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Article ID: 15352

Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison to speak at UAB Oct. 30

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center and the Alabama Humanities Foundation present a Silver Anniversary Gala featuring Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison at 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the center. The gala celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

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1-Oct-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 15350

Abraham Lincoln Returns To Oversee Library Exhibit

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Abraham Lincoln is overseeing an exhibition in his honor at the University of Illinois Library. An extremely rare plaster life mask of the 16th U.S. president, made shortly before he was nominated, is on display in the Rare Book and Special Collections Library this fall.

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1-Oct-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Education

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Article ID: 15345

Education Technology Fellowship

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is offering a media fellowship that will explore the bold opportunities and unique challenges of the educational technology revolution. The program will engage journalists, teachers, and Vanderbilt faculty in discussions about educational technology as a potentially powerful, effective tool that enhances learning.

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1-Oct-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Education

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Article ID: 15342

Academic Convocation at Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University will hold its 1999 Academic Convocation on Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Rudder Theater. This year's convocation will celebrate Texas A&M's academic community, with special emphasis on welcoming new faculty and recognizing others for their contributions to the university.

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1-Oct-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Education

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Article ID: 15340

Chinese art symposium set for Nov. 2-5

Louisiana State University

In what is believed to be the nation's first event to comprehensively examine the cross-cultural influences of contemporary Chinese artists, LSU will host "A Symposium on 20th Century Chinese Art: Boulder from Another Mountain" Nov. 2-5.

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1-Oct-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 15338

Colorado State Conference to Study National Parks Capacity

Colorado State University

Experts from across the country will gather in Snowmass, Colo., Nov. 29-Dec. 2 to examine the question of whether we are loving our public lands and waters to death at a conference organized by Colorado State University.

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1-Oct-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 15336

The Big Event at Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

April 1 will mark the 19th time Texas A&M University students have held "The Big Event," the largest one-day, student-run community service project in the country. More than 4,500 students work on more than 500 local projects over the course of the day.

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1-Oct-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Education

Article ID: 15335

Genomics, Bosnia lectures in October

Cornell University

Haris Silajdzic, co-chair of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Stephen J. O'Brien, a 1971 Cornell alumnus and chief of the Laboratory of Genomic Diversity at the National Institutes of Health, will visit Cornell University as professors-at-large in October.

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1-Oct-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 15334

World-Renowned Anthropologist Discusses International Findings

Austin College

World-renowned forensic anthropologist Dr. Clyde Snow will make major international announcements when he presents two lectures at Austin College October 1 and 2. Additionally, the director of the Guatemala Forensic Anthropology Foundation will speak about controversial exhumations at the Police Military Academy in Guatemala City. The exhumations are anticipated to be the largest mass grave in the Western Hemisphere.

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1-Oct-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 15333

Professor Builds Program to Preserve, Perform Ancient Music

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

University of Arkansas Distinguished Professor and world-renowned conductor Sarah Caldwell wants to take music unheard by human ears for over 1,000 years and bring it to life by transcribing it, performing it and preserving it for future generations.

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1-Oct-1999 12:00 AM EDT

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