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Newswise: Student, faculty artists leave their mark on communities

Article ID: 716044

Student, faculty artists leave their mark on communities

University of Iowa

Thanks in part to a new residency program to train students in the intricacies of creating public art, boarded-up windows, concrete walls, and fertilizer bins will become canvases for large-scale art projects in 10 Iowa communities. One city also will welcome a large-scale, solar-powered sculpture to its downtown plaza.

Released:
18-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: University of Redlands celebrates a decade of 
Tree Campus USA recognition

Article ID: 715982

University of Redlands celebrates a decade of Tree Campus USA recognition

University of Redlands

The University of Redlands, a private liberal arts university in Southern California, has received the 2018 Tree Campus USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. The University has received the recognition each year since the national program launched in 2009 and is one of only two private universities in Southern California to earn the 2018 designation.

Released:
17-Jul-2019 5:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: Alexi Zentner’s new novel ‘Copperhead’ centers on racism

Article ID: 715614

Alexi Zentner’s new novel ‘Copperhead’ centers on racism

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Copperhead, published July 9 by Penguin Random House, is the latest novel by Alexi Zentner, author of The Lobster Kings and Touch. Zentner has written about family, duty and responsibility before, but the Binghamton University novelist’s latest book, Copperhead, takes him into even more personal territory.

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15-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: A philosophy that puts ethics into everyone's hands

Article ID: 715567

A philosophy that puts ethics into everyone's hands

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

How do we make ethical decisions? Existentialism suggests every person has the freedom—and responsibility—to choose the most ethical way to live. This was the topic at the International Summer Conference in Continental Ethics, hosted at West Virginia University from June 19 to 22.

Released:
10-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute Announces Ocean Vuong as Artist-in-Residence 2019-20

Article ID: 715547

NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute Announces Ocean Vuong as Artist-in-Residence 2019-20

New York University

NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute has named award-winning writer and poet Ocean Vuong as its Artist-in-Residence for the 2019-20 academic year—a role that will include a panel discussion (Oct. 2) featuring fellow writers and poets as well as continuation of his work advocating for refugee artists and communities.

Released:
10-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Newswise: Helping Marshalltown recover from tornado through research, outreach

Article ID: 715530

Helping Marshalltown recover from tornado through research, outreach

Iowa State University

One year after an EF-3 tornado struck Marshalltown, Iowa State students and faculty are conducting research and outreach to help a community still in recovery. They’re using what they’ve learned to create a toolkit that communities can use to examine challenges that exacerbate a disaster’s damage and slow recovery efforts.

Released:
10-Jul-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: MFA Artist Eddy Miramontes Awarded David Antin Prize at UC San Diego

Article ID: 715330

MFA Artist Eddy Miramontes Awarded David Antin Prize at UC San Diego

University of California San Diego

The UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts awarded artist Eddy Miramontes the David Antin Endowed Prize for Excellence in MFA Visual Arts. Having graduated June 2019, Miramontes is the second recipient.

Released:
3-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: New Survey Reveals Americans’ Top Outdoor Recreation Activities

Article ID: 715265

New Survey Reveals Americans’ Top Outdoor Recreation Activities

National Recreation and Park Association

The vast majority (91 percent) of Americans will participate in an outdoor recreation activity hosted by their local park and recreation agency this summer, according to a recent poll conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

Released:
2-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 715260

Newly-discovered 1,600-year-old mosaic sheds light on ancient Judaism

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

For nine years running, Carolina professor Jodi Magness has led a team of research specialists and students to the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel's Lower Galilee

Released:
2-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: Moving Fictions

Article ID: 715110

Moving Fictions

University of Delaware

It may be a haunting photograph of a drowned man and his 23-month old daughter. It may be the gripping testimony of a family that survived a dangerous border crossing. Or it may be a heart-wrenching novel that tells the story of a refugee fleeing chaos for a new life in America.

Released:
28-Jun-2019 10:25 AM EDT

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