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Newswise: URI history professor Joëlle Rollo-Koster is an expert on the papacy, French culture, medieval history, Game of Thrones

Article ID: 713256

URI history professor Joëlle Rollo-Koster is an expert on the papacy, French culture, medieval history, Game of Thrones

University of Rhode Island

Rollo-Koster is the author of eight books on the papacy. She was interviewed by a number of media outlets following the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and was featured in a Time.com story in the spring of 2019 about Game of Thrones.

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21-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Stewart named next South Dakota Poet Laureate

Article ID: 713225

Stewart named next South Dakota Poet Laureate

South Dakota State University

Poetry helped Christine Stewart deal with her sister’s death—and started a career that has led to her becoming South Dakota Poet Laureate.

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20-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Phase Transitions: The Math Behind the Music

Article ID: 713159

Phase Transitions: The Math Behind the Music

Case Western Reserve University

Why is music composed according to so many rules? Why do we organize sounds in this way to create music? To address that question, a Cleveland, Ohio, physics professor borrows methods from a related question: ‘How do atoms in a random gas or liquid come together to form a particular crystal?” Professor Jesse Berezovsky at Case Western Reserve University contends that “phase transitions” in physics--and music--come about because of a balance between order and disorder, or entropy.

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20-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 713078

Olivia Reyes Selected as Inaugural CUR Trimmer Travel Fund Awardee

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Olivia Reyes, a 2018 graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, has been selected as the recipient of the first Trimmer Travel Award of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

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17-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Volunteers Turn Music Into Medicine

Article ID: 713072

Cedars-Sinai Volunteers Turn Music Into Medicine

Cedars-Sinai

Just hours before Rebecca Woolf's 44-year-old husband died of pancreatic cancer, the melodic tones of a harp wafted into his hospital room. Rebecca describes the music as a gift. Cedars-Sinai’s long-running Music for Healing program dispatches musicians and singers to perform for patients and their loved ones. Most perform in patients’ rooms, but others play the piano in the Plaza Level Lobby.

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17-May-2019 6:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 713021

New Brooklyn monument to honor first African American Congresswoman

Cornell University

A monument honoring political icon Shirley Chisholm — the first African American woman elected to Congress — will soon rise in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. It will be the first of five monuments designed to honor women who have made significant contributions to New York City.

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16-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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