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Engineering Music: Rowan University Students Score a Melody for Science

Engineering students are tapping their creative side to use technology to make music.

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Unusual Research Project Examines Abraham Lincoln’s Impact on Musical Compositions

Music communicates a lot regarding how we remember a person, place, thing or idea. Music about Abraham Lincoln is no different. An ongoing UC research project is examining the American experience of Abraham Lincoln through the music written about him from 1865 to 2009.

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Students Use Infrared Cameras to Discover Artists' Working Processes

Thanks to a $500,000 grant, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum has brought in more than 50 classes--both art-related and not--to use the museum for course projects, including students in a Molecular and Atomic Structure course who used infrared cameras to examine the underlayers of paintings.

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Math Meets Music

Geometry is the force that shapes both the sound of music and the novel research of Florida State University composer-theorist Clifton Callender, whose work explores and maps the mathematics of musical harmony.

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New Research Reveals PG-13 Movies are Becoming More Violent

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A just-published study by Stonehill College film scholar Ron Leone reveals a significant increase in violent content in films rated PG-13 in recent years.

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Students Design 'Upcycled' Dresses from Coffee Holders, Car Seats

A college class in Mississippi learn principles of design from non-traditional items for clothing and accessories.

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Using Math to Navigate Strawberry Fields

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Dalhousie University math professor Jason Brown attracted international attention in 2008 when he solved the mystery behind the opening chord of A Hard Day’s Night using mathematical calculations. Now, he's plumbing the secrets of Strawberry Fields Forever in a new paper published by the Canadian Mathematical Society.

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King’s Speech’ Gets Stuttering Right

The film “The King’s Speech” authentically portrays “the difficulty, fear, and low self-esteem that many stutterers have,” says Dr. Suzanne Reading, a speech-language pathologist for 30 years and director of Butler University’s Communication Sciences & Disorders Program. Actor Colin Firth delivered a realistic sounding stutter, she said, “especially the long pauses that can occur when a person who stutters is trying to start a stream of speech.”

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A Commoner's Speech

In this op-ed, Salisbury University Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Jerome Miller, writes about how lessons learned in the Oscar-nominated film "The King's Speech" can be applied to 21st century civility.

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Psychiatrist Weighs in on Dangers of the Ballerina Body

With actress Natalie Portman in Oscar contention, the movie “Black Swan” has taken center stage. So have concerns surrounding the dramatic weight loss Portman underwent for the role. Her depiction of a dangerously thin ballerina sheds light on a potential downside of this art form.

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‘The King’s Speech’: Good Drama—but Accurate Science?

With the Academy Awards due to be announced on Feb. 27, a speech-language pathologist at Ithaca College can discuss the methods Lionel Logue used to treat King George VI’s stutter in “The Kings’ Speech” and compare them with ones used today.

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Expert in Stuttering Gives Review to Award-Worthy Movie the King’s Speech

Stuttering expert at The Methodist Hospital in Houston tells what the Academy Award-nominated film got right - and could have done better.

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Stuttering Expert: ‘The King’s Speech’ Gets It Right

A communications sciences and disorders professor who specializes in stuttering is available to comment on the portrayal of stuttering in “The King’s Speech.” “The emotional turmoil that dealing with stuttering causes was represented just beautifully,” says Sheryl Gottwald, a fluency specialist with three decades of clinical experience.

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Stuttering and the King's Speech

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University of Maryland Speech-Language Pathologist Vivian Sisskin talks about stuttering in wake of the 12 Oscar Nominations for The King's Speech.

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"The King's Speech" Raises Awareness About Stuttering

National fluency specialist is pleased that new movie will raise awareness about stuttering, which affects three million Americans.







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