academic American art over much of the last century, moves back to the main campus and gains an online component.

12-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 703640

Norman Lear to Receive Rod Serling Award

Ithaca College

Norman Lear, the producer and filmmaker who transformed the American cultural landscape with television shows like “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” will be presented with the 2018 Rod Serling Award for Advancing Social Justice Through Popular Media on Thursday, Nov. 15.

8-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST

Pop Culture

Article ID: 703632

Work on Political Theatre in Yugoslavia Wins NYU’s Joe A. Callaway Prize

New York University

New York University has awarded the Joe A. Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama or Theater for 2016-17 to Stanford University’s Branislav Jakovljevic for his Alienation Effects: Performance and Self-Management in Yugoslavia 1945-91.

8-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 703565

AI helps Minecraft players improve architecture skills

Cornell University

Computer scientists at Cornell University have developed a Minecraft modification that uses artificial intelligence to help players improve their in-game architecture skills.

7-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 702877

How Beatboxers Produce Sound: Using Real-Time MRI to Understand

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Beatboxing is a musical art form in which performers use their vocal tract to create percussive sounds, and a team of researchers is using real-time MRI to study the production of beatboxing sounds. Timothy Greer will describe their work showing how real-time MRI can characterize different beatboxing styles and how video signal processing can demystify the mechanics of artistic style. Greer will present the study at the Acoustical Society of America's 176th Meeting, Nov. 5-9.

1-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 703356

Singing may reduce stress, improve motor function for people with Parkinson’s disease

Iowa State University

Singing may provide benefits beyond improving respiratory and swallow control in people with Parkinson’s disease. New data revealed improvements in mood and motor symptoms, as well as reduced physiological indicators of stress.

7-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703526

Researchers to Digitally Map Lived Religion in St. Louis Region

Saint Louis University

With a $400,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, researchers at Saint Louis University will create a digital portrait of religious life in the St. Louis area.

7-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 703503

Valuing older buildings: Architecture professor's book argues for reuse rather than wrecking ball

University of Washington

In her new book, Kathryn Rogers Merlino, University of Washington associate professor of architecture, argues for the environmental benefit of reusing buildings rather than tearing them down and building anew.

6-Nov-2018 6:05 PM EST

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 703480

Face the Music: Explicit Anti-Piracy Warnings Are Best Deterrent

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

STOP! This is illegal. You may be monitored and fined. Did that get your attention? Good. Because according to a new UNLV study, this phrasing coupled with a graphic of a computer and download symbol with a prohibitive slash is the most effective way to stop music piracy.

6-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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