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Natural History Museums in the 21st Century

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Dr. Kirk Johnson, the Sant Director of the world-renowned Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, whose noted career as a paleontologist has seen him lead expeditions in 11 countries and 19 states, resulting in the discovery of more than 1,400 fossil sites, has been invited by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson to speak to members of the campus and local community on Thursday, Sept. 1. He will deliver a lecture titled “Natural History Museums in the 21st Century,” from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.

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CWRU International Law Conference Explores Terrorism and Other Threats to World’s Artistic and Cultural Treasures

International law has regulated art preservation and transfer for decades, but action by terrorists to wipe out religious and cultural assets has magnified the issue. Case Western Reserve University School of Law on Sept. 16 will host a full-day conference titled “The Art of International Law” to provide insight into art repatriation, film industry tensions in the United States and China, and terror attacks on cultural and religious relics. The conference, in celebration of the Cleveland Museum of Art's 100th anniversary, will feature a lunch-hour discussion with Cleveland Museum of Art Director and President William Griswold about international disputes and negotiations involving some of the treasures in the museum's collection.

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‘Roman Myth and Mythmaking’ Exhibition Opens Sept. 17 at Gonzaga University Jundt Art Museum

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SPOKANE, Wash. – “Roman Myth and Mythmaking,” a special, temporary exhibition examining how the ancient Romans constructed and spread their religious and cultural beliefs as seen through mostly small-scale objects they created and used on a daily basis will be on display in the Jundt Galleries of Gonzaga University’s Jundt Art Museum from Sept. 17 to Dec. 17.

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Americana music, roots music, Music City, Radio, Middle Tennessee State University, MTSU College of Media and Entertainment

MTSU's Public Radio Station Embraces Americana Music

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With the format change on Sept. 2, the 100,000-watt station, known going forward as WMOT-FM/Roots Radio 89.5, will become the region’s only channel devoted to the unique amalgam of bluegrass, folk, gospel, soul, country and blues music defined in the music industry as Americana. The station boasts the clearest and strongest radio signal in greater Nashville.

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Rowan Family Medicine Physician Selected Judge for Miss America Competition

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Dr. Jennifer Caudle, a family physician, medical correspondent and assistant professor at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine has been tapped to be one of seven 2017 Miss America Competition Preliminary Judges.

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Biofuels Are Not Carbon Neutral, Predicting Jellyfish, Health Issues From Fracking, and More in the Environment News Source

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Gonzaga Prepares to Begin Construction on Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University intends to break ground in spring 2017 on the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, a transformative $30 million facility made possible by an extraordinary $55 million gift from the late Miss Myrtle Woldson – the largest gift in Gonzaga's history. Construction awaits final approval from Gonzaga’s Board of Trustees anticipated later this year.

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Science of Song Symposium Set for Sept. 12 at Vanderbilt

Presentations illustrating ongoing research on how and why music affects us will be the focus of The Science of Song symposium at Vanderbilt University.

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Music at Work Increases Cooperation, Teamwork

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Cornell University researchers found that music can have important effects on the cooperative spirits of those exposed to music.

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Birkbeck Research Uncovers Publishing Problems in Popular Contemporary Fiction

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A Birkbeck researcher has published an article that reveals the extent to which popular novels differ around the world. Professor Martin Paul Eve, Chair of Literature, Technology and Publishing, shows how and why the wildly-popular 2004 novel by David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas, is substantially different in the UK and US editions of the same book.

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An Ancient Mayan Copernicus

For more than 120 years the Venus Table of the Dresden Codex -- an ancient Mayan book containing astronomical data -- has been of great interest to scholars around the world. The accuracy of its observations, especially the calculation of a kind of 'leap year' in the Mayan Calendar, was deemed an impressive curiosity used primarily for astrology.

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Practice for Life: Making Decisions in College, from Wellesley College and Bowdoin College Faculty, Presents Practical Advice, Surprising Research, and a Revolutionary Case for the Value of Liberal Education

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A new book, Practice for Life: Making Decisions in College, co-written by faculty members at two of the country’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges, is poised to change the way these students and their parents approach this next stage of their life.

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Adam Fisher, PhD, Available to Discuss Cinematic Psychotherapy Stereotypes

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American University Partners with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Fellowships for Arts Management Students

Joint partnership will create a new fellowship program designed to increase diversity in arts management.

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Kentucky Arts Students 'Promised' One 'Boss' Experience

A class of University of Kentucky students from all disciplines of the arts have been working to bring to life a new rock musical based on the music and lyrics of the iconic musician, singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen.

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UAB Theatre Students Portray Patients to Test Occupational Therapy Students’ Skills

A new cross-professional program in which theater students learn to portray patients is providing real-world experience to Occupational Therapy students who need to learn to care for them. The former get to test their chops acting out a key diagnosis, and OT students get hands-on experience before advancing to fieldwork.

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Henry James Stamp Included in U.S. Postal Service Literary Arts Series

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A commemorative stamp for American writer, Henry James, was released by the U.S. Postal Service on July 21. James is the 31st inductee in the U.S. Postal Service's Literary Arts Series.

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International Shakespeare Scholars Meet for 10th World Congress in London and Stratford Upon-Avon.

10th World Shakespeare Congress held in Stratford Upon-Avon and London - UK.

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James Kakalios, 2016 Andrew Gemant Award, Gemant Award, American Institute of Physics , Franklin Middle School, Science Education, Physics Education, superhero physics, Comic Books, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, University Of Chicago

James Kakalios Wins 2016 Gemant Award From AIP

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James Kakalios, a successful book author and accomplished physicist at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, is the winner of the 2016 Andrew Gemant Award, an annual prize recognizing significant contributions to the cultural, artistic or humanistic dimension of physics, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) announced today.

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Star Trek, Star Trek Beyond, Science, Technology, film, Television, Science Fiction, Gender Roles, Race And Ethnicity

Space Scientist, TV and Equality Scholar Say Star Trek’s Impact Goes Far Beyond Screen







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