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Oscar Nominee Barry Jenkins’ Road to Success Started at Florida State

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FSU alumnus and Oscar nominee Barry Jenkins credits Florida State University with changing his life in a profoundly positive way.

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Solar Geometry Sheds New Light on a Major Constable Work

The new research explains how a reassessment of the solar geometry of the painting, and the painter’s considerable understanding of contemporary rainbow theory, suggest that the rainbow was added in at a later date as an homage to John Fisher, who died on the afternoon of 25 August 1832.

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Memoir Illuminates Korean American Experience

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When the Los Angeles Riots began April 29, 1992, 12-year-old Carol K. Park was working weekends in her mother’s gas station in Compton, a suburb of Los Angeles.Park recalls the “melting pot of violence and discrimination” she experienced in her youth in “Memoir of a Cashier: Korean Americans, Racism and Riots.”

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Equality Advocate and Sports Icon to Address Class of 2017

Billie Jean King, pioneering advocate for equal rights and opportunities and a global sports icon, will deliver this year’s commencement address at Northwestern University.Long a champion of social change and equality, King is widely known for her advocacy for gender equity and gay rights in sports and in public life.

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Skidmore College Announces Stewart’s Signature Series, Featuring Performances by Internationally Known Musicians and Artists

Skidmore College is pleased to announce the Stewart’s Signature Series, a lineup of premier music and arts events to be held during the summer of 2017.

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Ensemble Connect Program Celebrates 10 Years at Skidmore College

Formerly known as Ensemble ACJW, the Ensemble Connect program was established in 2007 as a graduate fellowship program linking Carnegie Hall with the Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute. The program is designed to prepare young musicians for professional careers in classical music, while fostering community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship and leadership.

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Going, Going, Gone! Steven Tyler’s Janie’s Fund Wins Big at Barrett-Jackson Auction with Sale of Rare Sports Car

A rare sports car from the personal collection of Steven Tyler has been auctioned, raising $800,000 for his Janie’s Fund, a philanthropic partnership with Youth Villages.

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David Foster – Producer, Composer, Humanitarian – Announced as 2017 IDEA Recipient

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Mr. David Foster will be formally recognized by Manitoba’s business community, academics, and students in Winnipeg on June 13 at the 2017 International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award Gala.

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Climate Change, bark beetles, massive tree death, forest insect infestation, environmental sound research, art science collaboration, saving western forests

Music Professor Receives Patent to Help Fight Bark Beetles Ravaging Western Forests

UC Santa Cruz music professor David Dunn has joined forces with two forest scientists from Northern Arizona University to combat an insect infestation that is killing millions of trees throughout the West.

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Prof Digs Up Truths About Zombies

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Just like the flesh-eating creatures themselves, the zombie phenomenon is showing no signs of dying anytime soon. We asked Professor of Anthropology Vaughn Bryant, who has studied the real-life origins of zombies, to drop some knowledge on the “undead.”







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