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DePaul Art Museum Selects MCA’s Julie Rodrigues Widholm as Director

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DePaul University has named Julie Rodrigues Widholm, a nationally recognized curator of contemporary art, as director for the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago. Widholm brings 16 years of experience from her career with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

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Philosopher Elected to the Royal Society of Literature

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University of Southampton (UK) philosopher Professor Ray Monk has been elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature (RSL).

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Athlete Safety, Smart Concrete, and the Dangers of Sugary Drinks; Top Stories for 30 June 2015

Other topics include; grape seed oil to reduce obesity, gender differences in chronic pain, workplace wellness, healthcare in rural Africa after Ebola, cancer treatment, and finding a cure for MERS.

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Special Issue of Journal of American History Explores the ‘Carceral State’

In a special issue of the Journal of American History, historians explore the forces that led to mass incarceration in the U.S. and its implications for urban spaces, politics, distribution of government resources, race, gender and other factors of American life.

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Art Exhibit to Transform Into Home for Fuller Center

A sculpture installation by artist Cedar Lorca Nordbye on exhibit at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Contemporary Art Gallery will be used to construct a new home for a local family upon conclusion of the exhibit. The exhibit, “Building Ethics,” is not only an art installation, but also a social action, according to Nordbye of Memphis. It will be on display in the gallery through Aug. 21.

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The Fear You Experience Playing Video Games Is Real, and You Enjoy It, IU Study Finds

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With the advent of video games, a frequently asked question has been whether we get as engrossed in them emotionally as we do when we see a scary movie. The answer is yes and in new ways, according to new research by faculty in Indiana University's Media School.

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Paradise Found: Rutgers University is Home to Top Collection of Rare John Milton Books

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Rutgers University's collection of rare books by John Milton is open to the public and contains many surprises – including annotations by famous writers and possibly Milton himself

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University of Georgia experts available to speak about SCOTUS same-sex marriage ruling

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Who Claims The Past?

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American University History Professor Lisa Leff’s new nonfiction book “The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust” tells the story of controversial Jewish historian Zosa Szajkowski (Shy-KOV-ski).

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Tracking the Fortunes of the UK Antiques Trade Online

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A new online, interactive map has been launched which tracks the development and history of the UK antiques trade during the 20th century. Researchers from the University of Southampton (UK), led by the University of Leeds (UK), aim to chart the changing geographical locations of dealers over a one-hundred year period.