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UC San Diego celebrates contemporary literature in New Writing Series

University of California San Diego

The UC San Diego Department of Literature’s New Writing Series has introduced hundreds of writers to the greater San Diego community since 1986, and this year’s spring speakers encompass a wide range of up-and-coming and established authors. Poets, novelists, the first campus reading by a new faculty member — plus three alumni returning to the university — this quarter’s New Writing Series is big and diverse, and kicks off April 17.

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12-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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URI History Professor Uses ‘Game of Thrones’ to Help Students Understand Medieval History

University of Rhode Island

Like “Star Wars,” URI Professor Joelle Rollo-Koster has used “GOT” in class to explain aristocratic feuds of 12th and 13th century France and England, including this semester in Western Europe in the High Middle Ages. Simply, she wonders if students’ ability to follow the labyrinth of shifting alliances in “Game of Thrones” can be transferred to following the dynastic intricacies of medieval Europe.

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12-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Tulane anthropologist awarded Guggenheim Fellowship to study Amazon rainforests

Tulane University

Tulane University anthropology professor William Balée has been named a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to document the historical ecology of the lower Amazon basin.

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10-Apr-2019 12:00 PM EDT

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CSUMB Set to Host 23rd Annual Social Justice Colloquium

California State University, Monterey Bay

The 2019 Social Justice Colloquium at CSUMB explores the influence of filmmaking and documentaries in social justice movements in Iranian society.

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9-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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From The Stage to The Big Screen: Teaching Digital Costume Design at Rutgers

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Shane Ballard, the costume design artist for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming "West Side Story" remake and the "Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" with Oprah Winfrey – and a frequent collaborator for Paul Tazewell, the Tony Award-winning costume designer for Hamilton – teaches the strange art of digital costume design at Rutgers-New Brunswick’s Mason Gross School of the Arts.

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8-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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International Peace Photographer Reza Deghati to Speak at UC San Diego

University of California San Diego

The UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities welcomes international photographer Reza Deghati to campus to discuss his philosophy about bettering humanity. The artist, who simply goes by Reza, will present a public forum and exhibition of his work through April. A renowned Persian photographer now based in Paris, Reza will be on campus as a visiting artist under the Roghieh Chehre-Azad Distinguished Professorship.

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4-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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BGSU to host Batman in Popular Culture Conference April 12-13

Bowling Green State University

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Batman, Bowling Green State University’s Department of Popular Culture and the Ray and Pat Browne Library for Popular Culture Studies will host the Batman in Popular Culture Conference April 12-13 at Jerome Library.

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4-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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