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Article ID: 707224

Zimmerli Marks Tiananmen Square 30th Anniversary with Photo Exhibit

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Three decades ago, an exchange student from the U.S. brought his camera to a pro-democracy demonstration in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square – and found himself documenting one of the most infamous events of the late 20th century. Now, marking the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, Zimmerli Art Museum is displaying the photos Khiang Hei took from April through June 1989.

29-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

Arts and Humanities, Education


Article ID: 707168

Giving High School Students the Tools to Question Classic Literature

Iowa State University

Generations of students have read Shakespeare and Hemingway for high school literature class. Assigning these texts without questioning issues of race or gender may exclude students and make them feel their voices are not valued, says an Iowa State researcher.

29-Jan-2019 8:00 AM EST


Article ID: 706982

Jimmy Kimmel to speak at Keck School of Medicine of USC 2019 commencement ceremony

Keck Medicine of USC

Jimmy Kimmel, renowned philanthropist and comedian will speak at Keck School of Medicine of USC 2019 commencement ceremony.

24-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706947

UCI-led study finds Harry Potter fan fiction challenges cultural stereotypes of autism

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 23, 2019 — Online publishing platforms and digital media can provide opportunities for nonmainstream groups to push back against and offer alternatives to the simplistic stereotypes presented in literature and popular culture. A study led by the University of California, Irvine focused on Harry Potter fan fiction and discovered that autistic people, family members, teachers and advocates cast autistic characters in their stories in diverse ways that challenge typical representations.

23-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 706856

Do Endangered Woods Make Better Guitars?

Lancaster University

Do endangered woods make better guitars? Researchers have tested the sounds made by six different acoustic guitars in a study addressing the effects of the type of wood used in their construction.

22-Jan-2019 12:50 PM EST

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 706722

The science of sway: Researchers examine how musicians communicate non-verbally during performance

McMaster University

A team of researchers from McMaster University has discovered a new technique to examine how musicians intuitively coordinate with one another during a performance, silently predicting how each will express the music.

18-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 706627

Math Professor & Probability Scholar on the Odds of Winning When Buying a Square at a Super Bowl Party

Academy Communications

Aaron Montgomery of Baldwin Wallace University offers insights on probability and placing a friendly bet at the office Super Bowl pool

18-Jan-2019 4:05 AM EST

Pop Culture


Article ID: 706688

Carrington explores love, murder in new book

Cornell College

Cornell College Assistant professor of German Studies and History Tyler Carrington knows a thing or two about love in Germany at the turn of the 20th Century. He has studied it extensively and now has written a book, “Love at Last Sight” that he calls a professional historical thriller.

17-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 706670

Theater around the world, even in war zones, refugee camps and other remote areas

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers–New Brunswick is excited to invite media to watch an innovative Global Theater course that breaks through the barriers of distance, war, refugee camps and censorship to show students the real price many still pay to create theater against all odds.

17-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

Arts and Humanities, Pop Culture

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