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New Website Uses Big Data to Address Underrepresentation of Women in Philosophy

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A new website created by faculty and students at Binghamton University, State University of New York ranks university philosophy departments and academic journals by gender in order to draw attention to the underrepresentation of women in philosophy.

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Kinney Book Looks at Detroit Through Lens of Popular Culture

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Detroit, once a mecca for those looking for a good job and a better life, is now seen by some as what Dr. Rebecca J. Kinney calls a “beautiful wasteland.” A wasteland because of the perception of its postindustrial devastation, and beautiful because of its potential to rise like a phoenix from its ashes to reclaim its place among the country’s great cities. But who will this gleaming new city be for?

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UIC Alumni, Faculty Artists Chosen for Whitney Biennial

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Six UIC alumni and faculty chosen for Whitney Biennial

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British Chamber Music Rounds Out Bienen’s December Offerings

EVANSTON - A concert of chamber music selections by premier British composers will round out the December programming at the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music. Previously announced programs include Duke Ellington’s jazz arrangement of the Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite,” historically authentic performances of Handel’s “Messiah,” seasonal favorites performed by the Symphony Orchestra and the beloved holiday classic, Festival of Lessons and Carols, featuring the Alice Millar Chapel Choir, Philharmonia and Millar Brass Ensemble.

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Reception to Celebrate Donation of Political Papers to UIC

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A reception will be held at UIC to celebrate the donation of political papers from Former Sen. Pres. Emil Jones, Jr.

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UIC Polish Literary Scholar Wins Career Achievement Award

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The University of Illinois at Chicago's Michał Paweł Markowski is the recipient of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages' 2016 award for outstanding contribution to scholarship.

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FSU Faculty, Students Connect with Prison Choir Through Power of Music

Professor Judy Bowers and students from FSU's choral education program are working with the women's choir at Gadsden Correctional Facility, and the teaching and learning is a two-way street.

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‘Saving Mes Aynak’ on iTunes, Amazon, Netflix Coming Soon

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“Saving Mes Aynak,” the documentary by a Northwestern University filmmaker about a race to save the 5,000-year-old Buddhist archaeological site from destruction, has been released on DVD and digitally by iTunes and Amazon. The film is expected to debut on Netflix in January.

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Former Illinois Senate President Donates Papers to UIC

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Former Illinois Senate President Emil Jones, Jr. donates his papers to UIC.

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Documentary Selected as Official Film for Pearl Harbor’s 75th Anniversary Ceremonies in Hawaii, Dec. 4

"Remember Pearl Harbor" is the latest documentary from Tim Gray that features interviews with veterans who witnessed the Dec. 7, 1941 attack.

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Female Musicians, Composers Take Center Stage in New Concert Series

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Most classical music lovers are quite familiar with Felix Mendelssohn, the German composer, pianist, and conductor whose work graced the early Romantic period. But recollections of his older sister, Fanny, are far lesser known.

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Union’s “Man on the Move”

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Last summer, Jermaine Wells took a 10-day journey of self-discovery to Dubai, Jordan, Egypt and London. He documented the trip using his IPhone 6, a Sony Handycam, a Kodak Playsport and an IPad. Wells, a musician, has taken his footage and created a 45-minute documentary, “Man on the Move.” The film features six original compositions and one song, “When U Get Home,” Wells recorded with his award-winning band The ill Funk Ensemble.

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Play Weaves Fairy Tales Into Darkly Beautiful Story at UIC

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The UIC School of Theatre and Music is presenting “The Secret in the Wings,” a play from Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman. The play is directed by UIC School of Theatre and Music director and Lookingglass ensemble member Christine Mary Dunford.

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Tracking the ‘Next Big Thing’

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Notable alumni presenting at A Day of Revolutionary Thinking on Rutgers’ 250th birthday give a glimpse of the most important issues on the horizon in their fields

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Artist to Discuss Role of Art in Social Activism

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Artist Sam Kirk will discuss her art and its role in activism.

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Chicago Wouldn’t Last Long Under Zombie Invasion, Model Finds

In the unlikely event of the zombie apocalypse, it would take less than two months for the undead to take control of the city, says a new study by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory.

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Fictional Leaders Affect How Voters View Presidential Candidates

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Could watching fictional characters like Katniss from The Hunger Games or the Doctor in the Doctor Who series influence the way Americans view leadership and consequently affect the outcome of the upcoming presidential election? According to a new study designed to test the effects that fictional portrayals of leadership have on the leadership traits Americans value most, the answer is yes.

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Why Some Songs Get Stuck in Your Head

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Almost all of us get songs stuck in our heads from time to time but why do certain tunes have the 'stick factor'?

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Psychologists Identify Key Characteristics of Earworms

If you’ve found yourself singing along to Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” hours after you switched the radio off, you are not alone. Certain songs do tend to stick in our heads more than others for some very specific reasons, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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AVS 63rd International Symposium and Exhibition

3-D Analysis of Renaissance-Era Artwork

During the AVS 63rd International Symposium and Exhibition being held November 6-11, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee, Zachary Voras, a surface chemist at the University of Delaware in Newark, and his colleagues will explain how they study the complex dynamics behind the aging of Renaissance-era artwork.







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